Project Justice - Dreamcast

Also known as: Rival Schools 2

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Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Capcom Soft. Co.: VIE
Publishers: VIE (DE/ES/FR/GB/IT)
Released: 12 Apr 2001 (DE/ES/FR/GB/IT)
Ratings: 11+


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If any one company knows how to make truly great fighting games, it’s Capcom. They practically defined the standard of the beat-em-up genre when they released Street Fighter 2 back in 1991. The world has moved on since them, but Project Justice still retains the classic arcade feel of Street Fighter, but now the graphics are displayed in full 3D.

Firstly, if you are a beat-em-up fan, you’ll love the way Project Justice plays. It has a smooth fluidity and a flexible combo engine. The aim of the game is simple: be the last fighter left standing. Project Justice is easy to get into, yet difficult to master. If you are new to the Rival School series or fighting games there is a comprehensive training mode that will teach you all about specials, supers, combos, and counters.

In Project Justice, you have a team made up of three characters, a la Marvel Vs, Capcom 2. Although you can’t change characters mid-round, you can bring your friends in to help with your combos. A Level 3 is required for a Double Team Super and a Level 5 is necessary for a devastating Triple Team move. These attacks are visually impressive and can sway the outcome of a match. Luckily they can be countered. If you lose one round, your second character steps in and so forth.

You can choose either a straightforward combat approach to the gameplay or opt for a story rich game style. In the Story mode you can’t always decide on what characters to use, but the overall quality of the challenge makes up for that.

Project Justice features classic fighting gaming with a few original innovations. With over 20 playable characters, plus a few secret ones and delicious visuals as well, Project Justice is another excellent fighting game on the DC.