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Summary: Jump Force's impressive roster is wasted on a game with poor storytelling and rote gameplay. It seems cobbled together at best and downright unfinished at worst.
Publishers: Spike Chunsoft Co., BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
An ambitious brawler that suffers from something of an identity crisis, Jump Force will nevertheless delight anime fans – especially those of a vintage who knows the more obscure characters included here. A bit more finesse on the controls, making them less complex and more responsive, would have elevated the whole experience greatly, as would a more coherent and polished story mode, but it's a solid enough experience with more than enough spectacle and strategy to satisfy. If you're looking for a dedicated fighter that will both test your skills and prove more accessible though, Bandai Namco's own Tekken or SoulCalibur are far better examples of the genre.