iSweetivy's Sion Barzahd 1/8 Review6.5/10

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Way back when...
The PS2 came out Square made a beat 'em up called "The Bouncer"
At first it was going to be a squeal to Ehrgeiz but later changed.
Storyline similar to final fight and fighting system of Ehrgeiz.

At the time,
They had plans to make a big merch line from hoodies to busts.

Similar to vast array of Final Fantasy X's merch line.

But the game sales fell short of the expectations.
And with that only a few Watchs,Keychains, and Sion Figures "survived".

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Cold Cast 1/8 is very heavy and has a defect on the front hoodie.

The "DOG" part is mirrored backwards as GOD (Pic 2)
...which I guess mass production in china couldn't catch that error(?)

Granted, Sculpt is pretty detailed (click to enlarge)

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Such detail like with the dog head wallet chain and removable collar. but paint screams...repaint ><

Well anywho I got mine second hand off of Y!Japan
And..not in the best condition as you can see with the hair.

But I HAD to have it. http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j339/Sweetivyline/Gif/Fsh_zpsb4dd354c.gif

This figure is also dust magnet when I dust it I have to rub it with a towel or all the dust stays stuck. eckie!

Besides the figure....
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Concept picture on the front from Tetsuya Nomura and slight spoliers of Sion storyline on the back about the black panther.

The Base is really plain and depressing lol Not numbered...dammit xD
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As for packaging its really good.
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All-in-all I'm happy! That I got him.

Hope you enjoyed this look at Sion! Thanks for reading http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j339/Sweetivyline/Gif/No1_zps7afce6ce.gif

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Comments (7)

03 years agoForeverzeroForeverzero
SweetIvy (3 years ago) #2041781For FF13 maybe reusing the engine for the sequels
then using the money for funding stuff like FFX remake. lol
Just a guess but I've read they were having pretty bad issues with money.
Like declaring they will focus on mobile games now.
But hopefully picking up Tomb Raider and other titles they might bounce back.

Well they still have FFXV that has been in production for years, looks promising. Hopefully I will still be alive by the time they decide to release it.
03 years ago (3 years ago)SweetIvySweetIvy The Jellopy Connoisseur
Foreverzero (3 years ago) #2041693Nailed it, could not have said it better myself. Why did FF13 get 3 games, I will never be able to get over that.
Wow, you just reminded me of the great work they used to do, FF7 and FF8 have to be my favorites out of the series. They really used to make great games Vagrant Story, Xenogears, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross to add a few more to your list. FFX was were I thing the slide began and has since picked up speed.
A Dogstreet mash-up, or anything with them would be really fun I think. Sadly this all I think we are ever going to get as I don't see Square returning to the old days.


For FF13 maybe reusing the engine for the sequels
then using the money for funding stuff like FFX remake. lol

Just a guess but I've read they were having pretty bad issues with money.
Like declaring they will focus on mobile games now.

But hopefully picking up Tomb Raider and other titles they might bounce back.
03 years agoForeverzeroForeverzero
SweetIvy (3 years ago) #2041504Yeah It would be great to make a remake. But Square only afford moblie games and lighting sequels.
So many games in the catalog they could make money of... Threads of Fate, FF7, Ehrgeiz to name a few.
They did have a bust line in the works but with the failed square movie and this not doing great on sales they just went on with the FFX merch to recoup money >_<
Or Dogstreet meets Kingdom hearts would be fun...


Nailed it, could not have said it better myself. Why did FF13 get 3 games, I will never be able to get over that.
Wow, you just reminded me of the great work they used to do, FF7 and FF8 have to be my favorites out of the series. They really used to make great games Vagrant Story, Xenogears, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross to add a few more to your list. FFX was were I thing the slide began and has since picked up speed.
A Dogstreet mash-up, or anything with them would be really fun I think. Sadly this all I think we are ever going to get as I don't see Square returning to the old days.
03 years agoSweetIvySweetIvy The Jellopy Connoisseur
Foreverzero (3 years ago) #2037685Nice review. The game needs a remake adding all the things that were missing or just poorly executed, even with all it's faults I had fun playing it. Figure is not bad, wish the other characters got figures, Volt, Kou (my favorite), Dominique, etc.

Yeah It would be great to make a remake. But Square only afford moblie games and lighting sequels.
So many games in the catalog they could make money of... Threads of Fate, FF7, Ehrgeiz to name a few.

They did have a bust line in the works but with the failed square movie and this not doing great on sales they just went on with the FFX merch to recoup money >_<

Or Dogstreet meets Kingdom hearts would be fun...
03 years agoForeverzeroForeverzero
Nice review. The game needs a remake adding all the things that were missing or just poorly executed, even with all it's faults I had fun playing it. Figure is not bad, wish the other characters got figures, Volt, Kou (my favorite), Dominique, etc.
03 years agoSweetIvySweetIvy The Jellopy Connoisseur
adrikyn (3 years ago) #2037542I didn't know they made a figure of Sion! I played and loved this game as a kid, though it didn't really hold up when I replayed it a decade or so later. I heard his design was recycled for parts of Sora's, and that's why they look similar. I guess Tetsuya Nomura really like the designs and went with it since he was lead with story to the designs.

The Bouncer was going to be very different than the one we got..interactive environment etc.
But the engine had too many problems so it was redone with Ehrgeiz-est style. But I digress...

It was a neat game for that period, tho :P
03 years ago (3 years ago)adrikynadrikyn
I didn't know they made a figure of Sion! I played and loved this game as a kid, though it didn't really hold up when I replayed it a decade or so later. I heard his design was recycled for parts of Sora's, and that's why they look similar.

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