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Virtua Fighter 5 Member Review for the Xbox360

By:
waterchan
12/08/07
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Fighting 
PLAYERS 1- 2 
PUBLISHER Sega 
DEVELOPER AM R&D Dept. #2 
RELEASE DATE  
T Contains Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence

What do these ratings mean?

I'm not going to write a detailed review here -- plenty of those on Gamespot, IGN and the like. Just wanted to comment on one thing:

"Some load screens are actually longer than the fights themselves, (seriously, I timed it) which is annoying enough in Arcade and Quest modes, but is a huge pain when playing online."

Wrong. Dead wrong. Seriously, either the reviewer's console is broken, or he was drunk while timing the load times. I play regularly online, and the loading screens take 10 seconds tops. Even if the reviewer is completely clueless about the game, there's no way he can be defeated in 10 seconds. The "Fight... Ready? Go!" call at the beginning of each fight take 3 seconds by itself.  I've never seen any other reviews complain about the loading times either.

The few things the reviewer is accurate about here is the rudimentary online feature. Yes, it could use some improvements, such as a lobby and a rematch option. However, the reviewer fails to mention how comparatively lag free the online play is compared to other fighting games, like DoA.

I give it a B+ for the same, deep, demanding fighting system that makes it next to impossible to button mash and win, unlike most other fighters. If it weren't for the limited features of online play, and the exclusion of the incredible tutorial that was in VF4: Evolution, I would give it an A.


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