Man I miss arcades. Sure, gaming in my habitat may be fun thanks to the net, but there’s something about slapping a coin down and just hitting those buttons in an arcade venue. We don’t have many of them left, which is a damn shame, because Guilty Gear Xrd looks like it was made for that kind of environment.
I am genuinely looking forward to Guilty Gear Xrd, and I highly doubt that it’ll remain in arcades for too long, as PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 ports are in the pipeline currently. It’s a new start for this franchise, as developer Arc System Works have tapped the unreal engine to power the latest entry into this very long-running franchise. And hell, just look at it.
To me, that’s the perfect fusion of 2D and 3D animation.
Plus, all my favourite fighters are back. Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Slayer, May,I-No and my personal choice for quick brawls Chip Zanuff. Aw yeah baby, I’m the bastard that digs using ninja speed and teleportation on the battlefield and following that up with ludicrous combos.
If you haven’t ever sat down before for a Guilty Gear game, then you’re missing out on one of the finest traditional 2D fighting games ever made. You can easily pick up a cheap copy of an older PC version at Pick ‘n Pay of all places, or play the spiritual successor BlazBlue which Arc also created.
Am I excited for Guilty Gear Xrd? Let me put it this way: It’s the only fighting game that I’ll dust my arcade gamepad off for.
Last Updated: January 31, 2014