JOJO'S BIZZARE ADVENTURE: EYES OF HEAVEN (PS4) (REVIEW)
The equally delightful campiness of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven comes from CyberConnect2, the same team that brought us Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm. First and foremost, it’s worth nothing that the game is a sequel aimed largely at lovers of the series and its characters. The story mode has a lot of dialogue – A LOT of dialogue – so people who have not played the prior game in the series may feel disoriented.
The story mode of the game introduces players to the events that follow Stardust Crusaders, the series’ third installment. In Cairo, Egypt in 1988, Jotaro Kujo and his comrades vanquished a deadly vampire named DIO in Stardust Crusaders. All is well after Jotaro and his allies defeat DIO until they are ambushed by deceased allies from his past, who have returned surrounded by a mysterious, sinister energy and speaking of a villainous figure known as “The Noble One.” Following the attack, the party is approached by a man named Robert Speedwagon, who reveals a mummified limb said to be one of eight pieces of “The Holy Corpse.” This sets the stage for the rest of the game, in which the heroes travel across time to various locations around the world in search of the other pieces of “The Holy Corpse,” which they hope to use to restore their companions and bring order back to the dimensions. The game is completely voiced in Japanese by incredibly bright voice actors who effortlessly bring the characters to life.
The battle system of the game is similar to that of the Naruto games, with a free-roaming approach that allows players to make the most of their arena. The majority of the game’s cast of characters are Stand-Users (Stands being the guardian-like entities which manifest themselves in unique and various ways). The battle system in this game is guaranteed to keep gamers involved, whether you’re blundering your enemies in a storm of fists or tossing them casually. Other than rare mini-games like zombie smashing and poker games, the story mode does not appear to give much to the imagination. However, it is worthwhile to go through the story mode because it unlocks a plethora of supplementary stuff, such as character outfits and poses. Each level has exceptional beauty, although the majority of them are ordinary. As previously said, the game is aimed at fans of the franchise. Even if newbies find a new guilty pleasure in the battle system’s wicked delight, it wouldn’t be enough to save Eyes of Heaven from its guiltily uninteresting story mode. The game’s stunning graphics, heart-pounding fights, diverse cast of characters, and countless unlockables, on the other hand, may provide enough hold for gamers to continue.