Written by  :  Hazuki (43)
Written on  :  Oct 12, 2004
Platform  :  SEGA Saturn
Rating  :  4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

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Martial-Arts with superior control.

The Good

One thing about VF2 is the variety in characters to choose from. Ok, there are 'only' 12 to choose from but most of them are very different to control. It's called the thinking man's beat'em'up for a reason. The learning curve is pretty steep which you'll realize as soon as you got smoked by a seasoned player. The other thing is the steering and the animations. It doesn't get much smoother. Forget the choppy Tekken rubbish. This is how it's done.

The Bad

There really isn't much to rant about. At it's time it was the best 3D beat'em'up out there. Hell, for me it still is! I still find myself playing once in a while despite being spoiled by all the cool graphics nowadays.

The Bottom Line

It's a classic. Go try it yourself but look under the surface. You're bound to find a true gem. If you can't get a hold of it then go and try at least VF4:Evo for the PS2. That will give you an idea - but you better don't use the standard PS2 pad since that one doesn't quite fit for this kind of games.