4 One for the fansGettingWorse | 29/02/2008 | See all GettingWorse's reviews (22)A weapon based fighter is not that common even at this day and age. Shattered Blade, strictly speaking, isn't really a pure fighting game. It feels a little too gimmicky. The controls is a nice touch, you use your remote the way you would with a real weapon in hand to attack and block, and shake it like a mad man when your special move power meter fills up to unleash a special attack. The animation is great annd brings the anime to life.This game isn't really for the hard core beat'em up fans as it lacks the finer details that makes up a great beat'em up. The characters are big and bold and moves smooth enough, and there's plenty to choose from, 32 in total. The game mode is your normal anime fare, battle mode and story mode with bonus story contents to tie in with the anime.This is by no means a bad game, just not for the hardcore players. But if you're a fan of the anime like myself, this game will be a lot more like an old friend and certainly worth your investment. But if you've never seen or heard of Bleach before and just want to look for a good beat'em up, this game will give you instant gratification, just don't expect it to last for more than a couple of day's play.