I’ve always had a fondness for classic beat-'em-ups. Games like Turtles in Time and Final Fight are favorites of mine and getting newer, more modern takes on the genre is usually an easy success. Sure, we get a dud every now and then, but Castle Crashers showed that arcade action could have a place in the present without resorting to cheap quarter-sucking tactics.
Redeemer may not be an evolution of beat-'em-ups, but it is definitely right up my alley. The art style may be bleak (and the main character looks like Kratos), but the game is so gloriously gory that any lack of combat depth washes away when you’re smashing a dude through a door or cutting someone up with a table saw.