Evil Zone Reviews (PlayStation)
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Our Users Say
|Acting||The quality of the voice or video acting.||3.6|
|AI||The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents.||3.7|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||3.9|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||4.0|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||4.1|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.6|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC.||4.0|
|Overall User Score (7 votes)||3.8|
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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Jul 31, 1999)
While Evil Zone isn’t without its flaws, they are mostly minor and can be overlooked. What can’t be ignored, though, is the lack of depth inherent in the gameplay. This will be a major turnoff for many gamers who are looking for a meaty title that they can spend months and months of their time playing. It’s hard to point this out as a drawback, though, as the title is so much fun to play before you see all it has to offer. Basically, if you’re looking for a fighting game you can spend years mastering, wait for Virtua Fighter 3tb. If, however, you’re looking for a quick fix and want to spend some time with one of the most enjoyable fighting titles since Tekken 3, give Evil Zone a chance.
Gamezilla (Aug 17, 1999)
If you are looking for a pure and hardcore fighting game, you may be a little disappointed in the simplicity of this game. If you are like me and don't like memorizing button combos, you should enjoy this game somewhat. If you dig Anime, you should really like the game. I do wonder if the bad voice acting and the confusing stories in the Story mode were intentional or if they just did not do a great job translating the game. Either way, it is worth a look just to experience it.
GameSpot (Feb 11, 1999)
The characters look cool, if a touch derivative, but once you see the flowing hair and awesome special attacks, critics will soon find themselves at a loss for words. While it's not the greatest game of all time, Evil Zone is extremely fun and it shows that Yuke's has learned something from its past experiences. Although it's hard to make an impression in the fighting genre nowadays, Evil Zone (despite the horrible name and iffy voice acting) is a game that's definitely worth picking up.
Video Games (Jul, 1999)
Das Gameplay stellt sich langfristig doch als zu banal gestrickt heraus - üfr die tollkühnsten Aktionen ist nicht mehr als ein Tastendruck in Kombination mit einem SteuerkreuzP-ush notwendig. Damit sind Button-Smasher gegenüber Beat‘em-Up-Profis klar im Vorteil, gell Christian? Ein Unding auch, daß einen simple Projektile in die Tiefe des Raums verfolgen (wozu dann die Sidesteps?) und Combos auch mitten in der Move-Abfolge noch blockbar sind. Wer nach einem unkomplizierten Prügelspiel mit gewissem Animé-Charme sucht, kann dennoch mit Evil Zone liebäugeln.
NowGamer (Jun 22, 1999)
The game is a brave release though. Having surrendered any sense of realism in favour of cramming in the action, it emerges as the most destructive, quickpaced game in the genre. It also carries with it the burden of being one of the shallowest and least entertaining.Many forms of media have fallen foul of showy pomp, having been spruced up and calling themselves the next big thing. This includes Evil Zone. For Manga and fighting fans with the attention span of a whelk only, sadly.
Mega Fun (Jul, 1999)
Zu Anfang der Prügelei macht Evil Zone gehörig Spaß. Die satten Effekte und die einfache Steuerung machen einem den Einstieg leicht. Mit der Zeit jedoch fehlen die Herausforderungen (ich habe gleich beim ersten Mal den Endgegner bezwungen) und die eher bescheidene Charakterzahl von zehn Kämpfern passt nicht mehr zu einem modernen Beat ‘em Up. Unterm Strich bleibt ein interessanter Prügler für Fans des Genres oder Anime-Freaks.
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) (Oct, 1999)
The game is definitely not everyone's cup of green tea. The fighting system is not deep enough to satisfy fighting enthusiasts, and many of the bonuses in the game can only be appreciated by anime aficionados. Still, the game is very original and worth at least a rental for casual gamers while it is highly recommended if you consider yourself a connoisseur of Japanese animation.
Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Jul, 1999)
Worth playing? For a couple of goes it is. But the trouble is, once you've seen all of the characters and their limited array of attacks, it becomes redundant. The graphics make Evil Zone look quite impressive and if you like Anime, you'll enjoy this. But with so many other more detailed and challenging games out there, that doesn't really stand up to the standards.
IGN (Jul 29, 1999)
In the end, Evil Zone is not really aimed at anyone with a brain. Certainly, fighting fans won't like it, and casual gamers will be disappointed. Who's left? Poor, unsuspecting gamers. Our advice: Stay away from Evil Zone.