That's real slick looking. Dare I say, classy. Ky would be proud. Nice how it works on PS360 and PC too.
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I’m most looking forward to Guilty Gear XRD! No surprise there for people that know me.
I look forward to playing around and seeing what they changed in P4A2 when that comes out. I had some issues with the first one but had a lot of fun with it in the end. I didn't finish P4A's story but enjoyed most of it. Even if parts did feel long winded. If I didn't know the characters from the RPGs I wouldn't have gave the story a chance.
I already own the Japanese version of BBCP. If you told past me from a year ago I would be “importing” a BlazBlue game I would have told you to kindly fuck off. I played the first BlazBlue CT years ago when it came out and hated it. As I continued to play more FGs I began to appreciate the genre and developed an open mind towards all FGs.
It wasn’t until I started Causal Fight Night and befriended some FG players here on the forums that I met @esrever who coerced me into buying BB extend. I could see a lot had changed since playing CT those years ago. I did not like the aesthetic of BB. I did not like any character designs and found the soundtrack forgettable. I picked my main in extend because he could turn into a wolf. Yes. A fucking wolf! That one thing alone got me to play the game and as I saw/fought more characters their unappealing exterior became overshadowed by their imaginative play style.
Now, I still don’t love the aesthetic. I still think a lot of characters look dumb. The soundtrack is not Guilty Gear but I wouldn’t want it to be. What has changed is my understanding that all those things make BB what it is. Thinking like that it all makes sense. I have built an appreciation for the fighting game under it all.
Now Guilty Gear. I love everything about it. I play Guilty Gear. Not as much now with other games coming out but I have slowly been getting back into it. I play Guilty Gear. If everyone who mentioned Guilty Gear as their favourite FG or put it on a pillar when asked about what "anime" FG they want to see at EVO or the people that rock GG avatars but never touch the game actually played it, the player base would be huge. I play Guilty Gear and am not an expert at it. You don't need to be to enjoy it.
I know that from the outside looking in GG doesn't seem like an easy game to get into. I was once there too, The latest version Guilty Gear xx Accent Core Plus has been out in some form for around six years. The latest free balance patch update,+R has been out for more then a year in Japanese arcades and is out or coming out soon in NA. I've heard people use jargon from the game like FRCs as if they were some fabled high tier mechanic that made GG deep and complex as to keep new players away. Fuck those people. Those people are the reason why people shy away from the game. You don't need FRCs to do well.
GG is like any other FG. You can pick it up and play it with someone of equal skill level and have a lot of fun. The pace and control you get with GG is like nothing else. It's a feeling I've heard from other players new to the game also. It just feels right.
If you are new to GG or a current player and want to learn more I recommend checking out IAD-TV on youtube. Klaige's show is very focused on bringing in new players to the game, talking about basic system mechanics with later episodes geared at more intermediate tactics.
Another still ongoing series on youtube is called Guilty Bits. Each episode is a short primer to get you on the right path with a specific character. They actually just did a short episode on FRCs (Force Roman Cancels.) They can explain it much better than me.
It also doesn't help that both current versions of Guilty Gear lack online group lobbies. I have had good to great connections with other players so don't worry about that part of it.
Even with lack of online options, questionable PR tactics and information on when +R will be released on NA PSN (currently it's out on XBLA) I come back to GG time and time again because I can't get the same feeling it provides from any other FG. From what I've seen and heard XRD looks very similar and is keeping a lot of core mechanics the same. I can't wait for it to come out.
And if you own GGxxACP on PSN and want to play some friendly matches, add me MikeFightNight.
It's nice to read someone speaking from the heart. You're a cool dude and I am happy to have meet you. You're always welcome in any chat room and I do take your opinions seriously. We're always here to help and take your mind of stuff if need be, or just listen. Have a great and happy Thanksgiving! Also you Americans need to catch up, Thanksgiving is so five weeks ago.
Went at 10:00AM opening with three friends and everything looked great from the outside, until we went in. We talked to some employees and people in line and it appears they actually opened doors at 9:00 AM and some people got there as early as 7:00 AM. My plan was to get BF 4 and AC Black Flag for PS3, then upgrade to the PS4 versions for $10. We waited for 2 hours and by the time we got to the front all they had was CoD for PS3 and 360. My one friend wanted BF 4 but had to settle for the CoD. My other friend doesn't game so she came for moral support and gave me her copy of CoD. I might trade them in or keep the 360 version as a present for my brother for the holidays. Not sure yet.
Also when we left the line was still around the store! I can't possibly see them having enough copies of CoD for all those people.
I split on the digital version with a friend and got it downloaded today. In addition to the IRC If people wanna talk on mic while playing CP I have an informal FG Skype group going. @esrever or @irrelevantjohn can vouch for how informal it is. Voice chat does exist in game but not everyone owns a PS3 mic and the quality of Skype group call is much better. Also Extend had phantom mic issues!
If you're interested in talking strategies or just chewing the fat while mashing some CP add me on Skype and I'll invite you to the group email@example.com
Fun read Flux. I took the quiz and got puppet! Which is amusing and kinda fitting since im trying to learn Relius.
Personally if I'm going into a game blind I go through the character select screen and pick the one that I think looks coolest. Then if I'm not feeling their play style I move on to someone else. Trying to nail down my preferred play style is harder. I feel like it changes with different games. Recently I find myself gravitating to play styles I have never tried before as it keeps things interesting.
One thing I can say for sure is I will never base a character choice off a tier list. I used to actively dislike them but have grown to enjoy hearing differing opinions on tiers with a grain of salt. They are based on theory fighting, perfect play and tournament results which I all find interesting. The unfortunate effect of them is lack of character diversity in a game when the majority of people use them as a bible. I was recently watching a BBCP stream when the streamer talked about how Rachel in Japan was thought by all to be bottom 4 in early BB days . It took one player, N-O (also a top Venom player in GG) to stand up and say "You're all wrong, this character is godlike and I'm going to show you why." Now Rachel has been ranked in the top 4 or higher of any tier list for BB since. N-O still plays and is not only the highest ranked Rachel player in Japan (right now 19 Dan. 20 has never been reached) but also wins or places high at many tournaments.
So lesson of my story is play who you want and show others why they're good! Unless you are trying to pay the rent with FGs, then be a tier whore because it's an easier path. If that doesn't work then get a job.