It’s been said ad nauseum that fan service-driven anime games don’t have a broad demographic. Even so, the way JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven threatens to perplex potential buyers is downright impressive.
See, many games that revolve around anime and manga throw a lousy two paragraph synopsis at the player before unceremoniously shoving them into the deep end. When a newcomer boots up, say, Bleach Heat the Soul, an introduction abysmally explains the Bleach universe and expects the player to follow seemingly random circumstances while ill-defined characters spout meaningless phrases. Conversely, because the story is only truly understood by players accustomed to the source material, players grow attached to the character roster itself. Simple but addictive fighting gameplay means people will become familiar with the many charismatic fighters quickly and from there the game functions as a shallow but pleasant advertisement.
– Clark A.