Oct 15, 2007
While it's easy to dismiss games based on popular animated series as lip service to fans, it would be a mistake to overlook Bleach: Shattered Blade. While it definitely appeals to fans of the show, there are many unique and entertaining aspects to this fighting game that make it worth a look for anyone that's into fighters or anyone that's looking for some good old fashioned mindless violence that's easy for any gamer to pick up.
Bleach: Shattered Blade revolves around a bunch of well-drawn anime characters beating the crap out of each other with samurai swords. A classic mélange of Japanese and American cultures (katanas and violence), this also makes an ideal setting for a fighting game. There are tons of characters, including numerous unlockable ones, for you to enjoy in story, versus and arcade modes. What makes this game different from your average fisticuffs fighter is its extreme use of the Wii's motion-sensing controller. All your attacks require a flick of the wrist that translates into some devastating swordplay on your television.