Phantom Breaker: Omnia Reviews
Phantom Breaker: Omnia is a long-awaited release of a dormant niche fighting game franchise that many players will be jumping into for the very first time. It's the best first impression you'll get for this fighter, but it's also one that can be overwhelming and hard to sift through for those not completely ready for it.
Its old fashioned graphics and weird movements are the most biggest wall for new comers. When you overcome those awkwardness, an elaborate combat system and high-speed battle await you. Single play modes are good but multi play environment is not.
Review in Korean | Read full review
Nearly all praise comes with a caveat of some sort and it becomes clear that Omnia can't match up with the genre's best or even its own inspiration.
When titles like Guilty Gear -Strive- and King of Fighters XV have set such high bars lately it's very difficult to accept anything less. While Phantom Breaker: Omnia has all the tools and look of the next big fighting game it doesn't quite have the feel. The lack of a playable tutorial certainly doesn't do it any favors either. I would imagine fans of the franchise will lap this title up and the crossover content could bring a few fresh eyes over, but as a fighting game in a genre that's made such a strong comeback over the last decade, it doesn't do much to differentiate from the cream of the crop or the more cult fighters such as Melty Blood or Arcana Heart.
Phantom Breaker: Omnia brings strong oldschool vibes and it's good in terms of gameplay and characters. It is too much oldschool in terms of singleplayer and multiplayer content, and that's not very positive.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Phantom Breaker: Omnia is a perfectly serviceable fighter, but the story is dull and unexciting, and there's better out there.
Phantom Breaker: Omnia has addictive gameplay and a shocking amount of depth. The blend of simple attack inputs and advanced fight systems creates a beautiful blend. Aesthetic issues like inconsistent character art are easy to overlook if you're just here to fight some friends - but controller input issues and a command list buried five menus deep are big blunders that I doubt anyone could easily overlook.
Phantom Breaker: Omnia brings the game to western countries for the first time. However, it also brings what seem to be vestiges of old and outdated game design that work against it. While the fighting mechanics might be easy to understand, every character feels like they play the same way and the combat is so unintuitive it feels like you're just in a button-mashing contest. It works as a novelty and not much else.
Phantom Breaker: Omnia can't be called a bad game, however there are certain aspects that could be optimized. In a fighting title, it is problematic to have stronger, faster, and more damaging characters than others. A fight game needs to consider a delicate balance, which is not always noted in this particular experience. Despite this, the game presents a fairly simple yet gratifying fighting mechanic. The inclusion of 3 different fighting styles is, without a doubt, one of the better aspects providing a great variety to the game (still, it's not something new, or better implemented in other games).
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Phantom Breaker: Omnia isn't a bad fighting game. The fighting seems deep at first but quickly turns chaotic with plenty of moves that don't look like they connect and a roster that looks more generic than impressive. The presentation is OK with decent music and graphics that look a touch underwhelming. The modes are numerous, but those who will want to play online will be disappointed at the lack of rollback netcode. The Switch is already blessed with a bevy of solid fighting games, so the only reason to grab this one is if you really want all of the fighting games that the system has to offer.
Phantom Breaker: Omnia is an anime two-dimensional fighting game that focuses on simplicity and fast-paced gameplay. This title also features a story mode that ties together the characters. Does the gameplay and story elements come together to make a lovely package? Or was I looking for something else? Find out in this Rapid Review.
Phantom Breaker: Omnia is an "old school" fighting game that brings to the West a franchise that will delight all fans of Japanese anime.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Undoubtedly a game totally focused on its combat, both for novice and expert players, with small stories and Arcade modes to pass the time.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
At the end of the day, Phantom Breaker: Omnia is a good anime fighter. There are plenty of unique characters to choose from, and even a few special guests from other MAGES titles. I wasn’t really impressed with some of choices made with the subtitles, but this is a minor complaint that doesn’t really take much away from this one. Combat here is simple to pick up and play with enough depth to keep you interested for hours to come. There are plenty of modes to mess around with offline, as well as some online modes to take on your friends. If you’re a fan of anime style fighters, at the $39.99 price tag, you should probably give this one a go. I feel like there is enough meat here to keep you entertained for hours. If you are new to fighting games, this may be a good title to start with, since it isn’t overly complicated to play, but it is a lot of fun.
Despite lots of competition, fighting fans will no doubt enjoy this new game in the Phantom Breaker series. Although it doesn’t offer anything new, it has a wealth of options and if you want to complete the game 100%, this will take quite the amount of time. If you think you’ve played through all the fighters currently on offer, Phantom Breaker Omnia will give you an all new challenge!
It’s a shame that Phantom Breaker: Omnia doesn’t have rollback netcode, because that’s where most hardcore fighting game fans will perhaps be getting their fun out of it. There is still some joy to be had though, and for those who simply like to play against the CPU or another human via local versus, there’s very little to complain about. It may not be a property you’re familiar with, but if you’re a fighting game fan you’d be wise to check Phantom Breaker: Omnia out.
Phantom Breaker: Omnia is a 2D anime fighting game from Rocket Panda Games that aims to bring back a well-loved franchise. It caters to hardcore fans of the IP as well as newcomers with its simplified controls, and offers an entertaining experience when you're looking to do some mindless bashing for a session or two.
Phantom Breaker is an interesting fighter that finds a niche in a somewhat crowded genre. The use of character styles and chain-based combat gives the game its own identity and provides an additional layer of strategy in fights. The omission of a tutorial and move list is baffling and is a barrier to mastering mechanics. Characters are well crafted and their personalities are shared in the game’s story, however, the roster itself lacks variety. Despite its originality on the stage, some design issues halt Phantom Breaker: Omnia from competing with its competition.
Phantom Breaker: Omnia, while not affecting the greatest exponents of the fighting genre, represents a nice diversion.
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