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GF Rating
7.2

1754 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Something is missing

posted by chuck74 (SAN DIEGO, CA) Nov 21, 2012

Top Reviewer

Member since Dec 2009

4 out of 17 gamers (24%) found this review helpful

Overview
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I was really hoping this would be good as it is the first cross-buy game which means you get a free Vita copy as well with purchase of the PS3 version.

However, I played it and it is only somewhat fun. I blame the camera angles mainly as it shifts perspective and it is really easy to get lost. It isn't a button masher as there is skill to be learned for each character ..... it just wasn't that fun.

At best wait for the bargain bin and buy it.... Unfortunately with the cross-buy system it tracks the disc used to get the Vita copy and can only be used once. So chances are a used copy will already have taken the cross-buy copy.... I think this will be a problem for Gamefly as I could have used the disc and gotten a free Vita copy and returned the game. I'm honest so I didn't do that, but this will bite someone who buys it in the future.

Pros
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1) at least it isn't a button masher
2) Sony characters & backdrops for the fights
3) environments adjust behind you

Cons
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1) camera angle changes throughout match and when it switches to a high perspective it is hard to follow
2) just didn't feel fun enough to play more than once

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Shockingly Disappointing

posted by Imhotepsson (BATON ROUGE, LA) Apr 9, 2014

Member since Jul 2013

This game is BAD. The characters all play the exact same way, the only difference is the different animations each character has. The gameplay is LITERALLY "Mash Square, circle, or triangle until your special meter goes up, then press R2". The way you have to win matches in Arcade Mode is completely random (Sometimes, you can only win by having the most kills at the end of the 3 minute period, other times you can only win by eliminating all enemies at the same time, & other times you can only win by eliminating the enemies one by one. Plus, the unlockables you get are so meh that there's no incentive to unlock them unless you're some kind of hardcore completionist.

The graphics & sound are passable, nothing really memorable in a game that tries to be memorable.

The only reason why I'm not rating this a 1 is cause the background events that happen during a match are pretty well done, & cause the final boss is Polygon Man, a nice throwback to Playstation's very 1st mascot (Though the boss battle is absurdly easy, even on the All-Star difficulty)

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

No Online Pass

posted by Basskarma (EDWARDSBURG, MI) Apr 2, 2014

Member since Apr 2014

Great game but if you plan to play online with friends that have this game i would suggest not getting this game

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