Release Date: 22 Aug 2003
Well, something's been nagging at me recently with my little brother has been talking about BEYBLADEs; which were in fact not his generation but mine. I was just thinking about BEYBLADEs when I was a kid. They were like the biggest thing and we used to find places to battle almost anywhere and everywhere. It was like, the life I think not a care in the world as we were kids and some media endorsed violence; it was so much fun but you could basically take them anywhere, so they were very very easy to lose. I digress, reminiscing about my violent childhood with plastic and metal spinning tops who won being determined by strength.
|This is you, if you're lucky...|
|The Shops always useful... when you have the money.|
It wasn't just that though, the graphics were poor, 2D blurry images seemed to just rattle ones cage as those with big TVs would receive a rubbish quality picture but we are talking about the Playstation 1 in a HD world filled with vibrancy and definition beyond our wildest dreams. So, if we think back these graphics were cracking especially with spinning tops moving as fast as they were in that game, it's only now in our time with HD that they aren't up to scratch...
|Meet D.J. He soon gets all too familiar and annoying...|
|Cheering on your bey is common with this game.|
BEYBLADE saw out the end of an era, bridging the gap form PS1 to PS2 and retro gamers won't have it in their collection now because most people only ever keep FINAL FANTASY from the PS1; however, rubbish BEYBLADE may appear it was actually quite a good game and playing it recently to do this review showed me its addictiveness and made me reminisce about the bringing together of two colossal things in my life. However, the game was repetitive and lacked skill and was totally comprised of luck and half understanding. It had the potential to be a lot in the future but I see no signs of this happening. So, it gets a 3A rating, around average because not only these three things but in the world we live in now... it's just obsolete but cool to come back to every now and again if you want to be retro.