Excerpt: Released in tandem with Bleach: The Blade of Fate for the DS, Sega brings Bleach: Shattered Blade to the Wii. Expanding the amount of fighting games available on the Wii, Shattered Blade is an adequate release that unfortunately does little to innovate within the 3D fighting platform. Originally released as a launch title in Japan, North America receives this title after it has been localized with English speaking voice actors and subtitles.
Excerpt: What would you get if you made a game that has elements of Tekken, Bushido Blade, Street Fighter and Naruto all rolled into one? You’d end up with Bleach: Shattered Blade, a sword fighting game. The new title is based upon the anime series Bleach. Ok, now before everybody rolls their eyes into the back of their heads and starts to say, “Oh no, another anime based Wiimote gimmicky game that isn’t even worth the box that it comes in,” you’d be wrong.
Excerpt: Bleach . What a name. Upon hearing it, one might assume that this incredibly popular anime is about doing laundry. There have been stranger concepts, after all. There are no washing machines or fabric softener here. Bleach is all about three things: swords, souls, and kicking ass. It follows the saga of Ichigo, a student who accidentally acquired the abilities of the Grim Reaper.
Excerpt: You'd think by now we'd have learnt not to get swept up in the false promise of a game's opening cinematic. In arcades, the terminology for this was coined as 'attract screens', a feature that did exactly that: showcase what the title offered, thereby attracting gamers over for a butchers. If the intro did the job, coins would swiftly follow.
Excerpt: When gaming is mixed with highly popular license products, be it movies, programs or in this case anime, they usually don’t turn out to be the best games they can be. Most are usually quickly thrown together and released to be able to maximise the income from the license product. A lot of people won’t even read about the game and will purely buy it because it’s based on their favourite product.
Excerpt: Dat wij in Europa vaak games mislopen, moet onderhand wel duidelijk zijn. Maar toch worden er soms typische Japanse games hier in Europa uitgebracht. Bleach: Shattered Blade voor de Wii is de volgende game die we kunnen toevoegen aan dit lijstje. Een game die volledig gebaseerd is op een anime waar ik tot de dag van vandaag zo goed als nooit van gehoord had. Maar alles ziet er wel leuk uit op het eerste gezicht.
Summary: Bleach llega a Wii y por primera vez a Europa en una consola de sobremesa. Se trata de un nuevo juego de lucha, con una historia completamente nueva y una jugabilidad a base de Wiimote. ¿Estará a la altura de su gran nombre?