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5.3 out of 10

The Bouncer

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Overall 6
6.0

Good for new gamers

Adam Goldberg, Amazon
1 June 2001
  • Summary: This game was highly anticipated and the fact that it has not lived up to its initial expectations (hey, this is a SQUARE game - Final Fantasy!!!) has probably caused it to be bashed unfairly. If you were a fan of final fight or double dragon, this game might be right up your alley. It is definitely built more for a novice gamer than the hardcore crowd. Gameplay is simple and the graphics are incredible - probably the best on the system right now.
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Overall 6
6.0

ok game

C. Sonata, Amazon
10 May 2001
  • Summary: this game is ok. well first of all, there is no gameplay except for the fight scenes which are all pretty easy (Dauragon 4 is the only character who puts up a fight). Square promised a lot with this game like being able to interact with the environment, but i've never been able to, oh say, pick up a chair or a pool stick and hurt the enemies.
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Overall 6
6.0

Playable Anime

Jason Hartman "BrokenWire", Amazon
22 March 2001
  • Summary: When I first picked up a copy of Bouncer I was astounded by its graphics. Unlike most games that I have played for any system, save wing commander, the games are designed around an intensive combination of button mashing and timing. The Bouncer on the other hand relies on plot and superb graphics. This game could easily have been released as an anime with no playability to speak of. As it is it is almost this without any real changes.
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Overall 6
6.0

i still dont know...

fnordboy, Amazon
20 March 2001
  • Summary: This is a weird game. I bought it even though i heard it really wasn't worth buying, and i am still on the fence with that in my own head. The graphics are just amazing, but its squaresoft so that is expected. It's definitely the best graphics yet on the PS2, that i have seen. The storyline is pretty good, the more i play it the more i get into it. The reason though it only gets 3 stars from me is that there is a lack of gameplay in it.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's ok.

Whitey D, Amazon
12 March 2001
  • Summary: I bought the game on friday, messed around with a little, liked it. Saturday I sat down to play it and I ended up not only beating it but completing the whole game (Unlocking all of the secrets). The game doesn't meet up to all of the hype. Yes, it is fun, you can play a one on one style fight with your friends (Up to four at a time) and the "inbetween" movies are visually amazing. Pro's - Very fun, good story to the game, Vs.
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Overall 6
6.0

Stunning Graphics, Dissapointing Storyline

Justin Filipiak, Amazon
22 February 2001
  • Summary: The game's graphics are simply breathtaking, the best I have ever seen but Squaresoft forgot about the rest of the game. Sure the graphics are great to look at but its only a fighting game and I was expected a whole lot more. The concept is great, the fighting moves are endless but its no more fun than Mortal Kombat only with much better graphics. It is a definite rent but don't buy it until you play it.
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0

Bounce off

kawaljit, Ciao
16 November 2001
  • Excerpt: "The Bouncer is one of the strongest graphical demonstrations of the PlayStation2 hardware so far. When playing it appears as though you are a character in a movie, the camera movements and special effects appear as though they are straight out of a Hollywood film. The Bouncer is a fighting game in the same genre as fighting force on the PSX. You've got huge, open environments, weapons lying around ready to be used much more. If it's there, you ...
  • Pros: looks
  • Cons: many many
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Gameplay 2
2.0
Graphics 10
10

Don't think I'll bother

jalford, Ciao
10 October 2001
  • Excerpt: "...I'm glad I did. I'd seen the review in the official PS2 mag and though the graphics looked very good. It didn't get a great review but I like to check things out for myself. When I loaded the disc for myself...yes the graphics are good but that's all I felt it had going for it. The game is basically a beat em up but rather than two characters on the screen scrapping with one another you would choose one of three characters each time a fight ...
  • Pros: Great graphics
  • Cons: Boring, movies interrupt flow of game
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Gameplay 2
2.0
Graphics 10
10

Not much Bouncy about this

djmunchki..., Ciao
3 September 2001
  • Excerpt: "...when browsing around shops, although the box does look good and i do play beat em up games. When powering up the game, the graphics and quality of story are very good, and the initial story lasts many minutes before you are required to get started in the game. This is all very well and makes u eager to get started as you feel totally involved. The storyline basically is the same as all other beat em ups, a girl is kidnapped. However when the ...
  • Pros: Excellent split scene movies, graphics
  • Cons: Sluggish movement, little variety of moves, repetitive action
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Overall 6
6.0

I buttafuori targati Squaresoft

Etherial_Lady, Ciao
9 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Ebbene sì: che ci crediate o no, conosco questo raro picchiaduro a scorrimento della Squaresoft. Dopo il successo di Final Fantasy, la casa produttrice si é data anche al perfezionamento di questo genere. Cos'é un picchiaduro a scorrimento? E' una speci ...
  • Pros: Gioco semplice e scorrevole
  • Cons: Trama interessante ma non soddisfacente
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