GameCore is CBSNews.com's gaming column written by Chad Chamberlain.
Bandai Games has turned up the heat in the video game market by introducing yet another anime-to-game franchise: Inuyasha, VIZ Media's popular top-rated TV series on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. "Inuyasha: Feudal Combat" allows gamers to take anime personas from the hit series and pit them against each other.
As a long time fan of the Inuyasha anime, I've wondered what would happen if half-demon Inuyasha and his full demon brother Sesshomaru where to team up in battle. These two are the strongest characters in the series, and subsequently, mortal enemies. Knowing this, Bandai has incorporated an intricate paring/battle system where the character's behavior toward one another play an important role in how well they work together. Bandai's original battle system also provides for advanced special attack combos that can either be very easy or incredibly hard to learn depending on whom you team up with.
With 12 playable characters from the TV series, interactive environments, 3 different game play modes, and a partner combat system (using an RPG style system to improve attacks), Inuyasha™: Feudal Combat™ is a must-have for the holiday season. This game is rated "T" for teens and retails for $39.99. Inuyasha™: Feudal Combat™ is now available in stores. Stay tuned for an in-depth review of this red-hot title.
By Chad Chamberlain
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