Excerpt: Something terrible has happened at a quaint little bar called Fate. Ninja soldiers from the evil Mikado Group have kidnapped a young girl named Dominique. It is up to three unlikely heroes to come to her rescue and right the wrong. So begins a shallow story to an even weaker game.
Summary: If you want something to show off the power
of your Playstation 2, but not give you at least 30 minutes of gameplay. This is the game
for you. Otherwise, save your 49.00 dollars for something with a little more substance.
Pros: Best visuals I've ever laid my eyes on., Great Storyline, Audio and dialogue are awesome.
Cons: Shorter than Rave's sex life., Button Masher, Horrible Camera Angles
Excerpt: Like Brad, I too was confused by The Bouncer from how it was pitched early in its development. I struggled to understand where the game was coming from conceptually, and what it was trying to achieve as an interactive experience.
Excerpt: Three times now, I've been forced to save the world from impending doom. Each time, it began when I went to a movie theatre with a bland date. I recently discussed the matter with a few other people I met in my line of work, and they all agreed that each time devastation approached this wretched...
Excerpt: Square's The Bouncer is a case of great visuals but flawed gameplay. Touted as an "Action Movie", the intention of the Bouncer is to be a fighter/brawler like Streets of Rage. Telling the story of three Bouncers (Sion, Kou and Volt) who go to rescue a captured girlfriend from the evil corporation...
Pros: Beautiful FMV and in-game graphics, Good use of the analog controls, Excellent sound
Cons: Way too short, Seriously needs a continue option, Fight segments are not that much of the game
Excerpt: Everything old is new again. A few hardware generations ago on older machines, there were a string of titles which were really nothing but a lot of low-quality full-motion video (FMV) packaged to fool people into thinking they were actual games.
Excerpt: All right, let's get this out of the way: The Bouncer is the best-looking game on any system as of this moment. Period. The game simply oozes graphical excellence, from the character models to the FMV.
Conclusion: The Bouncer certainly doesn’t let you forget that there’s a lot of plot because every couple of minutes that action stops and it’s time for three or so minutes of CG cutscenes. Yeah, it looks gorgeous and all, but what it boils down to is making the game way too halted.
Excerpt: Squaresoft and I have not had a peaceful relationship. The reason is two words: Final Fantasy. I'm always asked why I hate this series so much, and I explain every reason. Maybe it was because I find that being hit by random encounters every step is a complete pain.