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This game vastly improved on a lot of things from the last games, such as an easier form changing mechanic, making all of the main rider's Final Form's playable, along with having a nifty custom BGM feature. All of this put together what was probably the best Kamen Rider game released at the time.
The gameplay was that of a regular fighter, Combo, block, move, combo, block, special, combo, etc. It is spiced up a bit by the "Rider Gauge" however, some attacks drained your rider gauge, which needs to be full to change into your Final Form or use an Ultimate attack, it's also spiced up that bit more with the games "Climax Time", when a rider is put into low health, Climax Time starts, causing both players rider gauge to fill, along with allowing a "Final Reflect", a technique which can allow you to use your Ultimate Attack when your opponent tried to use them. The gameplay certainly isn't anything special, and the AI is rather...Dull. (Seriously. If i want a fight between Blade King and Kiva Emperor, i want that. But the AI will almost NEVER change forms, even on the hardest difficulty!) Overall, the gameplay is decent and fun, and that's enough for me really.
This game's story mode is called "Ragnarok Mode" and can be played through as either OOO or W, I don't actually know the story myself, as i have almost no understanding of japanese what-so-ever, but some stages in ragnarok mode took on a beat-em-up style of gameplay, which at first was a nice change, but soon just got repetitive and annoying.
Overall, this game is good, and for those who actually bought the game (me!) got a free limited-edition Ganbaride Card with it, which was more then enough for me to make up for the price. This game is certainly worth playing for any Kamen Rider fan, and i'm sure they will enjoy it.