Written by  :  leon101 (64)
Written on  :  Jun 20, 2005
Platform  :  PlayStation 2
Rating  :  3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

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Not the best fighting game, but not the worst...

The Good

Well, this is actually a fun game in retrospect, though it can (like all fighting games) get boring when you play out so many fights. First, I love the idea of every celebrity (including the one you make) having a fatality. I love fatalities in a fighting game, that is why Mortal Kombat (all of them) is my favorite fighting game...the fatalities. Now I'm gonna say right now, not all fatalities in this are great, some are even bad and boring, but there are some good ones, like...well I won't give them away. I for one also liked the control in the game, very simple. X to attack, [] (square) to attack, 0 (circle) for a "Throw" attack, and a normal attack, and ^ (triangle) for a special attack, each celebrity has one. I also like how the fatalities are very, very easy to pull off. Simply walk up to your opponent when the word KILL is is above your health, and press circle when stars appear around your enemies head, and Bam! Instant fatality. There is also a good size of celebrities to play as, including ones to unlock by beating story mode, and also rings (places to fight of course) to unlock. Can't forget the ability to make your own celebrity...well sort of.

The Bad

Okay, let's face it, this game is not perfect, it can boring when you play for long periods of time, also there is only one fatality per celebrity. Now that would be okay, if most of the fatalities were not so lame. Also, there is no strategy in the game what so ever, just mash your four buttons, and when you opponent tries to hit you, not "throw" you, but hit you simply block and then run like behind them and give a beat down. Now in multi-play with a friend this is okay, because it will be a challenge to win, but on single play, the computers are push-overs. Even at the hardest possible difficult, they are easy to beat. So unlocking everything in the game will take you roughly an hour, maybe even thirty minutes.

The Bottom Line

Well, it's a hit and miss, it is fun, multi-play is where most of the fun is, but it is also limited in features, making it dull in a couple of hours or so, or less depending on your view on fighting games. So if you like fighting, or celebrity deathmatch, give it a rental. If you like fighting, you may just get some enjoyment out of it. If you don't like either...stay and I repeat, stay far away from this game...like 1000 yards maybe.