Shaman King: Power Of Spirit
Shaman King: Power of Spirit is a hybrid of a fighting game and a turn-based strategy game. When in battle, strategic elements are featured when the player is to move on a large grid to a certain position. When the player is in front of a specific enemy on the field grid, they can initiate an attack on them. This leads to a "fighting game" segment in which the player and that specific enemy battle. This portion of the game received criticism due to having few combos (resulting in repetitive gameplay) and bloated health bars. The battlefields are simple and square-shaped, with few objects, which led to more criticism. Before the gameplay, cutscenes will take place in which a large amount of dialogue will be covered to reflect a perfect amount of tension before the coming battle. Most of the cutscenes use still drawings and text, but the game also makes use of 3D models and/or voiceovers at times. At some points, it is known that the player will be fighting the spirit of a specific shaman instead of the shaman himself. Despite the added depth from certain special moves and the range of characters, Shaman King: Power of Spirit is generally regarded as mediocre, due to the aforementioned simple, repetitive fighting system, the long cutscenes made up of static images, and an overall lack of polish.
Shaman King: Power of Spirit
Developer(s): WinkySoftPublisher(s): KonamiGenre: Action, AdventureWikipedia: LinkGame review links: Metacritic: 54/100Game description: Shaman King follows the story of Yoh Asakura, a junior high student who has the rare power to communicate with ghosts and spirits. In the game, you'll assume the role of Yoh as he strives to become the next Shaman King. Guide Yoh across multiple stages filled with dangers, enemies, and traps in an effort to stop an evil shaman from resurrecting the Guardian of Demons. Master various fighting techniques as you encounter characters and locales from the Shaman King TV series and comics.
What sticks out like a sore thumb, though, are "mana points." Shaman King is about a big competition among shamans, people who can commune with and embody the power of spirits to do battle, and like any good competition, it has rules. One of those rules is how the winner of individual bouts is determined, which is where mana points come in. Each shaman's magical power can be measured by these points, and they are depleted as their powers are used and the fight drags on; the first fighter whose points runs out loses. As a system for determining the winner in the tournament, it makes enough sense. 041b061a72