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  • Summary: For the first time ever, the most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire human kind. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the famous Weekly Jump Magazine, Jump ForceFor the first time ever, the most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire human kind. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the famous Weekly Jump Magazine, Jump Force is also making the most of latest technologies to bring characters to life in a never-seen-before realistic design. A unique setting, merging the Jump World and the Real World. The Jump Force, an alliance of the most powerful Manga heroes from Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto and much more. Realistic graphics bring Manga characters to life like never before. [Bandai Namco] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 64
  2. Negative: 9 out of 64
  1. Feb 14, 2019
    75
    Jump Force still has problems in the current version. The balancing could still use fine tuning, the lobby is awkward, and the constant load times are annoying. Nevertheless, I enjoy the game, especially after I came to understand the combat system. Of course, it's not as complicated and diverse as a classic 2D examiner, but it's still a pleasure to try all your abilities.
  2. Feb 13, 2019
    70
    Jump Force is a worthy celebration of the legacy of Shonen Jump manga, but it honors its source material a little too well with how filler-heavy the middle of its story arc is.
  3. Jump Force unites big Shonen Jump series for fighting. However story and character is terrible. But if you are big anime or manga fan, you should play this game.
  4. Feb 13, 2019
    60
    Jump Force is a beautiful mess of a fighting game, its huge roster and delightful gameplay surrounded by unnecessary structure and single player.
  5. Feb 15, 2019
    55
    Jump Force is disappointing. A very shallow fighting game that doesn’t live up to the expectations of all the characters and franchises it is based on.
  6. Feb 18, 2019
    50
    Jump Force has all the ingredients of an epic manga crossover, but fails to execute them in a memorable way.
  7. Feb 13, 2019
    30
    Crossover games are nothing new to Bandai Namco or Shonen Jump, so it surprises and disappoints me to see that none of the good aspects or successful mechanics of these previous games made their way into Jump Force at all. Jump Force is a visual mess, It lacks the fun and charm that a wild crossover like this should embrace, and It's just a technical mess from top to bottom. Jump Force is a huge celebration of some of the most iconic manga in history, but it fails to do any of them justice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 80
  2. Negative: 46 out of 80
  1. Feb 13, 2019
    10
    Needs better CAC, for some reason you can only use 3 movesets??? The cutscenes are janky and the story is trite and cliche, but overall theNeeds better CAC, for some reason you can only use 3 movesets??? The cutscenes are janky and the story is trite and cliche, but overall the presentation and combat, where it matters in a fighting game, are great. Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2020
    10
    Poderia ser melhor, mas é um ótimo jogo com uma jogabilidade de luta muito boa
  3. May 31, 2020
    8
    Nice game. 2 bad things is long loading and characters. Could be more characters and updates for them or additional movement with differentNice game. 2 bad things is long loading and characters. Could be more characters and updates for them or additional movement with different look.
    Lack of Katakuri from One Piece. Yuno and Yami from Black Clover. Some characters from Dragon Ball and Naruto/Boruto and Bleach.
    I want to see better crossover. Lack of Fairy Tail, Nanatsu no taizai, One Punch Man
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  4. Apr 10, 2019
    4
    4/10. Bad and lazy animations, lack of facial animations, lip syncing to words doesn't work but their lips are animating and flailing around4/10. Bad and lazy animations, lack of facial animations, lip syncing to words doesn't work but their lips are animating and flailing around on their own while their mouths are open but not animating.
    Poor underwhelming story. Poor use of the Jump Cast as a whole. HUB is pointless, monotonous and contributes nothing other than being a giant waste of time. Connecting to matches online and loading - even in story mode can take a long time. You spend more time in loading screens and menus than actual fighting.
    The fighting itself is about what you would expect. It's subpar to a true fighting game and leads itself to a lot of ability spam and not very well balanced characters.
    There's a lot of systems in place with skills, abilities, upgrades, levels, elements, a rock paper sciccors mechanic and none of it is ever really explained and it's all walled behind an optional mission line which doesn't update to you difficulty setting unless you clear them on every difficulty prior.
    Should you beat the game and want to experience the lackluster story, if you create a new character, that character cannot go through the story again. They're just a new avatar for your roster select.
    Playing local multiplayer, it's not easy for the players to see who is doing what when as the camera angles are not kind. In fact, playing as larger characters at any time can block out the opponent from sight because the camera is locked behind your giant body...
    At full price, it's hard to recommend this game to anyone but the hardest core of Jump Fans.
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  5. Mar 25, 2019
    3
    #DashReviews
    Jump Force is a 3D brawler that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Shonen Jump Manga. Multiple properties are on display here
    #DashReviews
    Jump Force is a 3D brawler that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Shonen Jump Manga. Multiple properties are on display here including Dragonball, Naruto, One Piece, Jojo, Yu-Gi-Oh and so much more. With such an expansive roster, is Jump Force able to make a fun fighting game while also making a compelling story for the fans of all these properties?

    The story starts off with Frieza destroying New York City so Goku and a few other Shonen Jump characters try to stop him. After the battle, they meet up at a base where they find out that the “Jump Universe” is merging with the real world. Everyone at the base makes groups to help scout for some cubes that will save the day. If you think the story sounds like a generic anime plot from the summary I gave you, you would be right. The story is pretty boring and awkward due to a nonsensical plot and lifeless animations during the cut scenes. If you want to play Jump Force for the story, you should look for a better story driven game.

    The fighting mechanics can be fun but they are more flash than substance. Most moves are ties to holding down the R2/RB button and clicking one of the front-facing buttons. This will execute a cool flashy move that looks really impressive but the wow factor will wear off quickly after having done the same moves multiple times in one fight. Besides the super moves, you have a standard heavy/light punch attack and a dodge which is really ineffective 90% of the time. This makes for a fighting game that you will only want to play once or twice. You could play with a friend but unless they are a hardcore anime fan, the combat will most likely bore them after a few rounds of performing the same shallow moves.

    For a game that does not have much visual flair outside of its super moves, this game runs really bad. Jump Force only runs at a measly 30 FPS and there are a lot of drops in framerate. Mix that with a heavy amount of motion blur and this game made me feel sick after playing for only a few minutes. The soundtrack is boring and generic. There are NO songs from the properties that appear in the game. Top this off with long load screens that appear every 5 minutes. This game is a technical mess that should have been delayed.

    Jump Force feels like I am playing an alpha version instead of playing the full product. The combat is the most fleshed out part of the game and even that is bare bones. The story is not entertaining and the presentation is a mess. I would only think to recommend this game to die-hard Shonen Jump fans due to the cool and flashy moves but I think even fans would be bored after 10 minutes. Jump Force has some cool ideas but ultimately fails in its execution.

    Pros:
    +Super moves look cool
    +Combat can be fun for the first 10 mins.

    Cons:
    -The story is boring
    -Shallow combat
    -A technical mess
    -Bad animations outside of gameplay
    -Terrible soundtrack
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  6. Feb 22, 2019
    0
    El sistema de combate consiste en repetir lo mismo una y otra vez. Da igual que haya diez, cien o mil personajes, todos se juegan igual.El sistema de combate consiste en repetir lo mismo una y otra vez. Da igual que haya diez, cien o mil personajes, todos se juegan igual. Además, el modelado de los mismos deja bastante que desear. El ángulo de la cámara y la animación al inicio de los combate son tan ridículos que parece un juego a medio hacer. Es imposible jugar más de diez minutos sin aburrirse, no tiene nada que te estimule a seguir jugando. Expand
  7. Feb 15, 2019
    0
    Where should i start....
    Once u start playing this game, u will notice that everything is mediocre or below mediocre.
    Story is something
    Where should i start....
    Once u start playing this game, u will notice that everything is mediocre or below mediocre.

    Story is something you have seen for the 348th time. Its like a 4 years old made the story.

    The fighting in the game is actually not bad but not well made. Especially when the enemy blocks, u can't do much except grabbing him or load your Auto-attack. When u grab the enemy it doesn't to much dmg but throwing him for like 30m away and can't even combo him afterwards. When u try to load your Auto-attack its a big punishment for yourself cause it takes to long. So the enemy can cancel his block and immediately cast his ability or even his ultimate and you can't do anything about it but took huge dmg especially when enemy uses his ultimate.
    But the greatest thing when your fighting against AI, u do absoluetly no dmg and AI uses 2-3 Skills and your dead. Every Skill, punch,grab or combos are dealing much much much much more Dmg when Ai is doing it.
    Example: You cast your Ultimate attack and you do about 8%-15% Dmg but when Ai is using Ult it does 40%-60% Dmg. Its super mega ultra ridiculous and frustrating at the same time. Your using so much Combos and skills and the AI still has 40%Hp left. But they do 1 combo and ult and your dead. What is this????????????????????????????????????????????????

    The most disappointment in the game are the Cosmetics (Outfit/Armor/Clothes). There is absolutley nothing new or special but the same Outfits there are already in the game like u can buy an outfit for goku, vegeta, ruffy, midoriya, ect . U can buy single armor-pieces and combine them but there is no a Wow-effect. U can dress the same as naruto or gaara or combine them together, thats it. Bandai didn't make anything on their own, like outfits that aren't in the Anime-universe, u know something that u can actually combine together and say: wow thats sick. Absolutely nothing new. Its depressing. The worst they did to cosmetics are that u can't even change colors???

    Example: There are like 5 Piccolo shoulder armors (those with wide shoulders) that are white but each with different t-shirt-color. So if you buy one armor that has a t-shirt with the color pink but u want it do be red u have to buy that armor piece again for 5k gold....... Sad.
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