Reviews and Problems with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle
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17 June 2014
Summary: In all my years playing fighting games, I have never been more baffled than I am with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle. I figured I was prepared; after all, I played my share of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD Ver.
Excerpt: The universe of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure allows an excellent opportunity for videogame adaptation. It’s in the franchise’s nature. Throughout the long-running manga and anime translation, there are scores of tremendously flamboyant characters and an undercurrent of super exaggerated personality that...
Excerpt: The key word to keep in mind while playing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is, indeed, “bizarre.” The source material, Hirohiko Araki's long-running manga series of the same name (minus the subtitle), operates on an entirely different level of weirdness that's simultaneously unsavory and...
Summary: Mudamudamu-damn, this game is fun How do you like your fighting games? Personally, I like mine with a sizable dose of pop culture references and eye-melting color palettes infused with a healthy dose of humor that's hilariously self-aware.
Review: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (Sony PlayStation 3)
12 May 2014
Summary: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a solid fighting game that manages to stand out thanks to amount of content and faithfulness to the source material. It might stumble a bit with a less than ideal frame rate, recycled audio tracks, and occasionally spotty multiplayer.
Excerpt: It’s amazing how much of a long-term benefit having your license properly handled can have. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was an unknown anime license before the Dreamcast game hit, but after that came out, it was well-known.
Excerpt: JoJo’s All Star Battle is based on a manga that follows the supernaturally gifted descendants the family Joestar through generations and through parallel universes. In this game powerful fighters with insane, eclectic style face off against each other in the firmly-established tradition of Street...
Summary: The world of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is absolutely insane. It's a twisted mash-up of Western glam rock style and Eastern anime influences, all wrapped around the ongoing, globe-trotting tales of the Joestar bloodline.
Pros: Roster filled with outrageous, entertaining characters, Simple fighting mechanics are easy to pick up and enjoy, Captures the extreme style and personality of the source material
Cons: An overemphasis on style makes the fights feel sluggish, Complete lack of educational tools adds needless confusion, Bare-bones narrative and online modes
Conclusion: I have a bizarre amount of respect for Namco Bandai for bringing across a game that has such a limited audience and by extension a very limited appeal to a broader audience. But JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is a game that is hard to recommend to anyone but true fans.
Pros: Lovingly crafted for the fans, lots of variety in character roster, colourful and vibrant visuals
Cons: stiff and unbalanced mechanics, low framerate for a fighting game, Little to no tutorials for newcomers