Midnight Fight Express — Balls-to-the-wall action.

Adrian Pedrin Valencia
4 min readSep 6, 2022

The Story is dead simple: Prevent a citywide criminal takeover before sunrise. how? using your fist and any weapon you can come across and believe you me, you come across a ton of weapons.

The game feels like you are playing a movie, but not any movie! Sometimes it feels like a Jackie Chan movie in its martial arts action, and sometimes it feels like a John Wick movie, and it feels downright amazing.

I have to admit that when I saw it on game pass, I wasn’t feeling the top-down perspective. To be honest I did not even know what type of game it was.

I ended up downloading it because I wanted a quick fix for my gaming withdrawal. I had just finished playing “The Outer Worlds”, but I had no idea what I was getting into when I downloaded Midnight Fight Express.

The first thing you notice when you play is that the control or handling seems very tight in a good way. Basic light attack and heavy attack combos. The first 1–3 levels were not that very fun for me, but after about 5 minutes (yes the levels are very short, but that is a good thing) I started having so much fun and the reason was…

Skills and Upgrades

There are 6 different trees of upgrades and you end up unlocking them all.

You have Fighter, Parry & Counter, Finishers, Grapple, Rope, and Secondary Gun.

They range from uppercut punches, parry disarms to finishers and each and every one of them makes you feel like an action movie star.

One of my favorite ones is the “Kick big items” in which instead of picking up an item and throwing it you kick it like in an action fight sequence. I can’t explain through words how fun some of these upgrades are and how awesome they feel when you perform them.

The parry & counter system feels very smooth and excessively satisfying. It’s my favorite part of the game.

Adrian Pedrin Valencia

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