posted by EQOAnostalgia (NEW YORK MILLS, NY) Dec 27, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
Ignore the kids giving this a bad rating. Every one of Vanillaware's games has an AMAZING art direction. Very fluid and deep combat mechanics and ton's of replay value.
The graphics in this game are astonishing. A very unique style. The story is nothing spectacular but still interesting. The main thing here is the combat.
Each character feels unique and adds a deep level of replayability. Going online or playing by yourself are both fun as the AI does a good job to support you.
The levels are fun and varied, the enemies are many and the quests you can do on the side add more depth to an already great storyline campaign.
Boss battles are a challenge and unique. This is a game best played with friends but still fun by yourself.
This isn't a game for Call of Dookie fanboys. This is a nod to an older era in gaming and reflects upon past titles such as Streets of Rage, Final Fight, Golden Axe DnD and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games.
There is more than just a beat em up here. There is a leveling mechanic and tons of gear effectively adding an element of role playing and progression.
Simply put, this is a wonderful gem of a game that i recommend to all fans of RPG's and beat em up's. However i don't recommend this title for little kids. Not that some won't enjoy it... but most of them have a less refined taste.
Rented it, played it a day, logged back in and hit Keep It! That's about as good as a testimonial as one can give a game.
Arcade style beat-em-up, reminds me a lot of Streets of Rage, Gauntlet, Golden Axe, etc. Fun character progression, dumb story, and solid combat.
Sole complaint is that you can't play online multiplayer without first beating the singleplayer campaign, although, it's very short and an easy obstacle to overcome, it's still a pain that it exists in the first place.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
i rented this expecting to go on a solo adventure by myself - my wife would see me play from time to time, and say that looks fun, i show'ed her the ropes and stuff - and this is the 4th day strait i have came home and she is playing it, lol, i like it.. maybe this will be a start of more co op gaming with my wife to come, highly recommend...