posted by Ivellias (HIGHLAND FALLS, NY) Aug 10, 2008
Member since May 2005
Bleach:Blade of fate is one the of Ds's only 2d fighters, and in that respect, acquits itself rather well in that respect. The gameplay is simplistic and easy to get the hang off, and if you're not the best at doing special attacks you can just tap the specials in the command menu, which makes the really difficult,but useful specials quick to come out.
However,the game completely falls apart everywhere else.
The storyline consists of Bleach's first main story arc, with the player in the spot of Ichigo(the mian character), and proceeds through the different fights. Now this wouldn't be bad in of itself, but fans of the anime will find that the story is completely different from the actual Anime, and is mostly nonsensical to anyone else who Doesn't. The story also wraps itself back around to add more fights, frequently making you fight the same enemies time and again, and without more than one or two easily beatable additions to their fighting style.
The whole game will net you maybe two, three hours of enjoyment by yourself, though you can play with other people who own the game via the DS's built in wireless connection.
All in all, it's a fun game that's ruined by short story, horrible writing,bad voice acting, and low replay-ability
I love the show, but this game just seems to be pushed out way to fast without much thought. adding cards to a fighting game doesn't add much to depth and it can be beat by the lowest of players within in a few days, most gamers will find this to be too easy and move on in a couple of hours. Multi player is alright but its just comes down to who can find the cheapest "easiest combo to pull off the quickest" character and spam the same few moves over and over again. and getting stuck in the computers cheap move "where they get unlimited spirit energy" to continue to pull off the same incredibly cheap combos as well gets a little old when trying to unlock everything by beating the story with everybody.
End story. cheap anime tie in game. pumped out so quickly that it was half way done and left much to be desired. Look for the Wii edition. hopefully it will be better