I felt awkward playing this game at first. The controls were uncomfortable and the gameplay felt like an uninspired Soul Calibur rip-off. I honestly didn't think I'd keep it. But something kept me playing; maybe it was the cheesy but stylish graphics, or the over-the-top special moves; or maybe it was the novelty of having a fighting game with Castlevania characters. But despite ending my first session with a grimaced face, I came back every few days or so to try and figure out why it was still in my collection. After about a half-dozen sessions, I got into 'the groove' and started enjoying the game.
You can either use the Wiimote with nunchuck or GC controller. Personally, I found the best control scheme came from using a PS2 controller via an adapter. Although when I use the Wiimote with nunchuck I feel more involved with the game and it feels more action-packed, my effectiveness declines due to the placement of buttons and limited control schemes available thru the options menu.
One strange thing about this game is that it doesn't automatically make you face your opponent; you can turn your back to them, run away, miss attacks due to being just a degree off, etc. It certainly made things a bit more difficult.
This isn't pick-up-and-play type game. To extract any level of enjoyment, you will probably need to go thru the training mode and manual. Not that it's necessarily a difficult game; it's just that the controls are quite awkward and very different from traditional fighting games and take some getting used to.
'Judgment' is not by any means a groundbreaking game. Compared to contemporary fighters, it is quite average and bland. But if you are a fan of retro games and don't mind 6th gen-type graphics, give CJ some time and you will most likely enjoy it at some level.
(18 customers reviews )
Customers Rating=3.5 / 5.0
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- select from many of your all time favorite characters designed by Takeshi Obata
- gorgeous characters and 3D environments rendered beautifully on the wii
- battle across several stages with environmental elements you can use to your advantage in battle
- engage in head to head battle via wi-fi connectivity
- connect with Castlevania Order of Ecclesia NDS to unlock special items
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