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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Reviews (Dreamcast)

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Category Description User Score
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 3.6
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 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
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Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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IGN (May 02, 2000)
The best way to describe JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is that it's a strange and entertaining jaunt into the realm of fighting. If an attempt at something different while keeping the true spirit of Capcom fighting is what you're looking for then JoJo is for you. Have fun!
Consoles Plus (Jan, 2000)
Jojo est un bon petit jeu de baston 2D, mais avec la DC on devient exigeants.
80 (UK) (Apr 27, 2000)
I find it hard to class JoJo's Bizarre Adventure in the same category as the likes of Soul Calibur and Street Fighters Zero 3, but I can't help but enjoy the thing. It's probably going to be a bit of a sleeper hit at the end of the day, with those who don't play it not really caring, but those who do really enjoying it. I'd give it a rental at the very least. If you've got Soul Calibur and are looking for something new, give it a try!
Consoles Plus (Apr, 2000)
Ce jeu est inspiré du manga éponyme. Voilà qui devrait expliquer son succès au pays du Soleil-Levant. Dans l'Hexagone, ce ne sera qu'un jeu de baston en 2D de plus. Bien sûr, quelques fans d'animation japonaise seront intéressés, mais les autres...
Planet Dreamcast (May 08, 2000)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a fairly decent package for the 2D fighting fan. It brings a bunch of new ideas to the table, and combines them with some genuine style and sharp character design. The gameplay's relative lack of depth will hurt the long term lifespan of the game, but it's still an unusual and entertaining cross between Street Fighter and the versus series.
DC-UK (Mar, 2000)
A little too bizarre for its own good - despite trying to do something original. It just ends up being mediocre. Is that really what you want? IS IT?
Retrogaming History (Jan 22, 2010)
JoJo Bizzarre Adventure è in definitiva un picchiaduro originale e ben realizzato. Un vero e proprio must per i tanti appassionati del manga che riesce comunque a meritare le attenzioni dei tanti estimatori del genere, grazie soprattutto al grande carisma dei suoi personaggi e alle novità che introduce con discreto successo.
70 (Jan 22, 2008)
In conclusione possiamo dire che JoJo Bizzarre Adventure è un picchiaduro originale e ben realizzato. Un vero must per i tanti appassionati del manga ma che riesce comunque a risultare appetibile anche a tutti gli amanti del genere grazie al grande carisma dei suoi personaggi e alle novità che riesce ad introdurre con discreto successo.
GamePro (US) (Apr, 2000)
Fighting-game fans will either love or hate this game's weird characters and attacks, so rent before buying.
The Video Game Critic (Apr 15, 2010)
I'd be lying if I said I "get" JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, because it really doesn't make sense to me on any level. Still, it's one of the more interesting fighting games I've played in some time. And with 2D fighters becoming such as rare commodity as of late, this unorthodox title is looking better all the time.
65 (Jun 09, 2000)
Un de plus, comme dirait Capcom. Le seul prétexte du jeu est la reprise de l'univers de Jojo avec une certaine fidélité mais du point de vue de la technique et de la jouabilité, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure fait un peu peine à voir.
Video Games (May, 2000)
(PAL version)
Trotz Animationen auf höherem Niveau und einer besseren Soundkulisse kann auch die DC-Version von Jo Jo nicht überzeugen, da sich am Gameplay natürlich nichts geändert hat. Mit nur drei Attack-Buttons hat man für Capcom-Verhältnisse zu wenig Aktionsmöglichkeiten, die Special Moves sind schlecht zu koordinieren und die Charaktere haben einfach nicht den Charme von Street Fighter, Marvel oder SNK-Fightern. Aber Schwamm drüber: Jeder darf sich mal einen missglückten Versuch leisten.
NowGamer (Oct 31, 1999)
Just like Capcom’s other big title of the moment, StreetFighter 3: Double Impact, you get two games on the one disc– Jojo’s Venture and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. The problem, though, is that the differences between the two are minimal and with the addition of more characters in the second game, you’ve got to question why the first is even included. Again, we think that Capcom might have done it just for that added ‘value’ factor. Ho hum. In the long run, it’s all a bit hit and miss – in trying to create something a bit different, Capcom seems to have proved just how stale games like this are getting. It’s not that we hate 2-D beatem- ups; after all, we can hardly wait for Marvel Vs Capcom 2 later in the year. No, the problem here is that no matter how hard we tried, we just couldn’t enjoy this one. At all. Is it just us getting old? Somehow, we doubt it very much…
Video Games (Jan, 2000)
Das Nahezu-Fiasko (Für ein Capcom-Spiel!) macht ein Endgegner der Frustklasse 1A komplett, der ansonsten aber genauso ideenlos wirkt, wie das komplette Spiel. Na ja, ist ja kein Beinbruch für die Resident Evil-Macher - man hat ja noch genug andere erfolgreiche Beat‘em-Up-Pferdchen im Stall. Auf dieses hier sollten nur absolute Freaks und Capcom-Sammler setzen. Schlagt lieber bei SF3 W Impact und Star Gladiator 2 zu.