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  • Summary: “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ is the latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ upholds the series’ reputation for groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay.“Guilty Gear -Strive-“ is the latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ upholds the series’ reputation for groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay. There is a fully voiced story mode diving deep into the Guilty Gear universe, new characters joining fan favorites, and robust rollback net code. The cutting-edge 2D/3D hybrid graphics pioneered in the Guilty Gear series have been raised to the next level in “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. The new artistic direction and improve character animations will go beyond anything you’ve seen before in a fighting game! Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 14, 2021
    100
    GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- is a great fighting game and a great sequel to an old franchise which successfully caters to both genre veterans and newcomers. It is a bit on the expensive side, but the gameplay, art, and music all justify it.
  2. Jun 7, 2021
    90
    Guilty Gear Strive is a milestone 2D fighting game that raises the bar for anime-like fighters in terms of its visuals, online netcode, and sheer creativity found in all aspects of its design. It’s definitely a different flavor of Guilty Gear, with a heavier focus on fighting in the neutral and a slightly slowed down pace, but it maintains the series soul with absolutely wild character designs, flexible combo system, and a level of creativity both in its presentation and mechanics that is second to none in the genre.
  3. Jun 25, 2021
    90
    Overall, Guilty Gear Strive is a fantastic entry in the series that should be given a shot by anyone who enjoys fighting games or wants to get their fingers on some hyperactive 1-on-1 action with friends or the online community. Now I’m jumping back online as I just cannot get enough of the smell of the game.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Sep 3, 2021
    81
    Each fighter is very unique, so, even though there is a good tutorial, it will take a long time before you’ll learn how to fight properly. Still, if you have even a slightest interest in Japanese fighting games – you absolutely have to check out Strive. [Issue#254, p.56]
  5. 80
    Guilty Gear Strive is a very competent modern fighting game that will appease both veterans and newcomers alike. With a gripping plot, enjoyable cast of characters, and steady learning curve the game is set to be one of the series’ most popular entries. I know for myself, I am keen to get stuck into the nitty gritty as I get deeper with the game, and will eventually take my skills online for the real test against actual human players. While I am disappointed the story side of Guilty Gear Strive is relegated to a cinematic story, the plot is rich with drama and stands toe-to-toe with actual anime productions made for TV. Some variety in the battle dialogue and narration wouldn’t have gone astray, either, but in the grand scheme of things is a minor ding against an otherwise brilliant fighter.
  6. Jun 27, 2021
    80
    The visually stunning Guilty Gear Strive is a stellar series entry that reworks the familiar combat to make it more newcomer friendly, while retaining an absurd amount of gameplay options.
  7. Jul 27, 2021
    80
    In summary, Guilty Gear Strive is an excellent evolution of a series that’s always provided players with a unique and interesting approach to weapons-based combat, and now it’s slightly less impenetrable for newcomers. It’s got room to grow, but it’s a stylish, standout fighter whose strengths absolutely outnumber its flaws.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Jun 20, 2021
    10
    Jogo impecável.

    1-Modo online sem lag, nunca visto antes em um jogo. 2-Jogabilidade incrível, cada personagem tem sua forma de jogar e
    Jogo impecável.

    1-Modo online sem lag, nunca visto antes em um jogo.
    2-Jogabilidade incrível, cada personagem tem sua forma de jogar e habilidades únicas.
    3-Preço inigualável para um lançamento.
    4-Apesar de amar O Rei dos Lutadores, nos últimos anos tem decepcionado muito, nesse ano ficou com vergonha de lançar e ser enterrado por Guilty Gear.

    Recomento para quem ama jogos de lutas 11/10
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  2. Apr 24, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. that game is the best game!
    music is the best!
    graphic is the best too!
    Ramlethal Valentine is so cute!
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  3. Jun 13, 2021
    10
    very good gameplay , good netcode , music , tutorial ,nice graphics this game promises
  4. Feb 14, 2022
    9
    First off, I have no idea why this game does not show up on metacritic's search bar, had to use google.

    The game is oozing with master
    First off, I have no idea why this game does not show up on metacritic's search bar, had to use google.

    The game is oozing with master class art, net code and overall amazingness on every technical department. It is absolutely fantastic beyond fantastic when it comes to polish. However I had to give a 9 just because of one thing: accessibility.

    It is nigh impossible for casuals to get into the game mostly because controls. You have to master the art of becoming one with your controller. The milisecond critical inputs involve flawless executions of what I would call the art of thumb dancing. You absolutely cannot mess up the brain bending directional inputs that need to be done within a millisecond. I am so sad :*(

    That being said, the 1 point is erased because of my incompetence, and my incompetence is what would push away the casual gamer unfortunately.
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  5. Nov 15, 2021
    9
    Probably the best looking fg out there. Also has a killer soundtrack and impeccable netcode. The gameplay was simplified from previousProbably the best looking fg out there. Also has a killer soundtrack and impeccable netcode. The gameplay was simplified from previous entries, but still has more depth and complexity than most fgs out there. A few problems like the bad lobbies and unlockables, and the incredibly long time it takes to connect to the servers hold it back from being a perfect game, but these are very small problems. Please do yourself a favor and play this game Expand
  6. Jun 13, 2021
    9
    Good netcode. Probably the best tutorial in a fighting game. Online services are a bit slow, but in-game netcode is top notch. CreativeGood netcode. Probably the best tutorial in a fighting game. Online services are a bit slow, but in-game netcode is top notch. Creative character design. Expand
  7. Nov 3, 2021
    0
    This game is just a pain in the ass. This Tower-System is really annoying, the hardest challenge in this game is to find an opponent to fightThis game is just a pain in the ass. This Tower-System is really annoying, the hardest challenge in this game is to find an opponent to fight without having a mental breakdown Expand

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