Inazuma Eleven Go – 3DS Game which is a Melting Pot of Fantasy and Teenage Sports

I am sure most of you who are reading this review already know what football is. It is one of the most popular sports in the world and it is no wonder that various animes have spawned from the growing sport like Captain Tsubasa and more recently, Inazuma Eleven.

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Inazuma Eleven is a very popular anime targeted at young children and teenagers from the age of 7 – 15 which mixes a little fantasy into the beautiful game. However, let us talk more about the Nintendo 3DS game, Inazuma Eleven Go. The main hero, Matsukaze Tenma, is a midfielder (and sometimes goalkeeper) who aims to win the Football Frontier (a football tournament). What is special about the Inazuma line of anime and games is the “Hissatsu Techniques” like the Presto Turn, where the player kicks the ball in the air for a few times and then disappears, running off leaving dust. This may seem a little fiction-esque, but it only adds on to the overall enjoyment and game play of the game.

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In Inazuma Eleven GO, there are 2 versions of the game, SHINE and DARK, both with varying storylines and “Hissatsu Techniques”. Rival teams and other major aspects of the game changes, so you will be playing much like a different game when you start a new game on the 2nd version. You will be playing as the coach of the team, where you can make substitutes during the game and decide on the line up for every game, enabling you to mix it up and allow you to experiment with what you want to do each game.

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The game’s graphics are also commendable. Designed solely for the Nintendo 3DS, Inazuma Eleven Go has a great vibrant display with sprites and animations inside it being absolutely gorgeous. It may even rival computer game graphics with fluid sprites and elaborate special moves which do not lag the whole system down. The sounds in the game are great as well. The music and the sounds where the players are doing the “Hissatsu Techniques” are appropriate as well. However, I would like to point that their voice acting was one of the best, with voice actors (and actresses) being really good in their own roles, without sounding off tune or too monotonous.

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The game also takes advantage of the touch screen and the 3-D aspect of the Nintendo 3DS, with its beautiful scenes being projected onto the 3 dimensional effects. However, despite all the great factors of Inazuma Eleven GO that makes it such a great footballing game, it is a pity that it is still not released in English. The Japanese version was originally released on December, 2011, but it has since not saw an English version, so those who are illiterate in Japanese might have no luck. Nonetheless, the game is pretty much very enjoyable both graphically and game play speaking, and the next installment called Inazuma Eleven Go 2 Chrono Stone is coming out very soon.

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