A worthy Virtua Fighter clone, Battle Arena: Toshinden pits a group of brave warriors against the evil Gaia and his henchmen.Each character in this game is equipped with their own, unique weapon which aids them in combat. Each weapon has a varying reach and weakness. The game features 3d-modeled characters, sharp backgrounds, and a lot of action. One drawback, however, is that it is all too easy to win battles. Even in the most difficult mode setting, little knowledge of special attacks or defense is needed to rack up wins. In fact, the game doesn't even force you to figure out and learn special and combination attacks - simple keypresses activate them. Despite its polished graphics and smooth gameplay, Battle Arena: Toshinden is missing quite a bit.