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...
Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (Sony PlayStation 3)
18 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.
Summary: 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.
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.
Conclusion: JoJo’s exhibits a flagrant disregard for rules - both visual and mechanical - and for that, I truly love it. It can, at times, seem completely alien and imbalanced, but even then, it manages such consummate showmanship, it’s difficult to fault it too harshly.
Pros: Audacious style, Great fan-service, Creative mechanics
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