Written by  :  Garland (14)
Written on  :  Jul 10, 2004
Platform  :  GameCube
Rating  :  3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

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Mad Japanese crazy superhero action!

The Good

It looks stunning! It uses old comic book techniques such as blurring, thick black lines and pretty, bright colours that give it a real classy look unlike any other game out there! The game plays like old’ side scrollers of the past and is best for it, though it has a few features which bring it out the past. These features are VFX which allows you to slow down, speed up and zoom in giving you handy abilities to clear out each room of enemies. The fighting because of this can be really joyful, using these techniques. Coupled with this a real comic book/ cheesy superhero movie feel, like the old batman programmes with Adam West that really tops it off.

The Bad

There’s too much of an emphasis on using slow VFX to get a good grade in each section of a level, while this isn’t necessary a bad thing as slow mo is fun, but I find that it doesn’t give you time with the other two VFX powers. Another bad thing is that it isn’t as hard as the Japanese version, perhaps in a effort to make it more attractive to the casual gamer. Also ironically, it is frustratingly hard in places. Also music is annoying after a while, but suits it the game sum what. The last thing that ticks off is that the graphics strain my eyes, but I don’t think this will applies to everyone.

The Bottom Line

Side scrolling fighters are back! VIEWTIFUL!!