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5.6 out of 10

Cardinal Syn

The game starts out with eight playable characters, but every ti Read more

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Overall 5
5.3

One of the most beautiful migraine inducers you'll ever experience

Jeff Hazen, MobyGames
24 July 2009
  • Conclusion: Cardinal Syn feels like a game full of wasted potential. With imaginative characters and environments, an inviting medieval theme, and fantastic graphics and sound, this game has all the makings of an excellent fighter... except for good gameplay. The game can be fun in short bursts, but the poor blocking mechanics and unbalanced AI make playing the game feel like a chore very quickly.
  • Pros: Cardinal Syn is a medieval-themed, one-on-one fighting game that has an excellent sense of presentation! For its time, the graphics of this PS1 title are high quality, with fluid movements, wonderfully imaginative and detailed environments, and eye-catching particle effects. The sound and music of this game are also very good, with sharp, realistic sound effects and an atmospheric, symphonic soundtrack. The game comes with an interesting variety of playable fighters, ...
  • Cons: The actual fighting aspect of Cardinal Syn almost feels like it was an afterthought. The blocking system especially feels weak, as blocking almost seems to occur at random, actually working only about a third of the time. Players can occasionally get hung up on traps, like the rolling mine carts on McKrieg's stage, and since a player stuns himself/herself when their blows hit a solid object, if the opponent is positioned near a wall at an angle or if the wall has an o...
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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 2
2.0
Lastability 2
2.0

Nice ideas, disappointing gameplay

tirial, Ciao
24 January 2005
  • Excerpt: The backstory to Cardinal Sin is that a woman called Sin stole the artefacts to control the realm, after tricking the populace into holding a tournament to find their strongest fighter, who she promptly killed. The people's solution was to hold another tournament, find another strong fighter and send them off to challenge Sin and retrieve the item (because that worked so well last time…).
  • Pros: Some good characters .  Interactive environments .
  • Cons: Difficulty varies immensely .  Not compelling .
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Overall 10
10

Brutalidad provocada

Anubis1983, Ciao
24 September 2003
  • Summary: Cuando tienes la caja del cd de Cardinal Syn en la mano y nunca has oido hablar de el, lo primero que piensas es que es otro juego de lucha pero con otra ambientacion; lo pones dentro de tu Play, conectas, y te pones a jugar. Lo primero que te sorprende es la presentacion, muy conseguida, con una historia muy buena. Despues te pones a jugar, escoges jugador, y.... Ostiassss!!!!
  • Pros: Realismo de las acciones, graficos, banda sonora, personajes
  • Cons: Faltan mas opciones de juego
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Overall 8
8.0

muy bueno

bosquimal, Ciao
3 November 2000
  • Summary: EL cardinal Syn me prece uno de los mejores juegos de lucha que hay para Play Station. Aunque no tenga la publicidad y la fama del Tekken 3 te divierte mucho mas, debido por ejemplo a escenarios mas interactivos( hay vida, armas, cosas que te hacen daño...)a unos personajes mas divertidos y fantasiosos, y a una violencia mas marcada(cuando te atacan te sale sangre y no una lucecita morada) El juego no se queda atras con la rapidez y la jugabilidad, al igual que los...
  • Pros: realismo
  • Cons: graficos
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