All this complaining is somewhat pointless. In the end, it’s still a treasure trove of legendary music loosely wrapped in a passable rhythm game.
Cuphead achieves the “playing a cartoon” goal in ways of which the hastily cel-shaded titles of the sixth gaming generation could only dream.
Panzer Dragoon feels like a slow game. The frame rate is fluid, and the animations are smooth, but the dragon itself flies at a sluggish pace, and enemies are rationed so you never feel truly threatened until you reach a boss.
Samurai Shodown exacts a hefty toll for a modern fighter that’s light on content, but how many other games offer not one but two ways to beat the snot out of your foe with an umbrella?
Cake Bash markets itself as a party brawler in the style of Super Smash Bros. or Multiversus, but it bears a closer resemblance to something like a Mario Party minigame collection.
As is the style of the time with generation-spanning franchises, Battle for the Grid is a “multiverse” title that crosses-over characters from all the various incarnations of the Power Rangers franchise – the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers; the “Cenozoic” Power Rangers of the 2017 film; and the multitude of animal, card suit, elemental, mechanical, ninja, etc. rangers from the various TV series in-between – into a single chaotic fighting game.