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GF Rating
7.9

283 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

It was good.

posted by Kingdom128 (PEMBROKE PINES, FL) Dec 8, 2009

Member since Jul 2008

I did not finish the game because it's so long but still a great game. Too much talking but good story about the past. And tactic game were good. Nothing's the problem or anything that makes you wanted to say "That's bull!" It was good. Not "Bull" also, lol

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

An addition to the Bleach canon

posted by DocHoliday (Omaha, NE) Oct 13, 2009

Member since Oct 2005

10 out of 10 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

There are really two aspects to this game, the strategy board and the exploration of the Bleach world. As a strategy game it is adequate. You have a basic grid and the ability to attack and use skills (spells). There's no facing, no control zones, etc that make up good tactics games. The only addition is camaraderie in which allies standing next to each other impart benefits to each other. But you have to allocate these ties in a confusing hidden menu on the battle setup screen. Maybe it gets better (harder) later in the game, but for now it's a decent method to keep the story going.

And the story's the thing. Unlike other Bleach games, this one doesn't just retell the story in the anime. In this game you play as twins born in bad part of soul society who are taken in by royalty and grow up to become Soul Reapers. The time period is 50-100 years before the current anime (I'm not sure how time works in SS). Rukia and Renji are children, Aizen is a vice-captain, and Urahara is still a captain.

There is a lot of talking in this game, so much in fact that they made a minigame of it. You get a list of people you can talk to and they have "movement" values. Talking to them moves Kon on a minimap where you can pick up extra items and abilities, so you have to plan who you talk to when. Since it's a new story and I love Bleach I'm enjoying it a lot. It's a good way to learn the back stories of a lot of minor characters.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

This game is great....

posted by Drock32 (DOLTON, IL) Sep 27, 2009

Member since Sep 2009

9 out of 10 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

It gets a little slow, because of the style of game it is...But the story is compelling, and long, so its like you're actually in the Bleach universe....

Everything else is excellent on the game, if you're a bleach fan, I highly recomment it....

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