The real money, however, is in the deep character-creation tool. This feature too is not instantly accessible to the casual fan. By earning points in single-player mode, you can purchase weapons, armor, and abilities for your custom fighter. Said abilities aren’t clearly explained in the game, and they’re not mentioned in the manual. “Shave Damage” and “Hysterical Strength” would be excellent names for a hardcore band, but they aren’t terribly descriptive as attributes for a custom warrior. Well, that’s why they invented GameFAQs.com.
What’s especially neat is that when you play against user-created characters on-line, you’ll have no idea what to expect from a given character model and will have to adapt strategies on the fly. Assuming, of course, you know your A from your B.