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Let me start by saying, the bad. The fighting can get a bit boring. First you use "Menchi" vision, which initiates a trash talking section. Now you can't really be more "open" with this, because it puts the lines it wants you to say, up on the screen, once you've pressed the corresponding buttons, if you did it correctly, you get to strike first.
From there the fighting gets more boring in the sense, that, it is your general button masher. 3 square attacks = combo. 1 triangle = hard finisher. Both buttons can be held. Other moves can be accomplished, with the L1 button, by grabbing hold of the opponent, but often times I find they manage to struggle their way out, or maybe it's just too slow for me.
Now for the good stuff. The trash talking really can be funny, the attitude of the game itself, is hillarious, and it has a great story. Also, the character customization isn't lacking. It's just the actual fighting, that seems very repeated, and very old school, really.
1. Gameplay: Easy 7/10
2. Story: Good 7/10
3. Game style: Weak 2/10
4. Hillarious - 10/10
5. Overall: 7/10
I would rent this again, later, and maybe even consider buying it.
This game is pretty cool, I think-though the repetitious battle taunts you must enter in perfect order each time before a fight gets kinda old. You do that to gain a pre-emptive strike at your opponent to knock him down & get the upper hand in battle.
It has a kind of GTA-feel to wandering around beating people up, but none of the missions or car stealing involved. My first playthrough was entertaining though I had trouble finding the different areas I needed to go to in order to fight other banchos and make them my peons; I just wandered about trying to find them and did fairly well considering my lack of direction.
You have 7 days on school field trip to muck about fighting people and going along on the school excursions to various sights while the school officials give you a hard time and threaten to expel you constantly. I'm working on a second playthrough now to see what else I can do, the game is maybe 9-10 hours long but has other things you can do afterward. It was a semi-fun game to play, replay value is moderate though the repetition feels somewhat boring.