Girl Fight


By: Morgan Bates    On: PlayStation 3
Published: Thursday 7 Nov 2013 12:47 PM
 
 
 
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Well-endowed women aren’t new to fighting games, be it Fatal Fury’s Mai Shiranui, or all of the women in Dead or Alive. However it’s a rare, and probably fortunate, thing to see them as the core feature. Enter Girl Fight (GF), a title with a wide range of top-heavy women, and little else to offer.

GF’s roster features women based on varying stereotypes - ranging from soldiers to a ninja. The story – from what I can gather based on the voice overs between bouts - goes that the girls have been kidnapped by an organisation called The Foundation, and are being forced to fight each other. Chrome, the boss, is offering the one that can defeat the rest of them, and her, a way out.

GF’s gameplay is hindered by an inconsistent frame rate, often unresponsive controls, and stiff fighting mechanics. In addition, it doesn’t matter which girl you choose, as all of them have the same body type and similar fighting styles; the only major difference is the way they throw. When it comes down to it, you can button mash your way to victory in most cases. As a result, they all feel like clones of one another.

As far modes go, there isn’t a lot here. GF includes basic single- and two-player one-on-one; online versus (ranked or player), training, and an arcade mode. In the latter you have to unlock every character by playing through it eight times. It’s an odd system - since most fighting games have just a few unlockable characters. More so, when you consider all eight girls are available in versus mode.

After you fight through the seven opponents in arcade mode, Chrome - the final boss - transforms into something that looks an awful lot like Dead or Alive’s Alpha-152 - purely a coincidence, I’m sure. In her ‘boss mode’ she is harder to beat then the other fighters, but not impossible – the same button mashing tactic works on her.

What sets GF apart from other fighting titles are the character enhancements (and no, I’m not talking about their breasts.) From the selection screen you can pick two ‘PSI-AMP’ augmentations to activate in-game. Their effects range from health enhancements (the more damage you deal while it’s in effect, the more health you recover), to invisibility. You start off with three, and more can be unlocked via the in-game store.

Visually, GF has some pretty stunning outfits – although if you want new outfits, you will be disappointed. Each skin bought from the in-game store is just a repaint of the default outfit. In addition, there’s some suggestive character art to unlock in the extras menu.

Overall, Girl Fight feels like a cheap, less fluid (motion-wise), knock off of Dead or Alive. The arcade mode demands you play through at least seven times, which wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing if this were a better game.


The Score

Girl Fight
"Avoid Girl Fight like the plague"
3.0
Awful
Rating: M   Difficulty: Easy   Learning Curve: 5 Min

 

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reavers NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Thursday 7 Nov 2013 1:20 PM Posted by reavers
The name spelt trouble from the start
 
 
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Sam NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Thursday 7 Nov 2013 1:41 PM Posted by Sam
No surprised at all given the name
 
 
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ALK3MiST NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Thursday 7 Nov 2013 1:46 PM Posted by ALK3MiST
knew i shouldn't have gotten my hopes up
 
 
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KatalystaKaos NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Thursday 7 Nov 2013 4:24 PM Posted by KatalystaKaos
Thing is, when you put "Girl" & "Fight" in the same title you really don't have to make a good game, that name alone is gonna generate alot of sales to the target demographic ;-)
 
 
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whataboutki NZGamer.com VIP VIP
On Thursday 7 Nov 2013 5:23 PM Posted by whataboutki
Jesus, who buys this crap?
 
 
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wharekura NZGamer.com VIP VIP
On Thursday 7 Nov 2013 6:18 PM Posted by wharekura
I like the summary - "awful" :)
 
 
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emetic NZGamer.com VIP VIP Silver
On Thursday 7 Nov 2013 8:04 PM Posted by emetic
This looks cool.
 
 
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CloudAxel16 NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Thursday 7 Nov 2013 8:08 PM Posted by CloudAxel16
"Avoid Girl Fight like the plague" lol
 
 
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Bank NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Thursday 7 Nov 2013 10:39 PM Posted by Bank
7 November 2013, 08:04 PM Reply to emetic
This looks cool.
Agreed I think this is GOTY contender
 
 
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jamesg NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Friday 8 Nov 2013 9:30 PM Posted by jamesg
So not related to the movie with Michelle Rodriguez then?
 
 
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Bappernz NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Sunday 10 Nov 2013 5:11 PM Posted by Bappernz
so give it a miss, thanks NZG saved me time and money
 
 
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predatorhunter NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
On Monday 11 Nov 2013 1:48 PM Posted by predatorhunter
reminds me of rumble roses.
 
 
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Munkah NZGamer.com VIP VIP Gold
On Saturday 26 Jul 2014 2:00 PM Posted by Munkah
11 November 2013, 01:48 PM Reply to predatorhunter
reminds me of rumble roses.
Except Rumble Roses was actually fun.
 
 
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