Girl Fight is a new arcade fighting game that was recently released on XBLA and PSN. As the title implies, it features an all female cast of characters. Unfortunately, the game just falls short in many respects.
The premise of the game is that an organization known as “THE FOUNDATION” has been training female warriors by pitting them against each other in Virtual Reality deathmatches. In addition to physical attacks, characters can also perform psychic abilities. These abilities can have a variety of effects such adding a health leech to your attacks for a short time, vastly increasing your defense while active, or just plain old hurting your opponent. You start off with a few basic psychic abilities and new ones must be purchased with earned points and then equipped for subsequent battles. In order to actually pull off a psychic attack in a fight, you also have to first build up your “PSI” meter.
The graphics are about what you would expect from an XBLA/PSN game so there is no complaint there, but the controls feel stiff and clunky. Combinations are easy to pull off since the only variation in what type of attack you perform is based on what direction you are holding the analog stick when you press the attack button, but movement is incredibly clumsy and awkward. The whole game just feels very unpolished.
The roster of playable characters is pretty sparse with only eight to choose from. To make matters worse, you actually have to clear the campaign mode with each character in a specific order – you can’t just choose who you want to be straight away. Why should the game force you to keep playing over and over again just to be who you want to?
Girl Fight is similar to Skullgirls in that it uses the sex appeal of its scantily clad characters to build interest in the game. But unlike Skullgirls, it’s just not a very good game itself. Although Skullgirls costs $14.99 and Girl Fight is a little cheaper at $9.99, you are better off spending the extra few dollars and picking up Skullgirls instead.
Overall Score: 2 / 10
Developer: Kung Fu Factory
Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Played on: Xbox LIVE Arcade
Available on: Xbox LIVE Arcade / PlayStation network
Review Copy Info – A copy of the game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.Follow RealGamerNewz: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | RSS