| paleface [sys=PS1; cat=Fighting; loc=NA] |
|Port of the NeoGeo 64 fighting game, with a lot of CG scenes thrown in. These don't look great by modern standards, but they're pretty well done, actually, and look a heck of a lot better than the game itself, where the characters are blocky, the 3D foreground is obviously detached from the background--just a small round piece of floor floating in air--and the color schemes for the backgrounds are incredibly garish.|
As far as actual gameplay goes, it's all right. It controls like a 2D fighter; actually, better than most of the old Fatal Fury games, since it doesn't have that annoying plane-switching thing they'd always have. There is a sidestep button, but that just scoots you to the side a step, then the opponent realigns, and it's back to regular 2D-style fighting.
Most of the usual FF cast is here, with their usual moves. Terry, for instance, still feels like Terry, even if the spacing of some of this leaping/charging attacks feels a little cramped.
Wild Ambition isn't a bad game, but aside from the CG intro of Terry's dad getting killed by Geese when Terry was a kid, it's hard to say what appeal this ugly 3D version would have for fans of the FF series.