Fighting games as a genre have been rather stagnant recently. A new fighting game might add flashy graphics, big weapons, or new characters to the mix, but the basic premise usually offers little to no innovation over classics like Virtua Fighter (or Street Fighter 2, for that matter). It’s high time that someone came along and made a fighting game that gives the whole idea of fighting games a swift kick in the behind.

Luckily, Sony’s War of the Monsters for the Playstation 2 has done just that.

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