The Bouncer User Reviews
The Bouncer is one of those titles that Square are – or ought to be – embarrassed with. It was a piece of shit through and through with a laughably crap story and lackluster gameplay that failed to titillate the senses. Now, this was back during the PS2's launch, which wasn't exactly its best time, and there was pressure to make it seem like the next big thing in gaming. The Bouncer was meant to showcase the PS2's power, and while it certainly had some nice graphics, the game was a piece of shit. Don't ask me why people like it, because then I'll have to explain how people can stomach about...
The three seperate story lines
The graphics, music and the characters
The length of the game
The rapid increase of difficulty with the boss battles and the multiple loading screens
After first playing the game through I was disappointed that it only took me an hour to finish, however I soon found that you could play it again using the other characters at certain points, allowing you to learn more about the game and its characters which makes it an enjoyable game (despite all of the cut scenes (which you can skip) all of the loading screens). when the first cut scene loaded I expected the graphics to slip (like in FFX-2) however they didn't the characters still looked human and hair still looked like hair. After playing it through a few times the bosses began to get ha...
Graphics...sound....uh.....did I mention that the graphics and sound were nice?The bad:
Hell, everything else really. Crappy control, crappy combat, to many cutscenes and not enough gameplay, no stratagy or technique at all, no weapons, inconsistant flow, boring multiplayer, easy, requires no thinking, buttan mashing maddness, and WAAAAY to many possibilities for cheap shots. (cheaps shots should never be in a fighting game)Seriously, I lost to my 10 year old brother becasue he keot doing the same move over and over and there was nothing I could do about it because you can't dodge or anything.Summary:
THIS GAME SUCKS. What the hell was square thinking?
This is a beat em up right? If so, where's my weapons and interactive backgrounds? Where's my co-op play?
I looked at the other reviews in this section, they pretty muc covered how the controls work and suck. there is NO stratagy in the fighting at all. No dodging, no rolling, no crouching, nothing. You simply stand infront of each and wail away.
Graphically, this game isn't bad. The character models and facail expression are nicely done. However, the enviroments look ultra crappy; everything looks flat and blurry.
For the sake of your soul, I...
Versus and Story Mode
Plenty to Unlock
Somewhat Short Game
Before I start, I am not going to lie. This game could of been a whole lot better than it already is. Props to Square for trying to make a fighting/adventure/rpg but I guess that it didnt work very well.
You start out with 3 characters in story mode which are Sion, Kou and Volt. The main character beeing Sion. One of their friends and as well as the mascot of a local bar they work in gets kidnaped and the three are on their way to rescue their friends in need. The cutsceens are long, but you have the nice option to skip them if youd like. After completing each mission you have the option to ...
Graphics, story and music.The bad:
Pretty much everything else. Slow, clunky, frustrating, simple, no technique (common, every fighting game has to have technique) Silly rag doll physhics, repetive, depthless, crappy unlockables, bad camera.Summary:
What is a game? A GAME? A true good game is when the creators focus mainly on the gameplay physhics. They put 85% of thier work into playing the game. The bouncer doesn't do that, it's more of a low budget crappy movie than a game. Get this: the story mode takes 2 hours to complete and you only play 45 minutes of it. The gameplay is HORRIBLE. The only options you have in fighting is block or attack, no dodging, no parring, no countering, just block or attack and only 2 characters have throws (which are unblockable) you can win a fight by doing the same move agian and agian. THAT'S BORING. ...
Gameplay, Characters, Story, and Replay Value.The bad:
The length, I mean I beat it in one night[first time through].Summary:
First off this is a great game, very addictive. Its a 3D fighting game, which I've never really been into. But this one was alotta fun, with a little of the RPG story element thrown in there. This was a great game to get me away from the strict RPG diet I had been on, but not get to far away from it. The fighting is easy to get used to, and special moves are pretty awesome.
The games story may be pretty short and not take you too long to beat, about 1.5 hours, but this game has quite a bit of replay value. You get to carry over your stats to a new game, and can unlock more characters for...
- Um, Hello. 33
- Whos' your favorite Bouncer? 66
- how do you play w/ 2 players on the story mode? 32
- The Bouncer Tier List 0
- Fav.line 41
- Bouncer Quiz 33
- Dwelling On What Was... 4
- Introduction Thread 4
- Hooded Sion. 12
- I'm back, long time no see 28
- Gets harder after beating it? 6
- Favorite music in The Bouncer (Top 6) 10