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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Games Played 05/12/2009

Kingdom Hearts II - PlayStation 2
Resident Evil 5 - X-Box 360
Rock Band 2 - X-Box 360
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - PC
Söldner-X: Himmelssturmer - PlayStation 3


RANDOM GAME OF THE DAY:


SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (2003)
Developer: SNK Playmore
Platform: X-Box
Purchase Date: 2004


Dan deserves nothing but the worse kind of humiliations to be imposed upon him.

SVC Chaos is SNK's vision of the ultimate cross-over fighting game between their superstars and Capcom's slightly more popular fighters. While Capcom found some degree success with their Capcom vs. SNK series, SVC Chaos is an inferior product in every sense of the word. The first major flaw of the game is its 1-on-1 fighting layout. This game is meant to be structured just like The King of Fighters series where you can create your dream team of 3 to take into the ring. Capcom vs. SNK has that option, why can't SVC Chaos? Secondly, the graphics. Though I truly adore the new sprites for the Capcom characters drawn in that distinctive SNK style, SNK's own cast members feature rehashed spites and animations. Worse still are the backdrops - they are cool and detailed but there are also devoid of life and are absolutely boring. The fighting itself is fun and pretty straightforward since SNK didn't take any risks at all to introduce any new gameplay mechanics. There are 36 characters in all - it's very generous... except for the unnecessary introduction of "Violent Ken": As if we need to suffer through the experience of having Ken being violently abused and overused in a SNK game.

LIBRARY STATUS: 3 out of 5

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