Viewtiful Joe User Reviews

10

It's a damn good game and I think everyone should buy it.

The good:

I really like the whole idea of being sucked into the world of movies and trying to save your girlfriend, as it gives a fresh take on the save the damsel scenario. The cell-shaded graphics were absolutely wonderful. The cross between 3D and 2D really worked for this game. The game is definitely replayable, as you can unlock secret characters and harder modes.

The variety of moves and such you can buy from the 'Power-Up!' menu really made the game fun. The Slow, Zoom and Mach Speed abilities were great for experimenting. Mach speed was pretty cool because you could set items and enemies on fire, which provides a great feeling. Zooming in and spin kicking a hoard of enemies just looks awesome. This allows the otherwise mindless enemy grunts (which themselves come at you in a variety of flavours) to become interesting targets to unleash all your powers on.

It wasn't very hard to get viewtifuls, as chaining together attacks in slow-mo was not only easy, but it made you feel like a total badass. I also loved the bosses. None were too hard, but none were that easy.

The bad:

There isn't much to type here, as most of the game was fun. I found that you could easily spam the slow-mo zoom spin kick on buttons and things like that to get viewtifuls easily which kind of hurts the difficulty when used as an exploit. That kind of bugs me, but if I don't like it I just shouldn't do it.

There were certain parts of the game that seemed kind of impossible. They were possible, but not easy by any means. Certain parts of the game got tedious and boring which could put people off. I found myself unable to get viewtifuls in parts of the game, but not very often.

The Viewtiful Forever powerup/attack kind of broke the game, as you could spam it somewhat. The bombs and boomerangs in Joes gameplay were useless. So some of the powers could use with some balancing.

There wasn't very much to complain about overall, but some things just bugged me. One minor nitpick of mine was the distance you got while jumping, or lack thereof. Platforming might not be the primary concern but when you did need to jump it could be a problem.

Summary:

This 2D side scrolling beat 'em up is a great addition to any PS2 or Gamecube owners game collection. It's relatively old, so you can probably pick it up cheap at a Wal-Mart or Gamestop, but that doesn't affect its quality. The game appeals to gamers and non-gamers alike, whether they're hardcore gamers or casual gamers.

The PS2 version was more fun for me because of the button layout making it easier to get used to the gameplay, but the Gamecube version was just as good. Sylvia's gameplay was quite a bit harder than Joe's because she takes twice the damage but moves at twice the speed. Blue...

9.4

Viewtiful Joe

The good:

The fact that VJ is both a 2d and a 3d at the same time makes it really original and addictive. Its really action packed cuz there are lots of different things to do and lots of enemies that you can fight. There are also different 'modes', where you can make time speed up or slow it down, providing really cool matrix-style gameplay. You can also unlock a couple other characters as well.

The bad:

Sometimes you can get sick of the way he moves, because he often does really go a bit slow. If you aren't really a good puzzle solver, then you might have a bit of trouble on it. Thats about it for bad things.

Summary:

Overall, Viewtiful Joe is really an awesome game. If you dont have it by now, then you really need to go out and get it, since its a really fun and addicting action/adventure game. Its not that short, not that long when it comes to the story, but it will certainly last a while, since some bosses can be a little harder than others, requiring extra time on them. The puzzles are also fun to do since they dont confuse the hell out of you, but rather are there for the fun. All in all, its really one great game, for the younger crowd, and the old. Its also a bit on the original side, seeing as ho...

9.4

Viewtiful Joe

The good:

The fact that VJ is both a 2d and a 3d at the same time makes it really original and addictive. Its really action packed cuz there are lots of different things to do and lots of enemies that you can fight. There are also different 'modes', where you can make time speed up or slow it down, providing really cool matrix-style gameplay.

The bad:

Sometimes you can get sick of the way he moves, because he often does really go a bit slow. If you aren't really a good puzzle solver, then you might have a bit of trouble on it. Thats about it for bad things.

Summary:

Overall, Viewtiful Joe is really an awesome game. If you dont have it by now, then you really need to go out and get it, since its a really fun and addicting action/adventure game. Its not that short, not that long when it comes to the story, but it will certainly last a while, since some bosses can be a little harder than others, requiring extra time on them.

The puzzles are also fun to do since they dont confuse the hell out of you, but rather are there for the fun. All in all, its really one great game, for the younger crowd, and the old. Its also a bit on the original side, seeing as ho...

9.2

One of the best beatem up games I ever played.

The good:

The game cover

Has a cool superhero named Joe

The ability the make the gameplayer slower or faster

And almost everything else

The bad:

The graphics suck.

Summary:

Difficulty: Hard

I rented this game today and I must say this game is better than I expected it to be. This is the best beatem up game on the Playstation 2 well that is if until I play Viewtiful Joe 2 which could be better. Viewtiful Joe 2 is going to be my next rental. In this game you play as a superhero named Joe to beat up the bad guys. It's pretty cool to do especially in slow or fast motion.

If you like beatem up games then this game shouldn't dissapoint you. I suggest you rent or buy this game as soon as possible. I don't know what else much to say. This game is just awesome and you sh...

7.4

A Viewtiful Kill

The good:

Cel Shaded Graphics
Old-Skool 2D gameplay
Class moves and set pieces
It's got Dante in it

The bad:

Cel shaded graphics
Old-Skool 2D gameplay
May be too difficult for some
May be too difiicult for most

Summary:

Remember when games were games? Give a great big nostalgiac sigh and hark back to the days of feeding ten-pence peices into hulking arcade machines in your local chippy....

Viewtiful Joe harkens back to those grand old days of 2D sprites and ninja-precision gameplay. You control The Joe of the title, sucked into the world of B-movies in search of Silvia, his kidnapped Sweetheart (The game even has an old-skool plotline). He achieves this end, not by stealthing around a military base, or roaming a sandbox-environment, "Living and breathing" cityscape, or even by 40+ hours worth of tedious lev...

10

So Cool to be a viewtiful joe fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The good:

i think that the 3-d and the 2-d is cool.also the kick but moves if i didn't buy the game already i would buy it one hundred times.at the begining of the game i like to kill all the evil people in the traning mode.really i kick but for my life.I really , really , really like the slow down mode because you can hit mostly anyone.i like the fast mode because you can move really fast.so cool , if i were a new comer i would buy this game

The bad:

But some times the 3-d and the 2-d can be bad.
I think the the game could be a little faster and he needs more powers.I don't like how the powers go away when the bar is down.I do not like the slot game.

Summary:

this is the coolest game ever.It has all the games I wanted in to one.I think they should make a viewtiful joe two.I think i am going to play it right now.(two hours later)that was fun!This game is so cool.

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