Parents' Guide to

Digimon All Star-Rumble

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Bland brawler's creatures equate fighting with happiness.

Game PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 2014
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From its visual presentation to its combat, the best word to describe Digimon All-Star Rumble is "bland." And maybe kind of cheap. The story mode is set in tiny, unimaginative levels with the most rudimentary platformer-style running and jumping challenges you're likely to see anywhere. Fighting, meanwhile, is just kind of frustrating; characters frequently get locked into attack animations facing the wrong direction while their enemies maneuver to attack from behind.

Things get a bit more exciting when characters "digivolve" into much more powerful versions of themselves and when they manage to snag upgrades scattered around each level, such as a bulging homing missile or the ability to turn an enemy into a weak slime monster for a short while. But afterward, it's back to uninspired melee attacks and combinations. There are much better fighting and brawling games out there, not least of which is Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (and 3DS). Digimon All-Star Rumble is simply unnecessary, save perhaps for the most devout Digimon fans.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai
  • Release date: November 11, 2014
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Fantasy, Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 7, 2021

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