DescriptionYou 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.
|One of the biggest disappointments in the history of videogames!||Matthew Bailey (1280)||unrated|
|It isn't that bad||David Power (2)|
|Gamer's Pulse||Apr 19, 2001||88 out of 100||88|
|Game Informer Magazine||Feb, 2001||8 out of 10||80|
|Gamezone (Germany)||Apr 26, 2001||7.2 out of 10||72|
|Jeuxvideo.com||May 22, 2001||12 out of 20||60|
|Super Play (Sweden)||Jun, 2001||5 out of 10||50|
|All Game Guide||2001||50|
|Gamereactor (Sweden)||May 12, 2003||5 out of 10||50|
|Retrogaming.it||Apr 15, 2008||5 out of 10||50|
|Gameplanet||Jul 01, 2001||40|
|Thunderbolt Games||Nov 06, 2008||2 out of 10||20|
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DevelopmentIn 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 5.1This was the first PlayStation 2 game to feature Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
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Related Web Sites
- The Bouncer (Official game website (Europe))
- The Bouncer (Official game website (US))
- Wikipedia: The Bouncer (Information about The Bouncer at Wikipedia)
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