Excerpt: I love strategy RPGs, but I can honestly say I've never been much of a Bleach enthusiast. It's never been one of those animes or mangas that's grabbed my attention, and so my only real knowledge of the series comes in passing whether it is through anime conventions or friends.
Conclusion: Though this game will certainly please longtime fans of the franchise with it's original story, the lackluster RPG format relegates this title to the "fans only" designation. If you only care about the story, than Bleach: The 3rd Phantom is an adequate title.
Excerpt: As far as shonen epics go, Bleach is one of the most successful franchises to rock Japan. Countless video game spinoffs have been crafted as a result, most of them falling into the doldrums of normalcy, subpar gameplay, and showing a blatant disregard for quality.
Excerpt: Tite Kubo loves to create characters. Each new plot development in Bleach , his ongoing shonen masterwork, comes bundled with armies of new entities: soul reapers, hollows, arrancars, visoreds, espadas... the cast of hundreds will only grow as the series continues.
Conclusion: What can I say about this game? The story is just way too much that I gave up at one point. The battle system is really nice and a joyful experience to those who love a good strategy role-playing game.