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GF Rating
7.1

376 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

sucks

posted by sportslover34 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Jul 8, 2013

Member since Jul 2013

it impossible to beat dont buy or rent this it sucks

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GF Rating
7

Good

Like any superhero game it has girls, and bad guys.

posted by 7777777 (MARIETTA, GA) Jul 14, 2006

Member since Jun 2006

Viewtiful Joe is a vary good action game, but what's with the corny graphics?, They could be a little better.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Weekend game

posted by Squished (OAKLAND, CA) Jun 13, 2006

Member since Jan 2006

This is the sort of game you can beat in a weekend. Good for renting but probably not buying.

It's fun, cute and imaginative. Like the old Megaman games it seems very hard at first, but once you get a sense of how the enemies move and how best to attack, it's a breeze.

Here's where it gets to be a blast: If you successfully dodge an attack, your enemy gets a target on him. This means if you hit him in slo-mo he'll take tons of damage and go flying off screen. Once you do this, all the other enemies on screen get targets on them. It's tons of fun to be surrounded by enemies, dodge one attack, then send them flying one by one to their dooms until your VU meter runs out.

There are lots of nice touches. In slow motion mode, you automatically dodge attacks matrix-style. If you do get hit, one of the powerups will give you your health back if you "recover" by pressing a button at the right time. Also, missiles & bombs do much more damage to enemies in slow motion.

My only beef is this - I get a little miffed when your character loses all his accumulated powers between a game and its sequel, but I accept that as an element of gameplay. In the Viewtiful Joe series, it happens every stage. You spend the whole level collecting thingies to build up your "VU Meter" (the amount of time you can use your powers before recharging). Then, at the next stage, you're down to the minimum amount again. Grrr.

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