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See also: AwesomeMusic.Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure

  • Accidental Innuendo: "Zeppeli drives his fist into Dio, hoping to blast his Hamon energy into him." Hee hee.
  • Americans Hate Tingle: The game was very well received in Japan, earning a perfect score of 40 out of 40 in Famitsu (then again, Famitsu is fairly notorious for grade inflation). Compare that to its reception in the west (particularly in America) where reviews fall on the lower end of 8.8, with criticisms centered on its lack of depth compared to other fighters and Campaign Mode's microtransactions. On the other hand, general public in the west is much more welcoming of the game compared to the critics.
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  • Author's Saving Throw: The recharge rate for playing through Campaign Mode was significantly shortened after people complained about it, reasons ranging from the oft-criticized microtransactions (paying to get back to the campaign quicker) to throwing off the pacing of the gameplay.
  • Broken Base: There is still debate over whether the localization counts as Woolseyism or Macekre: aside from the name changes, many characters' quotes were given subtitles that did not accurately convey what the characters were actually saying, one of the biggest examples being Jolyne's "Balls deep!" quotes (vs. the original's "1000 pitches"). Proponents of the former think this to be amusing, while proponents of the latter feel it to be an unnecessary change that detracts from the experience.
  • Cool vs. Awesome: Vampires vs. Aztec Super-Vampires vs. Delinquents vs. Students vs. a Musician vs. a Dog vs. a Mangaka vs. Gangsters vs. a Priest vs. Jockeys vs. the President vs. a Cyborg. Just like the source.
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  • Crosses the Line Twice: There is something morbidly hilarious that for the save icon, it is Koichi Hirose under the effects of Heaven's Door, which for those who don't know, Heaven's Door "opens" a person like a book, which flipping through the pages, makes it look like the victim's skin is being flayed.
  • Game-Breaker: Diavolo's stand, as expected is a game breaker. He can cancel the priority of your moves and attacks even while you're comboing him, resulting in you doing nothing to him and him negating the damage you did.
  • Good Bad Bugs:
    • If either Jotaro or DIO has full meter, it's possible for them to stop time and immediately hit you with their GHA, which also stops time, doubling the Color-Coded Time Stop effect.
    • Countering Diavolo's time skip with a projectile and another reversal leads to some interesting effects.
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    • Behold, invisible Diavolo!
    • Years after the release of the game, players have discovered the "rotate cancel", a powerful bug that allows to cancel any normal and special attack. The game allows players to mash the light button for an easy but weak combo, which can be easily interrupted by other moves. However, performing the light button mashing and then adding other inputs with the sidestep or "rotate" button during the animation will enable players to interrupt any attack, even Heart Heat Attacks, and allows one to create longer more powerful combos. That new mechanic redefined the meta as several characters now have access to better combos while others don't profit from it as much.
  • Growing the Beard: Patch v. 1.03 is considered to have improved the game immensely, adding an anti-infinite mechanic, nerfing the game breakers while giving them some form of compensation, and introducing more tools for every character, the most significant of which is the ability to cancel into GHAs.
  • Memetic Mutation: Diego's absence from any announcements is starting to make him out as the new Mima.
    • At least, until his eventual inclusion, as revealed in this issue of Famitsu for the fighting game sequel Eyes of Heaven.
    • Baoh's HHA has given way to the reuse of an infamous line from the OVA: "BAOH HAS A LASER CANNON!"
  • Narm
    • The localization dances around Valentine's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap GHA by renaming it to "Filthy acts, at a reasonable price" ("Time to perform some nasty acts, for a fair and honest price!"). The in-game glossary goes on to say that no one knows what this mysterious "D4C" abbreviation means.
    • At least three sentences in story mode send players into giggles in the English version due to how naughty they sound.
      Zeppeli drives his fist deep into Dio, hoping to blast his Hamon energy into him.
      Okuyasu takes Rohan from behind, warning him not to make a move.
      Touching Gyro's weapons miraculously grants Johnny the ability to feel movement in his legs again.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: The game has a 40/40 from Famitsu - the first licensed game ever to manage it. It is already being called the best Anime licensed game ever made. While its gameplay is rather simple, the massive roster, beautiful graphics, incredible amount of series faithfulness and absolute perfecting of the JJBA style make it rather fun to play.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Akira's presence on the roster in lieu of any number of other, more popular characters is commonly lamented.
    • Shigekiyo "Shigechi" Yangu shares the same complaints as Akira. Doesn't help that he's a Base-Breaking Character in Part 4.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Appropriately enough, most of the character themes take musical cues and riffs from classic rock pieces based on their characters' inspirations. A few examples:
    • Esidisi's theme has a piece that sounds like AC/DC's "Back in Black".
    • Kira's theme has a riff of Queen's "Killer Queen". Oddly enough, Valentine's funky theme has pieces of Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust", fueling the rumor that his theme was Kosaku's original theme.
    • Buccellati's theme is essentially a remixed "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones, along with the horn part from "Bitch"note .
    • Akira's theme has a piece that borrows from "Can't Stop" by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
    • Will A. Zeppeli's theme has parts of "Rock And Roll" and "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin. The ending theme for the "Stone Ocean" campaign also sounds like the beginning of "Stairway To Heaven".
    • Old Joseph's theme takes various cues from many songs from The Beatles.
    • Josuke (Part 8)'s theme has a guitar riff that is similar to a part of "Soft and Wet" by Prince, which is rather surprising, considering the artist's approach to copyright.
    • Baoh's theme sounds quite like "Tough Boy".
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!:
    • Amongst many actual improvements, the 1.02 patch also sped up the animations for supers and knockdown taunts. This is noticeably weird-looking in some supers, as well as weird sounding in others when a second voice clip starts before the first has ended.
    • Some players claimed that Vanilla Ice's new brown hair color doesn't fit him as well as his white hair color in Heritage For The Future. These complaints lessened, as Vanilla Ice turned out to have white hair in one of his palettes.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Some characters surprisingly don't have special dialogue with each other. The most frequent example noted being there's no dialogue between Old Joseph and Caesar.
  • Tier-Induced Scrappy:
    • Yoshikage Kira, before being buffed in subsequent patches. Him being a limited edition DLC character already soured a lot of players, and the fact that he was vastly inferior to the Kosaku version, who anybody can use, either rubbed more salt into the wound or left the players who bought the normal version feeling validated for not bothering with him.
    • Dio Brando is this, due to not having a good air or anti-air attack as well as little combo choices, when those are vital for a character due to how this game is played at high level.
    • Kakyoin due to cruising through the All-Star Battle League thanks to the AI doing nothing but spamming Emerald Splash.
  • Woolseyism: Several characters were renamed to get around copyright issues, and do so while still referencing their actual names. For example, Vanilla Ice was renamed Cool Ice (a reference to Vanilla Ice's film, Cool As Ice). Some of these get pretty ridiculous, such as calling one of D4C's attacks "Filthy Acts At a Reasonable Price", and the sheer closeness to their original names makes it obvious that the translating team made it as transparent as possible as to what the original names are on purpose.

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