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GF Rating
4.2

883 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

beauty

posted by tallestdav (POMONA, CA) Aug 17, 2010

Member since May 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

this game has great graphics and gameplay u got to have patience though other wise ya ganna be like these monkeys but trust me if u like rts and action ur ganna like this been playing it for years still enjoying it.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A fascinating fusion of action and strategy.

posted by dmhoshi (COLUMBIA, SC) Oct 25, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Guilty Gear 2: Overture deviates from the one-on-one Fighting game that most gamers have come to know the Guilty Gear series for. At best, we're treated to a stylishly unique hybrid of Action and Strategy gaming. At worst, we have a convoluted table-top game held hostage by an incredibly steep learning curve.

Allow me to break this down board-game style. I think that would be easiest.

Setting up the board, you'll have four main components. The first is the "Masterghost," your home base (and starting point) that must be protected from enemy assault and the destruction of which ends the game. Next is the "Master," the character you select and the piece on the board you have full control over. The "Servants" are subordinates of the Master. They may be assigned paths and destinations by the player. And then, "Ghosts" are nodes scattered around the board that may be taken by either team. Occupation of Ghosts provide makeshift bases for Masters and Servants to replenish vitals and receive status boosts.

The steep learning curve comes into effect as the player has to manage moving around the map as the Master, conjuring up Servants and giving them assignments, shopping for items and skills, and using strategy to topple his opponent -- all in real-time. That's quite a bit to manage, on top of how incredibly fast it all transpires. You have to learn to think quickly, act quicker, and improvise. Fortunately, the game has an exhaustive online help file (in the Start Menu), and a variety of missions built around helping the player understand the ins and outs of the frantic gameplay. Help yourself to downloadable replays from the Leaderboards to see some truly epic battles.

Guilty Gear 2 is one-of-a-kind experience; quite possibly the antithesis of the "mindless action game." It requires a lot of practice and patience, though. It helps to be a fan of both Action (Fighting) games and Strategy games.

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GF Rating
7

Good

give it a chance

posted by guymakura (BUDD LAKE, NJ) Aug 23, 2010

Member since Aug 2010

This game is japan's stab at trying to make an RTS.

if you're expecting a guilty gear fighter, then you're going to come away sorely disappointed. its a completely different genre.

i gave it a shot and was suprisingly pulled into it. its not like any RTS game(or japanese game for that matter)that you've ever played. it makes you a warlord and gives you an army at your disposal.

I will say it def gets harder later on and sometimes requires some trial and error. but the results are satisfying.

give it a rent. what've you got to lose?

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