Viewtiful Joe is a side-scrolling adventure with highly stylised cel-shaded graphics that look literally like a moving comic book. The big gimmick with the gameplay is the "viewpoint" fighting system, which lets you speed up or slow down time whenever you want. The system works beautifully and allows for the kind of balletic, slow-motion fighting that Enter The Matrix utterly failed to deliver.
The viewpoint fighting is more than just a gimmick, as many items in the game, from bad guys to bullets, move too fast for the human eye to see. Slow down time, though, and you can duck and weave your way through a hailstorm of missiles and take down your enemies before they've had a chance to even move.
The only problem with Viewtiful Joe is that it's so unremittingly hard. It's heartily advised you choose the "Kids" difficulty level, because even that is anything but child's play. The various puzzles can also be a bit tricky but they're all internally consistent and don't come anywhere near spoiling this superb game. --David Jenkins
The feature that sets viewtiful joe apart from the rest if the vx abilities. Slow mo, match speed and speed up give you the ability to give some matrix style beatings as well as playing a part in some of the puzzles. The vivid colours, black outline and crazy characters set it apart from other titles.
On the surface VJ may seem like a shallow side scrolling platformer but in fact it is far more in depth. You can knock enermys in all directions into the moving backdrops or into eachother.
VJ isn't so much about getttin to the end but it's how you get there. The cooler you make it look the high the score, hence viewtiful joe. Preorder this game now, it definatly deserves the 5 stars i gave it due to it's amzing level of fun. You'll come back and play it again and again.
Uberly cool, that's what this game is all about, being cool. Cel shaded environments that is 2. Read more