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Jump Force for Windows

  • Paid
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 4.4
  • (1263)

Softonic review

Anime and manga battle game

Jump Force is a purchasable action videogame featuring famous manga and anime characters that duel each other in a one on one fights. This title was created by Spike Chunsoft to honor the 50th anniversary of the Weekly Jump Magazine, which publishes content about these individuals that hail from 16 different cartoon series. The cross-platform software is published by Bandai Namco Entertainment and accessible on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4 (PS4), and Xbox One.

How many players: Jump Force

There are approximately 40 champions in the game from different media sources. The Jump Force character pack includes Blackbeard from One Piece, Goku from Dragon Ball Z, and Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto along with additional characters. Enemies, that are referred to as Venoms, will appear within the Jump worlds to put humankind in danger. Different series have corresponding realms that gamers can encounter.

The series are Black Clover, Bleach, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, City Hunters, Dragon Ball, Dragon Quest: The Adventures of Dai, Fist of the North Star, Hunter x Hunter, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, My Hero Academia, Naruto, One Piece, Rurouni Kenshin, Saint Seiya, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Yu Yu Hakusho. All of the 40 challengers are issued from these titles.

Before beginning the battles, customize the cast member appearances. Upon first initiating the process, users can alter and own avatar characteristics: eyes, height, weight, etc. Be aware that after the primary alterations, the avatar can receive minimal revisions. When going back to edit the contestant, only certain features can be modified: hair color.

What is the best ability in Jump Force?

Along with cosmetic differences, each anime and manga champion has a specific set of four fight traits. Get to know the secret techniques of each competitor to ensure that victory is won against the other players; this can be achieved by taking the avatars into training mode. Each force has a counter move that can be implemented to defeat the attack.

There are three primary combats to use in matches: light, heavy, and throw. Light attacks are known as rush attacks, which thrust the enemy around the arena with an auto combo. The heavy advances are stronger yet slower. There are special attacks that veer from the basic 3v3 combos.

Using the down and up functions, people can move their opponents. These blows can be added into the sequenced strikes for a dangerous threat. Close distances extremely quickly and facilitate the fast gameplay with high-speed dashes that correlate to the mobility meter.

Is Jump Force dying?

On the surface, the in-game fight scenes are flashy and the aesthetic and concept of putting 40 anime and manga crew members into a new battleground to mesh internationally with the entire humankind are appealing. Although there are factors that hinder this game’s popularity.

The original story begins with realistic graphics within Times Square in New York City in the United States of America. Users will be placed into a passerby’s perspective, in which they discover lots of feuding between heroes and villains. The story mode does not give a lot of context as to why the suggestive themes are happening: a black hole in the sky, surrounding destruction, etc.

The witness gets thrown down by a blast from the UFO and another champion changes the bystander’s fate through a revival. From there, the Jump Force community chooses which of the 40 characters they prefer and places costumes on them before they access the action. Upon the sessions’ initiation, the individual will enter a hub world and is equipped with vehicles: bike, boat, and frog.

Along with an unambitious plot, the game does not really focus on uniting the community. While moving through the animated clips, users need to read the dialogue. To encourage users, the sound should accompany the narrative.

While there is a solid roster of people who play Jump Force, the title is lacking in a multitude of areas. The loading times are lengthy and the frame rate in the most important scenes is choppy. Additionally, consumers cannot skip the routine visuals that are not accompanied by English dub, and instead only include subtitles.

Is Jump Force an offline game?

The fighting game is offline as well as an online competition. To connect with friends, play locally or online. Reading the opponent is intrinsic to the depth of the game; the AI is reputable for not challenging the players enough due to predictability. To create a more stimulating experience, you should include friends in the multiplayer online mode.

Along with having real-life friends around, people have three characters that they can switch around during the game. This is done to preserve the health and longevity of champions within the duel.

Alternative gaming options

Dragon Ball Fighterz, J Stars, Kakarot, Mortal Kombat 11, Smash Bros, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, and Xenoverse are similar to Jump Force. Xenoverse is a free-to-play version of the purchasable Dragon Ball Fighterz. Ultimate Ninja Storm is free on Xbox. Dragon Ball Fighterz, Mortal Kombat 11, Smash Bros, and Ultimate Ninja Storm are accessible on most platforms.

Along with Jump Force, J Stars is developed by Spike Chunsoft. These games are unique in that they combine the characters from the anime and manga episodes. While this is appreciable, the interactions between the avatars are underwhelming, aside from the fight scenes.

Crossplay action contest

While the storyline is displeasing, the actual matches are rapid and action-packed. The training mode is available to get to know the individuals in-depth. Once users understand the gameplay, then accessing the online status is recommended as players will be confronted with excitement and learning opportunities. As a respective warning, there is mild bloodshed as some members bear weapons and aggressively attack.

What’s new?

Spike Chunsoft updates include fixing issues and adding features: the rematch request. In the form of seasons, updates can include new characters.

PROS

  • Quick gameplay
  • Vehicles to travel the map
  • Immense cast of anime and manga individuals

CONS

  • No English dub
  • Storyline isn’t intricate
  • AI bots can be predictable

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Jump Force for PC

  • Paid
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 4.4
  • (1263)

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