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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!

    ◆New Revolution in Fighting Games!
    Guilty Gear -Strive- brings a number of new and innovative game play mechanics designed to allow players new to the series to quickly learn the fundamentals while maintaining the deep, creative gameplay Guilty Gear is praised for. New additions to the series such as a wall-breaking mechanic will allow for new and exciting approaches to battle.

    ◆The fate of the universe will be determined…
    The story of Guilty Gear, spanning over 20 years, will finally come to a conclusion in “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. The trials and tribulations of the series’ heroes and villains will finally be resolved. Discover the astonishing truth awaiting at the end of all things.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
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  1. Jun 15, 2021
    90
    Despite some delayed modes and some missing features, Guilty Gear Strive is still a masterful fighting game filled with brilliant moves, perfect controls and some of the greatest art I’ve ever seen in a fighting game. All it takes is watching one fight in this game and you’ll need to own it.
  2. Jun 25, 2021
    90
    Guilty Gear -Strive- has proven to be the game that extends the hand to those who would otherwise avoid a fighting game, while at the same time remains a glorious entry in the franchise's long history. With a deep story mode to intrigue the player and butter-smooth learning curve, helped by an innovative difficulty system, it guides them to a full and successful online experience. Despite being a little short on content and having a few minor issues with some of its new features, it definitely is the fighting game every newcomer should dare tame.
  3. Jul 9, 2021
    90
    Guilty Gear Strive is one of the best fighting games right now. It grabs your attention with its mind-blowing visual presentation and then captivates you with its intriguing and action-packed gameplay. The flawless online experience and good balance between accessibility and complexity ensure that every fighting enthusiast can enjoy this game.
  4. Jun 12, 2021
    85
    Thanks to stellar mechanics, a great netcode, and beautiful visual and audio design, Guilty Gear Strive is a fighting game you don’t want to miss.
  5. Jul 19, 2021
    80
    Guilty Gear Strive is undoubtedly another great entry in the series. It’s incredibly intricate yet friendly gameplay, attractive character designs, and inviting next-gen visuals are but a few of the reasons you should pick up this game, especially if you're a fighting game fanatic.
  6. Jun 9, 2021
    80
    For those curious about this franchise and are looking for a great way in, there's no better time to do so than now as the fighter is more welcoming than ever. Guilty Gear is back, and it wants everyone to party.
  7. Jul 9, 2021
    60
    The fighting system of Guilty Gear Strive requires tactics and precision, and the solid soundtrack full of roaring guitars supports the epic battles. What we liked most about this fine fighting game is the distinctive graphic style of the cutscenes that is carried through into the game, making you feel as if you are playing the lead role in a great anime.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 11, 2021
    10
    Отличный файтинг. + Визуал (да, аниме). Арки славятся своим визуальным стилем, они его отработали на предыдущих Гирах, GBV и DBZ. Ярко, сочноОтличный файтинг. + Визуал (да, аниме). Арки славятся своим визуальным стилем, они его отработали на предыдущих Гирах, GBV и DBZ. Ярко, сочно и стильно.
    + Боевая система. "О нет, это не гилти гир, тут всё так медленно, нельзя делать 40+ комбо плак-плак" Не слушайте этих нытиков. Им подавай старую игру в новой обёртке и тогда они будут ныть, что ничего не изменилось.
    Бои динамичны за счёт увеличенного урона, базу упростили, однако игра не потеряла глубины: 4 вида отмены анимации позволяют творить самые безумные комбинации, бойцы все уникальны, а ввод также требователен к таймингам.
    + ЛОР. В кои-то веки теперь можно разобраться в том, что творится в этом мире. Добавили глоссарий, связи персонажей и конечно похорошевшую сюжетку (которая мультик на несколько часов).
    + Обучение. Режим миссий научит всем основам, не переживайте.
    - Режим аркады без роликов, просто пара диалогов в награду за игру, meh.
    - В конце сюжетки без поллитры не разобраться.
    Нормальное лобби, хватит ныть :)

    Любителям файтингов нельзя проходить мимо, иначе вы всего лишь любители.
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  2. 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 The King Of Fighters, 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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  3. Jun 22, 2021
    10
    Fighting game perfection. Incredible gameplay, great tutorial and mission modes for beginners. The story mode is amazing and carries on fromFighting game perfection. Incredible gameplay, great tutorial and mission modes for beginners. The story mode is amazing and carries on from Xrd. The netcode is amazing (rollback), and it runs incredibly smooth and quick on PS5. Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2021
    10
    Melhor Jogo de luta da atualidade.
    Partidas online impecável, sem travamento, tag etc...
    Muito barato.
    Se eu fosse você compraria.
  5. Jun 11, 2021
    9
    As someone who often gets frustrated with fighting games because of skill gaps, I am really enjoying GG -Strive-. Matches feel balancedAs someone who often gets frustrated with fighting games because of skill gaps, I am really enjoying GG -Strive-. Matches feel balanced because of the changes to combat, increased damage, and the shift to a more neutral-style focus. Every fight feels exhilarating with plenty of fair exchanges and the variety of tools to get out of tough situations. Even if I'm getting pounded, I can turn the tide at least once and put the pressure on my opponent, leaving me with the feeling that if I lose, it's because I made a series of wrong decisions rather than losing to cheeseball moves and imbalanced game mechanics.

    Netcode is amazing. Matches are super smooth. I actually like the lobby a lot because the tower/floor mechanic helps sort me into lobbies with people of similar skill. I can also leave the tower and go to the open park where I can fight anyone of any level without moving up or down the tower floors. There are plenty of people playing online so far.

    If you aren't a veteran, picking a main can be difficult because each of these characters is so different in playstyle and expression that they all look equally fun to play.

    The map mission system is legit. It teaches virtually every aspect of the game inside and out. If you are new to the game or fighters in general, playing those missions will without a doubt make you better.

    Oh yeah, and the game is freaking gorgeous eye and ear candy all around :-)
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  6. Jun 11, 2021
    8
    Guilty Gear Strive is interesting to review because in alot of ways it takes several steps forward but also a few steps back. I hope you takeGuilty Gear Strive is interesting to review because in alot of ways it takes several steps forward but also a few steps back. I hope you take the time to read the cons because they are vastly longer than the pros, but that's just criticism because I want the game to improve and you never know who is reading. I do think it's worth a buy if you're into these types of games but if you're still debating then feel free to read on.

    -Pros
    The Animation/Art design is top notch and better than ever.

    The music is still amazing. If you have come to love the rock soundtrack of previous games you will find that it has continued here.

    The fighting is flashy and over the top, the smooth animation really fleshes out these wonderfully designed characters.

    The online netcode is also quite good. I've been playing for the last few days with a buddy as well as other online players, and have found very little to almost no lag. if there was lag it's usually because something massive was downloading in the background or i had family streaming stuff in other rooms at the same time.

    There is a campaign story and while being only 5- 6 hours in length it still held my interest and the cutscenes are beautiful to look at. I usually don't care about single player modes in fighting games because i mostly play online but there is something for Single Player fans.

    2 new characters Nagoriyuki and Giovanna are really cool to use. I actually found myself playing Giovanna alot because she's close quarters and she moves quick, similar to Chun Li in Street fighter but that's just my preference.

    -Cons
    Let me just start by saying the online lobby system is unnecessarily complicated. It took a long time to finally figure out how everything worked. Whatever happened to just simple lobbies, where you make a lobby, hit invite, and your friend joins? The online lobby system is similar to DBFZ to where you have to be in the same region as your friend as well as coordinate with them outside the game on which room to go in, and this will be the go to option because it's in these lobbies where you will find a rematch button after fights. Even if you make your own lobby in Player match, set it to specific to where only friends can join, there is no rematch option...why is this the case when the other lobbies don't have this problem? These lobbies also have these weird looking avatars that look like they are from a off brand version of Minecraft Also you need to complete an online tutorial before you can even play.

    There is no combo challenge mode, this one doesn't bother me as much since learning combos will happen naturally but it's always nice to have a frame of reference to go off of. Whether they will add this in the future remains to be seen but right now it doesn't exist. Most combo nuts will most likely upload how to do basic to advance combos on YouTube anyways so there's always that resource but still it would've been nice to have.

    The damage feels like it's set too high. When me and my friend were playing, i had the time set to 99 or infinite but it was unnecessary since most of our rounds didn't go below 65 seconds. Meaning most rounds lasted about 25-30 seconds. In previous titles it would usually go down to the last 20 seconds, or sometimes down to the wire almost running out of time.

    Since the damage is set high, some characters are already in desperate need of a nerf. Potemkin is beyond powerful right now. He has a grab where he can catch you out of the air and punch you several times and this will take half your life bar...most characters SPECIAL attacks won't even do that much damage but his regular grab will destroy you. Had a few matches to where Id go against him, he'd grab me once, take half my life, punch me like once or twice, then do a grab finisher and that's the end of the round. Makes it very frustrating when you land 20-30 hits on someone and they kill you in 3 moves.

    Roster is only 15 this time around, with the game looking as nice as it is, I can imagine it takes a very long time to animate these characters and get them put into the game, but with this very same company putting out bigger rosters on previous titles, it is kind of a let down. If you had a favorite character in Rev 2 there's a chance they didn't make it into this game. There is a 30$ season pass you can buy with 5 characters already lined up but they don't tell you who these characters are yet, so you're paying for something that you don't even know what you're getting. I know this isn't exactly a new trend in fighting games, since games like DBFZ, Smash Bros, and Soul Calibur do the same thing, but this needs to stop being the norm.

    Overall i am enjoying it for now, I played this on PS4 and with it being a 7 year old system, this game runs pretty good and smooth so PS5 and PC owners will probably be pleased as well. Has the potential to be a 9 or 10 but those cons I pointed out unfortunately hold it back a bit.
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  7. Jun 21, 2021
    7
    Краткий Туториал, который уже был представлен в двух открытых бета-тестах, совсем не пытается познакомить с основными боевыми механиками, неКраткий Туториал, который уже был представлен в двух открытых бета-тестах, совсем не пытается познакомить с основными боевыми механиками, не говоря уже о различных тонкостях игры. Все нюансы раскрываются в режиме Миссий, куда и предлагают отправиться сразу после Туториала. И я ни разу не совру, если скажу, что Миссии в GGST – одна из лучших и самых полезных обучалок в файтингах на сегодняшний день.

    Весь раздел разбит на 5 территорий, которые отличаются сложностью и количеством заданий. В первых локациях, к примеру, можно потренировать передвижение по арене, понять, для чего нужна техника Roman Cancel, научиться простым конфермам и уходам от прессинга. Далее начинается обучение продвинутым техникам, включая знакомство с определенными матчапами (специфика игры против конкретного персонажа). Если какие-то моменты вызывают вопросы, то к каждой миссии прилагается описание с советами и скриншотами, а зачастую и демонстрация прохождения. Также в ряде заданий можно выбрать любого персонажа, что весьма удобно, если вы уже решили, кого из бойцов хочется изучить в первую очередь.

    К сожалению, в Guilty Gear: Strive нет полноценного раздела с комбинациями ударов для каждого героя, за исключением ряда заданий из режима Миссий. Также в Тренировке, несмотря на обилие различных настроек, напрочь отсутствует информация о фреймдате, наличие которой в современных файтингах уже стало привычным делом. Конечно, давние поклонники жанра смогут быстро разобраться, какие атаки стоит использовать для прессинга, а за какие последует наказание. Но все же хочется иметь комфортный доступ к этим данным, хотя бы в виде цветовых индикаторов, как, например, в Granblue Fantasy Versus.
    Ранговая система здесь устроена не так, как в большинстве других файтингов. Каждая башня региона выполнена в пиксельном стиле и разбита на десять этажей. Чем выше этаж - тем сильнее там игроки. Соответственно, чем чаще вы побеждаете, тем быстрее открываются новые уровни. Существует и секретный, небесный этаж, куда пускают только лучших бойцов. Чтобы получить пропуск придется выиграть 5 из 6 матчей на десятом уровне. Что касается оффлайна, то здесь тоже есть чем заняться, даже учитывая то, что разработчики пока не успели добавить в Strive все запланированные режимы из-за пандемии. В традиционной Аркаде предлагают пройти 8 сражений. Причем соперник из первого поединка будет помогать в битве с боссом в самом конце. В зависимости от выбранного персонажа напарники и диалоги в ключевых поединках отличаются.
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