It is 22nd century. Mankind discovers an unlimited source of energy and named it Magic. Despite this solution to the world’s energy crisis wars never ceased and Magic was used to create new weapons of great power, called Gears. Eventually these creations turned against their creators and started a century-long war known as the Crusades. Justice, the leader of the Gears was finally defeated and locked in a dimensional prison. Soon after that, the remaining Gears were deactivated, but some of them survived…
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Violence, Sexual Themes, Blood. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 8.1 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac):Macbook (early 2009), Macbook Pro (mid 2007), IMac (early 2009), MacMini (early 2009), Mac Pro (early 2009), MacBook Air (late 2008). Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. NVIDIA or ATI graphics card required.
Posted on 2011-04-05 07:42:39 by Vexer_Zero:
Being an 'Arcs' Fanboy, you may wish to disregard this review, as I'm fairly sure it's totally biased. However, that is for good reason.
The Guilty Gear series is one of the best and most colourful 2D fighters around, even today. The cast of characters is pretty huge and whilst nothing compared to your typical KoF game, the variety between them is something that should be applauded.read more Be it stoic, haiku writing nightwalker Slayer or the pool playing professional assassin Venom, each has their own distinct style of combat that fits their personality traits to a tee.
Graphically, the game looks very good. Whilst as has been said often, sprite fighters are much harder to animate well when compared with 3D, but the game never looks bad. A few dodgy move animations here and there does not mar the impact of the game's aesthetic, especially with all the colour and flash jumping around the screen from the over the top moves.
And the music! The soundtrack is a metal fans greatest wish. The music is composed by Daisuke Ishiwatari, who clearly knows what he's doing. Seriously, the soundtrack is golden.
What I consider to be the most interesting point of this game is the story mode. Before playing an Arcs game, I was totally unaware of a story that was so detailed. As can be seen from the sprites, the game takes on the anime style and as such has an anime storyline, full of twists and turns. I suppose if you aren't a big fan of anime, don't let it hinder your enjoyment of the game itself. You can probably ignore the story, I just quite enjoy it myself.
I suppose I have to make a complaint. It only seems fair. Those who are not so inclined to fighting games will probably find this to be a bad place to start, but only from a technical perspective.The bosses in this game are no pushover (although I'm not sure how they match up to Geese Howard or their modern day BlazBlue equivalents) and may make you get a little angry. Also, the technical side of things may weigh you down a bit if you aren't willing to give the game a little time and have some patience.
Also worth noting that the port itself (from the original Xbox and PS2 I think) works fine, not many hitches as far as I can remember. Although you will want a gamepad, seriously.
So, bottom line. Fighting game fans that haven't already played this game should definitely pick up a copy. It has a place in virtual history for a reason, its Gold. On the other hand, being a fighting game it takes a particular type of player to enjoy it. If you fancy something different then you can clearly afford it with the more than reasonable price.
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Posted on 2011-04-05 08:11:44 by Roman5:
PC quite rarely gets Fighting games and it's wonderful to see this game has made it's way to GOG.com
Sliky smooth animation, deep fighting system, great multiplayer, interesting characters and best of all - a Rocking metal soundtrack! which is included in the bonus materials!
This is one of the best versions of Guilty Gear and for 5.99 it's great value
5 out of 5 stars
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Posted on 2011-04-05 10:05:53 by Boaan:
This game has stolen so many hours from me and my friends it's unbelievable. The tournaments we'd hold still spring back to mind every time I boot up the game. Excellent characters, every one different from the other, incredibly balanced gameplay, you can always tell what you did wrong when you lose a game.
The single player modes are also satisfying, giving you incentive to completeread more story modes or arcade fights by unlocking artwork (or in cases where you've completed arcade mode with all characters you unlock a new one).
The visual style is also breathtaking, every bit of animation was crafted with skill and love and it shines throughout.
The soundtrack is exquisite and you'll thank GOG over and over that they provided it as a download.
I find it hard to believe that for a game that I love so much I can only find so few words to describe it. But don't believe me, believe all the tournaments held that circle around this wonderful game. All in all, for 5.99, it's a must buy!
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