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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes

version: jp, w/ stick - year: 2008 - developer: eighting - publisher: capcom - format: wii, dvd - condition: mint - rarity: common

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes was eventually released in the West as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, but missed Hakushon Daimaou, the fat Genie but it included extra characters such as Tekkaman Blade and Joe the Condor from the Tatsunoko side and Frank West, the zombie slayer, from Capcom's side. The western edition of the game got also eventually released in Japan (with the Genie still missing).

 

The cover artwork of the Japanese stick is simply memorable. The Stick is wireless too, but you have to connect it to the Wii remote, which is a bit weird and not very practical but whateva!

Review - Capcom’s Vs series has always had a special appeal to me, with its hyper cool Manga characters and over the top special moves and animations.

Tatsunoko Vs Capcom marks a return to this series with some really memorable characters ranging from the Yatterman (Time Bokan) series to Gatchaman, Hurricane Polymar, Tekkaman and others.

Instead of recycling 2D sprites from the older Vs games, Eighting went to the extra pain of redesigning everything in glorious cell-shaded 3D which simply looks gorgeous and makes the visuals finally feel fresh and dare I say it...unique!

Compared to most of Capcom’s fighters, this one has been simplified too to make it appeal to a greater audience and I have to say that this attitude benefitted enormously to the accessibility and the fun factor of the game.

In particular, special moves are easy to perform and look highly spectacular and engaging.

Bottom line: It may not be the most balanced 2d fighter out there, but its attractive characters roster, cool graphics and simplified gameplay make it really enjoyable to play. 9,5/10


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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