Being a fan of the manga and anime series I had alot of expection at the start. Honestly I wasn't let down. The gameplay, visuals, breakable environment, even the music made me feel as though I was playing the anime. The main story line follows Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends as they attempt to breach Hueco Mundo and save their kidnapped companion Orihime, face the Arrancars and defeat the evil Soskue Aizen by obtaining the ultimate spiritual pressure. Not alot of new stuff if your a fan of the series although gamers without that background might have some trouble understanding the plot. They won't however have any trouble figuring out the goal. The gameplay is basic hack and slash meleee with some distant/projectile attacks and specials thrown in. The cool thing the Bleach does is give each character their own specific weapon so every one of them feels original and not just some cookie cutter cut-out. Once your Spiritual pressure has hit its limit the gamer can go into "Ignition" mode and rage out on all the hollows or soul reapers chosen. There are a number of playable characters in the game and completing all of the missions, time attacks, and soul attacks will require the gamer to level up them all. So if your a fan of the series and want to play as your favorite residents of that world or if your just a gamer looking for a fun game. I would definitly recommend this title.
This game is a lot better than I thought it would be. Great for Bleach fans. It does involve a lot of repetitive button smashing, but the different missions and number of characters make it worth while. Sad part is you don't get to play as one of the best characters, Renji.
You get to upgrade your characters after collecting points for combos in missions. The game could use better rewards for completing missions like some animated cut scenes. I would have liked to have seen alternate endings for characters after finishing the final mission.
A lot of Bleach fans won't get the story line since the game is based on where the show was at episode wise in Japan. The show hasn't made it this far, due to translating, in the west.