Excerpt: Street Fighter IV is one part of a long established franchise, that sold in huge quantities, Battle Fantasia isn’t. So I have to question why 505 Games would release an unproven game right on the tail of Capcom’s masterful fighter, perhaps they’re hoping Street Fighter IV has caused a fighting game revival of sorts. Battle Fantasia may very well be a fresh faced competitor, but developer, Arc System Works, are grizzled veterans of the fighting game craft.
Can the Studio Behind Guilty Gear Reinvent the Fighting Genre?
22 September 2009
Excerpt: Considering this game hails from the same company that created the insanity that is Guilty Gear, you might expect Battle Fantasia to play as fast as the Flash with a caffeine buzz. While it offers up a fair amount of craziness, BF turns out to be a slightly slower, more technical fighter. The characters and environments are all 3D, but the action takes place on a 2D plane. Visually, the game is a charmer, with all the vibrancy and artistic style of an anime.
Excerpt: I love fighting games and in my 15 years of being a gamer, I've seen my fair share of winners and losers and when I was given the change of reviewing Battle Fantasia, I jumped at the idea. Not because it was another fighting game but rather because it was a Japanese fighting game.
Excerpt: Capcom's Street Fighter series might be more well known, but speak to people in the know, people who live and breathe fighting games, those who enter tournaments, perve over Japanese hit box documents and take an active interest in how the fighting engines actually work, and a game that is regularly mentioned as the greatest ever is Arc System Works' Guilty Gear.
Conclusion: The Perfect Hero achievement in Battle Fantasia worth 610 points Can you survive the Apocalypse Flame this is the hardest one^ I wouldn't recommend ever buying this game, if you want to play something similar buy BlazBlue. also this is my first review, so if you have any advice on how to improve this, post it in the comments.
Excerpt: Has Capcom perfected the fighting-game input menu? Are there no other command options for a fighting game? Sitting down to play Battle Fantasia for the first time, without looking at the command list, I played all the way through to the final boss without losing a round. I chose Urs, the default heroic lead male (a young boy in armor with a steam-powered chainsaw), and like most fighting game fans, I tried a fireball motion. Urs threw a fireball.
Summary: Battle Fantasia, developed by Arc System Works of Guilty Gear fame, is a 2.5D arcade fighting game like no other on consoles, thanks to its unique cast of fantasy-inspired characters, alongside a storyline and script that stays true to its Japanese heritage and manga roots.
Conclusion: With 3-D fighters taking over the market it is nice to see a game like Battle Fantasia come out. The game does have some pretty big flaws, but with more people learning about the game then the biggest flaw, online mode, will be fixed. Battle Fantasia is defiantly worth while if you are a fan of 2-D fighters; make sure you check this one out before Street Fighter IV comes out next year.