Fans of moe fighting game Arcana Heart have been disgusted to see the state of the PS2 port of this arcade title’s sequel, known as Suggoi Arcana Heart 2. The game normally enjoys fame for having loli sukumizu wearing characters and similar, but now trades that for bug induced infamy…
Horrendously aliased (pixellated) sprites compared to the arcade version are the major complaint, but command lag and control problems also apparently leave players unable to perform many specials.
Quite a blow for a title which is essentially character design based.
The pre-release caps showed no such problems, leading many to suspect that the publishers deceptively included shots of the pristine arcade version instead (hardly a novel practice in game marketing, but still disappointing).
There does not appear to be any convincing excuse for this, as the previous game suffered no such issues, and porting a 2D fighting game to the PS2 is hardly a technological challenge.
Those who wish to try the game anyway will find that it is on sale now.