|Bloody Roar 2 (World) Review by: ender44
kick 'em then bite 'em
I have expressed my love of games that feature a twist. And I have seen many fighting games that have tried to put twists on games, be it mortal kombat's fatalities, or the twists that were intended for Street fighter flashback. But the bloody war series has the most interesting of all twists. This game gives you the option to transform into each character's respective animal. Transforming would raise your attack, allow you to regain some health, and give the ability to do very advanced combos. And personally, this is the most memorable fighting series of my... teen years? I cant remember when it was released and wikipedia tends to fail me.
Gameplay: The controls are one of the key components of any fighting game. They have to be set up well enough to make easy combos easy and difficult combos difficult. They also cant be too sensitive. Bloody war 2 has these things in house, and the controls and gameplay are very smooth, not to mention pleasing.
Graphics: By the standards of the MAME, this game really doesn't look the best. You can cut it some clack for the fact that it was a 3D fighter and those were hard to make. But there were other 3D titles on the MAME that did look a lot better than this game. Overall, the game is passable, though it really isn't aesthetically pleasing. The characters animate well enough, and their animal counterparts barely look any better to me.
Sound: Easily the best part of this game besides the gameplay and the game itself. The music is fantastic,look it up on youtube, it is the best of any fighting game. It sets the mood for battle incredibly well, probably better than any other fighting game. Some to note are Yugo's theme and the theme of Alice.
Addictiveness: Yeah, its there. And not only is it here, but it makes up for the lack of depth in the game. This game keeps you on the hook, it is incredibly fun and you will want to play it over and over again.
Story: There is very much no story, which really is a shame. They could have done quite a bit with this game.
Depth: There are 9 characters, each with their respective animal counterparts. There isn't much to write about the depth, although there isn't much to say, it is addicting enough for you to keep playing it.
Difficulty: well, what do you know? I mean that very literally, as there are tons of combos you can do, and experience will make this game easier as you go along. If you give the game some practice, you will definitely get the hang of it. I am rating this game as I would if I had only played it once before.
Well, that is it for this review. This game has a fantastic twist on what I still consider a dying series. It took a step away from that terrible bottom line that is the fighter series. I think all future fighting games should aspire to have twists like this, I fear the industry might die down if they don't. Though, that is just me.
Graphics 7 Sound 10 Addictive 9 Depth 5 Difficulty 6
Bloody Roar 2 (World) Description: This is a 3D fighter that adds a little twist. In this game, players will have chances to enter a beast mode. In this beast mode, players turn into an animal (go figure) and they will have the chance to regain health, do more damage, and perform advanced combos. There are 9 fighters to chose from, each with their respective animal form.
Characters in Game: