Almost 3 years into the 360 lifespan and the Box takes a giant leap backward.
I know this is just suppose to be button mashing fun, but it fails in the fun part. Graphics are Xbox Generation 1 at best, Sound is you usual clangs and thuds with the same old score, and the gameplay is unoriginal.
posted by SergeantPope (CHARLESTON, IL) Oct 16, 2008
Member since Apr 2007
gamers (30%) found this review helpful
I never played the first Guilty Gear, however ive heard some good things about it. I dont really know many people who like those kind of games though. I also know the first one was 2D and this one is 3D so if your really attached to 2D you might not like this one. The graphics are average most of the time but sometimes the graphics are not so good. I think the story mode is kind of weird sometimes and i dont really think it makes since sometimes. However I really didnt want to stop playing for some reason and i though it was kind of fun. I think in the third mission thingy it tells you how to sprint and you have to turn a lot and it just really gets annoying because its almost impossible to press "a" and turn fast enough. Another thing about the campaign is the mouths of the people move pretty good most of the time with what they say, but sometimes its off. The live for this is just average. But overall i liked this game a lot more than i though i would and i wouldnt suggest buying it, but i would suggest at least renting it.
posted by DeucesWild (ALEXANDRIA, VA) Sep 17, 2010
Member since Sep 2010
This game advertises itself as a high-speed action strategy or an intense tactical action game. The best thing about this game is its voice acting.
If you're a fan of Dynasty or Samurai Warriors, you most likely will not like this, even though that's what I thought I was getting into, just a different universe.
And if you're into Guilty Gear, you most likely will still not like this.
If anything, liking any of the above gets in the way of enjoying this game. Where the game has an interesting premise of an action game with some combos and the tactical elements of managing units to capture and hold key positions. Characters do not have any permanent growth, so you're as strong in the beginning in the game as you will be at the end.
The story is lacking and potentially confusing, with some strands of sanity barely holding together some kind of flow in this empty desolate adventure. The gameplay varies from the tactical action mentioned above to a DS-style mystery game, to a top-down action game, to SNK-style boss fights.
The multiplayer isn't too enticing for myself either and is much like the tactical action aspect of the game.
And as a side note, there's at least one game breaking bug in the game on a boss that can be consistently reproduced that makes this boss literally invincible. It's the price you pay for being brutally effective too fast. Couple that with some annoying combat lines such as, "Shut up!" and "How annoying!" with lots of boss retries and you get yourself a frustrating little adventure.
At best, this game is a rent. Should never have bought it. Different perspective though, makes me appreciate GameFly even more.