Excerpt: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is a new fighting game from developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco. The developer is known primarily for it releases in the .hack and Naruto series, though JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle takes much more closely after the latter.
Summary: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure originated as a Japanese manga beginning in the late 1980s, and has since become a beloved series in Japan. The original videogame came to America in 2000 for the PlayStation and Dreamcast, and it is now being re-released in HD similar to what was done for Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition . Unlike that release, however, this version of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure hardly seems like a drastic jump in quality.
Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD (Sony PlayStation 3)
30 April 2013
Summary: It’s always great when a older, more obscure game get re-released. It’s even better when that older game still holds up. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD is a fun fighter with a unique mechanic and plenty of charm. The price might be a bit too high for some, but those that do spend the money will see that it’s worth it. Whenever the new JoJo game comes out, it’s going to have some pretty big shoes to fill.
Summary: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure HD Remix is a return to the early 2000s in fighting games, which is both a blessing and a curse. Some will love the nostalgia, others will hate the learning curve. Either way, it's worthy of at least one go with Jojo.
Pros: Classic 2D fighting style, A return to a bygone era
Cons: Lacks expected features, Very steep learning curve
Summary: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure isn't a bad fighting game, but it may be too weird for its own good. The 22 characters are hard to relate to and the action is often chaotic for no reason. Worse yet, the game is too expensive for the amount of content. If you can get over some of the imperfections you'll find a good looking fighting game with a lot of memorable characters! This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Excerpt: As far as battles fought with summoned deities go, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure has been considered the grandfather of the subgenre. But given that it’s as esoteric as it is obscure, the choice made by Capcom to give it an HD makeover isn’t exactly cause for a global rejoice among fighting gamers, especially when it’s well after the release of Persona 4 Arena .
Conclusion: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a fairly enjoyable fighting game. It has some cool gameplay hooks that you don’t see in many fighters, but the game does a very poor job of teaching you about any of this. Because of this and the game’s $20 price tag, only those who really enjoy fighting games or JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure should consider this release.