Summary: A unique fighting game with an avant-grade character design due to it staying true to the manga source material. It is a fun game for fans of the manga, and also for fighting game enthusiasts looking for something new. Non-fighting fans won't get much out of it other than learning about the world of Jojo and his bizarre adventures.
Pros: The amazing artwork and character design, Stays true to the source material, The ample fan service
Cons: The lackluster soundtrack, Slow combat system and broken power-ups, The lack of a challenging combo system for pro players
Conclusion: As I said before, I came into this game with no knowledge of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series and it had no effect on me other than wanting more from the series. I would urge fans of the Dragon Ball Z or Naruto fighting games to check this out, if they want something similar or if they have been burnt out on the other two. This game could be played competitively, but is one that I will come back to as a great pick-it-up and play.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (PS3) Review
9 May 2014
Summary: I’ll admit I was surprised by JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle. It is a bit incomprehensible at times, but the fighting engine is incredibly easy to grasp and a lot of fun to see everyone being crazy. A few systems are a challenge to figure out, but compared to most modern game, this game is a breeze and a joy to play. The Campaign mode is a great way to keep players invested, if they so choose.
Conclusion: All-Star Battle's incredible presentation far outclasses its slower one-on-one gameplay and adequate modes. Diehard JoJo fans will be in heaven, but the uninitiated will lose interest once the invigorating shock of the fabulous visuals wears off.
Pros: Astounding visual presentation and personality, Story and roster span decades of the manga's history
Cons: Repetitive missions in Story mode hamper the fun, Match pacing can feel too protracted, Unsavory microtransactions of Campaign mode are still intact
Excerpt: I’m going to go ahead and just get this out of the way; I have not read the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga or seen the anime or even played the original game. I went into this game, which is clearly designed for fans of the series, completely blind. Normally, that turns out terribly with the uninitiated left in the dark and the majority of story points, in jokes or even the relevance of most, if not all, of the events.
Blazingly Bizarre — Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle Review
9 May 2014
Summary: In the end, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle flashes a lot of style but lacks the substance that prevents it from being a great fighter. With a large roster of characters, smooth framerate, and excellent graphics, All Star Battle could have brought Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure positive U.S. exposure.
Excerpt: I suppose after creating the absurdly and stupendously over the top Asura’s Wrath , it only made sense that CyberConnect2, the team that also develops the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series for Bandai Namco, should have a stab at creating a fighting game for the eccentric manga and anime known as JoJo’s Bizarre ( spot on with the name ) Adventure.
Excerpt: Visuaalisesti näyttävä ja Japanin kaikkien aikojen toiseksi suosituimman mangan tyylille uskollinen tappelupeli Jojo’s lataa ruudulle täyslaidallisen graafista ilotulitusta, mutta jää sisällöltään sarjaa tuntemattomalle vieraaksi. Samalla se myös turhauttaa vaativalla ohjauksellaan.
Summary: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - All Star Battle ist ein Augenschmaus. Keine Frage, wer auf Cel-Shading steht, wird sich die Finger nach diesem Spiel lecken. Trotzdem strotzt das bunte Beat 'em Up nicht gerade vor innovativen Ideen, die das Genre umkrempeln. Obwohl meine Motivationskurve nach wenigen Tagen abgeflacht ist, konnte mich JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - All Star Battle zumindest für die TV-Serie begeistern.