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Virtua Fighter Final Showdown
Reviewed by
Edwin Millheim
on
Virtua Fighter Final Showdown 360 Review. Virtua Fighter has never been more accessible to so many players than it is now at a trimmed down version it is great for a quick jump in and fight a couple rounds or a whole marathon of gaming evening with friends.
Rating:
3.75

Gameplay 7.5
Graphics 7.0
Sound 8.0
Value 7.5
Distributor: XBOX Live
Developer:
SEGA
Review Date:
July 2012
Reviewer:
Edwin Millheim

7.5


Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

Virtua Fighter was one of my first beat um up titles when I first got into console gaming. It is nice to see it further down the line still able to invoke some fun and thrills in the challenge of taking on virtual opponents. Thanks to Sega since they sent the code over for us to check this game out, we get to go into one on one battle again.

This time around as the game graces us with in Xbox Live Arcade with new moves for characters and a almost over kill in the DLC department.

Stepping in to the fighting area to go against your challenger players will find multiple arenas and environments; all look very interesting and pleasing to the eye as always. All though it is showing its age in the graphics department, it gets the job done. Some arenas are simple cage matches and there are some areas that you can win by forcing your opponent out of the fight area. Once again there are a wide selection of characters to choose from, 20 in all. This includes an opponent that looks like one of the female terminators silvery body and all that has the abilities to mimic every fighterís moves.

The moves for each character have always been part of the fun of Virtua Fighter, itís no different here. With fight styles ranging from Karate type, to Sumo Wrestling and even one of my favorites Drunken Kungfu, and even Northern and Southern Shaolin. If you are new to these types of beat um ups donít let the diversity scare you away, the game is friendly to new comers and Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown even more so in its Xbox Live Arcade form.

Just pick up the controller and jump on in to the training Dojo. This is the place to practice the deceptively simple control lay outs. Perhaps deceptively is the wrong word, more like surprisingly simple control lay outs. Commands for the game are oh so basic, launching into combos with a simple press of the punch or kick buttons and then including the directional button to pull of some of the coolest moves. That is why the training Dojo is in the gameÖ.because pulling of some of the moves by fiddling around is one thing, mastering the- oh so subtle nuances of the perfect lock and throw of an opponent is another.

Virtua fighter 5 final Showdown has stripped away things like back story to bring to the arcade a lean mean fighting machine, and to bombard the player in choices for DLC customizations of your favorite characters. With the Down loadable content players can purchase item packs and customize the look of characters. Itís a huge mix of items, packs are character specific and while some items are the same for each character and change simple things like colors, there are some items that are unique to each character as well. Itís like playing dress upÖbut not.

Virtua Fighter has never been more accessible to so many players than it is now at a trimmed down version it is great for a quick jump in and fight a couple rounds or a whole marathon of gaming evening with friends.

Have fun, play games.
Edwin Millheim






 
 



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