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Name: Guilty Gear (100.00% in 1 votes)
Type: FTG
Platform: PSX
Company: Arc Works System
Release date: 1998
Reviewed by: Tamahome

Many people say that the psx are loaded with 3D graphics capabilities, while the Saturn is loaded with 2D animated graphics. And in most cases it is true. Most awesome 2D fighting games are made for the Saturn. However, Arc Works system has recently created a game for the psx that Saturn owners would want to buy a psx for.

Guilty gear is a 2D fighting game set in the future. Personally, I don't really know the story behind it, since it does not really deal with it during the game. But the fight is suppose to be some kinda of tournament though.

Guilty Gears have really superb 2D animated characters. Each characters are done in great detail, and their movements are very refined and smooth. there are a total of 10 useable characters in story mode, with 3 more boss character in vs mode and training mode after finishing the game.

Not only is the graphics of this game amazing, but the gameplay of this game is also excellent. The combo system of this game is insane. You could execute combos that can bring down a person's health to 1/10. There is also a destroy move for every character. This move will immediately kill the enemy character removing him from the fight completely. If this is done in the first round, the opponent will lose second round automatically.

The character can jump very high as well as do air dashs and most moves can be done in the air for maximum countering fun. :) There is one normal move of each character that could be charged up to level 3 for a more devestating hit. For example, KY's fireball move when charged to level three will be 7 hits instead of one hit and it does a insane amount of damage. Sol's uppercut can be charged up to level three so that when he does his uppercut, there is a firewall under him which hits for more damage. There are also super moves, usually two per character which they can execute when their choas bar is full The game is very fun, but rounds can be over very quickly if the destroy move is executed.

Gameplay: 8/10
Not your common 2D fighting game. You have to be really familiar with the battle system to make beautiful combos. The rounds can be won rather easily since moves take a lot of damage off opponents. If you think the gameplay is similiar to SNK or capcom games, you're wrong. It is defintely original from street fighter and the King of Fighters.

Graphics: 9/10
Awesome graphics. The best 2D graphics I've seen in a fighting game made for the psx. It is actually top qualtiy comparing to some good 2D Saturn games as well. I must say that Arc Works system made the psx proud of their 2D capabiilty as well as in the 3D areas.

Story: 5/10
Again, fighting games lack the presence of a good story or interaction between characters, so I cannot give the rating a high score.

Music: 7/10
Again, I don't really pay much attention to the music of fighting games, but I do remember hearing a few groovy tracks on some of the stages.

Overall: 7.25/10
Guilty Gear is a great game and is defintely worth trying. It has a unique fighitng system, and the graphics are just superb. I would recommend this game for about anyone, since the battle system is easy to get used to.
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