Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is the brain child of many fighting fans that seeks to combine some of the best elements from popular genres.
Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm and Similarities
The hardcore fighting gamers among you are probably wondering what it plays like. Due to the fact that there is a parry button we’d have to say Melty Blood. Parries function somewhere between the special guard in that game and the original parry in Third Strike.
At the same time though that doesn’t really give you the best idea. It gives you feelings of Third Strike, Garou and Melty Blood all in one game. As you might expect this gives it a very different sort of feel than any of these games which is hard to explain.
Highly Functional Right Out of the Gate
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the game falls in the basic UI. Training, Arcade and Network modes are all looking great right out of the gate. Challenges are in and the story mode worked well for us. For sheer usability the game is looking incredibly polished right away.
Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm and Movesets
Developers decided to go with the EX move setup for this game. Each character has relatively few moves, some only having 5-6 counting super switches, but each one changes based on some factors. One is obviously when you power it up by spending super bar which changes the move completely and your meter level/health also factor in. Due to this all the moves have at least two versions.
The Trouble with Announcers
One very odd option with the game is the addition of pro fighting game players and announcers such as Maximilian. For some this is a big plus but for a few of us it just gets on our nerves. Fortunately you can cut their sound down to 0 in the options. We would suggest it for most players, at least ones who come for the gameplay.
Serious Themes in the Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm Story
Despite the wacky announcers they went with a strong, serious tone for the storyline in this game. Questions of honor, parental love and loyalty to your leaders are all big parts of the game. We like the tone here but it’s strange to see in a fighting game.
As we’ve come to expect from fighting games many of the moves are quite impressive and over-the-top. Finishing a match with one will also bring the fanfare you come to expect. We think it really works well with the 2D graphics that many of us have come to love.
The Future for Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm
For now the game has a very solid base. It will come out soon on July 7th for around $14.99 USD. With some more work it could one day as be as good as another great fighter like Skullgirls. We’ll certainly play it the entire time while this game shapes up and evolves.