My Hero One’s Justice is the Fighting Game for People Bad at Fighting Games: A Review
My Hero One’s Justice is a fighting game based upon the popular animated series My Hero Academia, and it is by far one of the best fighting games I have played. I should preface this by saying that I am not good at them and am a button-masher, but One’s Justice is great because there are two control options, one which pretty much does all the combos for you. It’s awesome.
For those who don’t know, My Hero Academia follows Izuku Midoriya as he trains to become a pro Hero. The series is really amazing and the game takes us through various battles in Season 2 and 3, so if you haven’t seen any of the show, you might be a little bit confused jumping in. There are 84 fights in story mode, which is a massive amount for a fighting game, but it’s mostly because you play through the Heroes side of the story, then switch over and play as the villains. It was fun and interesting to go behind the scenes with the League of Villains, especially since most of that content isn’t in the anime (could be in the manga, but I’m not sure). Besides the main story, there are missions that have various degrees of difficulty, character customization, and online battles. Also, it’s just fun to play with friends, and is very easy to pick up since the controls are simple.
One’s Justice has a whole slew of popular characters to pick from and it was fun to play as each to figure out how their Quirk (power) would be utilized. Naturally, All Might and All For One are the most powerful. I ended up playing as Todoroki as much as I could. In the main story, some of the missions only have one character option, but others allow you to pick between two or three characters. In those cases, the unpicked characters become your side-kicks and can help you out in battle. Under the right conditions, this can lead to some killer finishing moves.
Unlike your traditional fighting games, One’s Justice‘s fighting screen is on the diagonal, as opposed to being almost like a side-scroller. This means that you have to work a little bit harder during fights because there’s more to think about. I think that this is how most anime fighting games are, at least that’s how the Naruto game I picked up was. Luckily, One’s Justice improves upon the diag and it didn’t seem like a hindrance compared to when I played Ultimate Ninja Storm.
Overall, a whole lot of fun and a good investment for fans of the series.