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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: 53 out of 53
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 53
  3. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. Jun 20, 2021
    100
    In all, Guilty Gear Strive is an incredible game, one that I strongly recommend fighter fans get as soon as possible, there really is no reason at all not to.
  2. Jun 15, 2021
    90
    Guilty Gear's latest chapter is its most accessible one yet, a righteous display of power and attitude that unleashes the sickest of heavy metal guitar licks and unrelenting style. Its online matchmaking may still need some work before it's ready for the main event, but Arc System Works has delivered a captivating display of coolness and action.
  3. Jun 7, 2021
    90
    If you’re new to the Guilty Gear series, there isn’t a better place to start than -Strive-. If you’re a returning veteran, enough has changed to keep things feeling fresh, but I have a feeling you’ll be up to speed in no time. While definitely complex and at times a bit intimidating, it does a fantastic job of initiating players. Guilty Gear -Strive- never holds back. If you remotely enjoy fighting games, this is a stunner you shouldn’t miss.
  4. Jun 29, 2021
    90
    While Guilty Gear Strive definitely has shortcomings to consider, they feel almost insignificant when tallying up everything the game does so well. It’s not just another Guilty Gear, but instead a defining moment for the series. In a lot of ways, it's so far ahead of its peers in terms of online functionality and accessibility, two areas the genre fails in time and again. If you've been too intimidated to seriously get into fighting games, it's hard to think of a better game than Strive. If you're a battle hardened veteran, there's no reason to wait. Jump in and start shredding. You'll lose countless hours in the blink of an eye.
  5. 85
    Guilty Gear Strive is a simply stunning anime fighter with an astonishing depth of competitive gameplay. It does all it can to welcome newcomers with an extensive training mode and streamlined fighting mechanics, but it is still very much the beloved Guilty Gear niche experience, and rightly so. You can't have too much of a good thing, and Guilty Gear is certainly a good thing, so it's a slight shame that there isn't more content to sink our teeth into. Nevertheless, as a competitive fighting experience, it is still a fantastic entry that fans of the series will adore.
  6. Jun 28, 2021
    85
    Guilty Gear Strive continues the series' legacy as a flashy fighter with loads of depth, but it also does its best to shed the idea that it's inaccessible. The tweaks and new mechanics make for a fighter that's still a blast to play, and the upgraded presentation, along with the fast load times for the PS5 iteration, make it eye-catching. Provided you don't mind the online lobby system, Strive is an excellent fighting game. Just make sure to keep it patched if you want a decent offline experience.
  7. Jun 8, 2021
    80
    Guilty Gear -Strive- isn’t the most generous fighting game available when it comes to content, but its wonderfully energetic combat makes up for it. Its characters are larger than life, each bringing something new to the table that’s worth exploring before settling on perhaps one or two to truly master. And while it’s the easiest Guilty Gear game to simply pick up and play, there’s a hell of a lot of depth to be discovered by those who wish to compete at a high level. Thanks to brilliant netcode, it’s likely that a lot of fighting game fans will, too. The flashy visuals and rocking soundtrack are a couple of cherries on top.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Jun 10, 2021
    10
    Truly amazing. it was 100% worth waiting for the years of development!
    The quality of animation and gameplay makes it not only a playable
    Truly amazing. it was 100% worth waiting for the years of development!
    The quality of animation and gameplay makes it not only a playable spectacle in video games, but also puts it at the level of the best anime creations ever created! very enjoyable, I recommend it not only to lovers of fighting games, but to anyone who wants to fill their eyes with the spectacular nature of this product!
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  2. Jun 13, 2021
    10
    this is my first introduction into the guilty gears series this is quickly turning into one of my favourite fighting games and i feel like ithis is my first introduction into the guilty gears series this is quickly turning into one of my favourite fighting games and i feel like i am playing the best of of the guilty gears series i played a bunch of dragon ball fighterz i know how good arc system works are the music in this game is one of the best music i have heard in any game it suits the fighting game the art style of this game is breathtaking i already have a favorite character Zato-One that's voiced by the voice actor Takehito Koyasu he has voiced DIO from jojo bizarre adventure and many other anime characters arc system works animations is top notch it's a spectacle to behold if you love fighting games this is a must play Expand
  3. 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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  4. Aug 30, 2021
    9
    Hands down, the most beautiful fighting game I have ever played, and it’s every bit as fun to play as it is to look at. If you’re a fan ofHands down, the most beautiful fighting game I have ever played, and it’s every bit as fun to play as it is to look at. If you’re a fan of fighters or maybe you’ve got a friend and a spare DualSense controller and you’re looking for something new to play together, Guilty Gear Strive is a must own future PS5 classic. Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2021
    9
    Lobbies suck, everything else is perfect. It's easy to pick up, but it's not lacking in depth. The simplest Guilty Gear is still miles aheadLobbies suck, everything else is perfect. It's easy to pick up, but it's not lacking in depth. The simplest Guilty Gear is still miles ahead of other fighters in terms of expression. Expand
  6. Jun 11, 2021
    5
    I don-t consider this game a next gen at all, graphically looks like a PS4, also the mechanics are way better in Jump Force.
  7. Aug 22, 2021
    0
    This games whole concept is flawed. Rushdown/button mashing playstyles are more rewarded than composed and steady ones. The people who want toThis games whole concept is flawed. Rushdown/button mashing playstyles are more rewarded than composed and steady ones. The people who want to play slow characters for example Goldlewis, Nago and Potemkin have a huge disadvantage compared to others because if you get them in the corner once then it's basically game over for them. The characters are made with the same mindset league of legends balances it's champions. Some of them are embarrassingly overpowered and you need to "learn" the match up. I don't know about every gamer out there but a small learning curve is ok, but when you have to watch 50 minute YouTube videos to just understand how to get some other characters down to your level, it just doesn't make sense to put so much effort into something that is not meant to be like that in the first place. Lastly, this game is already dead. There are so many lobbies that are empty and the whole matchmaking process is clunky. The story is also written like a Bollywood action movie with laughably bad and naive dialogues. Expand

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