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  • Summary: Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- moves along at 60 frames per second and features PS4/PS3 cross compatible battles. Choose from over 20+ fighters as you battle for glory in the post apocalypse. New modes and polished mechanics provide infinite ways to annihilate your rivals.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jun 13, 2016
    95
    Guilty Gear Xrd returns to the first line of fighting games, with the virtues that make it one of the best fighting games of this generation. Revelator brings new characters, new story, new mechanics and a unique visual excellence.
  2. Jun 12, 2016
    92
    An excellent fighting game no matter how you slice it complete with superbly detailed yet very accessible and inviting training modes that can take you from total newcomer to master if you put the time into it. Fighting fans can't miss this one.
  3. Aug 24, 2016
    90
    Revelator makes a rock-solid case for consideration as the best fighter of this generation so far. [Issue#177, p.85]
  4. Jun 3, 2016
    88
    Guilty Gear Xrd returns with more characters, more features, a revamped combat system for new players and all new storylines. Gameplay is fundamentally unchanged but it's just better than before.
  5. Jun 10, 2016
    85
    If you missed SIGN, you can't miss Revelator. One way or another, Guilty Gear Xrd is one of the best fighting games of the last few years.
  6. 80
    Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator is a fantastic fighting package offering lots to love for both series fans and newcomers alike. This is a flashy, modern fighter which boasts both gameplay depth and an anachronistic punk aesthetic.
  7. Jul 24, 2016
    70
    As a fighting game fan, having new systems to learn has been great fun and the design of the characters and the world is instantly enjoyable if you like Japanese fighting games and/or anime. With the detailed tutorial and introduction of the Stylish control mode, it’s far more approachable for new players, but the complexity of the story and how little it does to help people jump on quickly may rub people the wrong way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Jun 7, 2016
    10
    Best fighting game in the market so far. BUY IT NOWBest fighting game in the market so far. BUY IT NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2016
    10
    I love this game, is fantastic, great graphics and gameplay... but we need baiken, more costumes for everyone, more stuff for the gallery,I love this game, is fantastic, great graphics and gameplay... but we need baiken, more costumes for everyone, more stuff for the gallery, like artwork, sketches and more dlc with other characters, please make it happen, Arc System Works Expand
  3. Feb 22, 2017
    10
    Excellent, deep, challenging gameplay. This is not a button masher and takes work to improve but it certainly is rewarding when you do step upExcellent, deep, challenging gameplay. This is not a button masher and takes work to improve but it certainly is rewarding when you do step up a level or two. It is a must buy if you even sort of like fighting games.

    My only fighting game experience is SFII and Mortal Kombat (yes the originals) - get ready to learn several new techniques, meters, and specials. Arcade mode is great for learning the game, as is M.O.M. mode - a single-player version with some RPG-style progression to it.

    Pros: Gameplay and mechanics - graphics and sound (the important things), good balance of on and offline activities
    Cons: Online player base is a little small, story mode is pretty weird and isn't interactive
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  4. Jun 8, 2016
    10
    Incredible art style, deep game play and robust tutorial. The online lobby is a mini game by itself while waiting for opponents. Very goodIncredible art style, deep game play and robust tutorial. The online lobby is a mini game by itself while waiting for opponents. Very good story mode with animesque computer art style (no game play though).

    One of the most complete packages this generation which is rare to say these days. Even the physical game comes with a manual.
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  5. Jul 13, 2016
    9
    Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- takes familiar controls and creates something truly unique in the fighting genre. The story is a little hard toGuilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- takes familiar controls and creates something truly unique in the fighting genre. The story is a little hard to digest, but the gameplay and mechanics of the game are flawless. Chances are you'll play the game so much, the story becomes organically apparent. It is a must play for fans of fighting games. Expand
  6. Jan 30, 2017
    9
    As a huge Fan of the Guilty Gear Series I was literally blown away by the predecessor "Sign" - theres hardly any other 2D Game out there thatsAs a huge Fan of the Guilty Gear Series I was literally blown away by the predecessor "Sign" - theres hardly any other 2D Game out there thats as graphically stunning than this one (well, BlazBlue from the same devs lol). Since "Sign" left off with a huge cliffhanger Story wise (and much to be desired when it Comes to the character roster) - Revelator packs up as a full fledged Sequel, continuing the Story, adding a few chars and tweaking/improving the Systems even further.
    In short, the new chars are Overall pretty great, though I admit ist a huge letdown that two of them have to be bought with real cash (they were free to download for a while). And as much as Johnny, Jam and Dizzy are welcomed yet again to the roster, the new chars like Jack-O, Kum and Raven also add to the huge variety of the GG chars and fit in very well in both design and fighting style.
    Still a shame that so many of the past chars are still absent (just to save em up for future installments).
    The Story mode is - yet again - a sorta 3 hrs Long Anime movie that catches up where "Sign" left off and Ends with .. you know it ... a huge cliffhanger as soon as things start to get really interesting.
    The Online Mode has been vastly improved in ist awkward design, with Lobbys and Avatars to meet up, Chat, and of course compete.
    Theres hardly any lag noticeable as far as I have experieced, but - GG is not so populated online as Id wish.
    Finding a ranked match can take forever if you are lookin in another Region than US or JP.
    For single Players theres also plenty to do - a very good Tutorial, Combo Training and Challenge Mode teach you all there is to know about the complex fighting mechanics, the Arcade and VS Modes are kinda self explainatory, with the Survival Mode "MOM" being the star of the Show here (where you collect medals, can buy Upgrades for your character and dive deeper an deeper). Theres also a Gallery mode where you can spend the ingame earned Money for new Character Colors, Artworks and Stuff like that.
    The graphics and the Soundtrack have to be mentioned especially, since its even imporoved over the predecessor - eveything Looks sharper.
    The only real negative about this game is the lack of so many characters that I grew attached to as a Long term fan, that two chars from the roster have to be bought with real Money as a highly overpriced DLC, and that the Story leaves you with a cliffhanger like someone cuts off the energy in the middle of a tense fight.
    Dont worry though - Revelator2 is announced already, so in a few months (spring 2017) it will all continue.
    Its also a shame that there is no english voiceover - I get extremely annoyed by japanese voices (I know thats weird coming from an Anime Fan) but thats not as much of a big deal as the missing characters (Justice, Testament, Kliff, Bridget - what the hell ArcSys lol).
    Also kinda sad that there will be almost as many updates to "Xrd" as there have been with "X" before.
    Milk that cow ArcSys.
    Apart from that - probably the best fighting game of this gen so far.
    Must buy for anyone that has interest in fighting games.
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  7. Feb 14, 2017
    0
    ps4 version steals playerbase from pc version and this game doesn't have the GGX version of awe of she

    also **** minigame 2 it can go die
    ps4 version steals playerbase from pc version and this game doesn't have the GGX version of awe of she

    also **** minigame 2 it can go die in a fire forever
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