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Real Bout Garou Densetsu Special - Dominated Mind
  PS1FightingJPN  
  opened by paleface at 20:56:21 08/31/03  
  paleface [sys=PS1; cat=Fighting; loc=JPN]
           
Probably SNK's best PlayStation fighting game port. They took the stupid "sway line" multi-plane system out of the arcade version so you just fight along one plane, like real men. Thank goodness. They also threw in short anime scenes and a silly pilot character named "Alfred" around whom the "story" (ie 3 seconds of cutscenes) seems to revolve. Oh, and a new boss, White, a Clockwork Orange reject who gives new meaning to the concept of cheap bosses, pulling out ridiculously powerful moves, even when he is dead! Grr!
 
But the slightly exaggerated, colorful Capcom-esque art, the very smooth animation, and the large cast, not to mention the fine no-line-sway controls, win the day here and just make fighting fun, and with pretty good loading times even. And the AI can't judge the distance on Franco's crushing back+strong attack. Yeah! Bash!
    
references:
· Garou Densetsu Battle Archives 2 (NeoGeo Online Collection v.6) (PS2)
· Real Bout Fatal Fury (PS1)

 
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