I blindly bought this because it was Guilty Gear, and I was starving for either Guilty Gear or BlazBlue to come to Steam. Little did I know that this was the four-player all-at-once Guilty Gear.
The first problem is that this seems like what is called a Lazy Port. This is a port where very little in terms of changes are made. This is shown in the Configuration Menu that you must visit in the game's folder before you can play in order to configure your controller to that of a PS2 Controller, plus the fact that the copyright on the Title Screen is 2004. There is no in-game option to exit the game, which exists in EVERY PC GAME EVER!
Speaking of the Config Menu, you MUST visit this in order to play. For same reason, I was getting some error concerning Direct 3D and some gibberish. All I could conclude was that I had to play in Window Mode, which I don't like to do. And the fact that I cannot use the full screen options on this game with a brand new computer furthers my theory about this port. My system is just too new for this game to handle.
To make matters worse is the game itself. When set aside the rest of the Guilty Gear games, this one seems like the odd one out. Performing moves became very confusing due to the turning mechanic. You don't turn automatically when you press left or right. You have to press a button to tirgger it. This is made harder in the Arcade Mode when, in the middle of a battle, once you somehow reach Survival Level 20, you instantly encounter two opponents who want to kill solely you, and they have just as much health as you. They do not have less health or do less damage. It's just a two on one and there's nothing you can really do except either improve with this broken system or to continue and hope that your next set of opponents, which will shuffle even on continues, will not be as brutal.
If you are looking for the Guilty Gear experience, look elsewhere. This isn't the game you're looking for. Don't be suckered in like I was. Pass it by and look for a better fighting game.
Posted: January 16th, 2014