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  • Summary: In a world where adventurers roam the skies on airships, and the floating islands of the Skydoms lead their way, the Grandcypheran airship of massive proportionssets out on a magnificent journey, traveling the islands, and picking up a veritable army of sellswords, knights, and mages alongIn a world where adventurers roam the skies on airships, and the floating islands of the Skydoms lead their way, the Grandcypheran airship of massive proportionssets out on a magnificent journey, traveling the islands, and picking up a veritable army of sellswords, knights, and mages along the way However, these heroes of the sky will soon embark on a brand-new adventure, where battle and glory await!

    An international mobile game hit, Granblue Fantasy has topped the charts, charming players across the globe with a plethora of lovable characters and story-driven mechanics. Now, legendary fighting game studio Arc System Works and Cygames are teaming up to bring the universe to home console in an action-packed head-to-head fighter. Featuring a colorful cast of their most popular "crewmembers," each with a unique fighting style that is easy to learn but hard to master, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is sure to appeal to fans of Granblue lore and fighting games alike.

    KEY FEATURES

    * An Anime Fighter for Players of All Levels!
    Arc System Works, the team behind critically-acclaimed fighting series BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, and Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Cygames, the people behind the international mobile phenomenon Granblue Fantasy, usher in a new era of fighting games with a rich and accessible battle system suitable for beginners and veterans alike.

    * Fight as Your Favorite Granblue Characters!
    A balanced and varied cast of combatants are ready to duke it out, each with their own individual fighting styles and dazzling skills. Whether it's the well-rounded Katalina, the long-range specialist Ferry, or the dual blade wielder Lancelot, there is a character and style to suit almost anyone's tastes.

    * A Gorgeous 2.5D Style World, Accompanied by Memorable Melodies!
    High production values recreate the well-known locales of the Granblue Fantasy universe in vivid 2.5D, bringing these environments to life as crewmembers cheer in the background, all accompanied by Stelle Magna's stirring soundtrack.

    * Captivating Visuals, Designed by a Fantasy Expert!
    Hideo Minaba of Final Fantasy series fame contributes as art director, lending his extraordinary talents and unforgettable character and world designs to the Granblue Fantasy universe!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 54
  2. Negative: 1 out of 54
  1. Mar 3, 2020
    95
    Granblue Fantasy Versus is a fantastic game and an early pick for fighting game of the year. It has a lot to offer regardless of your skill level, and appeals to almost any fan. Are you a casual fighting game player? Buy GBVS. A EVO tournament pro? Buy GBVS. An RPG fan who has never played a fighting game a day in their life? Buy GBVS!!! This is a fighting game for everyone, and everyone should play it.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 12, 2020
    90
    Tie-in games can be a shot in the dark, but it’s only blue skies here. The mix of approachable-yet- deep mechanics and a strong co-op story make this a fight worth having. [Issue#173, p.81]
  3. Mar 6, 2020
    85
    As the west’s first peek into the Granblue universe’s gaming side, Granblue Fantasy Versus is a fighter that can stand alongside its peers in terms of depth, but in addition offers a simplistic control scheme that even those less familiar to the genre can get to grips with quickly and easily. RPG mode is a unique way to to learn the basics of fighting, even if this and other modes could have been a bit more fleshed out.
  4. Mar 3, 2020
    80
    Even with its issues, Granblue Fantasy Versus is still hands-down one of the most beautiful and accessible fighters I’ve played in years, and with its prominent place on the mainstage at EVO 2020 and other major fighting game tournaments, I can’t wait to see how Cygames and Arc System Works support it throughout the year.
  5. Mar 2, 2020
    78
    For anyone wanting more out of these characters, there's almost nothing better. The voice acting and the dialogue are excellent at giving them life, while the RPG mode gives you a deeper look at these people and their personalities. Ultimately, my heart belongs to the battlefield. I'd rather be sharpening my skills and busting my thumbs than diving into back stories and prime motivations. The accessible move sets, the gorgeous character designs, and the distant skill ceiling mean that I'll be absorbed in this task for quite a while yet. If you're fishing for an anime fighter that will keep you at your seat's edge, look no further than Granblue Fantasy: Versus. ‎
  6. Mar 25, 2020
    75
    Granblue Fantasy Versus is an interesting experiment, that can bring new users into the fighting game community… unless they’re interested in the single player side: the built-in RPG does not offer a real challenge.
  7. Apr 9, 2020
    40
    It looks nice, but that's it. This is a bland fighting game that disappoints in both single player and multiplayer mode.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Apr 5, 2020
    10
    Es un juegazo realmente entretenido, para todo el mundo ,con unos personajes muy bien diseñados y una banda sonora brutal
  2. Mar 3, 2020
    10
    Fantastic fighting game for newcomers and veterans alike! Extremely easy to pick up and hard to put down
  3. Mar 28, 2020
    9
    Granblue Fantasy is a series that was born in 2014 by Cygames. The first game came out for Android and iOS mobile devices, and for the mostGranblue Fantasy is a series that was born in 2014 by Cygames. The first game came out for Android and iOS mobile devices, and for the most curious, it is a turn-based RPG. And in 2017 an anime based on the franchise came out. After that, Cygames announced two assets that could make the series even more famous. In late 2017, it announced Granblue Fantasy: Relink, an action RPG that had the help of Platinum Games, and in 2018, it revealed this Granblue Fantasy: Versus, which was developed by Arc System Works.

    Granblue Fantasy: Versus, as the name implies, is a fighting game. It isn't the first time that Arc System Works has developed a fighting game thinking “out of the box” from its two usual Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series. Fist of the North Star, Persona and Dragon Ball have already been in the hands of this studio. But calm down that Granblue Fantasy: Versus also has an RPG (story) mode. Well… RPG with Streets of Rage vibes.

    In the story mode of the game, the objective is, unsurprisingly, to defeat all enemies, but not only. Bosses are also included in this mode to make things more interesting. When we do Quest Clear we can earn rewards, which include weapons, rupies or skill shards, and which vary depending on our performance, without forgetting that we earn experience points for our characters. We have several weapons that can be of these 6 types: Fire, water, earth, wind, light and darkness.

    If, for example, a mission recommends a weapon of the wind type, it is advisable to use that type of weapon because it does more damage to our enemies. Level up, uncap, skill upgrade are things that we will use to make our weapons better. We have lots of support skills that tip the scales in our favor during battles. We have the Sierokarte shop, where we can buy weapons, support skills, forge weapons and buy color variations for our characters. Since this RPG mode has little Streets of Rage, it can also be played in cooperative mode (CPU, offline or online). Regarding the story itself, I admit that in this type of games I am undemanding. It is simply acceptable. It could be better, but there is not much to invent. I also thought that there is one or another quest that only serves to fill chorizo. I consider this RPG mode as a simple complement to add something to the game. Although it was also a small breath of fresh air compared to the other fighting games from Arc System Works. Yes, the game also has cutscenes, but there are few.

    In the base game, we have a total of 11 characters: Gran, Ferry, Lancelot, Katalina, Percival, Metera, Ladiva, Charlotta, Zeta, Vaseraga and Lowain. I confess that I was disappointed with the initial range because there are so few characters. Even more, if we take into account that they had already announced Character Pass 1 & 2 even before the game was released in Japan. In addition to being able to change the color of our character, we can also change our weapon.

    Visually, I don't even have words for the quality of Arc System Works' work, especially with the typical Granblue Fantasy style, which in itself is very good. As well as the background scenarios and the Skybound Arts and the Super Skybound Arts (including the reactions of the characters when they lead with these techniques). Yes, I know it's a bit weird, but I confess that it impressed me more than Dragon Ball FighterZ. Yes, I also have to be aware that GBF:V doesn't have DBFZ's Destructive Finish’s and Dramatic Finish’s. About the gameplay itself, another chapter in which Arc System Works cannot disappoint. Super fluid as always and easy to execute. It is true that we can execute Skybound Arts and Super Skybound Arts in the most difficult way (with such double 45 degrees), but fortunately they can also be performed in a simpler way. Seemingly not, but some attacks in this Versus make references to the game for mobile devices, just as most of the characters' poses make reference to certain images.

    In addition to the RPG mode, we have the usual modes in a fighting game: Versus, Arcade, Free Training, Mission training (Basic Mission, Skill Practice, Combo Practice, Match-Ups and Glossary) and online. Speaking of the latter, you remember very well how Dragon Ball FighterZ and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle online lobby’s, right? Well, that is also present in this GBF:V, only this time we will be on board the Grandcipher. However, the same problems that DBFZ and BB: CTB had, are present here. It sucks that we have to put a password in our room and not include a button to invite our friends to play friendly matches.

    It is true that this detail may be of little interest, but I still admire quotes and victory quotes with all the characters, even with their “doppelgängers”. And by the way, a round of applause for those who made Lowain's quotes and victory quotes. It can be said that it is a Deadpool from the GBF. And the soundtrack is fantastic too. in short, GBF:V is a verygood fighting game.
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  4. Jun 20, 2020
    8
    Una formula abbastanza bilanciata e alcuni difetti fanno di Granblue Fantasy Versus un esperimento coraggioso, teso ad arruolare nuove eUna formula abbastanza bilanciata e alcuni difetti fanno di Granblue Fantasy Versus un esperimento coraggioso, teso ad arruolare nuove e vecchie leve tra gli appassionati dei picchiaduro. Si tratta di un titolo non eccezionale, lontano dall’essere un capolavoro, ma è sicuramente un prodotto godibile che può svezzare i giocatori e portarli verso altri lidi del genere ben più complessi. Di conseguenza, è un prodotto altamente consigliabile per tutta quell’utenza che non ha mai giocato un picchiaduro in vita sua. Il titolo di Cygames e Arc System potrebbe essere proprio l’esperienza adatta come battesimo del fuoco, regalando un’esperienza dalla lunga longevità. Allo stesso modo tutti gli esperti di picchiaduro, non fermandosi alle apparenze, potranno godere di un prodotto in grado di saziare quella voglia di varietà e classicismo messe assieme. Expand
  5. Aug 9, 2020
    7
    I love Granblue fantasy but I'm honestly not a fan of Fighting games. It feels slow as I tab the buttons way too fast so its frustrating. ButI love Granblue fantasy but I'm honestly not a fan of Fighting games. It feels slow as I tab the buttons way too fast so its frustrating. But anyways I played RPG mode and loved it. Ttird versus and arcade modes too. Everything looks normal; nothing special. I'm really disappointed to see more characters come as DLCs. That's just a sign of greed since each character is like $8. So as I said.. I'm a fan of the series but I honestly hate fighting games. I'm giving it a 7. It's good but not that great. Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2020
    7
    Probably the last fighting game I'm buying, other than me being bad at them.. The game is really laggy, rpg mode although a good idea wasProbably the last fighting game I'm buying, other than me being bad at them.. The game is really laggy, rpg mode although a good idea was super boring, the codes that come with the game are pretty useless. Making the game more beginner friendly just makes it easier for pros to destroy beginners with less effort and it doesn't feel as rewarding. The characters are cool though and the glossary is a nice addition. Expand
  7. Mar 20, 2020
    0
    11 character with 2 season passes annonced in december 2019 before the game was finished an extreme case of cut content that some people are11 character with 2 season passes annonced in december 2019 before the game was finished an extreme case of cut content that some people are willing to overlook because " I like the series and want to support the devs" yeah support the people that are taking you for a dumbass money-cow. Cuckeryat its finest Expand

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