Well, it's certainly a pretty fighting game. If you like anime, you'll love this stuff, it almost ís an interactive anime.
Great over-the-top "ultimate" attacks with matching over-the-top visuals to show it off, yeah, the fighting scenes really look nice...
The combat controls take some getting used to, but when you get the hang of it you could win a fight in seconds. Mainly it's a 3d fighter, so if you're used to the 2d fighting games you'll have to learn some new tricks... No ducking from high attacks, but sidestepping frontal ones, and other such differences.
Apart from fighting solo, you can also fight with a team, and summon teammates to stand ine way a bit, or launch team attacks. Which makes a fight look pretty busy the moment all 6 characters jump around on the field.
The game consists of a Story mode, Free fight mode and online mode.
The story stays true to it's nature, which is nice, the only drawback I guess is that it's either full of spoilers if you really want to read/watch the manga/anime, or you end up skipping most of the cutscenes because you already know what's next.
There's also a few boss battles that require QTE's. Oddly enough they kind of make sense with the motion, rather than throwing random button inputs in your face, but they do detract a little from the action scenes going on. Either way, don't worry about normal battles throwing a QTE in halfway.
After completing the story there's a few extra quests to do and roam a bit around a few locations of the story.
Free fight has a survival mode which is nice to test skills with. And also has a mission mode, setting a few extra fighting conditions like losing power, getting poisoned by enemy attacks etc. Ofcourse there's also the mandatory quick battle.
Online Multiplayer seems to be a hit'n miss with lag, as with most of these fighting games... I guess getting a second controller and sticking to local multiplayer would be the best idea as long as internet can't catch up to these games.
Or make sure you know who you're playing with and both have a decent connection to play this stuff.
Julkaistu 16 maaliskuu(ta) 2014.