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  • Summary: Bleach: Dark Souls on the Nintendo DS brings an exclusive storyline, expanded cast of playable characters and fast multi-plane fighting action for up to four players via Wi-Fi. Players build a power-packed Spirit Card Deck and collect power crystals to augment their spirit card powers on theBleach: Dark Souls on the Nintendo DS brings an exclusive storyline, expanded cast of playable characters and fast multi-plane fighting action for up to four players via Wi-Fi. Players build a power-packed Spirit Card Deck and collect power crystals to augment their spirit card powers on the lower screen and dish out moves that directly affect their opponent's gameplay. With a burgeoning cast of 44 characters including the ability to play as Hollows, players can spend hours experiencing furious fighting gameplay and unlocking personal character stories all based on the series' story arc. [Sega] Expand
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  1. A well rounded game. It had the “hot key” feature that I love for those of us who fail miserably at those button combos. Being able to play all the characters from the previous title plus several key characters from previous seasons of the show is definitely a big plus.
  2. Dark Souls is very similar to The Blade of Fate with improvements. Still one of the best fighting games currently available on the DS. Addictive? Definently!
  3. 85
    Bleach: Dark Souls may feel late to the party for those of you that import, or keep a keen eye on the Japanese gaming scene (even if you don't directly participate), but despite the gigantic gap between Bleach Japanese and US releases, there's still no denying that Dark Souls is one of the best pocket fighters out there, and a seriously impressive package on DS.
  4. If you look at the package as a whole, you will see that the best of the game is precisely the fighting system and the fun you can get while playing it with friends, or if you are lucky enough to get into an Online match. Fans of the series will probably find in Urahara an entertainment for long hours.
  5. 80
    All things considered, I'd have to say that Dark Souls is a much better (if largely similar) game than Blade of Fate.
  6. There’s not much of a single-player mode beyond the typical arcade, survival, and a weird story mode that doesn’t follow any Bleach plotline we’ve ever read. But the online multiplayer performs remarkably well, and makes up for it beautifully.
  7. Bleach: Dark Souls is a good fighting game, focusing on the most important aspect: its playability. It might no be revolutionary, but it's a good game considering that it's based on a license.

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Oct 14, 2008
    9
    Sweet game, i love bleach,but feels more of an expansion from blade of fate and some character choices were terrible.