Jump Force is a fighting game. The theme of the game is to gather characters from Shueisha’s comic magazine “Weekly Shonen Jump” and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jump. However, Bandai Namco announced that Jump Force will be removed on February 8th, and online services will also be stopped on August 25th. Why Jump Force will be removed, I will share with you here.
Jump Force introduction
Jump Force is a fighting game produced by Japanese game developer Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco. Players will fight in a 3D environment, and the game uses a 1V1 combat mechanism. Before the battle, the player will choose 3 characters and choose the first combatant. During the battle, the player can switch to the remaining 2 characters to fight. There are many modes in the game such as campaign mode, battle mode, multiplayer mode, ranked mode and so on.
At the 2018 E3 show, the developer announced that the game will be produced using Unreal Engine 4. The developer also announced that the work has assembled many classic characters from the famous “Weekly Shonen Jump”, so anime fans are very interested in this game. The overall presentation is quite good, making players look forward to this game.
Jump Force initial evaluation
In February 2019, Jump Force was launched globally. Within a week of the game’s release, the physical version of PS4 has sold 76,000 points in Japan, making it the best-selling game that week. One month later, the sales of the physical version exceeded 190,000 copies, and it became one of the top ten best-selling games in Japan. Sales of this game in Europe and America are also very good.
The biggest feature of this game is its picture quality, and the entire visual effects are very good. The special effects of the characters in the game are well presented, and they are also very sincere in their moves. Each character has its own skills waiting for players to try. The excellent sound design also adds a lot of points to the game, giving the fighting process an anime feel.
Reasons for Jump Force’s decline
Although Jump Force seems perfect, it has various shortcomings. First of all, players are not satisfied with the storyline in the campaign mode. The whole story is very straightforward. The story tells the story of a villain who wants to use the Book of Onyx to rebuild the world, but an accident happened in the process, which caused the various comic worlds to intersect with the real world and caused chaos. Players basically fight blindly all the time, and will keep battling the same enemy repeatedly. In addition, the game operation is very simple, and the AI in the game is very clumsy, which makes the game less challenging.
In addition, the role is not very good. In the campaign mode, the story of each character will not go too deep, resulting in players not being very impressed by the character. Next is the character design. Although the special effects of the game are very good, the facial expressions of the characters will appear very stiff. Although the game has many available characters, there are only 5 female characters, which has caused a lot of controversy. If the game has more female characters, it can attract more players.
In fact, Jump Force game concept has great potential, but the development team has not used these concepts to make the game reach its potential. This is a pity for many players. As the number of players has gradually decreased, the official will choose to remove this game. If players want to play this game, they must buy it as soon as possible, otherwise there will be no chance in the future.