Biggest drawback of this game is you have to buy an online pass to play online when clearly the main focus of a title like this is online play. The game feels like it was rushed. The leveling system is completely useless. Each character in this game has very unique moves, fighting styles, and abilities, which could be either good or bad but with 20+ characters its a bit much. A good portion of your play time will be testing out each characters move set to see which one you prefer the best. I give this game a sad 6 because for a rental unless you have a group friends that are willing to learn a characters move set and play the game there's nothing much to it. The story mode is very lacking in depth. This game could have clearly been better if it's development wasn't rushed. As a side note it leaves a bad taste in my mouth how much of the content in this game (characters, costumes, extras, ect) that you can only get by purchasing through playstation+.
posted by Imhotepsson (BATON ROUGE, LA) Apr 9, 2014
Member since Jul 2013
This game is BAD. The characters all play the exact same way, the only difference is the different animations each character has. The gameplay is LITERALLY "Mash Square, circle, or triangle until your special meter goes up, then press R2". The way you have to win matches in Arcade Mode is completely random (Sometimes, you can only win by having the most kills at the end of the 3 minute period, other times you can only win by eliminating all enemies at the same time, & other times you can only win by eliminating the enemies one by one. Plus, the unlockables you get are so meh that there's no incentive to unlock them unless you're some kind of hardcore completionist.
The graphics & sound are passable, nothing really memorable in a game that tries to be memorable.
The only reason why I'm not rating this a 1 is cause the background events that happen during a match are pretty well done, & cause the final boss is Polygon Man, a nice throwback to Playstation's very 1st mascot (Though the boss battle is absurdly easy, even on the All-Star difficulty)