Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, our PC review
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions by Tamsoft / Bandai Namco takes us back in the blink of an eye to the glories of the past, when as children our idea was nothing more than to go after a ball, a sphere that we learned to be our friend, just like a certain Holly had us taught, traveling miles upon miles of turf, in search of glory.
Yes why Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions it is not a simulation of the most beautiful sport in the world, is an action gamespectacular, with special moves, with a compelling story always linked to loyalty, to the most positive sport, to healthy and constructive antagonism, to a true and crystalline passion, the game of football.
We said a lot of action: in the role of the protagonists of the anime and manga, we cannot help but find ourselves in the acrobatic games of the Tachibana twins (Derrick in the Italian tradition), in that infernal catapult that, we are sure, has made every child who is passionate about football widen the eyes. Or why not, rediscover our powerful shot and see us again in the majestic feral power of the tiger’s stroke Kojiro Hyuga (Mark Lenders), or see us identified in an acrobatic parade complete with a jump on the pole at the Ken Wakashimazu (Ed Warner).
And how not to find oneself, also through empathy linked to precarious health conditions, in the crystalline class of Jun Misugi (Julian Ross), in the endless passion of football and art of Taro Misaki (Tom Becker), mythical co-author of a golden couple in the years preceding the last year considered in Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, with the immortal hero of two worlds, Japan / Brazil, Tsubasa Ozoraboth obviously protected behind by the most skilled goalkeeper of the Japanese schools, Genzo Wakabayashi (Benji Price).
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is therefore what we wanted it to be, retraces the deeds of our heroes as children, embodies a healthy passion for a splendid sport, and renders the contents with a lot of pathos and action: it is obviously not a simulation soccer game, it is not an alternative to the classics of the genre, you will not find anything that sets up a football title to FIFA or PES, it is instead what a longtime anime and sports fan just can’t not try.
And we can swear, the passion will grow by learning properly the few moves, the skills of the characters, the movements, the timing in defense, midfield and ball management, perfect attack and assist or unstoppable shot (complete with a goalkeeper inside the net, as a good commandment of the anime). Fun and engaging, action and pure adrenaline, given that in a single match of a few minutes we are called to act accordingly to the opponent’s actions, continuously.
A sports action with a lot of historical path, which can be faced in the mode countryside in the role of captain Tsubasa, but also in voyage in which we will play a character of our choice, we will grow alongside our favorite champions, up to the youth world cup.
In Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions nothing is missing, we guarantee an excellent level of challenge in every phase of gameplaya minimal part of strategy (mostly in choosing the right moment to unleash maximum power or defend and counterattack), a exquisite anime context as well as character, pitch and audience design, and a fascinating story, never boring. All accompanied by the modalities multiplayer and co-op which helps ensure longevity to the title, and from one soundtrackcommentary and voice over Japanese of absolute level.
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions brings gamers a positive sports experience, in an engaging and thrilling arcade action, fun and rich. Of course, Holly and Benji fans don’t even have to wonder if it’s worth it.