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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: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Aug 16, 2021
    90
    Guilty Gear -Strive- is a superb entry in the 2D Fighter genre, and has the looks, sounds, and stability to back the claim. While smaller compared to other titles, the initial roster of fifteen fighters feels distinct, and most picks have a fitting theme to complement their personality and playstyle. The Story Mode does a great job showcasing who these characters are, while providing a good narrative to boot - and while the act of getting matched with other players can be a pain, the online play experience is incredibly solid. Let's rock!
  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 8, 2021
    85
    While a bit low on content at launch, this is definitely another great fighting game by Arc System, with enormous potential and exhilarating gameplay.
  5. Jul 5, 2021
    85
    Guilty Gear -Strive- has the opportunity to establish itself as one of the best fighting games today. Its systems are dynamic and offensive-oriented, which results in spectacular and aggressive fights that exploit technical fundamentals in battle. At the same time, it invites new players with simple and easy to understand commands, however, it fails to captivate them in the long run. Guilty Gear -Strive- shy away from perfection as there is unbalance and feels incomplete.
  6. Jun 23, 2021
    80
    You can't oppose Guilty Gear Strive front a technical or artistic standpoint, but the most conservative part of the community might not enjoy its gameplay, more accessible but also less open. Still, Strive is a great entry door to the Guilty Gear saga.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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 20, 2021
    10
    Melhor Jogo de luta da atualidade.
    Partidas online impecável, sem travamento, tag etc...
    Muito barato.
    Se eu fosse você compraria.
  4. Aug 8, 2021
    9
    With the latest spin-off "Guilty Gear -Strive-", the developers have made a correct and important step. Thus, the game feels better and moreWith the latest spin-off "Guilty Gear -Strive-", the developers have made a correct and important step. Thus, the game feels better and more intense for all areas. Especially the entry for beginners is easier and more successful than before. The battles run great and fluidly. At the same time, the arenas and fighters always cut a great figure and have a lot of details and approaches. The sound is also good and the controls get right into your blood after a few minutes. If you want to experience a really great title, you should definitely take a closer look at "Guilty Gear -Strive-" as a fighting game. Expand
  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. Aug 11, 2021
    9
    I want to live inside this game! Seriously is the most beautiful game I've ever seen! You must create an RPG with this artstyle.... becauseI want to live inside this game! Seriously is the most beautiful game I've ever seen! You must create an RPG with this artstyle.... because playing for more than 12 hard could start being boring. Expand
  7. Feb 13, 2022
    5
    In this chapter all the essence of the franchise is lost.
    It's not a bad game, but in my opinion, it's not Guilty Gear.
    Slow combats much
    In this chapter all the essence of the franchise is lost.
    It's not a bad game, but in my opinion, it's not Guilty Gear.
    Slow combats much more similar to Street Fighter V that, in addition, slow down continuously (in counter, in Roman Cancel...).
    The characters have fewer attacks than in the previous chapter.
    There is no instant kill.
    Most music has lyrics, which are annoying at times (and their style doesn't always fit the frenzy of combat).
    The lobby to find fights is ugly, slow and often fails.
    If you want additional colors for the characters, you have to pay (they are not obtained by playing the game).
    The best: the graphics.
    In short: it's not a bad game, but it's not (for me) Guilty Gear.
    I prefer a thousand times the previous Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2.
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