Rated 9 out of 10 by JToney3449 Bleach The 3rd Phantom
I got this the day it came out. I have some of the same opinions as the other reviewer. No touch screen action detracted from it being on a DS, and the thinner they make portable game devices the harder it is to hold em for long periods. End result from that is hands hurt a great deal also detracting from the game in my case. Animation in this game was great just like the show top notch. Sound was also great but not 100% due to obvious compression. The menus were a bit hard to navigate at the start such as the upgrade menu. I also enjoyed the picking your own soul slayers released form, but i only got banki after the game ended and not even sure how i got it. So if anyone knows feel free to inform others so they might get it while playing. Good gameplay, to much text, i spent way way more time reading then playing, eventually i skipped through most side plot text and focused on main stuff. Game was easy after you learn your release, great game over all with few flaws.
Rated 8 out of 10 by klao94 First Bleach RPG
I was really looking forward to a Bleach game that wasn't just fighting, and since I like RPGs, I decided to pre-order it. I wasn't so much disappointed with the lack of touch screen usage as I was with the rest of the game. It wasn't that bad, but it wasn't too good either. The battle style was a bit different from what I expected, and it didn't allow very much character customization or time between battles. Unlike the other reviewers, I found this game fairly challenging, but I guess that was just me. The bgm was okay, but the sound effects were a little worse. What I liked the most about this game was the storyline. I don't mind that they made up their own characters, but I like how they implemented them into the whole Bleach story. I usually like any game with a good storyline, whether or not I like the rest of it. The storyline just drew me in, which got me playing for hours on end. After that though, I guess my excitement died down and I haven't touched it since I got stuck. Overall, I would say this is a pretty good game, if you like Bleach, strategy games, and don't mind the lack of touch screen usage.
Rated 10 out of 10 by tomaso119 A step in the right direction for Bleach DS Games
Bleach games to date for the DS have been your basic 2D hack and slash Arcade style format. Bleach: The 3rd Phantom leaves all that behind with a full on RPG game play. The game offers a unique storyline which takes place years prior to that which we are familiar to in the Anime series without any spoilers for those only up to date with the televised series. With two brand new character's to choose from as your main playable character; you embark on an original storyline by Tite Kubo that’s packed full of new and familiar characters. The game play is simple, but you’ll need plenty of battle strategy and clever tactics to maneuver your way around the battle grounds. As you progress through story mode your decisions and interactions with those you encounter can affect the characters you obtain to use in the battles. If you’re unfamiliar with the Bleach anime or manga series, you may just fear for your DS’ A button as this game is packed full of storyline and character interaction during the first few hours of game play. The battles pick up as the game goes on, and you’re love for RPG style game play will be well fed. This game is a must for any Bleach fan, or one searching for an entertaining 2D RPG.
Rated 0 out of 10 by I play games too much Will it mess up the story.
1. I love bleach 2. I love games like fire emblem and FF Tactics the only problem i see with this game right now is that it is going to destroy the storyline. I watch the Japanese subs and they already did a 100 year ago arc. There are characters in the game videos i have seen that were never in the show. Some of the screenshots have characters fighting that should never have even met. But this is all really just complaining from a person who is fairly obsessed with the details of a storyline. So far the actual gameplay looks well done and fairly interesting. I would really like to see how the local multiplayer works.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Bleach Man Eh, I played better.
I was so psyched when I first heard that a there was going to be a Bleach game. I love the series. However, when I bought the game and popped it into my DSi, the first thing I noticed was there was no touch screen functionality. So I thought to myself, "Oh well, I can live without using the touch screen." The next problem I discovered was that there is TOO MUCH TEXT! I felt there was more text than gameplay. There were no shops and no money so you couldn't purchase or sell items. The only time you could move around was in free time mode and during battle. I was, however, impressed with the storyline. I mean, it wasn't accurately but it kept me mildly entertained. Another problem was the battlefield. I like tactical rpgs but I felt that the camera during battle should have been slightly tilted close to an overhead shot. Half of the time, I couldn't tell if one of my characters could move to a specific location or not. I also like the fact that there was some character customization. I liked that you could pick the form of your character's zanpakuto's released form. Combat was a little too similar to that of the Fire Emblem series. I felt the overall difficulty of the game was a little too easy, I mean the final boss wasn't as difficult as I had expected. All in all, if I had to recommend this game to anyone, it would probably be only recommend it to fanboys. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great.
Rated 9 out of 10 by AxelusZMorpher89 Awsome,First Bleach RPG
this was a great game. Only a few things really could use improvement.one would be that for an RPG, it was kind of short,the chapters went by way to fast,also, they should have made it so you can actually walk around the soul soceity and karakura town., and heuco mundo.The Show is awsome and this game was good,but it should really give you more to do.And upgrade your wepons more.
Rated 10 out of 10 by JeanPaul Best Bleach Game Ever ~
Okay , so this bleach game is unlike no other. You get to play as your own soul reaper ! That has a twin ! It's seriously amazing . The story line & plot .... It's like a lost bleach movie. The game play is fantastic & very strategic. If you like role playing games with a movie like story & making your own team , than this game is just for you :D
Rated 0 out of 10 100% awesome
it's a simple game but it is just like the fire emblem series the japanese version was fun( though i couldn't read it at all ot was a great game) if you haven't played the japanese version buy this version and if you played the japanese version but want to understand this game BUY IT
Rated 0 out of 10 by christophermaster1 Awesome game
This is the best game ever dude I tried out the game in japan and this game was kicking butt and this game pulled out some cool secrets if you want to know about the secrets or want play the game you should totally buy it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by squad10rulez i luv rpg games
i have seen i lot of rpg games but this is the best so far (next to naruto path of ninja 2) and bleach is my favorite anime (next to naruto)and there is a japanese website for this game. cant wait.