Inuyasha Feudal Combat
Press the square button and our character performs a weak attack, press the X button, and a strong attack is performed. These attacks are all that's needed to beat the game inside out (with a few exceptions); you don't even ever really need to block or use special moves or anything. My character of choice, when I had a choice, was Sango, and I won almost every battle using the strong attack button to throw her boomerang, which would hit the enemy for a large amount of damage, knock them down, and leave them open to be hit again the second they stood back up. Our characters do have partners for each battle, but they end up just acting as decoys for the computer to beat on while we get the real work done. There are four different formations to choose from, and these affect how our computer ally will act in combat. This really isn't that important, because again, just using our character's strong attack is usually enough to win any battle single-handedly.
Inuyasha Feudal Combat
Your mother might have told you that violence never solved anything, which makes it quite obvious that your mom isn't one of the creative forces behind Bandai's wildly popular anime series, Inuyasha. Inuyasha is like a more supernatural version of Dragon Ball Z set in feudal Japan. The characters aren't too familiar with the concept of "conflict resolution," and they aren't gun-shy about using force, even against allies. This predilection toward perpetual combat is harnessed nicely in Inuyasha: Feudal Combat. This simple beat-'em-up is more than happy to indulge fans, and it's got enough flash to keep the more casual players engaged. However, for those looking for more than a passable use of an anime license will likely be put off by the game's monotonously simplistic action.
The combat itself is akin to free-for-all brawlers like Capcom's Power Stone or Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series, though unlike those games, there's little below the surface here to reward players who play intelligently versus those who just jam on the buttons as fast and as hard as they can. Each character handles a little bit differently, but for the most part, the same button combos will work regardless of who you're playing as, which eliminates the need to explore the abilities of each individual character--just pick who you like and mash away. It's all reasonably responsive, but since there's not much skill involved in the action, who really cares? The unique angles that Inuyasha does take on, such as the artificial intelligence ally that will fight alongside you during most of the game, are squandered because of the simple combat system.
The relatively shallow, unrewarding gameplay experience is propped up by presentation that exhibits much more polish. From the menus to the sound design, the game is infused with a convincing feudal Japanese flavor, but it does so without feeling too heavy-handed. The character models are well detailed and feature some decent cel-shading and plenty of smooth, character-specific animations. The special attacks look good and capture that over-the-top anime vibe, though they can become repetitive. Repetition is also an issue in the sound design. The sword-clashing and various combat sounds are authentic enough, and the voice cast of the US version of the anime puts in some good work. But characters have a habit of repeating specific lines whenever they perform specific attacks, which becomes tiresome quickly.
Developer(s): EightingPublisher(s): BandaiGenre: Action, FightingWikipedia: LinkGame review links: Metacritic: 52/100Game description: Inuyasha: Feudal Combat is a cell-shaded, team fighting game based on the Inuyasha TV series. Choose your partner from 12 playable characters and battle your way through interactive environments across the feudal Japanese landscape. You can develop your character's attacks and learn the best formations and team strategies needed to defeat your enemies. Inuyasha: Feudal Combat includes mission, story, and two-player Versus modes.In InuYasha: Feudal Combat, up to four characters, two per team, may be present at once in a battle, however, two player characters cannot be on the same team. (IE: Player 1 as main fighter; Player 2 as their partner) Both the player and opponent may each select another character as their partner. There are four modes of gameplay, including Story, Mission, Battle, and Practice modes.
"Inuyasha: Feudal Combat" allows fans of the television show and fighting games alike to partner two characters from the series to duke it out in ancient Japan. Featuring 12 playable fighters from the dog demon Inuyasha to the evil shape-shifter Naraku, "Inuyasha: Feudal Combat" promises an original battle system in a sweeping fairy tale setting where demons and magic roam freely in feudal Japan. 041b061a72