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The best fighting game since Marvel Vs. Capcom 2! It truly is a unique game with great characters and abilities.

Bleach the Blade of Fate is based off the hit Manga/Anime series known as Bleach. It takes place after Ichigo and co. all enter the soul society to rescue Rukia Kuchiki. You first start out as playing Ichigo, a basic character with his own unique abilities and style that mirrors the Manga/Anime. The one player aspect of the game is C+, however it gets better when after you beat Ichigo's story you unlock other characters stories. From those stories you end up unlocking even more characters for a total of 28 characters and 23 story lines.

All of the characters in this game are all represented by the original voice actors from the english Anime, and all act exactly how they would in the Manga/Anime. The great thing about the characters is how unique each one is, especially their Bankai. All of the Bankai from the show is included in this game and all are used in a fashion that works well in the game and isn't too unbalanced. Some of the characters included are: the 13 squad captains including Aizen and an extra version of Komamura, as well as a couple lieutenants, Renji and Hinamori. You also get to play as Chad, Orihime, Uryu, Yoirichi, Rukia, Hollow Ichigo, Tatsuki, Ganju, Bonnie (Ganju's Boar) and Kon. You don't get to play every single character's story, but you play all of the ones involved in the soul society.

The multiplayer aspect of the game is where it truly shines. You have your option to play wireless games with other cartridge users as well as a download option. Then you also have a Wi-Fi multiplayer as well. I myself have spent many hours playing against other people throughout the nation and have a truly great experience. The only flaw in the multiplayer aspect is that sometimes there may be fps drops when multiple people are using spirit cards (cards that can enhance you or cripple your enemy) but it isn't too noticeable. The other pain is that if you are playing against a really laggy player you cannot quit in ranked mode unless you want to risk losing 1,500 points that may have taken you over an hour to achieve.

This game is a really crisp looking game that is enjoyable to fans as well as any person who is looking for a fighting game on the DS. All of the voices in the game are from the original voice actors from the anime and the visual representation makes this game great. This is clearly the best fighting game on the DS and will be hard to top for a very long time. If you are looking for a new game that has hours and hours of re-playability, then this is the game for you.

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