We all see them, the bins full of games forgotten, used or too terrible to be paid full price for littering the aisles of game stores. Although they tend to bring a crowd, little other than the sports titles of years passed can be found that are recognizable to many people. As an experiment, I have decided to purchase a game a week and do a brief write-up of my findings. Check back every Monday as I attempt to find a lump of gold in a pile of shit.
Year Released: 2008
Price Paid: $2.99
Time Spent/Completion: 3.5 hours, unlocked everything
Expected Rating: 3/10
Overall Rating: 4/10
Value For Price: B
I don’t know a lot about the universe, so I had a friend who is a big fan play with me and give me insight as to how true it was to the source. Aside from some liberties taken with the chronological order of the fights involved in each saga, I am to understand that there is a rough symmetry to the animated series with the characters and story. Of course, if you are looking for a story-based game this is definitely not it; I couldn’t follow what the hell was happening half the time with the characters or their motivations. This being said, the game has neat fighting mechanics, beautiful HD animated scenes and characters and a smooth flow of movement. Some work could have been done to better the experience and give some sort of replay value but if you are a fan of fighting games, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal than this at this price.