Excerpt: "Virtua Fighter 5 on vähän yllätyksiä, mutta rutkasti pelillistä arvoa sisältävä jatko-osa yhdelle tappelupeligenren legendaarisimmista pelisarjoista. Pelillisesti VF 5 marssii edeltäjiensä jalanjäljissä, hitaasti opittavan mutta palkitsevan pelattavuutensa kanssa. Keskeisimpien muutosten rajoittuminen lähinnä pariin uuteen hahmoon sekä graafiseen kasvojenkohotukseen, saattaa herättää puskista innovaation ja verkkopelimahdollisuuksien perään huutelevat...
Pros: + Kaunis, + Quest-moodi ja kaksinpeli koukuttavat, + Riittävästi haastetta, + Hitaasti aukeava pelattavuus palkitsee
Cons: - Liian jyrkkä oppimiskäyrä sunnuntaipelailijoille, - Verkkopelin puute
Summary: Before Street Fighter IV completely revamped excitement in the fighting game scene back in 2009, Virtua Fighter was still going strong with the fifth installment hitting a couple years earlier. Even though the arcade, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 iterations were all vastly different from one other (with each having their own set of unique problems), Virtua Fighter 5 was heralded as one of the best fighting games to ever come out.
(PlayStation 3 Review) Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
The Entertainment Depot
6 July 2012
Summary: Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown is one of the finest fighters on the market. The base game is a steal at $15, and the complete set, with all downloadable content, is still a good deal at $45. The download-size limitation required some sacrifice, namely Quest Mode. While its absence is a downer, as well as the lack of supplemental material (e.g., extra video tutorials), the tradeoff is a bargain price that’s hard to beat.
Review: Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (Sony PlayStation 3/ Microsoft Xbox 360)
28 June 2012
Summary: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is a gem. At $15 for a downloadable title you would be crazy not to pick this up. It has everything you want in to good fighter minus the glorified Quest Mode and Hadoukens. Final Showdown is a solid 3D fighter that even with content that is dated still puts other games to shame.
Pros: Some of the richest, most complex fighting gameplay around, Solid online gameplay with well-done netcode, Option-packed customization DLC offers a lot of value, Offers some of the best tutorial and training modes in modern fighters
Cons: Single-player mode is weak compared to previous iterations, No way to earn customizations without DLC
Conclusion: Training mode, meanwhile, offers numerous ways to analyze and practice your newly learned skills, including numerous detailed input displays (complete with frame data for advanced players) and notations on how and where moves strike you or your opponent. The training dummy can also be set to react in a plethora of ways, including switching up command strings at random so you can practice anticipating and countering troublesome mix-ups.
Pros: Some of the richest, most complex fighting gameplay around, Solid online gameplay with well-done netcode, Option-packed customization DLC offers a lot of value, Offers some of the best tutorial and training modes in modern fighters.
Cons: Single-player mode is weak compared to previous iterations, No way to earn customizations without DLC.
Conclusion: Virtua Fighter’s presentation is pretty week. The game lacks its own original style. Fighting games usually have some sort of strong connection with their art style, be it the brutal brawls of Mortal Kombat or the high speed anime fights of Blaz Blue. Virtua Fighter’s stages, moves, and characters are all bland. Again this is not to say they are believable, but they lack the imagination and creativity that is so key to the experience of fighting games. Most of the...