Review: guilty gear xrd rev 2

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The bar for entry has never been lower, however. Upon booting up Rev 2 for the first time, it"ll ask whether you want to lớn go over the basics in its well structured & very educational tutorial. Movement, different standard attacks, và simple combos are all effectively explained here, giving even the most green of players a basis lớn work from. On đứng top of that, individual tutorials for each combatant"s special moves and more advanced combos are available in a separate training mode. The game does a great job of building your knowledge bit by bit.

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There are plenty of ways to thử nghiệm your skills without having lớn jump online, too. Episode mode is essentially your standard arcade ladder sandwiched between cutscenes chất lượng to each character, and versus lets you face off against a friend or the computer under a variety of different settings. Then there"s M.O.M. Mode, which is basically a survival mode with modifiers, although the barrage of on-screen information is bound to lớn fry the brain of anyone not already familiar with it. Still, you can enjoy some intense battles here once you know what you"re actually supposed lớn be doing.

Rev 2"s single player offering is pretty standard, then, but its story mode is anything but. Rather than have you partake in a handful of battles threaded together by a loose plot, the mode"s one big movie consisting of dialogue scenes and cinematics. It all looks fantastic, but unless you"re up lớn speed on your Guilty Gear lore, you won"t have a clue what"s happening. Conveniently, there is a hefty information archive that you can consume at any point, if you so desire.


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When it comes lớn taking the fight online, you can expect lớn find a suitably solid experience. You"ve got your ranked matches for players looking to test their skills, lobbies so you can get groups together, hang out, and potentially stumble across other users, và player match, which lets you phối up rooms with friends. The one caveat here, though, is the online community itself. REVELATOR"s lobbies were notoriously barren, & to be totally honest, we don"t see Rev 2 doing much to increase the numbers. As such, we"d recommend making sure that you have friends who are willing lớn hop online if you"re thinking of throwing down, otherwise there"s every chance that you"ll be spending minutes at a time searching for an opponent. Hopefully we"re wrong, but history doesn"t paint a particularly pretty picture.


As mentioned at the beginning of this review, Rev 2 is an expansion, & all of the stuff we"ve covered so far was already present và correct in the previous release. With that in mind, the question of whether Rev 2 is actually worth the cost of admission hangs heavy over this latest instalment. After all, REVELATOR itself is an enhanced version of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, so we"re kind of at a point of diminishing returns for veteran players.

Fortunately, new characters Baiken và Answer are both great additions to the roster. The former returns from previous titles after missing out on the kích hoạt in recent times, and she"s as entertaining as ever. A lone samurai with only her skill with a blade khổng lồ rely on, she"s a relatively grounded character when compared to the supernatural entities found throughout the rest of the cast. She"s undeniably fun khổng lồ use, and her classic, parody-level Japanese aesthetic really shines.

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Meanwhile, the concept behind Answer is brilliant và ridiculous. He"s basically a nin-ja office worker; one minute he"s taking calls from important government officials via a magical earpiece, the next he"s flinging business cards around as if they"re throwing stars. Like Baiken - và the rest of the playable character roster, for that matter - Answer is great fun lớn learn & master. The overall genius of Rev 2"s cast, from both a thiết kế and chơi game perspective, simply can"t be overlooked.

Lastly, we have to give special mention to the title"s visuals, which are still outstanding. Characters look incredible in motion, and the sprite-like animation of 3 chiều models works shockingly well. The fully animated intro, victory, and finishing move scenes are insanely pretty, to the point where they could easily be mistaken for big budget anime productions. Long story short, the Xrd games really are the best looking fighters on the market.

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Conclusion


Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 builds upon an already fantastic fighter, & those previously invested will no doubt appreciate the various additions và alterations. Guilty Gear"s knack for combining incredible style with deep, almost open-ended combo-based chơi game is as impressive as ever, even if this isn"t the most robust of expansions.

Great 8/10

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Robert"s been a dedicated PlayStation fan since the days of Tekken 2, và he still loves a good dust up. When he"s not practising combos, he"s usually getting lost in the latest 100-hour RPG, or, y"know, replaying The Witcher 3.


Comments (7)


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Wed 24th May 2017

Does it have new story content


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Wed 24th May 2017

Played the demo, wow it gives Persona 5 a run for it"s money in the style stakes.


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Wed 24th May 2017

I really enjoyed the test but I"m unlikely to lớn pick it up. I"ll keep waiting for soul calibur.


Wed 24th May 2017

Its crazy that so little people play this. All the effort they put into the trò chơi just for people to lớn ignore it. Its poposterous i tell you!


Wed 24th May 2017

I still have yet khổng lồ get into Guilty Gear, so I"ll definitely get it sometime. Still want ACORE Plus on PS3 too.


Thu 25th May 2017

Best fighting visuals I"ve seen to lớn date. How they make the 3d characters look like 2D drawn sprites without losing any fidelity is simply amazing.

King of Fighters và Street Fighter need khổng lồ go this route. I"d also love lớn see a new Metal Slug with this style.

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