At first this game seems fairly promising. You get to choose from 3 different Riders, jump around, punch enemies in the head, punch through blocks and collect money. Depending on the Rider you pick, you get to play a different level, which is kind of cool. But this isn’t just a platforming action game. No, they’ve incorporated RPG elements into the game as well. Sometimes when you get near an enemy, you are forced into RPG style combat, which requires you to mash buttons incessantly. It takes awhile to get the hang of it, and you’d be lucky to survive your first few encounters. I guess that’s why you have money and shops placed at random intervals (you’re supposed to buy stuff). In fact, the whole game seems to require a lot of button mashing, including climbing walls. This makes for some sore thumbs indeed.
Ultimately, it doesn’t take long to figure out that the inner workings of this game are flawed and unbalanced. The controls are bad. The game freezes up whenever it feels like it. It’s nearly impossible to finish. It has very little or nothing to do with the original Kamen Rider series.
One thing I do love about this game is when a Rider hits his head on a ceiling. The Rider doesn’t take any damage, but his head is flattened, the music changes from serious to goofy, and the character’s movements become impaired (i.e. climbing) for about 10 seconds. Speaking of which, the music in this game isn’t half bad. OK, so this isn’t a horrible game, but it’s glitchy, it’s difficult, and the frame rate is pretty bad in some places. I hardly think it’s worth playing through.
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