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This game looks so damn good. I was worried at first when seeing early loketest footage because it looked slower than previous GG games. My suspicion was that any game can look slow depending on the people playing it and I'm happy to see I was right. After watching a lot of matches with more experienced players my fears quickly vanished. This is a Guilty Gear game. I'm also happy that they just didn't make +R again with pretty graphics. Even though at it's core it's a Guilty Gear game, they've removed some old mechanics and added a lot of cool new mechanics that are easy for beginners to understand and utilize but leave much room for high level tactics and execution.
So fucking hype right now to read and see GGXrd discussion and videos now that it's officially out in Japanese arcades.
Can't come to NA soon enough!
Here is the official arcade opening that happened a few days ago. ASW held a tournament and brought artists and VO talent from the game on stream.
@flstyle: No official word from ASW on GGXrd being at EVO in any form this year. I think they brought P4A to American tournaments (including EVO) to play before it's release, but that may have happened more because Atlus was involved in publishing. I also think P4A was much closer to coming out on consoles at the time. GGXrd is just being released in Japanese arcades on the 20th of this month. Knowing ASW much will change about the game before it's console release (balance patches, new characters, etc.) So as much as I would love to see it playable at EVO 2014 it wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't.
This will be the first game I follow closely from arcades to consoles so I'm hype to be along for the ride. Looking forward to seeing real quality video and matches instead of all this shaky cam stuff from loketests.
Great write up! The run up to EVO is always exciting. I don't play any 3d fighters myself but it's a bummer none are being represented this year. Hopefully those communities can stay positive, keep supporting their games throughout the year and be back at EVO next year. Hopefully people will step up to run side tournaments at EVO for their respective 3d FGs.
It's cool to see the games you like on the main stage and even though I'm most excited to see the GGXXAC+R side tournament at EVO this year, seeing GGXrd next year on the main stage will be super hype!
MIDNIGHT TRAIN!!! I CANT FUCKING WAIT! GUILTY GEAR!!! HARD KNOCKDOWNS!! BLOCK THIS BITCH!! OKI DISCS!!! FINGERS IN BUTTS!!!
WHO IS THIS?
New character that hasn't been officially announced yet? Maybe a new version of Valentine? I'm thinking she will be the final boss in the arcade story for now, until they balance her and make her playable.You can even see what looks like a cinematic super of hers very quickly at 2:28 in the XRD arcade intro.
With Blood Money being my favourite game in the series I'm happy to hear this news. Absolution provided some great moments but in the end fell flat. The level designs didn't feel as imaginative as Blood Money and that concealing your identity mechanic (covering your face) felt half baked and not tuned right. I heard they patched the game after maybe fixing it but by then I was done with the game. As long as they listen to fans I'm hoping things will turn out better this go around.
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.