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  • Summary: A modern take on the 25-year franchise, showcasing an original story. Pit current and classic Rangers and villains against one another like never before in 3 vs. 3 tag battles. Test your skills online against friends and players from around the world for extra replayability.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 18, 2020
    91
    Still, for the initial purchase price of $20, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a really great fighting game, and can easily hold it’s own with other popular 2D style fighters on the market. Even if you don’t have a great deal of love for Power Rangers as a franchise, like myself, I think you can still appreciate how solid the mechanics are here. The season passes are also reasonably priced for the amount of characters they provide, and again the netcode for online play has been near flawless for me so far. So if you haven’t checked out the game yet, I’d absolutely urge you to do so.
  2. May 6, 2019
    73
    While Grid doesn’t exactly break the mould with its gameplay, they utilize their button configuration and game mechanics to make a very enjoyable and fun smash em up.
  3. Apr 8, 2019
    63
    The near perfect mechanics of Battle for the Grid aren’t enough to make this a game worth playing. You’ll have a few fun nights with your buddies partaking in some ranger on ranger violence, but you’ll quickly find yourself returning to other mainstream fighting games.
  4. Apr 14, 2019
    60
    Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid suffers from dated visuals, poor presentation, and a serious lack of content, unable to hide its low-budget shortcomings. At its core is something of a slick and wholly-accessible fighting game. Yet without the visual pizazz of the brand, a full, varied roster of characters, or a glut of exciting content to dive into, Battle for the Grid ultimately feels like the unfinished prototype of what could have been a very special release.
  5. Apr 6, 2019
    55
    Nostalgia aside, there aren’t many things to enjoy in this game. It’s ok if you’re looking for a simple and accessible fighting game, but it should have done much more with the IP.
  6. Apr 29, 2019
    50
    Fun, nostalgic and easy to pick up, but its lack of variety make it feel rushed and unfinished. This game has the potential to be the Power Rangers, but for now, it has ended up being Bulk and Skull.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 2, 2019
    10
    The history of the fighting game is a long one, full of stories, legends, and heroes. When you get the heroes of those legends behind the helmThe history of the fighting game is a long one, full of stories, legends, and heroes. When you get the heroes of those legends behind the helm of their own fighting game you see pure fighting game magic such as that displayed in Battle for the Grid. Every nuance of the system is brilliant, clearly standing out in a way only fighting game aficionados like Clockwork and Shady K could have come up with.

    Taking the format of the team game seen many times before, we're presented with a fighter with a refreshing simplicity in control, allowing my casual friends to feel like the divide between our experience is dimmed. With the ease of execution being an appealing factor towards learning this game I've managed to convince a bunch of friends with no interest in fighting games at all to learn combos for the first time in our friendships, it's so very exciting to see.
    But where it truly stands out is the incredibly assist system, a formula so few team games are willing to experiment with. The delayed assist takeover system is a game changer, allowing the already frantic team game dynamic to be dialed up higher than ever before, with character assists sending them to the opponents flank and swapping to them in an instant creating mix ups the likes of which we've never seen.

    I think too much revolving around the circumstances of a games release influence the scores it receives from reviewers online, and for a small developer like nWay behind a game like this that can spell their doom. If a new player comes in search of information the only reviews they'll find reflect a game very different to the one they can play today. Battle for the Grid has come a long way since it's release in April and I'd say it deserves credit for the dedication shown by the developers.
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  2. Apr 23, 2019
    7
    I found Battle for the Grid‘s gameplay to be a blast when playing locally with a friend. The easy inputs help new players get into the actionI found Battle for the Grid‘s gameplay to be a blast when playing locally with a friend. The easy inputs help new players get into the action quickly without having to overcome a huge learning curve. Power Rangers fans will love this game if they have someone they can consistently play with. The gameplay is smooth and the action is fine-tuned to allow for fast-paced combos. Sadly, everything else about this game makes it painfully clear that this was a budget title.
    Battle for the Grid is fun because of nWay’s devotion to creating an approachable fighting game with nods to its many predecessors. Other than that, I would not recommend Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, especially if you’re looking for a game with a good amount of content and decent netcode.
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  3. Apr 2, 2019
    5
    So, for starters, the core game seems relatively solid. This is, quite possibly, one of the best implementations of a simplified controlSo, for starters, the core game seems relatively solid. This is, quite possibly, one of the best implementations of a simplified control scheme. I feel like it is very intuitive and a lot of people who struggle with traditional fighting games would probably find this one to be far less intimidating. However, nearly every other element is woefully lacking. The roster is tiny, there is no real voice acting, so the game is very oddly quiet, the "story" in the arcade mode is literally just a one line exchange between two characters (once again, not voiced). Hell, when the battle ends, your character doesn't have an animation for exiting the screen, they just pop out of existence. There was clearly some love here. I think some of the people working on Battle for the Grid cared a lot and put some real effort into it. As a direct result, the core game has some genuinely positive attributes. Unfortunately, everything else is so dismal that it is hard to give it a confident recommendation. On the plus side, the game is priced extremely well. So, if you are still curious, and if you think you can ignore the problems it has, you can still give it a go and you won't be throwing away too much of your hard earned money. Collapse Expand