Art of Fighting Anthology

PS2 - MPN: 828862200204
Product Details
Description
Art Of Fighting Anthology brings together all 3 of the popular Art Of Fighting games, for epic one-on-one fighting action. Face off against the martial artists in two out of three matches. Use punches, kick and Super Attacks to take out colorful and dangerous opponenets. While doing this, you will also open up the story of crooked cops and bloodthristy killers that sets the stage for the later "Fatal Fury" games.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Fighting
Maximum Number of Players 2
Expert Reviews
Art of Fighting Anthology
3.5 Star Review  GameZone - May 23, 2007

Collections, compilations, anthologies – whatever you want to call them, these games add up to the same thing: a gathering of a series' oldest installments. If you were playing games during the early '90s, chances are you remember the faint existence of consoles other than the Genesis and SNES. TurboGrafx is a no-brainer. Some of you may have actually known people who had one! Neo Geo, however, was an illusive game machine due to its unusually high retail value. The console retailed for somewhere between $500 and $700, a price point gamers thought they'd never be willing to swallow – until PlayStation 3 arrived.

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Art of Fighting Anthology
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 4, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 6 expert reviews for Art of Fighting Anthology and the average expert rating is 61 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Decent But Could Be Better
3 Star Review   By member atrandoinbox - Apr 30, 2008   

Strengths: Same version play as arcade

Weakness: Could be reptitive and same game play.

I always believed that the Art of Fighting series were badly underrated. It never really caught on like the Fatal Fury or later the Samurai Shodown series. But it did had its merits nevertheless from the hugh characters to the sprit meter which limits how often you can special moves to the graphic scaling. All 3 games in the series are 100% versions of the arcade ports. Sadly, SNK Playmore didn't bother to do more like tighten up the controls in the 1st. Art of Fighting game (I'm still having problems executing Robert's Lighting Kick, the Haoh Sho Koh Ken & the Ryuko Ranbu). The second game improves on this, but its best to play with another player as it's tough, even on Easy mode. AoF 3 is the best looking of the series. It plays a little like Virtual Fighting (despite the fact that it's still 2-D. SNK planned to make Aof 3 in 3-D. But I guess the Neo Geo couldn't handle 3-D graphics). If you're an old school gamer like myself & like fighting games, this collection is at least worth a rental.

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ART OF FIGHTING ANTHOLOGY
2 Star Review   By member warlion - Apr 24, 2008   

Strengths: great background music and sountrack

Weakness: hard difficulty, unresponsive controls

ART OF FIGHTING ANTHOLOGY is a collection of three 2-D fighting games for the PS2. (Art of Fighting (AOF) 1 – 3) Originally released for the Neo- Geo system in 1992 by SNK , the Art of Fighting series was trying to emulate the success of Street Fighter 2. Unfortunately, if u had to choose between the Street Fighter series and Art of Fighting, Capcoms’s games are the better choice in terms of graphics, controls , and character choices. This collection is really for the more nostalgic or hardcore gamer who yearns for hard difficulty and limited gameplay and controls. This concept is made apparent with both AOF 1 and 2. 1 allows you to only control two characters, Robert or Ryo, and their moveset and abilities are very limited. U have a spirit meter that u can fill up by charging or by taunting, which will allow u to perform special powerful moves. AOF 3 is the best choice out of the three offered, because it has more gameplay options and more attack choices. The graphics for all 3 games are pretty good with the characters appearing gigantic onscreen, easily dwarfing their Capcom counterparts. You also have a choice of playing the original arcade soundtrack or an alternative one that has more music styles to choose from. Unfortunately, this collection is as bare bones as it can be, because there are zero extras or unlockable content being offered here. Overall, there are much better fighting games out there, so only get this one if u are a hardcore fighting fan.

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A classic collection of old school fighters
3 Star Review   By member evophile - Aug 30, 2007   

Strengths: Nice set of games, cheap

Weakness: Cheap bosses, graphics aged

The Art of Fighting series from SNK is one of the classic fighting series from back on the day. Jumping on the Street Fighter bandwagon, the game featured two main characters very similar to Ken & Ryu, but they eventually grew into their own. This game collection gives you Art of Fightings 1 though 3. The gameplay is similar, although part 1 seems to have aged a lot, and its fairly basic. This was one of the first games to zoom in on the action and featured big sprites. Part two is a little better, but is kind of still the same. Part three changed a lot, with a lot of new characters, and the gameplay AI was kind of cheap. This is a great collection if you're a fan of old school fighting and remember these games fondly. Plus it's cheap. But if you're looking for something new, you might as well look elsewhere.

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Product Details
Description
Art Of Fighting Anthology brings together all 3 of the popular Art Of Fighting games, for epic one-on-one fighting action. Face off against the martial artists in two out of three matches. Use punches, kick and Super Attacks to take out colorful and dangerous opponenets. While doing this, you will also open up the story of crooked cops and bloodthristy killers that sets the stage for the later "Fatal Fury" games.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen)
Game Genre Fighting
Maximum Number of Players 2
Summary
Product Title Art of Fighting Anthology
Manufacturer SNK
Power Score 3.3 | 5 Reviews
Game Information
Simultaneous Multiplayer Mode: Yes
Release Date: 2007-5-15
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Parent Retsku: B000P46NM0
Expert Reviews
Art of Fighting Anthology
3.5 Star Review  GameZone - May 23, 2007

Collections, compilations, anthologies – whatever you want to call them, these games add up to the same thing: a gathering of a series' oldest installments. If you were playing games during the early '90s, chances are you remember the faint existence of consoles other than the Genesis and SNES. TurboGrafx is a no-brainer. Some of you may have actually known people who had one! Neo Geo, however, was an illusive game machine due to its unusually high retail value. The console retailed for somewhere between $500 and $700, a price point gamers thought they'd never be willing to swallow – until PlayStation 3 arrived.

Read the full review »

Art of Fighting Anthology
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 4, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 6 expert reviews for Art of Fighting Anthology and the average expert rating is 61 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Decent But Could Be Better
3 Star Review   By member atrandoinbox - Apr 30, 2008   

Strengths: Same version play as arcade

Weakness: Could be reptitive and same game play.

I always believed that the Art of Fighting series were badly underrated. It never really caught on like the Fatal Fury or later the Samurai Shodown series. But it did had its merits nevertheless from the hugh characters to the sprit meter which limits how often you can special moves to the graphic scaling. All 3 games in the series are 100% versions of the arcade ports. Sadly, SNK Playmore didn't bother to do more like tighten up the controls in the 1st. Art of Fighting game (I'm still having problems executing Robert's Lighting Kick, the Haoh Sho Koh Ken & the Ryuko Ranbu). The second game improves on this, but its best to play with another player as it's tough, even on Easy mode. AoF 3 is the best looking of the series. It plays a little like Virtual Fighting (despite the fact that it's still 2-D. SNK planned to make Aof 3 in 3-D. But I guess the Neo Geo couldn't handle 3-D graphics). If you're an old school gamer like myself & like fighting games, this collection is at least worth a rental.

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ART OF FIGHTING ANTHOLOGY
2 Star Review   By member warlion - Apr 24, 2008   

Strengths: great background music and sountrack

Weakness: hard difficulty, unresponsive controls

ART OF FIGHTING ANTHOLOGY is a collection of three 2-D fighting games for the PS2. (Art of Fighting (AOF) 1 – 3) Originally released for the Neo- Geo system in 1992 by SNK , the Art of Fighting series was trying to emulate the success of Street Fighter 2. Unfortunately, if u had to choose between the Street Fighter series and Art of Fighting, Capcoms’s games are the better choice in terms of graphics, controls , and character choices. This collection is really for the more nostalgic or hardcore gamer who yearns for hard difficulty and limited gameplay and controls. This concept is made apparent with both AOF 1 and 2. 1 allows you to only control two characters, Robert or Ryo, and their moveset and abilities are very limited. U have a spirit meter that u can fill up by charging or by taunting, which will allow u to perform special powerful moves. AOF 3 is the best choice out of the three offered, because it has more gameplay options and more attack choices. The graphics for all 3 games are pretty good with the characters appearing gigantic onscreen, easily dwarfing their Capcom counterparts. You also have a choice of playing the original arcade soundtrack or an alternative one that has more music styles to choose from. Unfortunately, this collection is as bare bones as it can be, because there are zero extras or unlockable content being offered here. Overall, there are much better fighting games out there, so only get this one if u are a hardcore fighting fan.

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A classic collection of old school fighters
3 Star Review   By member evophile - Aug 30, 2007   

Strengths: Nice set of games, cheap

Weakness: Cheap bosses, graphics aged

The Art of Fighting series from SNK is one of the classic fighting series from back on the day. Jumping on the Street Fighter bandwagon, the game featured two main characters very similar to Ken & Ryu, but they eventually grew into their own. This game collection gives you Art of Fightings 1 though 3. The gameplay is similar, although part 1 seems to have aged a lot, and its fairly basic. This was one of the first games to zoom in on the action and featured big sprites. Part two is a little better, but is kind of still the same. Part three changed a lot, with a lot of new characters, and the gameplay AI was kind of cheap. This is a great collection if you're a fan of old school fighting and remember these games fondly. Plus it's cheap. But if you're looking for something new, you might as well look elsewhere.

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