Apr 30, 2013Another easy 400G. That's the purpose of this game. Mechanics are broken, AI is cheap, combat is neither satisfying, skill nor balanced. Environment and characters look like they were made from origami. Avoid at all costs unless you're desperate for achievements.
Sep 30, 2017This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is a classic, but it really has not aged well at all. The controls are very unresponsive, framerate is mediocre, and the AI is the same at all difficulties. It is fun to play with friends however, fighting the AI is doable through certain cheap strategies, but you are not given any chances to capitalize on their mistakes. By the time you get to Jeffry, the AI blocks all of you mixups, and the moment you take your hand off of the block button to dash away or counter, they immediately know your finger is off of it and punish the **** out of you. You end up dashing away and dashing in to do cheap grabs or maybe sneak some quick hits in. Professional players will use Akira against these bots and perform his move that breaks the guard of the AI, however, on the very unresponsive Xbox 360 port you can count it as nigh impossible to do before the AI opponent smashes a gaping hole into your face.
If you are a fan of the old Sega 3D console style then you will love the aesthetic of this game.
It is fun to play with friends
The achievements are easy to get if you are looking for gamerscore or to platinum a game quickly
The soundtrack is good and the characters have their own charm, even if they are not really unique and feel ripped out of other fighting games
Impossible AI that have no change in difficulty from easy to hardest.
The Online mode is dead, and even if it wasn't the net-coding is and always has been garbage
Extreme learning curve with only a few viable/versatile characters… Expand
Official Xbox Magazine UKFeb 27, 2013A great classic with a few flaws. [March 2013, p.85]
X-ONE Magazine UKJan 29, 2013Only worth it for a nostalgia trip and for the flawless netcode. [Issue#94, p.85]
Games Master UKJan 16, 2013The port's a good one, too. [Feb 2013, p.85]