Since this games release it's been bashed which I can understand considering people we're expecting a lot because of this franchise's pedigree as well as namco usually making good games. So because of how bad this game was received I rented it the other day expecting to be extremely displeased with it.
I've watched several videos prior ,and I kept thinking it reminds me of a 3D Golden Axe. So I went in expecting this to be just like that with Soul Calibur splattered on it.
In which I feel thats what we really get is like Namco's version of a 3D Golden Axe. Golden Axe along with any beat'em up was move forward fight some bad guys the arrow tells you to go you move forward ,and repeat. We get the same effect here except no arrow just doors opening lol.
I'm not saying this game isn't without its flaws because it has many I have so many ideas in what I think would of been the right way to develop this as action adventure title ,but i'm not going to get into that.
In the end I've been having fun with it just expecting to get a Golden Axe-ish experience out of it which it pretty much offers. Play Golden Axe on VC then play this you'll see what I mean.