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My Favorite Nonsensical Fighting Game

by dimensionaltales

Name: Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-

Platform: Varies (I played it on the PS4)

Style: Fighting

Publisher(s): Arc System Works & Team Red

Developer(s):Arc System Works

Release Date: June 7, 2016

Date of Completion: August 12, 2018

Ever played a game that always asked yourself “What the hell was the game about?” or “Is there a clear story to this?” Well, that’s what happens EVERY time I played BlazBlue and, more recently, Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-, the most recent installment to the Guilty Gear series. Of course, as you could imagine, I have zero clues on what the story is about but that’s okay (sort of) because it has a lot of things to offer outside of it.

One of the great things about Guilty Gear franchise is that it doesn’t follow the traditional rules of the fighting game genre. This ranges from the character layout being wacky and over-the-top in fighting style to even the little details like its announcer yelling “Heaven or Hell, Duel 1, Let’s Rock!!”


Speaking of characters, the designers took their time in creating memorable characters that draw in different types of play styles. As stated before, each character is over-the-top and zany in either appearance, personality, fighting style or all of the above (usually all of the above). My favorite is Bedman, a hyper-intelligent killer for the “government”. He reminds me of myself in many ways. His intellect (way more than me, I admit) and not a stranger to throwing the subtle amount of shade(something my friends and family can attest to). Furthermore, he is a VERY fast talker and I have been known to express my thoughts and ideas in rapid-fire succession. Plus, his dialogues are so fucking funny and quotable.

Of course, the storyline is where this game is lacking for me but it’s a personal problem because I would imagine that I need to play the game from the very beginning to get a better understanding. I won’t say that the story is bad but I will say that it’s vast and intricate. It can be a good thing for a game but it can also be a bad thing when it spans many games. It’s because of this that I’m going to give this wonderful game a 9 out of 10.

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