Beastly Thoughts on Guilty Gear Strive new Character and Release Information
Guilty Gear Strive is one of my biggest anticipations in the fighting game community. After playing the Alpha and enjoying many of the visuals. Arc System Works came out with more details for us to enjoy and of course a new character to show off.
Guilty Gear Introduces Giovanna
Giovanna kind of reminds me of someone I know. Either way, her whole fight animation is giving me SNK vibes. Seeing that she has a wolf spirit as a companion that fights with her as a weapon. Her change-ups are on point as well to link in some insane combos to keep the pressure on your opponent. I wonder what will be the point of her hair going into an afro state which is either a shield or a buff.
Also, what I like the most about Guilty Gear as a whole is the fact that each character literally hits different. For example, moving away from Giovanni for a bit, Chipp Zanuff is quick, but his punches are not that big on impact. However, he can attack fast which makes up for it. Then you have someone like Sol Bad Guy who seems to hit harder than a Freight Train and does fire damage at that. So, there is a character for everyone honestly.
Also, that reveal of a shadowy fan holding figure appeared. Well, we know it is Baiken for sure no question.
Why the Hype?
Guilty Gear has been a favorite of mine since the PS1 era and I have every copy even for the PSP. Guilty Gear Strive is going to kick it up a notch with the updated graphics and animations. Arc Systems does a great job turning an anime-style game into an interactive experience. To me, Guilty Gear does it right when it comes to fighting games with the best online and offline experience out there. It is flashy and that is fine by me. Especially with my buddy Obi with our Kumite Nights.
Yes, Guilty Gear Strive is going live next year April 6th for both Steam, PS4, and PS5. There will be Deluxe, Ultimate, and Standard editions to pre-order right now. However, it is for Japan at the moment nothing open yet for the States. However, subscribe and you shall be informed for all things gaming here. – Beast Out –