Reviews and Problems with Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
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Replay value 7
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Family Friendly Gaming
15 March 2013
Excerpt: Sony was kind to us at their E3 2012 press conference. They gave everyone in attendance a code for a free one year membership to Playstation Plus. I used that to download this game. So it cost me nothing but time, and one more thing I will mention later.
Excerpt: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is the antithesis of everything that’s happening in fighting games at the moment. While the competition looks to cram as many modes, colours, tag-team combinations and nuts graphical effects into their electric battlegrounds, AM2’s five-year old effort sits calmly in...
Excerpt: Virtua Fighter was one of my first beat um up titles when I first got into console gaming. It is nice to see it further down the line still able to invoke some fun and thrills in the challenge of taking on virtual opponents.
Conclusion: Appropriate for a fighter that puts mechanics and gameplay above all else, the single player content in Final Showdown is a bit thin. There's a standard arcade mode and score attack, as well as license test that puts fighters through a series of challenges, but that's pretty much it for single...
Excerpt: The redone Quest mode was the first thing that really stood out to me outside of the roster changes. Instead of going from one virtual arcade to the next, you now beat a ladder of opponents under a set theme name - which basically amounts to the same thing only without the arcade theme to it.
Excerpt: No one is afraid of a “Jeffry”. Except of course, the great Jeffry McWild. Imagine a bulky, towering man with no shirt and fury in his eyes stomping his way toward you Mike Haggar style.: to be blunt, there is no way that encounter will end well. Luckily, Mr.
Excerpt: Since Virtua Fighter 5 ’s 2007 debut, the fighting-game scene’s experienced something of a renaissance. That’s why Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown feels a bit flat compared to more recent fighters.
Pros: + Each character’s fighting style is super-different from the other combatants’., + Easy to pick up, extremely hard to master.