Raging Justice is basically nine levels of side-scrolling, button mashing fun, which sees you on a quest to return order to the streets of Makin, and also save the mayor who has been taken hostage.......maybe. The story is there, but really the game is just you taking on these levels trying to survive to the end of the game to take out the main boss, which if you played the games I mentioned above, you know how these games play out. The story can be finished pretty quickly if playing on easy, but with normal and tough guy mode (hard) also available in terms of difficulty, the game can offer a right challenge for such a simple concept.
While Raging Justice doesn't steer too far away from the simple way of playing from older games in the genre, it does try it's very best to also be a little modern too, with the game offering both challenges and arrest warrants on each of the levels. This can stop the game being the punch and kick smashathon that these games tend to be, and sort of offers a different way of taking on the game, while also making it a little harder to beat all levels. I've included a screenshot below of the standard challenges you can expect to find on each level, with no real surprises as you can see, with the likes of finishing a level in a certain time, or just using a certain weapon on an enemy being just a few of them you will have to try and beat if you want all the achievement points from the game.
The game also has one more mode for you to play, with Brawl mode being a wave-based affair in which your goal is simply to stay alive and get as far as you can to score well for the online leaderboards. Not something I found myself that interested in, to be honest. Very much a take a look at it and forget it was there five minutes later mode.
Overall: The first few hours of Raging Justice were fun, but soon the little things that needed fixing or improving soon started showing their ugly head. Combat was the biggest killer for me, with it trying to offer an old-school feel against AI that has obviously improved over their older, more dumber henchmen brothers and sisters. It captures both the looks and sound of the games we loved back in the day really well, but with the short experience and leaderboards being the only real pullback to it all, this will be a very short-lived experience and one you will have forgotten about by the end of the week.
Great for those that want their eyes and ears taken back to a much-loved genre
Not much replay value unless you're a leaderboard guy/girl