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I like fighting games & have always enjoyed the 3d fighters like Tekken & Soul Calibur. I think they are great fun & do reward skill over button mashing as long as you learn the moves. However I think they do this without being at the expense of the newcomer.
I first decided to give this game a try as I didn't have that many games for my PS3 & HMV were selling it for £3.98. For that price I thought that I would give it a go.
The game looks good & seems to start well, although I never bother watching the intro as I want to get straight to playing the game.
When I arrived at the menu screen, I was greeted with lots of options. Training, arcade, versus, create a fighter. There's lots to offer long term & to try & keep you interested in the game. There are even different applicable fighting styles with each character having at least two & being able to choose your style in the create a fighter.
The main & dissapointing ommision from the large menu is online play. There is no option here to fight against opponents on the net. This is 'cause the game claims that the instant your press a button, the action occurs on the screen. They say that this in turn means they can't make it compatible with online play.
All this is talking about extras, not the main question: Is It Any Fun?
Well it is OK. I don't think that it is a bad game, I just don't think that it is that good either. I get just as good results from mashing the buttons or repeatedly doing the same punch or kick over & over again as I do from spending half an hour practising moves & combos with the same character & then fighting. The whole point & main selling point of this game is that it claims that it's the king of fighters & aimed at people who will practise & learn to fight better. I seem to glean no improvement whatsoever by trying to improve. I still get beat, whereas simply picking a strong character & pressing one button over & over again yeald no worse results than practising. You just don't seem get any better. Also the supposed instant response you get on screen doesn't seem to me to be any quicker than a Mortal Kombat vs DC or Streetfighter 2 that I own on the Xbox 360. I just think it's an excuse to get out of online play.
I struggle to recommend this game. If you can find a copy for less than a fiver & are happy to get an afternoons enjoyment out of your money, then it might be worth a look. Granted, I'm a busy guy, but I haven't played this game again since the day that I bought it. I don't think that many people will like it very much or will want to spend hours of their time playing it. It's my worst PS3 game.
This is another game I recently purchased for only a fiver from ebay. In recent years it seems to be that Tekken and SoulCalibur have become more popular. However, Virtua Fighter has always been considered to be a game for the hardcore. You have to learn the moves, you can't just tap random buttons and expect to win.
Upon first booting the game in the PS3, I had mixed thoughts. The graphics vary from impressive to nothing special. This can depend on the camera angle and the stage. When the camera zooms in onto the characters faces in the opening sequence you can see highly detailed textures with smooth animation. The design and the amount of detail put into each character is impressive, the characters also move with a sense of realism. Sometime it's like watching a 3D movie.
In terms of gameplay mechanics, its the same as the previous Virtua Fighter series. People with either like it for what it is or find the game boring. It takes time and patience to learn the moves so for anyone who wants to quickly pick up the games for the first time and have a few rounds, they may find this game frustrating.
For anyone who appreciates the Virtua Fighter series, this game is highly recommended, however for those who like button bashing games such as Soul Calibur or Tekken, they may be slightly underwhelmed by this game.
Virtua fighter 5 was segas answer to namco's Tekken series.
Well the fight between the two is more of a walk in the park.
To put it in the shortest term possible virtua fighter is in a different league, but way below ground.
I thought i would give this game a trial as there were no real fighting games available. Well what a waste of money time and effort.
If your a fan of the series then it probably hits the right buttons, but for me it was just ugly. Yes the graphics are nice, but the game just doesnt hit the spot in terms of gameplay.
There are numerous characters and lovely background fighting arenas. But they just dont cut it. Yes it may have realistic water, but that does not make up for the lack of anything else.
How do you pull off combos on this game? Thats right you dont, because you cant, becuase its impossible and unnatural to complete the long list of combos. So its back to the old school button bashing - yay, overjoyed reaction!
Do not buy this game , its one of the worst games i have ever played.
Awful, come on sega this is just lame.
I have to confess to being a huge Tekken fan but I thought i would give the Virtua Fighter series a chance............big mistake!
The intro was great and I had high hopes for this game but it was a big let down.
If you win a fight it is more likely to be by pure chance than anything as the combinations are virtually impossible to do! The first time I brought up the combo list I was so confused I gave up and resorted to just frantically pressing buttons in the hope that I might get a fancy move in!
On the positive side the graphics are quite good, especially the water which is really realistic! Unfortunately that is the only goos thing I have to say about the game!
The characters are pretty boring and their 'catchphrases' are really repetitive and annoying!
My advice would be don't bother! this is one of the worst fighting games I have ever played!
I got this game free with my console and to be honest i'm glad i didn't pay for it.
I turned on my shiny new PS3 and put in virtua fighter 5 to be greeted by the familiar SEGA logo in glorious high definition and thought WHOOOOAAAA THIS IS AWESOME!.
Follow that through to the mesmerisingly good intro video to the game and it's arcade style menu layout and i'm thinking i'm in heaven here.
Then i played it.
This has to be by far the worst fighting game i have ever played, the combo's are impossible to perform because the controls are set so sensitive that even a millisecond delay in your button push throws it out and you have to start again, so basically you find yourself repeating the same punch and kick knock out the opponent technique that everyone loathes, to us gamers more lovingly known as BUTTON BASHING.
Graphically and visually i can't fault the title however as it does look beautiful and it flows smoothly, the sound is decent too, but i can't help but feel that sega are slowly losing their edge as the best arcade game designers.
I really can't comment more on this title, if you are a fan of the series then by all means you'll probably love this, but if you like to master character moves then you'd be as well go and learn kung fu or karate in a dojo because you'll be a black belt in reality before you've mastered this!.
What the hell is this load of rubbish! For a long while i have had to put up with my mates loving the Virtua Fighter series , but i just do not get the hype at all. It appears that to win all you have to do is batter the controller buttons and hope you get the lucky break and KO the other guy first. One positive is the game looks fantastic, maybe not realistic like some games but the definition achieved is stunning and credit where credit is due to SEGA on that one. However that is where the positives end for me. A major gripe of mine is the game doesn't really seem to have a plot, maybe some people like this? I cannot see why you wouldn't want to buy fight night for example, still battering people but for some kind of reward. I know many will like this game but it didn't do it for me.
Virtua Fighter 5 on the PS3 is the latest in the Virtua Fighter series. I've always been a fan of the Virtua fighter games. I played the first Virtua Fighter game on the PC when it was first released and loved the 3D fighting aspect of the game.
Virtua Fighter 5 follows the same scenario with a much improved overall package. Before even playing the game I had a feeling this would be good as it's on the PS3. The game has 17 fighters which include characters from the previous Virtua Fighters and includes two new characters, El Blaze and Eileen. El Blaze is Mexican and a fighting champion he is quick and has a sort of Mexican wresting fighting style. Eileen is from China and has a Monkey Kung Fu style of fighting. The game offers cool customisation of the characters which enable you to select from various costumes designs and also items that you can attach on various parts of the characters body. In the game you don't only win by defeating opponents in battle but you can also compete and win prizes which will earn you money within the game. This lets you then purchase items within the game to enable customisation of your player. Also a new addition to Virtua Fighter 5 is 'Offensive Moves', which allow you to approach opponents easily from the side. This is a very good addition to the game as it allows you to be more strategic while beating the hell out of your opponents.
The controls are easy to grasp even if you have never played any of the Virtua Fighters before. Just three buttons you need to know about to start with, punch, kick and block. Then you can master more complex moves by using a variety of combinations of these simple moves.
The graphics of the game are amazing, with more detail on each character and movably smooth. Sega pushed the envelope further with this game and the HD graphics prove this.
The sound is similar as the previous Virtua Fighters, with funky tunes and sound effects.
Overall I love playing Virtua Fighter 5 on the PS3 even though there isn't many major changes to the game. The graphics simply make you want to keep on playing and battle your friends. There is one downside I should mention that is there's no online game play option available, which is sad as this would have made the game so much better. Nowadays playing online is a must with all games as it makes gaming more exciting when you're competing against the best of the best all around the world. I would though recommend Virtua Fighter 5 on the PS3 it's an excellent game if you don't mind not having the ability to play online.
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