Jump Force (opens in new tab) is out on February 14, but fans who bought a special edition of the game got to start playing a couple days early. Footage of the mega manga crossover's story mode has started hitting Youtube and Twitter, and Jump Force is already getting a merciless skewering. Things aren't looking good, Goku.
Jump Force's chiseled clay aesthetic has been criticized since the game was revealed last year, especially with the gorgeous Dragon Ball FighterZ (opens in new tab) right there for comparison. But we're past that now. The target is firmly planted on the cutscenes in Jump Force's campaign, where characters stand rigidly still and look less animated, more reanimated as shambling doll-like corpses.
Please enjoy this cutscene of Vegeta being taken over by an evil cube sliding up his ass pic.twitter.com/IJorUB0ruzFebruary 12, 2019
When they're even animated.
Normally I don't post gifs or images of a game before it comes out but... this was an exception.No, it's not the frame rate of the gif, that was how this scene was animated.#JUMPFORCE pic.twitter.com/bCJavbNuMcFebruary 12, 2019
Bad guys seem to frequently float straight up into the sky like they're being lifted by a wire and don't even try to look like they're flying.
Jump Force cutscenes be like: pic.twitter.com/ea8vzYI6GbFebruary 12, 2019
Combat in Jump Force might be rad, but those cutscenes? Ouch. You can follow the Twitter hashtag (opens in new tab) for more bizarre create-a-character faces and animation goofs. And some pretty cool gifs of anime dudes punching each other real fast.