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GF Rating
4.2

884 ratings

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Where's My Guilty Gear?

posted by kevin1972002 (RICHMOND, VA) Apr 12, 2014

Member since May 2011

So I rented this game thinking I was gonna get into some 2-D crazy slash decimating flash fighting, but... nope. It's so out of the way of a fighting game, I don't see how it's included in the genre. It's more like the strategy games, which I hate. I don't wanna think that much while playing games, unless there's a puzzle involved, in which case, LEMME AT IT!!!

Ahem. I digress.
I wouldn't suggest this to anyone looking for a fun beat-em-up fighter, OR for anyone that's a fan of the GG franchise. They have so missed the mark, I can't find any redeeming qualities in it. Fun, no. Engaging, no. Worth a rent, no. That is all.

Seacrest out.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

The Game That Could

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.

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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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