AJSummersJul 15, 2010This has got to be THE WORST arcade game released this year, and perhaps the worst 3D fighting game ever. I was looking forward to it a bit because I love fighting games, and am pretty competitive in SSFIV, but this game has taken 3D fighting to a whole new low. Of course complaining without reasons is trollish, so here are my reasons. Please note I played the demo and watch multiple gameplay vids, and I played local MP and the "battle" mode. 1. The characters are not balanced. Spartan can destroy anything with three-five swipes, while with Ninja it takes around six-seven. 2. Dodging is very disorienting. I always have to pause (literally) to see where I just rolled to and which way I need to attack. Also a spartan having a dodge as fast as a Ninja is pretty weak. 3. The long range attacks suck. I really can't say more than that, they are just the worst projectiles ever created. Gimme my Kasumi Ninja fireballs back. 4. The health and damage system is pretty random. Every time I execute a normal combo, the damage always ranges from nothing to an instant kill, and I blame the health system for being VERY low. Yes, I realize this is trying to be "realistic", but that just turns this game into a big hit and run game. 5. The weapons really do not handle very differently, and honestly the characters are a bit similar as well. Even gameplay of the Knight and Samerai just remind me of Spartan and Ninja, and even Ken and Ryu are far more different then these guys. 6. No jumping that I've seen, and the animation, blood, and executions are mediocre at best. 7. The fact that it just doesn't do anything a fighting game should. The controls are stiff, it's incompatible with any fight stick, dodging and blocking are poor, you get disoriented every five seconds, damage outputs are random, strategy is out the window (except for that spam one), and the overall game looks and sounds like a PSOne game. Overall, buy Soul Calibur. It runs circles around this monstrosity. Or even shaq fu, I mean at least it works.… Expand
Aug 29, 2010I've played a LOT of fighting games in my time, and really, this is one of the worst. I understand that this game is supposed to be realistic, calling back into the days of Bushido Blade on Playstation One, but really it doesn't have that feel.
Now, the show is my "guilty pleasure", it's nothing I watch for it's scientific merit (which is good, cause it has like none) I watch it to old style weapons used, and the carnage they do. The game is supposed to take that feel, and run with it, but it really doesn't. The biggest issue with this game, is it's control. There are just a TON of things wrong with it: first off being how loose the game plays. Your movements get so far with a slight push of a direction. And since you don't auto face your opponent (a crime in 3D fighters) if you back away, you leave your spine open to attacks. Then even trying to face your opponent can be a chore in this game. Attacks often are sluggish to respond, and take a while to finish. And heaven forbid you miss a combo, you're stuck in that animation until it's done. The graphics are also an issue. Really, this game looks only slightly better than a PSone game (at the end of it's run) so, really, I've seen games look a lot better, with a lot less. Look at SoulCalibur also for download, it's graphics run smoother, and look better. The sound doesn't fare any better. Voices go from bad, to just awful. The Samurai's voice actor sounds like he's recording it in a closet. The Pirate is actually one of the worst voices I've ever heard. And the others, basically just are generic. And the music isn't better, well, that's not entirely true. The music can't be better, because there is none. Now for a fighting game, not to have music, is unforgivable. There's absolutely no reason not to have music at stages. All there is, is ambient noise, and the awful grunts of the characters.
But really, you can get past bad control, bad graphics, and bad sound, if the game play is good right? Well here, it's not. Damage is so much in flux, and characters die so quickly, it's hard to even have fun in this game. Characters like the Viking or the Spartan can kill a character right at the start of the round. One shot, done. In my time playing this so far (beaten arcade 3 times, and played about 20 online matches) very few matches last longer than six seconds. This is not good for a fighter. You never truly feel in control of a match. Combo's are pretty well unneeded. You'll find one that does high damage and spam that over and over until the match is done. With it's poor targeting, and the high damage, it really is a chore to play this game. One of the nice things about Bushido Blade, while you COULD die in one hit, it rarely happened. But this game, it happens rather often. So, what do you do? Well, you hope your spear does an instant kill, and repeat the same combo over and over and hope you win. Really, I'm starting to ramble here. This game had potential, and reading some reviews I got the game, and now I regret it.… Expand
Oct 9, 2010This game works, there is no doubt about that, but really I just don't like the game, it's not because it's based on a show, I like the show, it's just that this game is broken, it looks awful, some characters are completely and utterly useless. frankly this game is a waste of ten dollars, I can buy tons of better PS2 games for the same price. I mean this was a poorly done clone of bushido blade, I saw potential in bushido blade, but this game isn't so much a step up as a leap backwards.… Expand
Apr 22, 2013Painfully bad...
+- basically the game has realistic damage so you die pretty quickly, I would usually be on the fence whether this is a good thing because it requires fine tuned balance among the characters to pull it off well... but here the balance is broken.
-The game requires for you to find the broken over powered 1 hit kill combo's or 1 hit kill ranged attack.
The characters are not balanced, some have ranged weapons and one of them has a one hit kill ranged attack (Spartan), the game essentially requires you do use the dodge button alot and thankfully its the only game mechanic that seems to work
-Parrying, is broken. It requires absolute perfect timing and it never works.
-Stamina drains when swinging your weapon or blocking. When you run out you can't block and your attacks become weak & slower. Problem is regardless of how much stamina you have the block sometimes works and other times fails. It can fail if your not facing the enemy perfectly! Like a few degress off and you'll end up being hit without knowing why unless you've played enough to know this.
If your stamina drains in the middle of a combo you stop blocking.. its so iffy its really unacceptable.
-Controls are wonky as hell, your fighter does not auto turn to face their opponent and turning around is slow so you'll end up getting killed if someone moving sideways rolls behind you, they'll end up killing you real fast.. basically all about using the bad controls to your advantage. Fast characters have an advantage if they can figure out this (indian and ninja).
-8 fighters, thats nothing compared to all the new fighting games out there
Graphics are pretty mediocre, I don't know how else to say that this game is a waste of money and time. Even the first Street Fighter that came out 20 years ago is better than this game.
+It draws upon Mortal Kombat's severe blood & gore, but that does not make a good game, its supposed to be icing on a cake not icing on a bucket of vomit.… Expand
The world is still waiting for a title that can successfully merge history with the art of taking your opponent to pieces bit by bit. Deadliest Warrior just isn't it and when you consider that you could probably pick up a genuinely good scrapper in the bargain bins for the same price, it really isn't worth you blowing your dough on this.