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Art of Fighting 2 (Neo Geo)

71
MobyRank
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4.0
MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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95
Hobby Consolas
Con respecto a los demás, poco que os pueda sorprender. Un sonido tan real que los golpes duelen, unos escenarios cuidadísimos, un zoom soberbio y espectacularidad a manos llenas. En definitiva, todo a lo que nos tiene acostumbrados SNK y todo lo que ya sabíamos de «Art of Fighting», sólo que con más luchadores, más magia y más acción que nunca.
90
GamePro (US)
AOF 2 plays and feels tons better than it's predecessor, but needs a bit more refinement to give it the lasting value of, say, the Street Fighter II games. Still, this game is so rich in graphics and sounds, you should give it a test-drive.
89
Mega Fun
Wow, bei Art Of Fighting 2 geht die Post ab! Im Vergleich zum Vorgänger wurde die Geschwindigkeit nahezu verdoppelt, trotzdem dauern die Kämpfe im Schnitt länger. Genau deshalb solltet Ihr wohlbedacht und mit einer bestimmten Taktik fighten, ansonsten kann es leicht passieren, daß Euch der Computer schneller zu Hundefutter verarbeitet als Euch lieb ist. Positiv ist neben der phänomenalen Aufmachung auch die neue Leichtgängigkeit der Special Moves (nie funktionierte der Dragon Punch besser). Ob mich auch etwas an Art Of Fighting 2 nervt? Na klar, daß der Feuerball einfach weggeschlagen werden kann ist eine Frechheit, so verkommt eine ehemals geniale Langstreckenwaffe zum wirkungslosen Pseudo-Special Move. Davon abgesehen macht Art Of Fighting 2 Samurai Shodown das Leben verdammt schwer.
80
Pixel-Heroes.de
Ansonsten lässt sich nicht mehr viel sagen: richtig gute Grafik, die auch heute, 10 Jahre nach Veröffentlichung, noch ansehnlich ist + geile Features + vernünftiges Gameplay ergeben ein spaßiges Spiel - vorausgesetzt, man hat die Nerven für den Schwierigkeitsgrad; wobei... eben jener Schwierigkeitsgrad macht das Spiel so gut: wer nicht aufgibt, der bekommt auch was für seine Ausdauer, man fängt nach einigen Fehlschlägen förmlich mit dem Lernen an. Und das ist dann der Punkt, an dem AoF2 einen so richtig packt. 8 Punkte für ein Spiel, das aufgrund diverser eigentümlicher Features und der benötigten "etwas anderen" Herangehensweise auch heute noch begeistern kann.
80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Two years after the huge success of Art of Fighting, SNK decided to give their fans what they wanted: A better sequel. Almost everything has been improved from the original, but just as I said, "almost everything". Read on to learn the score...
75
The Video Game Critic
The controls are like World Heroes, so the strength of your punches and kicks depends on how long you hold down the buttons. Not everyone appreciates this system, but otherwise there's not much to fault here. The gameplay is deeper than you average fighter thanks to a "rage" meter that lets you perform special attacks. You can recharge your meter or drain your opponent's through taunting, but this leave you open to attack. Special moves are critical in this game, especially against the tough-as-nails CPU opponent. The fighters themselves are pretty generic, except of course for that guy in the monkey mask (freak!). If you're looking for babes, AoF2 won't do much for you, unless you have a thing for butch lesbians like King. The background graphics are uneven in quality. The mansion stage with the fountain and car look terrific, but others (like the backyard stage) are surprisingly dull. But overall Art of Fighting 2 is one of the most impressive fighters I've ever seen.
75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
What can I say, Neo fighting games keep getting better and better. The graphics and sound are unbelievable. The moves are also quite impressive. The computer plays very cheap, performing damages and charges you can't do. There's a lot of technique to this one and I recommend it. Now if SNK could get that price a bit more reasonable. Hmmmm, by the way, look for a lot of hidden moves, too!
50
IGN
So Art of Fighting 2 shoots itself in the foot after introducing a few nice new features, and averages out to be just slightly more appealing that its predecessor was here on the Virtual Console. But rather than actually considering investing nine of your digital dollars in this download, I'd recommend you look to this game's superior contemporaries -- those other, better SNK fighting franchises are already well-represented in the Wii Shop as well and any of them would be a better option than this. Check out S amurai Shodown II, F atal Fury 2 or K ing of Fighters '94 to get your fighting fix. Or, if you're dead set on spending your Points on an Art of Fighting title, wait for A rt of Fighting 3. That's the trilogy- concluding game that actually did enough to separate itself from the pack of other efforts in the mid-'90s, and if and when it arrives in VC form it'll be much more worth your while to consider for purchase.
16
Defunct Games
The one thing I wanted to be fixed is the sub par control. But what we get is an exact rehash of the originals sluggish controls. There is no excuse for controls like this, after thousands of examples of good fighting game control, anybody who puts out a game with this sluggish feel is just lazy. Unless you are a masochist, Art of Fighting 2 is not recommended at all.