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Bloody Roar on the Playstation was one game I would play constantly when I was growing up. It is a typical beat-em-up fighter, like many others released around that time. Like all Beat-em-up games, Bloody Roar does have a story, though, like similar games, I cannot really tell you what it is, as I was more focusing on the gameplay itself.
The character models are very blocky, which was commonplace with 3D games released on the Playstation, although they do look quite good, despite their blockiness. The game even has subtle little touches that work quite well, such as hats being knocked off players during a fight and landing on the floor.
The game play is simple, but effective. There are a couple of buttons used for attack, and a button which switches the character into 'Beast Mode', which turns the character into their respective animal. While in beast mode the player receives an upgrade, such as being able to jump higher, and recover some of their health bar. The idea of the game, like others in the genre, is simple; fight your opponent and try to decrease their health bar all the way down before they do it to you.
The roster for the game is very small, with only 8 characters to choose from, though the game has several different game types to play to make up for it. The main game type is the arcade mode, where the player chooses a character and then battles the other 7 characters, the order of which is random, before finally taking on the final boss, Uriko.
The other game modes include Time Attack, Survival and versus mode. There is also an option to watch matches; with the player selected the characters and then watching the computer battle them. There is also an option to view things such as character concept art.
Bloody Roar is a one or two player 3D beat'em up. The game follows a similar format to other beat'em up games where in one player mode you play a succession of opponents until you reach the boss. In two player mode you get to beat a mate or loved one senseless (which is always fun). The action is fast and furious, but its not one of those games where the moves are so impossible to learn that you end up jumping around the screen like a hyperactive rabbit on drugs. The graphics are a little dated since this game is quite old, but it still delivers some smooth animations and combos. Once you complete the game, which isn't particularly hard, you're only left with completing the game with the remaining characters and then Bloody Roar begins to loose its appeal. You do get the odd piccy for completing the game but this isn't enough to keep you coming back for more a few months down the line. Bloody Roar 2 (which is available now) offers better graphics, special moves, characters and game modes. So if you have a choice.....
Bloody roar is yet another beat um game for the playstation trying to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Tekken fighting games. However there is a few things that separate this one from the rest 1st of all it is a heck of a lot faster then its predecessors. And uses the 3d abilities of the playstation to there full affect with full screen movement where as in other fighting games you have only 2d movement. Second bloody roar has a unique feature that allows the fighter to build um aggression as he or she is fighting and then when the bar is full release it by mutating into a beast with incredible fighting skills. The game also has the usual secret characters and multiple endings.
Bloody Roar is a 3D fighting game for the Playstation. The graphics in Bloody Roar are every bit as good as the arcade version which you would come to expect with the latest playstation games. The character moves in the game are very smooth and dynamic. There’s plenty of body parts being dismembered with blood spurts here there and everywhere. This is one of the more original fighting games that I have played and although it probably doesn’t match the Tekken series it’s still a fun fighter game
It is you know. This has to be one of the least recognised fighting games of all time on the Playstation. It has been around for quite a few years now, but it is still an excellent beat-em-up. It boasts a fast 3d graphics engine, which admittedly doesn't look as good as the latest games but is good nonetheless and the sound is also good. The real fun however, is of course the actual fighting which is slick, with plenty of moves to be learnt, pretty diverse. There are different play modes, one on one with the PSX, two player etc. When actually fighting, you can fight normally with your chosen human player, but you can also turn yourself into a human-animal hybrid with incredible strength and speed, when you have enough energy to do so. This makes things much more interesting, and combined with another mode, called, "rave" the game can be made to run very quickly indeed, so you can execute ridiculously lethal combinations at lightning speed. In my opinion, and I'll be blasted for this, it's better than the first three Tekken games. It's quicker and easier, and to be honest, more fun. Don't be put off by its age, this is a good thing because it can now be bought for about a tenner. It's a great game, and for the price, anyone who likes this sort of thing must buy it. Please leave a comment.