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Ehrgeiz

by SquareSoft
PlayStation
Teen
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)


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  • Fighter movement animation is impressive
  • Final Fantasy connection will appeal to RPG fans
  • Diverse gameplay

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Product Details

  • ASIN: B000038AB3
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: May 5, 1999
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,158 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

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With a fighting mode, four mini-games, and a stand-alone role-playing game (RPG), Ehrgeiz is essentially six games for the price of one. First, duke it out as one of 10 playable characters (3 of which are from the popular RPG Final Fantasy VII) in hand-to-hand and weapons-based combat. There are 11 different fighting environments to tackle, including a moving train and a hovering airship. Ehrgeiz scores points for diversity. The arsenal of warriors is comprised of various ages, nationalities, and sexes--all of whom are eager to win the ultimate fighting championship. The prize is a mysterious weapon (the strangely dubbed Ehrgeiz). There are a gazillion moves to memorize, and the fluid movement and fantastic secret weapons provide great eye candy.

In addition to fighting, players will also encounter mini-games, such as the foot race "Battle Beach" and strategy game "Battle Panel" (think Othello). This game also contains several elements that will be instantly familiar to RPG fans. Ehrgeiz may not satisfy gamers who want a dedicated RPG or fighting game, but it does offer a diverse range of gameplay for the casual gamer with a limited attention span. --Carrie Bell

Pros:

  • Fighter movement animation is impressive
  • Final Fantasy connection will appeal to RPG fans
  • Diverse gameplay
Cons:
  • Numerous special moves impose a steep learning curve, and demand a good memory

Product Description

Editorial Review With a fighting mode, four mini-games, and a stand-alone role-playing game (RPG), Ehrgeiz is essentially six games for the price of one. First, duke it out as one of 10 playable characters (3 of which are from the popular RPG Final Fantasy VII) in hand-to-hand and weapons-based combat. There are 11 different fighting environments to tackle, including a moving train and a hovering airship. Ehrgeiz scores points for diversity. The arsenal of warriors is comprised of various ages, nationalities, and sexes--all of whom are eager to win the ultimate fighting championship. The prize is a mysterious weapon (the strangely dubbed Ehrgeiz). There are a gazillion moves to memorize, and the fluid movement and fantastic secret weapons provide great eye candy. In addition to fighting, players will also encounter mini-games, such as the foot race "Battle Beach" and strategy game "Battle Panel" (think Othello). This game also contains several elements that will be instantly familiar to RPG fans. Ehrgeiz may not satisfy gamers who want a dedicated RPG or fighting game, but it does offer a diverse range of gameplay for the casual gamer with a limited attention span

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Underappreciated! December 4, 1999
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Why has everyone overlooked "Ehrgeiz"? OK, aside from the fact that its name doesn't include the word "Tekken". Sheesh.
I *hated* fighting games before Ehrgeiz. Too much immature button-mashing, favoring speed over any kind of strategy, improvisation, or skill. In Ehrgeiz, there's great depth in understanding and maximizing your character -- each has strengths and weaknesses, and the fun is from using your money moves while knowing how to stop your opponent's.
A knock against the game is a widespread allegation of unbalanced, overpowered attacks. Pish. Most attacks can be blocked; all can be dodged, countered, and/or interrupted.
Yeah, the bonus games are fun, but the action at the heart of the fighting mode is solid. Don't let this one get away.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gloriously amazing August 4, 2000
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm a huge fan of the twitch fighting game, it's why I bought a console, as PC based twich games don't cut it.
Well, I've pretty much whomped on every PSX fighter until Ehrgeiz. This is the most challenging fighting game ever, period. With dozens, perhaps hundreds of moves (I haven't discovered them all yet) per fighter, you're bound to play this puppy again and again.
Unlike other games wherein a super attack (fireballs, ice, etc) can pretty much end the game, EhrGeiz allows for blocking. And unlike any other fighter I've seen, you MUST learn to block. If you don't, you will die quickly. You can see who knows the game and who doesn't by how well someone blocks. An excellent twist is "Interrupted" attacks. If you go full bore at an enemy, and he blocks, he can also trap you , thus "interrupting" you. What's that mean ? It means he will pound the tar out of you as he retailiates.
As a final word, it's nice to see balanced female characters that aren't stupid like Chun Li was in street fighter. The female characters are just as hardcore as the male, with excellent attack patterns.
Buy this.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best fighting Game EVER! December 27, 1999
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Ive had this game for about 4-5 months and have played it for 200+ hours. I have accumulated a LARGE following for this game that started with just a friend and I. Each weekend involves 10+ hours of Ehrgeiz.
This FAR surpasses any other fighting game. It is 3D, has HUGE amounts of strategy, takes only a few minutes to learn, but even after 200 hours we are still finding new moves.
My best friend's lil brother is a gaming master...at 13 years old has mastered any game he has gotten his hands on. He has counted the amount of moves that each player has... and they have around 100 moves! WOW! surpass that Tekken ;) He also finds us 2-5 new moves each weekend, adding more to his lists every time.
If any of you need help with ANYTHING in the game, just email me at squall@wcn.net
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Questing and Battle! November 30, 1999
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
First off, there's plenty of characters to work with, including some guest stars from the Final Fantasy series (You have to earn some of them in arcade mode) Cloud, Sephiroth, Tifa, Yuffie, and Vincent show up, along with Zack, another Soldier, first class. Perhaps my favorite thing about this game is the Quest mode, where you can take Clair and Koji through dungeons, gathering weapons, armor, and magick as you go on different missions. Drawbacks, you ask? Well, the biggest drawback for the quest mode is that saving data costs more every time you level up. That starts to hurt after a while. As for the fighting part...there really isn't much of a drawback! Great game!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Play With Your Buddies! February 15, 2004
By Jewels
Play with your buddies, beat on your little brother or sister in this great fighter game. Some how, I feel as if this game was tucked under the covers of the video game world, and has not been exposed enough to others.
This isn't just corner your opponent and hack until they are defeated. There is some skill actually involved.
There's quite a few features to this game, but some of them I left hardly touched. The RPG game included in this, to me was gross in design and not very fun. I wasn't captivated by it at all.
However, this game is not about the RPG feature, it's all about the action between two opponents, and unlocking great characters such as Vincent and Yuffie from FFVII. You can also unlock other neat characters and new outfits for everyone.
A great game for it's time, sadly overlooked by many. To me, though, it got boring after a while, but it still is great. Not as addicting as some of the newer fighter games. However, some may find discovering many moves and using them quite intriguing. The controls are quite good on this game. Some of the arenas to fight in seemed small.
Be warey of the prices it is going for. I found this game several times between $10.00 - $15.00. However, if you're a collector, money isn't always a factor. Besides it all, it's kind of a hard game to find.
If you like this game, or are considering it, other games that may interest you are:
Soul Blade - PSX
Soul Calibur II - PS2, Gamecube, XBOX
Bloody Roar
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best games October 4, 2001
By ps118
I rented this game and it is so cool.it has a whole lota characters from other videogames.I rented this game only because i saw cloud from ff7 on it ^-^ It has a rpg and mini games and fighting modes.The fighting thing is so good.i used the battle stages to cheat.since i could move in the back and foreground, i used to run around the opponent then kick them and run! but the rpg is boring. it gets nowhere fast. but over all it is still a good game
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Nobodys mentioning the best part- dungeon crawling!! love it! The fighting part is ok but honestly not too good if there weren't ff7 characters. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs Julia Thach
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game!
Yeeaahhh Buddy!!! This game is a must for any Final Fantasy Lovers!! Specially Cloud fans, wha wha! Really Though its a must!
Published 9 months ago by Casey Morris
3.0 out of 5 stars Ehrgeiz
This game was for it's time very enjoyable. Presently it was alright it's story mode in my opinion is so boring I could only put in 30mins in it before going to the fighting mode. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Zach Glow
5.0 out of 5 stars case broken but i had a replacement
pros the game still fun as hell
it came with manual and cover art
no sarchet on the disk
cons broken case
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic fighting game
The title said it, this is a game that tried some new things while adding some familiar characters of the time. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic game
This game has almost everything a gamer would want. RPG? Check. Fighting? Check. Minigames? Check. Each aspect of this game is fun. Read more
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1.0 out of 5 stars Am I the first 1 star? Do I realy have to be the voice of reason?!
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