January 29, 2012
NEOGEO Battle Coliseum
Like most other fighters on the market, this there isn't really a whole lot of depth behind the plot. But lets be realistic for a second, most of us don't pick up these kinds of games for the story. The real interest factor lies in the ability to pick up a controller and lay into other players without having to remember where you left off last.
The graphics are very retro relative to many other fighters on the market. While this is a PS2 and XBox 360 Arcade title, the graphics are very noticeably behind what you would expect to see in a series such as Tekken or Street Fighter. With that being said, I don't see the graphics as being a bad thing. Having the old NEOGEO, SNES, Dreamcast, PSX, character sprites brings nostalgia to the gameplay and a much more simplified features for a fighter.
While there aren't a great deal of unlockable features/characters in this game, it is still a great title nonetheless. The potential to really enjoy this game really lies in playing with friends. Being a huge King of Fighters fan and having a younger brother who is all about Street Fighter, NEOGEO Battle Coliseum was a title that we could really get into when looking for variety when playing fighters.