I have to say, I find it amazing that fans of beat-em-ups claim Dragon's Crown is "too repetitive". I mean... I can't think of any brawler that's less repetitive than DC. I can understand not caring for the RPG elements but the repetitive argument only works if you aren't already a fan of brawlers to begin with.
For me, it's like this, after a certain point I was grinding out quests I was given and most of them had me go to the same area over and over again to complete them before I could do more. To me, that's a lot more reptetive than just playing stage by stage.
Streets of Rage Remake is great because it has a ton of branching paths and endings which I prefer a lot more than just grinding a certain stage for gear or doing quests.