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Bleach: The Blade of Fate

Not Rentable
GF Rating
7.4

537 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Fun and Appealing to All

posted by AW1985 (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Apr 22, 2008

Member since Nov 2005

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The game follows the storyline of the TV series where Ichigo and co. go to save Rukia. Great for fans of the show, but also for new fans as well.

Pros:
BALANCE. Different but familiar styles give the characters great power in their own right. Learning how to utilize their tactics comes easily.

PICK UP & PLAY. You can input moves (i.e.: down, forward, X), or you touch screen panels that quickly do a special move or super attack. This uses more power to make your moves stronger. Moves done the old fashion way (which are not complicated) let you do moves quicker. Learning to use fast or strong attacks add to the tactics.

SPIRIT CARDS. These help in a number of ways. From boosting defense, to limiting your enemy's power for a certain time adds to the fun, seperating this title from standard button-mashers.

The game has a TON of UNLOCKABLE CONTENT. From stronger cards, to extra characters, different uniforms, even an art and sound gallery.

4-PLAYER BATTLES. These can be a pure delight! Think "Super Smash Bros.," but only 2D.

BANKAIS. Super moves that rule all. 'Nough said.

Cons:
REPETATIVE. While you often keep coming back for more, the game does get a bit tedious after about 15 minutes.

THE CHALLENGE FACTOR. Even on Hard, a three-on-one battle is usually the only time you'll feel pressured to fight to win. However, please note that certain characters get a bit of a "grudge" to their AI and get extremely aggressive. These battles are always exciting when you realize you've got a good fight on your hands. They seem rather random, though.

STORY MODE. Ichigo has the best, longest, and most complicated story. The other characters have rather weak and short story modes.

LAG. Yes, the game can slow down in a 4P battle where a lot happens at once. Rare, but annoying when noticed.

BANKAIS. Not everyone have one, leaving the title with a sense of bias toward certain chracters.

All in all - a fun, addicting little fighter.
9 out of 10

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

could be better with a diffrent system

posted by gamefan642 (BELLEVILLE, IL) Dec 5, 2009

Member since Jul 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game was kinda cool of that old street fighter arcade theme. I love bleach and when i saw that this game was 4 the ds I had medium expectations 4 it. the moves were cool but hard 2 use if u didnt use the touch screen and not 2 minchin u need to no how to play better then what the tutorial shows. If it was really on a diffrent system with better graphics and a diffrent fighting system it would be cooler instead of the lame old street fighter arcade theme. over all i give this game a 8 but only because its one of the few bleach games out there

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Fan appeal

posted by Burgerman (COTTAGE GROVE, MN) Oct 11, 2007

Member since Sep 2005

7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

This game seems to lean more towards the anime fans more than the gaming community. Although the game play seems pretty solid and it allows for and auto feature which helps the begginers out by blocking and chaining combos for them. Other than that it really seems to be geared to the fans of the series with nothing about it that would make it stand out from any other fighting games out there now. Still it has it's moments such as the soul card system allowing you to have temporary power boosts or de-buffing your opponents. The wi-fi capability of this game is my personal favorite with a ranking system mode allowing players to gain points and move up the ladder so to speak of the Soul Society. With a starting position at the 10th seat and 1000 points you battle up to 3 other people in a regular battle to increase or decrease your rank. Besides story mode and VS mode there are also a few other modes such as Arcade, Training and Challenge modes. Challenge mode is basically a series of 8 or so combos that get harder each time. There is 8 challenges for every character but you can only do their challenges when you unlock them. Arcade like any other fighting game has you pick a fighter and go through various stages until you have either lost or beaten every opponent with your score being ranked. Training is just as it sounds, boring, it has no tutorial feature in it it's just for fiddling around with moves. That is about it over all great game but I am a fan of the series so I have a bias. Worth the pick-up if you just like fighting games though.

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