Summary: Honestly I don't know why I bought this game... I knew it was a sega title and should have figgured the legacy of 16 bit carries on to the ps3 platform. The actual fighting is what kept this game at a below average otherwise I would gave this a poor rating. The player (me) has no interest in the game after 15 mins of playing unlike the MK series you can see blood and more adult actions rather than some kiddy play.
Summary: After playing VF4 on my PS2, I had to make this one of the first games I got for my PS3. Unfortunately, they only upgraded the graphics, not the gameplay. It is basically more of the same old thing, if not less. Most of the moves are the same as the last one, with little new ones. There are some new characters but they are basically combinations of others. There is no incentive to "solve" the game.
Summary: This is a weak attempt at a fighting game. Do not even compare this to Soul Calibur or Tekken because this game is not on the same level. Yes, the graphics are slightly better, but that does not say much about the physics or gameplay. All it is is an arcade game on a consol. It Lacks online play or any plot. It also lacks counter attacks and the depth that Dead or ALive brought to Xbox. DOnt get me wrong I am a fan of PS3, but I just bought this game and I'm selling it.
Summary: I only reason I bought this game was because my friend recommended it. Iv'e heard of virtual fighter but Iv'e never played it so I was really surprised when I started playing it. I didn't like how it had no story during arcade mode. The graphics for that time were good,apart from the backgrounds. I prefer button mashing but I liked how the fighting system,how fighter had loads of combos and that you had to precise with your moves.
In my opinion, not very good & won't entertain for very long. Don't spend a lot on it.
8 January 2010
Excerpt: I like fighting games & have always enjoyed the 3d fighters like Tekken & Soul Calibur. I think they are great fun & do reward skill over button mashing as long as you learn the moves. However I think they do this without being at the expense of the newcomer. I first decided to give this game a try as I didn't have that many games for my PS3 & HMV were selling it for £3.98. For that price I thought that I would give it a go.
Summary: I thought I'd get this game instead of Street Fighter because it was so much cheaper. However I'e got to say there's a reason for this. The game play isn't nearly as good, and it feels like you're playing a PS1 game instead of a PS3 one...
Below average fighter, with some nice effects/graphics.
18 May 2009
Excerpt: Virtua fighter 5 was segas answer to namco's Tekken series. Well the fight between the two is more of a walk in the park. To put it in the shortest term possible virtua fighter is in a different league, but way below ground. I thought i would give this game a trial as there were no real fighting games available. Well what a waste of money time and effort. If your a fan of the series then it probably hits the right buttons, but for me it was just ugly.
A Dissapointing Effort From Sega, Wait For The Next Installment Of Tekken.
14 September 2008
Excerpt: I got this game free with my console and to be honest i'm glad i didn't pay for it. I turned on my shiny new PS3 and put in virtua fighter 5 to be greeted by the familiar SEGA logo in glorious high definition and thought WHOOOOAAAA THIS IS AWESOME!. Follow that through to the mesmerisingly good intro video to the game and it's arcade style menu layout and i'm thinking i'm in heaven here. Then i played it.