Battle Fantasia PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: Apart from the fast paced combat and responsive controls it's the unique graphics engine used that sets it apart from the rest. Battle Fantasia is played in two-dimensions but uses three-dimensional polygonal character models cleverly illustrated and lit to emulate 2D style sprites. TheApart from the fast paced combat and responsive controls it's the unique graphics engine used that sets it apart from the rest. Battle Fantasia is played in two-dimensions but uses three-dimensional polygonal character models cleverly illustrated and lit to emulate 2D style sprites. The result is called ‘2.5D’ and delivers a fast and fluid fighting game that promises to satisfy novice players and hardcore fans alike. With a roster of unique characters each with their own fighting style and special moves, Battle Fantasia promises to set the standard for PlayStation3 beat ‘em ups. [505 Games] Expand
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  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    There's a decent fighting system underneath all the pencil-sketches and pixie dust. [Mar 2009, p.102]
  2. Backed by a quality studio, Battle Fantasia is an interesting fighting game which can result risky at times. It has some RPG elements, although shallow, which change some of the more typical aspects of its genre, and only a dozen characters. The advantage is that there are no filler characters, but a larger line-up would have favoured the game with more variety.
  3. Battle Fantasia, a fighting game developed by Arc System Works, creators of Guilty Gear franchise, is a good title, with 12 beautifully illustrated characters in a good JRPG style. But this game can't compete with the high profile fighters, especially SFIV, or the own GG saga.
  4. PSM3 Magazine UK
    69
    A good looking, fun brawler with all the depth of a paddling pool. [Mar 2009, p.72]
  5. 67
    It’s a more than passable title, but far too similar to (and not as good as) Street Fighter. The story mode is a joke, and the array of options serve little purpose but to decorate the main menu.
  6. Games Master UK
    64
    Why play this when you could be playing the incredible Street Fighter 4? [Apr 2009, p.82]
  7. Battle Fantasia is indeed an original product, different from other titles of the same genre. A gameplay too easy and boring completely spoils the fun, placing this title way below Arc System Works standards.

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  1. AdrianoT
    Mar 18, 2009
    8
    Good for japanese language learners (lots of dialogues, with subtitles) , with funny stories.
  2. Feb 25, 2012
    8
    Decent fighting game if you do not care much about depth. Japanese VA with subtitles is a nice plus, and the anime inspired characters areDecent fighting game if you do not care much about depth. Japanese VA with subtitles is a nice plus, and the anime inspired characters are very great looking. The online community is dead however, and the amount of fighters available is only 12. Good casual Fighting! Collapse