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Psychic Force 2012 (Dreamcast)

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Description

Psychic Force 2012, the sequel to Psychic Force, is a one-on-one fighting game with a twist. The matches take place inside a giant floating cube. You are able to fly, using your psychic abilities, around a 3D arena with six walls. Each of the ten available characters, Might, Regina, Wendy, Emilio, Setsuna, Patty, Gudeath, Genshin, Carlo, and Gates, are controlled with three buttons: guard, weak attack and strong attack. The effect varies with the distance. Next to the regular life meter, there is also a power meter. By using special moves, the meter is drained and your moves are limited. It is possible to recharge, and the capacity of the power meter expands when you lose a lot of health.

Additionally, each fighter has its own unique moves, energy attacks and a weapon, which they use, mid-flight, to pummel their opponent. There are three main game modes: training, versus and a story mode using static anime-inspired images and in-engine cut scenes to tell the story. The story centers around two groups of psychics with differing ideals about co-existence with humans. In the middle of this are several neutral psychics with ties to members in either group.

The later PlayStation port, renamed to Psychic Force 2, adds the 3 missing characters from the first game (Genma, Brad and Sonia), the psy-expand mode where the player can play a series of special battles to learn other character attacks, and an anime intro video replacing the original in-game intro. It also lowers the overall difficulty of the CPU fighters and makes some control adjustments (for instance the shield can now optionally be enabled with a single button). Of course, the graphics were notably degraded.

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There are 3 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Psychic Force 2" -- PlayStation title
  • "サイキックフォース2" -- Japanese PlayStation spelling

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The Press Says

Consoles Plus Jan, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Game Revolution Nov 01, 1999 B 75
Futuregamez.net Feb 26, 2000 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot Mar 16, 1999 7.1 out of 10 71
IGN Nov 09, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
Gaming Age 1999 C+ 58
NowGamer Oct 31, 1999 5.1 out of 10 51
Planet Dreamcast Dec 01, 1999 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

The game was first to be published in the US by Tommo Inc., then UFO Interactive, and finally Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.

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Reaver (1769) added Psychic Force 2012 (Dreamcast) on Dec 02, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (15063), Sciere (233834), Kabushi (116353) and Crawly (1327)