Title: FantaVision   Developer: Sony   Type: Puzzle Fun Kids
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FANTAVISION

"Ohhhh….ahhhhh….whoa!!!! These are generally the sounds that people generate while kicking back and watching a spectacular fireworks display. Fantavision is a puzzle game that simulates fireworks in a sort of upside down version of Missile Command. It is actually quite refreshing to see that so early in the consoles life a somewhat quirky title is getting released…bravo!"
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Michael Restivo  "Fantavision's 2-player Mode Is What Really Makes This Game A Winner. My Buddy Tony And I Love It And Often Have Repeated Battles That Wage Until 4 Am! The Only Drawback Is That The The Learning Curve Is Quite High And I'd Imagine That Most People Wouldn't Spend Enough Time With The Game To Learn Some Successful Techniques. I Completely Disagree With Anyone Who Argues That Winning In The 2-player Mode Is Just About Jiggling The Control And Hitting Buttons, And I'd Wager That Manic Button Pressing Will Lose To My Tactics And Careful Thought Every Time. I Should Know; I've Beaten Those Button-junkies With The Final Score Being 999-200 (or Worse)!

The 1-player Mode Is Fun For A Little While, But Only In The 2-player Mode Does This Gem Really Sparkle."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  18/20
85%
Last updated on 2002-12-19 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Danny  "Ah, It Tries Hard, Bless It's Little Heart, But It Just Can't Be One Of The Best Games.

Ok, So It's Fun To Watch And It's Great Fun For Kids, And The Graphics Are Cool, But You Have To Admit That It Gets A Bit Dull After A Week Or So.

The Controls Are Simple Enough To Master And Get The Hang Of,so You Spend More Time Playing The Game Than Getting The Controls Sorted, Unlike A Lot Of Other Games (references Shaolin, Tekken, Soulblade To An Extent)

If You See This In The Shops, I'd Advise You To Buy It If You're Into Games Like Music And Babyworld. Otherwise, Prehaps You Should Give It A Miss."
Graphics  18/20
Playability  20/50
Sound  5/10
Lastability  11/20
54%
Last updated on 2002-09-05 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 28 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Norm Kilsor  "This Was The Very First Playstation 2 Game I Bought And Was Fantastic For A Week Or Two. Even My Wife Loved This (and She Hates Videogames) As It Was Quick And Easy To Get Into, While Tricky To Master In The Later Levels.

The 2 Player Mode Looks Like A Rush-job As You Can Win Just By Jigglying Your Thumbpad And Hitting The Fire Button."
Graphics  15/20
Playability  33/50
Sound  5/10
Lastability  11/20
64%
Last updated on 2001-07-23 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 21 days.
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GRAPHICS:
Very Poor - an embarrassment to the console
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Pushing the visual capability to it's absolute limit
This game has graphics that were never thought possible on this console

SOUND:
Makes little use of the CD capacity and audio hardware
Functional sounds that compliment the on-screen action
Quality atmospheric sounds that are highly effective
Music and effects that greatly enhance the overall enjoyment
Sounds like this were never thought possible on this console

PLAY-ABILITY (The way the game actually plays)
No fun to play, control is bad, gameplay lacks ideas
Offers moderate enjoyment but lacks a reason to play regularly
Quality title that has all the features you would expect
Top-notch title with nearly flawless gameplay
Little room for improvement and the best game of its type
Introduces new gameplay aspects not thought possible for this console

LAST-ABILITY
Wouldn't even buy for your worst enemy
Life-span would be a short rental period
Recommended purchase which should offer a weeks enjoyment
Has the potential to still be played regularly weeks from now
This will remain a popular game in your collection for months
You will enjoy playing this game occasionally even years from now


 
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