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The Bouncer (PlayStation 2)

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Description

You play one of three bouncers of the bar Fate; Sion, Kou. Dominique, a young girl, bar mascot and friend of Sion has been kidnapped by Mikado Special Forces. You battle your way in an attempt to rescue Dominique.

Very much modeled on an interactive action film, you really do "Play the Movie". Mostly a straight action fighter game, there are a few RPG twists thrown in as you can learn new moves and increase your life, power and defense. Since the trio battles together you can choose which character to control at the beginning of each new battle.

Screenshots

The Bouncer PlayStation 2 Outnumbered sometimes only means more fun.
The Bouncer PlayStation 2 Dominique showing her true self.
The Bouncer PlayStation 2 Mugetsu, head of the Mikado Special Forces Unit, first boss to encounter, but among last ones to finally fight against.
The Bouncer PlayStation 2 Was that a blockade or this guy lost some teeth.

User Reviews

One of the biggest disappointments in the history of videogames! Matthew Bailey (1143) unrated
It isn't that bad David Power (2) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Mar 06, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
PSX Extreme Mar 06, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
The Video Game Critic Apr 15, 2014 B 75
IGN Mar 06, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com May 22, 2001 12 out of 20 60
Gaming Target Jun 26, 2001 5.5 out of 10 55
Consoles Plus Jun, 2001 50 out of 100 50
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 12, 2003 5 out of 10 50
PSM Mar, 2001 4 out of 10 40
Thunderbolt Games Nov 06, 2008 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Development

In early release footage, the game was touted for intense fight scenes that revolved around remarkably interactive scenery. The result, as people know, was was off the mark and far from impressive. Supposedly, Square pushed Dream Factory (the developer) to wrap up the game as fast as possible, and the game reflects that. As a result, it seems that Dream Factory (which developed Ehrgeiz and the Tobal series for Square) has decided to stop creating games for Square.

Dolby Digital 5.1

This was the first PlayStation 2 game to feature Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

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nullnullnull (1471) added The Bouncer (PlayStation 2) on Apr 14, 2001