Have you ever played a video that is so nuts from minute one that you don't really know what's going on but no matter what the hell is going on on screen you actually really like it!?
I can safely say that Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (awesome title!) is one such game that I havn't got a clue what anyone is on about but when it gets down n dirty it's actually an amazing fighting game with so much fun to be had with the mechanics.
Let Me Begin
Let's start at the start shall we?
The characters within this 2D side on fighting game are all from the Nitroplus stable of characters which feature in the Visual Novels that are mega popular in Japan.
All the characters are female and as with most manga style video games tend to wear very little in the way of clothing.
The game is actually already out in the Arcades and has been released in Japan and the U.S with the PAL release coming on 7th April 2016 on PS4 and PS3.
I'm new to the Nitroplus world and maybe that's why I don't have a clue what is going on however, I love a 2D side on fighter as I have been brought up on Street Fighter and the like since I was a video games nipper. So I know what makes a good fighting game.
When you start the game you get to select a main character and then also two companion characters who will assist you in kicking some ass.
I have been playing a lot with 'Sonico' who seems to take her cats everywhere with her including into the fight arena!
Once you have your main character selected it's time to pick your companion characters. Some companions will be better suited than others to work with your character and these ones are denoted with a handy star to highlight who is best suited.
Once you have picked a trio of Nitroplus Heroines it's battle time (not before some cut-scene madness kicks in though). Battles are fast paced affairs with combinations of buttons being pressed to unleash I tirade on your opponent. The focus is on ease of access for new players which enables you to string some special moves together from the start. There is also the opportunity to bring in your companion to assist in the action as well as a nice option to take evasive action during battle to get out of harm's way.
The crazy animations make this game special as with some characters you are able to call up a band who play in the middle of the fight!
Sonico brings her cats into the battle and throws them at her opponents or uses them to launch some kind of flaming cat uppercut at her opponents. Now you can kind of see why this game is utterly crazy but at the same time it's so much fun.
The range of weapons each character comes into battle with is quite varied as you see cats, giant hammers and rock bands being used as offensive ploys!
"Fighting Without Fighting....Show Me?"
This is definitely a game for fight game lovers and makes even more sense to play if you are invested in the Nitroplus world.
As a fighting kinda guy looking in i'd have to say that this game is well worth playing as it's lots of fun and something different from what I am used to.
The only downside I felt was the slightly drab backgrounds compared to the awesome fighter looks. The backgrounds feel a little unfinished and lacking in character BUT that's a small complaint against a video game that makes you smile and scratch your head from the start.
GAMES FREEZER RATED:
4 Freezers Out Of 5
+ Super Fast Super Fun
+ Beautiful Characters and Animations
+ Quirky Special Moves
+ Easy To Pick Up & Play
- Improved Stage Backgrounds With Animations
- Errrm Maybe A Bit Of A More Understandable Storyline......