Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3)
- The fighters are back tougher, smarter and more lifelike than ever!
- Featuring an all star cast of 17 fighters, including new characters El Blaze, and Eileen
- New offensive mode fighting system allows you to now grab and attack your opponent from behind.
- Takes true advantage of the capabilities of the next-generation hardware with stunning HD quality graphics that pushes the new consoles to their limits.
- A whole new level of realism never seen before in world of arcade.
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- Platform: PlayStation 3
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Virtua Fighter is back and with a vengeance! On the all-new Playstation 3 this game is better than ever. And being the game that reinvented 3D beat-em-up games the 5th installment to the Virtua Fighter series is no let-down. Making the most of the next-generation technology the PS3 provides Virtua Fighter 5 raises the standards for all other 3D fighting games with enhanced gameplay mechanics additional characters all-new fighting styles and new 3D environments - not to mention including the old favourites! Experience high-speed action that'll leave you breathless as you battle with computer or human opponents. Virtua Fighter 5 also introduces 2 new characters: El Blaze and Eileen. Each of them brings a new fighting style and background to the game to make it just that little bit more interesting. With these two new additions that brings the grand total of characters up to 17 defaults not to mention the Create a Character option. Choose a costume and then assign them items you unlock during gameplay. Victory isn't just about beating the most difficult opponents it's also about earning in-game money that you can spend in the in-game shop to buy items. There is also a new technique that's been implemented into this latest installment - the 'Offensive Move' technique which allows you to move around your opponent giving you more strategic options for attack. Features: Two New Characters: El Blaze and Eileen. Highly-Detailed 3-D Fighting Environments. The new Offensive Move technique. Customize your character. Next Gen Presentation includes 720p HD resolution (widescreen) and 5.1-channel Dolby Digital surround.
Virtua Fighter 5 raises the bar for console fighting games including all the features fans know and love plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters and new fighting styles, as well as newly redesigned 3D environments.(p)Virtua Fighter 5 will deliver fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping action as players head into battle, taking on a host of popular characters. The game will introduce two new dynamic characters, El Blaze and Eileen, complete with new fighting techniques and from completely different backgrounds
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Virtua fighter 5 is easily one of the best fighting games iv'e played. The only downside is its quite intimidating for begginers, as the helpfull tutorial style training from previous virtua's is missing from this game. The play is smooth and fast paced and it is a technical masterpiece that is briliant to play.Me and my friend had more than 120 matches in one sitting; its that good!
If you've never played vf5 before i would recommend you buy VF4 Evolution as it contains helpful tuorials essential for those new to virtua fighter (around a tenner pre-owned).
One thing worth noting is you can order a hori arcade stick for the ps3 for about £18. Its £50 in gamestation! I've ordered one today and i will review it in the near future.
The excellent Quest mode is still present, providing an environment of "arcades" to learn against AI opponents of different difficulties which - unlike in many fighting games - do actually play in a punishing and human style that serves as an acceptable practice for real opponents. Of course, real opponents are what Virtua Fighter 5 is all about and, with the depth of the game and the fact that it's the first major fighting game on the console, I predict a strong UK scene appearing of PS3 owners battling hard and to a high level with their chosen characters.
While Quest mode is the most exciting and compelling single player mode, the game of course has the standard story/arcade and time attack single player modes too, to complement the fully customisable one-on-one, human-on-human versus battle the forms the core of the package (for me at least, as a competitive gamer).
My only criticism of this PS3 Virtua Fighter 5 is that it lacks the comprehensiveness in training modes that Virtua Fighter 4 Evo had so it's not quite as easy to get up to speed on the subtleties of the game. I hope this will not matter if a lot of people play the game and pass on the detailed knowledge required for truly high level play.
For the serious, competitive gamer, Virtua Fighter 5 is one of the strongest reasons to buy a PS3. For anyone who already owns one, it is the must buy fighting game at the moment.
Fighting is a breeze for newcomers and series vets alike. I can't say how grateful I am for this, because Virtua Fighter 4 wasn't so accessible and as a result I personally didn't appreciate it as much as my critical peers. On the PS3 pad, X serves as a punch button while Circle kicks and Square blocks. The triggers act as shortcuts for combinations of those three buttons, making special moves easier to execute. Combos are simple and flow together well, giving Virtua Fighter 5 a feel that is more similar to Dead or Alive than other fighting games. Fights tend to last longer than in other games, since the default settings require you to win three rounds, not two out of three, but three rounds, meaning close fights extend into five rounds.
Quest Mode is where it's at in this game; the mode is essentially a recreation of the experience of traveling to different arcades and challenging players on a machine. To start you create a profile and choose your preferred character, and then the Quest world is open to explore. There are several different arcades with "players" of different skill levels, so there is a feeling of progression as you go from one arcade to the next, improving in your ranking and piling up wins. Winning matches and tournaments in the different arcades will earn you money and items to customize your character and beef out your profile. Not only is it addictive to collect items and personalize fighters, it's very difficult to stop trying to improve your rank and dominate different arcades.
Unfortunately, Quest mode is the only attention-grabber. The Arcade and Versus modes are very generic and don't offer anything you haven't seen before. There's a VF TV mode, which is entirely worthless-it lets those with HDTVs and HDMI cables appreciate their expensive commodities by watching two CPU-controlled characters battle. Virtua Fighter 5's biggest flaw is its lack of PS3 online play. With Quest mode being such a focus and character customization being a bit part of that, I find the lack of at least some sort of online profiling to be inexcusable on SEGA AM-2's part. After all, A.I. opponents in quest mode don't recreate the tendencies of human players very well, and it isn't even until elite ranks that the CPU becomes difficult or utilizes techniques that force the player to study the fighting system beyond a few different combos.
At least Virtua Fighter 5 shows off the PS3's power for the most part. Arguably there isn't a better-looking game on the system. Every character is fleshed-out-literally, in fact-with detail down to their skin textures and hairstyles. All of the different outfits are colorful and react realistically as the players animate. I was very impressed with the animation in general; Virtua Fighter 5 stands right beside Dead or Alive 4 as the fighter with the most visual fluidity. The only complaint I have from a technical standpoint is that the overall sound of the game is slightly muffled and doesn't blast out of the speakers like I think it should.
Virtua Fighter 5 should be your next PlayStation 3 game if you enjoy fighting games and can deal with its "more of the same, but improved" syndrome. Quest mode could easily have you hooked for thousands of matches and have you searching for band-aids for gamer's thumb. The lack of online play hurts its overall longevity, but perhaps this will be attended to with the Xbox 360 version's summer 2007 release.
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