Battle Arena Toshinden PlayStation

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 1995
  • Also On: PC
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
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  1. Jul 13, 2012
    8
    I will try my best to put the nostalgia googles off but... This is one of the very first games I ever bought for the playstation 1 back in the 1998. Toshinden is one of the early games of the platystation 1, released in 1995, it diverges from the traditional 2-d fighting games introducing a 3d environment where players can move on the z axis. Adding another dimension is vital to dodgeI will try my best to put the nostalgia googles off but... This is one of the very first games I ever bought for the playstation 1 back in the 1998. Toshinden is one of the early games of the platystation 1, released in 1995, it diverges from the traditional 2-d fighting games introducing a 3d environment where players can move on the z axis. Adding another dimension is vital to dodge special moves. This game is also interesting because every character has its own weapon, from blade to gun, in addition to classic kicks. I loved it as a kid because every fighter felt different and balanced, also the last boss (and secret boss) has a remarkable battle theme. It's a classic gem from the past and everyone should play it. Expand
  2. Mar 28, 2017
    4
    L'un des jeux phares des débuts de la PS1 : plus original que Tekken et très beau pour l'époque. On pouvait profiter du troisième axe avec les esquives latérales, enfin un jeu de baston qui occupait tout le terrain. Hélas, beaucoup de limitations la faute à une jouabilité très perfectible. Il a fallu attendre Soul Calibur pour avoir un jeu bien géré à cet égard... mais ce n'était pas surL'un des jeux phares des débuts de la PS1 : plus original que Tekken et très beau pour l'époque. On pouvait profiter du troisième axe avec les esquives latérales, enfin un jeu de baston qui occupait tout le terrain. Hélas, beaucoup de limitations la faute à une jouabilité très perfectible. Il a fallu attendre Soul Calibur pour avoir un jeu bien géré à cet égard... mais ce n'était pas sur la PS1 ! Expand
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. The game controls quite sluggishly. It often seems that there is a delay between what you are pressing on the controller and what is occurring on-screen. I was a relative novice to 3D fighting games back in those days, but now I know that such poor responsiveness can kill a fighting game.
  2. The lack of combos is a real problem, making it tough to string together decent attack patterns and this is a real boo-boo for a beat ''em-up. Shame really, because if more effort had gone into polishing up the gameplay by simply making sure there was more to it, Battle Arena Toshinden would have been a blinding piece of software.
  3. 70
    Tamsoft added one little move to the characters' repertoires, and that one little move changed the fighter forever. Behold: the sidestep!