Summary: Anime inspired 2-D fighter with an all female cast. Yes this may put off some, but underneath there is a fun fighter that can be learned fairly quickly. Think Street Fighter meets Smash Bros. The amount of customization is insane. 11 maidens x 11 arcanas = 121 fighter combinations. Lot's of game play modes, a remixed version of the game called Arcana Heart FULL is also included along with a gallery for you to unlock game art.
One of the best fighters I have played in a very very long time!
23 June 2009
Summary: I didn't even know Arcana Heart existed and I'm sure that a lot of other people don't as well. I learned of this game on a game review website. The review critic there went into enough detail that made me want to give them game a try. I must say that was probably one of the best gaming decision I made in a long time. Arcana Heart is an unbelievably fantastic game. I mean it is simply awesome! This game is everything that a 2D fighter game should be and then some.
Summary: Yes, I absolutely suck when it comes to fighting games. Anyone who can mash buttons can beat me, but that doesn't change the fact that I love playing them. Arcana Heart is an all-female fighting game, which I think was long past due to debut in a culture where in fighting games the token females were only about half as strong as any male.
Summary: This is a great game, for a niche audience. It's very fast paced as well as exciting. Very challenging at times too. The great thing about this game is it's great fro just pick up and play, or to pass the time, seeing which scores you can beat and unlocking all the art. The fighters are very diverse and when played right are very well balanced. The girls themselves are very interesting and, while not quite a story game, they have some unique personalities to be sure.
Very Suprising! 2-D PS2 Fighters Still Have Life!!
J. Winters "Collector of videogames", Amazon
11 May 2008
Summary: I'm glad I bought Arcana Heart for PS2. Cute anime intro, all-girl cast of fighters (11 in all), an interesting combo system (a little of Marvel vs Capcom and King of Fighters.) Atlus brought this to the US thankfully. Original game by EXAMU Inc./AQI. Highly recommended if you love 2-D fighting games with fluid "hand-drawn" animation.
Summary: To keep things from spiraling out of control word count wise, I'll just say that this is a great fighter with a very mature combat engine and wonderful art. The control scheme is not simple, but it is tweaked to make most of the fireball and uppercut type moves easier on the thumbs. You are entering the same kind of movements ie: | \ - + A , but they come off easier and with little frustration.
Summary: Beautyful graphics wonderfull game play. something to forget a litle about SF and KOF new faces . new combos.beautiful chicks chun li and cammy have nothing against HEART. MY ADVICE TO YOU BUY IT TODAY .
Don't be a band wagon yokol. If you love 2D fighters purchase this game!
Benjamin S. Sprague "Broken Hierophant", Amazon
15 April 2008
Summary: This is a fighter that likely has caused more controversy than God Of War and San Andreas. You'd think an all girl 2D fighter with very few vulgarities would not be a big deal to our sensibilities. After all we watched boobies bounce in rumble roses and noone raised a stink. We watched panty shots and string thongs in DOA beach volley ball and like-wise everyone gave "yays!" across the board.
Summary: Arcana Heart is a great 2d fighter. You get to play with 12 characters, all girls, that come with their own strengths and weakness. You get 10 different arcana's that you can place on your character. The fighting is smooth and adds for some great fun when you fight on the harder levels of the game. Adding in counters, special moves and arcana special attacks keeps this game going.