Ever dreamt of characters from all of your favourite anime series coming together? Well, the dream is now reality as Jump Force launches on February 15 on PS4, XBox One and PC. Note that the game is already available as early access for those who have purchased the ultimate edition.
We have already tried the game out so let’s get right into the review. Before that, you can read about our interview with the game’s producer and the rest of the development team here.
Watch the launch trailer here:
Developed by Spike Chunsoft to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous Weekly Jump Magazine, Jump Force certainly does not disappoint. Smooth-flowing gameplay, beautiful graphics and not to mention that the game is actually easy to learn. The latest technologies were employed to ensure that the characters are looking as realistic as possible.
In Jump Force, heroes from Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto and much more gather on our world to form the Jump Force alliance to fend off dangerous threats that await them. The story starts off with the character getting gravely injured by an energy beam from the notorious Frieza. The character then gets brought back to life as a hero to join the alliance.
Watch the game’s opening here:
You first create the character that you can bring to battle against your other favourite manga heroes and even villains. There is a wide variety of customization options for you to create the desired looks that you fantasize in a character. As for other characters, they vary from various anime series based on the Weekly Jump Magazine.
Out of three categories, you can only choose one type of battle style that you would like your character to use. Unlike other characters in the game who already possess their own unique abilities, your character starts off with just basic physical moves.
Worry not though as you can obtain your very own unique abilities by using your character more in battles. Use him or her to participate in more missions in order to level up. You can then use in-game currency to purchase skills and abilities for your own character.
As for the battle mode, it is always a 3v3. Nope, we are not talking about teaming up together with two other players to fight against the opponents at the same time. It is actually a 3v3 tag team battle where you get to use a total of three different characters. You can switch between them at anytime when a battle is underway. Kind of like a WWE tag team fight, doesn’t it?
Switch between your characters whenever one of them is being overwhelmed by one of the opponents. It is all about the element of surprise as your opponent does not know when you are going to switch characters. The same applies to you so instinct is key.
When your character eventually gets good enough, use him or her to participate in online PVP battles against other players. PVP battle choices include casual, ranked and more. Again, the game is not difficult to learn at all so you will get used to everything in no time.
Watch our gameplay video here:
Overall, it is a game worth playing, definitely. If you are a big anime and manga fan, that would be a bonus. For more information about the game or if you want to pre-order, you can visit Bandai Namco’s official site.
Overall, it is a nice game to play especially when you feel like killing off some free time. Good graphics, easy to understand and learn. Definitely deserves an above-average rating.
- Appearance-wise, the characters are looking pretty good and realistic.
- It might get boring over time unless they add more characters.
Not bad. 7/10.