During the Sengoku period, Samanosuke, a mighty Samurai of the Akechi clan, is summoned by the Princess to fight against the forces of Nobunaga Oda, a powerful warlord and leader of murderous demons who invaded the kingdom.
After the G Corporation launches a full-scale attack on Heihachi and Kazuya Mishima, Kazuya betrays his father and escapes. When the fifth King of the Iron Fist tournament is announced, both Kazuya and his son Jin enter in.
Four years after it was thought that the evil sword known as Soul Edge had been destroyed, warriors from all over Europe and Asia once again take up the search to locate the blade for their own personal reasons.
STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs
I haven't played the other three VF games,but on the basis of this ,I'm beginning to wonder what gaming pleasures I may have missed out on.As you work your way through each level,playfully using each fighting move allocated to your chosen player by making full use of all the buttons on the joypad,you become even more determined to fight your way to the end,a horizon that becomes ever more acheivable with the seemingly endless number of continues you are given (provided,of course,you don't wait 10 seconds).You begin with the styflingly easy Lion Rafale,whom,frankly,knocking out a crash test dummy would be a harder challenge to.This does,however,get you started and enables you to move on to the harder players,such as the incredibly good Jacky Bryant,right up to the master Akira,and,finally,onto the seemingly impossible Dural,a non-human,T-1000-from-Terminator-2 like thingie whom you only get one shot with.The best fighter,I find,is Lei Fei (to date,the only player with whom I've beaten Dural),who,ironically,is the second easiest player on the levels.But the fighter I always prefer to play,is Sarah Bryant,a foxy fighting chick who,if she isn't the best fighter out the lot of them,is certainly the best looking.Sure,not much brain power is required with it,but it soon becomes great fun,which is ultimately what great video games are all about.****
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