Project X Zone (Nintendo 3DS)
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THREE GAME MAKERS TEAM UP FOR THE ULTIMATE CROSSOVER! Capcom, Sega, and Namco Bandai Games are kicking off the ultimate crossover project! PROJECT X ZONE for the Nintendo 3DS is a strategy RPG that features most beloved game characters working together to fight off foes in a world that mixes together scenes from games released by all three publishers.
THE BIGGEST BATTLE IN GAME HISTORY IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!
When a rift in time and space suddenly appears, a doorway to various universes is opened allowing both heroes and villains from different worlds to cross paths. Players will be able to take control of a huge selection of paired heroes including favourites such as Jin and Xiaoyu (TEKKEN), Toma and Cyrille (Shining Force EXA), to X and Zero (Mega Man X) and discover the cause of the rift and stop evil from coming through and spreading into their world.
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Top Customer Reviews
The gameplay is basic SRPG stuff but with huge elements of fighting, and light use of armour and weapon customisation.
The music is stunning, the graphics are spot on and gameplay is brilliant. If you liked any of the games the iconic characters come from ( Ranging from Morrigan-Darkstalkers, to Ulala-Space channel 5) you HAVE TO but this!
Well done, Namco, Capcom & Sega for realising people other than Japan wanted this!
It is not as tactical or strategical as Fire Emblem Awakening however if you are willing to look past this and have an interest or knowledge of at least some of the dozens of characters, you should enjoy it. Being an older gamer, I know a lot of the characters involved and this increases my enjoyment of the game, especially when characters from different franchises team up to kick alien behind.
Whilst neither the game or combat are particularly deep and you can breeze through mostlevels without much brain power, this just means you can enjoy the fun aspect of it more without over concerning yourself with the tactics.
The voice acting (all in Japaense) is very good and gives the game an authentic feeling. Some of the back and forth banter between characters is really funny. The music is also very good and brings back memories of the time I spent with some of the franchises on show.
If like me you have an interest in the games/charcters and enjoy a light hearted strategy game with some RPG elements then give this a go.
Before buying the game, I would recommend trying the demo on eShop, and if you like it, get the full game and it should give you at least 30-40 hours of very good gameplay.
And one tip: there is no place to level up your characters in between chapters so make sure you always kill the main villain at the end so you can get the maximum amount of experience.
My initial review of this game was written when I was only four or five hours in. Now as I draw close to the end, I felt a reevaluation was in order. The combat is simplistic, but avoids the fighting game method of using complex directional and button presses to unleash attacks, opting for much simpler commands of one direction and a tap of A, with a quick press of Y for full power attacks when the opportunity presents itself . It looks great too, with well-animated sprited fighters and the occasional hand-drawn animation in full 3D worlds. And while you may not be familiar with every single character or universe (only the most extreme otaku would be), you'll still get a slight nostalgic/fanboy rush when you come across a familiar character or reference, be it Street Fighter mainstays Ryu, Ken and Chun Li, the Curien Mansion from The House of the Dead or the return of the .hackers, Kite and Black Rose. The story is enjoyable and compelling too. You just want to keep going to find out what scrapes our dimension-hopping heroes will get into next.
It's not perfect however. The battles can get very repetitive, making it unsuitable for long play sessions, especially in the later chapters. The lack of an English voice track can be grating too. Only the most ardent Japanophile won't find themselves getting frustrated with some of these characters' referring to themselves in the third person, squeaky voices and verbal tics (especially Neneko, who is guilty of all three).
Yet despite my griping, I've still found a lot to enjoy. Give it a shot. The more people try these games, the more likely crossovers on this scale are likely to be localised.
There's around 60 characters to play as in here so you'll have a lot of variety. Not to mention the character sprites and animations all look really cool. You'll see many you already know and perhaps many new ones too. Oh! and there's lots of variety in the battle tunes too, depending on what character team you're currently fighting with!
The character voices are kept in Japanese, but let me tell you that it is something GOOD! The game just wouldn't feel right if they hadn't. It's of very high quality and keeps that crazy feeling only the original language could give you. The text is still in English though so don't worry.
I recommend this to gamers who were around in the 80's, 90's and early 2000's. Especially if you've played many RPGs but also fighting games. It's not a game for everyone but for the price it's totally worth it!
Edit: Beat the game yesterday with over 40 hours of gameplay. Very much worth the money! Minor spoiler, When you start your second playthrough you can keep your old levels and skills and battle enemies on higher levels!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Finally finished this after 70 hours of playing.
The good points:
- Lots of characters from other games (about 50, but I only knew about half of them)
- Nice... Read more
Very good game to play, characters have their own unique personalities in-game.Published 20 months ago by Ian Birkby