My Hero One’s Justice 2
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|User Rating:||7.3/10 - 9 votes|
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|See also:||Fighting Games, Anime Games|
Throughout the years we've seen a great deal of great anime-based games. Of course, the most popular animes get the best games. But even with how popular My Hero Academia has been, it doesn't have as much good luck when it comes to video games. Here we'll be taking a look at My Hero One's Justice 2, the latest entry in the video game series for one of the most popular anime in the past years.
But is this game good enough to finally earn a name for the anime in the gaming industry? Well, that’s why we are here isn’t it? So, let’s talk about it.
About the game
Basically this game is a 3D fighting game. But there’s obviously a story mode included in the game, here you’ll have the chance to play as the heroes or the villains up to the end of Shie Hassaikai’s arc.
The story mode still offers some cutscenes and cinematics with battles of one round, so it’s not really much of the strong point of the game. The mission mode is a series of combats where your life bar will not regenerate between fights, and there's also the arcade mode. As pretty much any arcade mode in an anime game, you choose one of the 41 characters an play a series of battles. There's also the free battle mode of course.
A big improvement?
Well, you might have noticed that we didn't really mention many aspects of the game a moment ago. That's because there isn't much to say in the first place. The game feels a lot like an expansion for the first game. With more characters, a little more of story, and pretty much the same gameplay. This is definitely not a plus ultra level-up from the first game. And sadly it is not at the level of the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm games. It's more on the level of One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, except that this one is better.
It isn't really a great improvement over the first game, and that's a double-edged point for the game. On one hand, everything that was great from the previous game is back here, but so are most of the negative aspects. Sure, one of the best things is that the b¿combats are more fluid now, and the 41 character selection screen is excellent for any fighting game. You'll get to see some crazy cinematic special attacks too, each representative of the characters. It's a great experience if you are a fan of the series, but if you're not you should probably skip this one.
Graphics and visuals
The game doesn't look half-bad, but the art direction is pretty dull and boring. There's a clear lack of good taste for the animations too, and it looks like the last generation game. It's not the best looking anime-fighting game out there. But it certainly isn't the wors either.
The fighting experience is great, especially since it's pretty simple. There's tons of fan-service when it comes to special attacks since they are all direct references. The simple controls are perfect for this game. However, the story mode is pretty boring and there aren't that many unlockables or collectibles in the game. The addition of 2v2 battles opens possibilities for cool dual attacks and sick combos.
As usual from many anime games, there isn’t much to say about the soundtrack in here. It resembles a lot the soundtrack from the anime. And since the Japanese voice actors are here, it does give the game a great anime-like feeling.
Download My Hero One’s Justice 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP