Plasma Sword
Genre Action -> Action
Today's Rank 3671
Date N/A
Publisher Capcom
Date 2000-08-25
Publisher N/A
North America Retail Box ArtCapcom has a reputation for making great fighting games, with the Street Fighter series crowning its list. Plasma Sword, yet another fighter from Capcom and the sequel to Star Gladiator for the PlayStation, gives players 22 characters, each with his or her own plasma weapon ranging from rifles and swords to rings and oversized yo-yos. The game is set in the future, with neo-cities, dead planets, and outer space filling the backgrounds. The characters range from cyborgs to lone swordsmen, each with a slightly altered double. Characters can use pent-up energy to perform superpowerful plasma combos that are a visual treat. For those familiar with fighting games, Plasma Sword's controls should be a quick study, while those not familiar with fighting games can switch to easy mode, which lets you perform special moves with just one button. Like other fighting games, this game centers on brawling, yet it isn't as violent as Mortal Kombat or Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style. One drawback of Plasma Sword is that graphics are rendered in 2-D as opposed to more cutting-edge 3-D fighters like Namco's must-own Soul Calibur. Still, for a game with slightly dated graphics, it's a solid fighting game. --Robb Guido Pros: 22 characters each with his or her own plasma weapon Special-effect enhanced plasma combos Cons: Mainly for fans of fighting games Not as complex as other Capcom fighters, for better and for worse
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