posted by Chaos_Knight (STATEN ISLAND, NY) Feb 23, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
Story mode is a poorly reproduced microcosm of the SC series. The main characters (who will not be names, lest I have PTSD flashbacks of playing them) are lame knock-offs of Sigfried/Athena and Nightmare/Athena. Athena herself is killed off, along with any writers from the previous 4 games. Story mode is summed up as "no matter what you do, you lose". You win a battle with all perfects, only to see yourself lose in the cutscene. After suffering through the story, you unluck a tower of death with a CPU of relentless difficulty. Arcade mode has 0 changes. So basically, it's SC4.2. It could have been a patch for SC4 but the game designers got greedy and overly ambitious for nothing.
Regardless of what everyone else has to say about this game I love it. Given that the storyline may be lacking a few critical aspects that were available in previous versions of the game including a better cg animation, nonetheless this game still blew me away. Everytime I got to perform a critical edge or brave edge I was excited. People are so one sided and stagnant in their viewing of this game. If only they would give themselves a chance to truly enjoy the game for what it is, a creative work of art and not be so quick to give it a bad rating simply because of a few minor, if not unique changes to the game.