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  • Summary: For the first time ever, the most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire human kind. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the famous Weekly Jump Magazine, Jump ForceFor the first time ever, the most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire human kind. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the famous Weekly Jump Magazine, Jump Force is also making the most of latest technologies to bring characters to life in a never-seen-before realistic design. A unique setting, merging the Jump World and the Real World. The Jump Force, an alliance of the most powerful Manga heroes from Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto and much more. Realistic graphics bring Manga characters to life like never before. [Bandai Namco] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Mar 9, 2019
    80
    It's the fights that really count, and they're crazy fun. [Issue#225, p.71]
  2. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    If it wasn't for Jump Force's highly entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable combat, the game would be a disaster. But Jump Force is a fighting game, and so everything about it that's turgid and unnecessary can largely be avoided or overlooked. It's got a large roster of fighters, plenty of content, and looks great in action. Those are the things to focus on. Could it have been a hell of a lot better? Of course. But that doesn't mean you should write it off. Neither should you write it off for its unusual art style. Just engage in its unique brand of fighting, block out the rest, and enjoy.
  3. Feb 26, 2019
    65
    Jump Force is a game with some good and bad aspects. On the one hand, it comes with a great cast of characters that bring together the best Shōnen Jump manga combined with a spectacular combat system that will delight fans. On the other, the story is unoriginal with too many loading screens and weak scenes. So, it will certainly not be the best fighting game of the year, but we can always have fun with the spectacular attacks and customization of our avatar to create the ultimate Jump Force hero and beat the Venom.
  4. Feb 15, 2019
    60
    For all the harm the middling presentation does to Jump Force, the fighting does have satisfying explosive moments and the online versus mode does work well. There is depth to uncover in the combat, but it never truly sang to me or made me excited to tackle the next fight. Mostly I was just happy to not have to repeat a fight when I won, even if I was performing iconic attacks from some of my favorite anime.
  5. Feb 26, 2019
    50
    Jump Force somehow only achieves mediocrity at best despite the star power found on its roster and the potential that comes with that cast. The characters are indeed faithfully recreated, stylish abilities and all, but nothing feels seamless. From the horrible cutscenes and choppy combat animations to the struggling frame rate, everything feels cut together haphazardly. Jump Force looks like an excellent idea on paper as a crossover containing over 40 characters from various Shonen Jump series, but in practice, the vision falls flat due to a serious lack of polish.
  6. Feb 18, 2019
    50
    Jump Force feels like a huge missed opportunity: a so impressive characters roster deserved more than a causal-oriented fighter with barely no difference between characters and a quickly boring combat system. Even the characters depiction ends up being disappointing, with a "realistic-ization" that does them no justice.
  7. Feb 15, 2019
    43
    With such a vast amount of iconic material on show here, it’s disappointing to see the sheer lack of effort put forward in regards to its overall execution. The game’s combat is indeed reliably fun, but this means very little in the face of its several shoddy design choices, its horrendously lengthy loading times, and its cast of characters that are painfully devoid of characterization. Fans of the IPs would do well to temper their expectations.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Feb 13, 2019
    10
    This is so so incredible game, one of best games of the year, Thank Cyberconnect2 and Bandai Namco, I LOVE YOU SOO MUCH.
  2. Feb 13, 2019
    10
    Story Mode was ok at best, but the gameplay and servers are almost perfect. This game is a major improvement for J-Stars and you should buy itStory Mode was ok at best, but the gameplay and servers are almost perfect. This game is a major improvement for J-Stars and you should buy it if you enjoy Shonen anime Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Its a very nice game for anime fans. i think the price is not worth it but the hype is. You will enjoy if you love anime. Expand
  4. Feb 13, 2019
    10
    Very well done and worked, Cyberconnect 2 made a great game with a great story and great characters.
  5. Feb 19, 2019
    9
    Game is awesome. There seems to be an agenda to give this game low reviews. Some are as stupid because of "lack of female selectableGame is awesome. There seems to be an agenda to give this game low reviews. Some are as stupid because of "lack of female selectable characters" lol?

    Anyways if you love fast past fighting games that keep you on the edge of your seat and you have split seconds to choose your method of attack this is for you.

    I think other fight fans dont like it because its not a game where you learn a combo and go in a match with it premeditated knowing it works against 90% of your opponents because you have more hours into the game practicing it. You literally haved to adapt to every match and every opponent within split seconds to be victorious.Matches are pretty intense and there is always a comeback factor even if you are down a round.

    I dont think some of the old heads can wrap their head around this.

    Anyways dont listen to these powerhouse sites giving it a bad reviews its a fun fast paced intense game.
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  6. Feb 19, 2019
    7
    I enjoyed the sound and visual art design of the game, As a fan of the anime battle genre I was really looking forward to Jump Force. So I wasI enjoyed the sound and visual art design of the game, As a fan of the anime battle genre I was really looking forward to Jump Force. So I was also hoping that they did each franchise justice. Unfortunately there may be a few nice moments there’s some issues that hold it back. I came away feeling a little indifferent. As soon as you begin the game you notice the extended loading time, some of it quite extreme. This isn’t the only problem you contend with a few technical issues which in turn effect the immersion can become affected because of this. When It was nice to see that the game had quite a decent roster for you to play and there’s also a decent selection of play modes as well. I would however recommend that you play the online mode though because the story mode failed to make an impact and on the whole it’s standard. Thankfully the combat elements don’t fall short and I did enjoy doing flash, energy, and scale behind the moves with the different character’s. This however isn’t enough to save the game from the other issues present and when it’s all said and done, Jump Force just doesn’t stand up, when you factor in the price of the game and the shortcomings it has. Id recommend buying the base game before considering a season pass for those who are interested in checking it out. Expand
  7. Feb 17, 2019
    0
    JUMP FORCE IS A CASH GRAB!

    Jump Force is Bandai Namco's most recent example of exploiting Shonen Jump fans. The game just screams cash
    JUMP FORCE IS A CASH GRAB!

    Jump Force is Bandai Namco's most recent example of exploiting Shonen Jump fans. The game just screams cash grab! Rant aside... I'll try to break down below why I think you shouldn't even pick this game up.

    GAMEPLAY
    - The fighting mechanics are shallow af. I acknowledge that Bandai Namco likely made it shallow so that more people can just pick up a controller and start throwing out Final Flashes and Getsuga Tenshous. Due to this likelihood, I think Jump Force really isn't much of a fighting game as it is a party game. It's fun for a couple of hours then it gets old. It's not going to get any attention from recognized fighting game tournaments. I don't see this game having any legs at all. It'll likely end up like My Hero One's Justice whose support ended in less time than you can say PLUS ULTRA!

    ART STYLE
    - Likely due to the decision to adopt shiny 3D models to somehow marry all the different art styles of the Shonen characters into an acceptable middle ground, the art style thus looks awesome for some characters but totally weird for others.

    ANIMATION
    - Slightly related to art style... since they opted for 3D models for the characters, you'd think the animation would look great. Unfortunately, it only looks passable during fights. Throwing out rush attacks and moving around did not feel smooth and was really janky, like you're playing a stop motion video. A lot of the animation is covered up by the explosions, particle effects, and bright lighting. Facial animation is nonexistent outside of static facial expressions.

    CONTENT
    - What content? Jump Force has a Story Mode (I'll get to this one in a bit...), online versus, player vs ai, practice mode while waiting for matchmaking, a shallow Create-a-Character system... what else? That's Jump Force already.

    STORY MODE
    - This is just effin' sad. You've got a roster of the most recognizable and beloved anime characters ever, and they get a throwaway **** Story mode with stiff animations, a cringey script, and forgettable plot. I'm not sure if which modern fighting game's story mode is worse now... SFV, MvCi, or Jump Force. Some people would say... "it's a fighting game. No one plays fighting games for the story. etc etc." Sure ok, a bunch of people just want to watch an action movie with their favorite action heroes for the explosions. There are also fans of those action heroes who want to see those characters develop. But fine, Jump Force obviously wasn't made with those fans in mind. What an incredible waste of an opportunity to make an awesome story involving so many awesome characters. The beloved Shonen characters do not deserve to be in something as poorly executed and half assed as Jump Force.
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