• The fighting is simply awesome
  • It's an awe-inspiringly gorgeous game
  • Create-a-character is a great addition
  • The Chronicles mode is too simplistic
  • Lack of online play disappoints
  • Create-a-character could be deeper

The new characters are definitely welcome additions to the series: Tira is the aforementioned hottie; she wields a razor-edged hula hoop. Next comes Setsuka, who seems like a demure Japanese lady until you realize her parasol has a sword inside it. Then there's the scythe-wielding muscleman Zasalamel, who actually seems unbalanced. He's much faster than a character with his strength should be.

If none of those appeal to you, there are 21 returning characters (the Owl-headed Olcadan is actually just like an old character named Edge Master, so we're counting him as a returner). And let's not forget the created characters. Being given the option to custom-craft one's own aggressor is great. This feature might not have the level of customization we’d like, but most games don't even have this feature, so this is still a win.

More Info

Release date: Oct 25 2005 - PS2 (US)
Available Platforms: PS2, GameCube
Genre: Fighting
Published by: Namco
Developed by: Namco
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Suggestive Themes, Violence


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