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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has its roots in the realm of the comic book. Players will be able to take control of Jotaro Kujo, his friends, and his enemies in this world hopping, globe spanning fighting fest. Now PlayStation gamers will be able to take a Stand and wallop their friends over the head with them in the comfort of their own home.
This game offers much of the two dimensional fighting fare that Capcom is renowned for. It takes a side venture into new realms with the addition of your Stand partners however. When you whip out a special attack or some hits, a phantasmal apparition will appear to give you back up. Each one differs depending on the characters alignment along the Tarot spectrum, and players also have the ability to put their Stand into a more active role once they build up their Stand Gauge. Then your alter egos can weigh in and have the ability to set up painful chain combos and they enable special character abilities like double jumping and air attacks.
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure also offers a variety of game modes for those that tire of your standard one on one battles. In addition to the arcade and vs. modes, there is a Super Story Mode that allows you to play though a variant of the game that follows the storyline from the comics. While there's plenty of fighting to be done here, the mode also incorporates shooting gallery mini games, a side scrolling shooter mini game and several Dragon's Lair style follow the flashing prompt sequences. Playing though this mode will reward you for recreating scenes from the comic and it will unlock the various mini games and other extra goodies for future standalone use.
The artists and animators kept the artwork close to the original source material much like they did in X-Men: Children of the Atom. While the PlayStation has had trouble replicating some of the more memory hungry CPS2 games like X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Capcom still managed to cram Jojo CPS3 technology and all, onto the PlayStation. What's more, they managed it without making it look noticeably choppy or out of place on the older hardware.
With 18 playable characters, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure may rank in on the mid to low end of the spectrum when it comes down to measuring roster sizes against other fighting games out there, but you'll be fighting the fight of your temporarially unnatural life regardless. ~ Joe Ottoson, All Game Guide