Average User Score: 6.9May 5, 2012First of all, such a game must be reviewed by fans of the Saint Seiya series (which is, by the way, the best anime of all time).
Let's review each aspect of the game separately, shall we? Graphics: One of the weakest points of the game. The graphics are reminiscent of the PS2 era. And we know that the PS3 is capable of much better graphics than the ones implemented. The game should have graphics close to the ones implemented in Valkyria chronicles and Naruto. I know that the game was made on low budget...But still...The current graphics does no justice to an anime of this caliber.
Story: The Sanctuary Arc story of Saint Seiya in the game is, simply put... Butchered. The story as told in the original anime or manga is epic and unique.
But the game ruins it with cheesy lines and unexplained plot holes. The voice acting is awful too.And the European version should have been dubbed not subbed...But again, budget limitations.
Gameplay: The combat system is somehow decent. Fast paced, responsive, and varied among characters. Unfortunately, the minions fights between bosses is boring and repetitive.
Other: - The lack of local and online multiplayer is unforgivable.
- Insulting overpriced locked content on disc.
- Again, does no justice to the series.
- The anime's beautiful music is completely absent in the game.
Bottom line: the Saint Seiya theme and story provide the potential to be the greatest game on PS3. Unfortunately, the game is poorly executed. Still, I advise hardcore fans of the anime to buy the game full price as I did only to encourage other developers to hopefully realize its full potential in the future.
Saint Seiya...We still Believe...And we still Hope.… Expand