Conclusion: Absolutely nothing in Bleach: The Blade of Fate feels forced – expect a seamless fighting experience. As mentioned before, the battles are fluid and the controls are intuitive; you never feel like you’re simply mashing buttons. Bleach doesn’t reinvent the dying 2D fighting genre, but it delivers some of the best aspects of past fighting games in one package.
Excerpt: From the same talent that brought us Ikaruga, Sin & Punishment and Wario World comes Bleach: The Blade of Fate for Nintendo DS. Bleach is a 2D fighter well suited to the handheld and ticks all the right boxes for both a solid fighter and faithful game conversion. Treasure have done an outstanding job with the Bleach license. Some minor game imperfections and faulty online play do not diminish the quality time this game can provide. Check out our review.
Summary: Bleach: The Blade of Fate on the Nintendo DS brings a twist to the traditional 2D fighting game with a new kind of battle system that enables players to move between upper and lower split-plane battle arenas to chase after or escape from opponents.
Excerpt: It's not often that a portable game ends up being better than its console sibling. Usually, the handheld versions of multi-system releases tend to feel like throwaway products intended to capitalize on the big-name game that has just debuted on a "real" system. This isn't always the case, however. Several months back, Ubisoft's GBA version of TMNT proved to be more exciting than the next-generation versions, and now it's happening again with Bleach: The Blade of Fate .