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Toshinden 2 is one of the most anticipated fighting games. EGM sheds a bit of light on what this game will be like. Toshinden 2 offers up each of the original characters with all-new moves. In addition to the older cast. Gaia has stripped off his armor and is now playable. Three new fighters including a new girl named Tracy have been added as well.
In addition. Toshinden 2 has been improved over the original game in terms of graphics. For example, the lighting effects on the rooftop levels are spectacular to see.
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Considered by many to be the best fighting game ever created, Toshinden certainly set new standards in graphical incredulity. If you thought that looked good, wait until you get a load of Toshinden 2!
Toshinden is a rather odd Japanese term which loosely translated, means, "Legend of the gods of combat". Toshinden 2, when translated with similar skill, means "Legend of the gods of combat 2". Now, while the staff at VideoGames Magazine will never win any prizes for their linguistic skills (you should hear Frank speaking French), their grasp of fighting games is beyond compare.Tremble then, and know that Toshinden 2 is impossibly cool.
Now, in this age of 32-bit gaming, it is very easy to get carried away with terms such as "incredibly smooth" or "fantastic gameplay", but in order to describe just how exciting Toshinden 2 is, we've had to invent exactly five brand new words.These are: Gnnf, Fnnich, Aaark, Hnnf and Begorrah. We may have to check with the Irish on that last one, but each of those new words means, approximately at least, "Oh my gosh, this game is unbelievably good".
Why? Try a couple of new characters, playable bosses and a whole new fighting system. Try the new moves for each of the old characters. Try the smoothly rendered intros and amusing endings. Try the all-new sampled speech, but most of all, try to keep us away from the PlayStation.
Takara has slaved over this conversion and is pushing the PlayStation to new heights (not limits) in terms of graphical performance. The backgrounds are all animated, with the fire and water levels being easily the most impressive graphical motifs we've seen in a fighting game.
The character animation and detail has also been enhanced, with smoother shading, better texture-mapping and far more detail than the first incarnation. Gaia fans will be pleased to note that he is pretty handsome under all that armor, kind of like me, but not as tough.
Thankfully for PlayStation-owning pugilists, Playmates (the publisher of Earthworm Jim and Skeleton Warriors) has had the brilliant sense to snap this one up and rush it headlong toward American shores.
Bear in mind that Toshinden is the fastest-selling game on the PlayStation to date, and you have to wonder why Sony didn't take care of the sequel itself. Crazy man, crazy.
As we all know, with any successful game or movie there is a very good chance for a sequel and Battle Arena Toshinden is no different.The entire cast of the first installment has returned, plus two new characters, two new bosses, and a returning former boss, along with two hidden fighters--for a total of 15!
The graphics feature some unbelievably cool light-source shading and detailed arenas.The characters seem a little smaller this time out, and their movements seem a bit jerkier, but that's probably because the action's now so much faster. BAT 2 isn't as revolutionary as its predecessor, but it's well worth a look.
Graphics - 8
Sound/FX - 8
Gameplay - 8
Rating - 8