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First, you start with a cast of disparate oddballs, karate-wizards and leggy Interpol agents, each with odd backstories that you have to find a way to weave together. Then Sfv general story need to construct a plot that will have every conflict lead to, and be resolved by, two people punching each other. A certain threshold of cheesiness is to be expected. For a full appraisal of the game, check out our original review ]. Capcom certainly took cues from those titles, stitching together fights between story-advancing cinematics that drop the player directly into each encounter.
Structurally, A Shadow Falls is a mess. The balance between cinematics and fighting is wildly uneven as well. Sometimes you fight three battles in a row with small 30 second clips in between, while other times you spend nearly 20 minutes listening to laborious exposition and watching go-nowhere plotlines.
In the odd fights that make up the story, there are only one or two instances where you play the same character twice in a row. The constant rotation of characters never gives the player a chance to build up a rhythm. It le to a lot of random jump-ins and sweeps with very little sensation of mastery or learning. You just hit buttons until the enemy health bar is gone. This is especially unfortunate for occasions where the game allows you take control of new and upcoming characters, such as Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, and Urien.
Much like the individual character stories the game launched with, the AI for most of the story mode is laughably inept. The World Warriors and Shadowloo goons are reduced to shuffling punching bags who occasionally pantomime at fighting when the mood strikes them. The majority of the experience is one long unsatisfying slap fight. To be fair, an Extra difficulty mode unlocks once you defeat the normal story mode, but who would want to slog through it all over again? Narratively, the story is weak, even acknowledging the challenges of writing for a fighting game. A jumbled mess of no less than two martial art prophecies, a doomsday weapon that also functions as yet another Psycho Drive device powering up Bison, six different MacGuffins in the form of chess pieces for the World Warriors to bumble around searching for, and a fistful of random characters that appear and leave with no explanation.
Even still, I have no idea who some of these people were supposed to be, or even their names. I know that the game needs an excuse to get these people to fight, but they just come across as morons. While the story mode is fairly breezy I completed it Sfv general story just a couple of hoursmuch of it feels like filler.
Events are foreshadowed that never come to pass and characters are given flashy introductions only to immediately disappear Laura is introduced twice in big conspicuous scenes, only to fight once and vanish until the climactic showdown where she inexplicably appears in the background of a major brawl all the other characters had to ride a chopper to get to. Despite Sfv general story set up as a new big bad for the series, or at least a major plot figure, Necalli is given particular short shrift and seems entirely forgettable. While the plot is a mess and the structure is garbage, the story mode does excel at novelty.
Surprise fights against random Shadowloo cronies, gimmick fights with unlimited V-Trigger, and appearances from damn near all of the Bison Dolls put a smile on my face. These fights were few and far between, but always a welcome sight. While the random fighters borrow their basic movesets from regular cast members, many of them have unique special moves and delightful custom animations.
A one-sided fight against a hapless policeman brandishing a baton was a particular highlight. Battles between familiar characters are replete with custom voice quotes and exchanges. I always love it when fighting games go the extra mile to acknowledge different relationships mid-fight BlazBlue is the reigning king of this kind of contextual variation.
While many of the fights were painfully boring mash-fests, I found myself looking forward to each custom victory quip. Capcom has managed to trap itself into a worst possible scenario with its post-launch content.
The story content is not good. The eye-rolling dialog and shaky plot structure would have been easier to ignore if it was just another mode in a complete package. The blemishes are raw and sore, the flaws impossible not to gawk at. This is what took another five months? It only covers the contents of the campaign.
Have some high points, but they soon give way to glaring faults. Not the worst, but difficult to recommend. Filed under Capcom Top Stories Updates. Below Average Have some high points, but they soon give way to glaring faults. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide.Sfv general story
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