Guilty Gear -Strive- Review

As an outsider looking in, the Guilty Gear franchise was historically defined by three things:

  • Incredible anime art style
  • Rocking soundtrack
  • Gameplay mechanics so complex you needed a Ph. D. just to be competent

While the franchise’s core audience love it for those reasons, my limited time playing Guilty Gear Xrd was a real struggle. Even with my prior experience in other fighting games at a competitive level, its layers of gameplay systems and character-specific systems immediately overwhelmed me.

Complexity doesn’t necessarily make Guilty Gear bad. In fact, with fighting game design as a whole moving towards a more streamlined approach, Guilty Gear was one of the last bastions for 2D fighters with that level of depth.

As such, the reality of ArcSys streamlining the mechanics of Guilty Gear -Strive- in hopes of brining more players to fold is one that will ruffle feathers on both sides.

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Diving Into Team Deathmatch in Rogue Company!

Rogue Company finally gets a straight-up Team Deathmatch mode. Let’s try it out!

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So Many Balls! – Knockout City Live Stream

The competition in Knockout City is only getting tougher as players come to grips with its brand of dodgeball. Thankfully, I’ve got PlayerTwoStart and Qowface to back me up! We take part in a thrilling stretch of street and ranked matches!

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Surprise Hit of 2021!? – Knockout City Live Stream

 

Like a dodgeball to the back of the head, no one could have seen Knockout City being an early success story of 2021! PlayerTwoStart, Muligoon, and I throw our balls around in this set of Street and League matches!

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Mack is Out for Justice in Rogue Company!

The latest addition to Rogue Company is a broadsword-wielding Scotsman who is out for justice! I put Mack to the test in this set of Rogue Company matches with the Dubs All Day crew!

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Resorting to Desperate Measures in Rogue Company!

With our team struggling to establish its footing in Rogue Company, I pull out all the stops in hopes of getting us back on the right track! We also discuss our initial impressions of New Pokemon Snap, share podcast recommendations, and discuss the nuances of warming up food in a microwave!

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Can’t Dodge Us! – Rogue Company Live Stream

The Dubs All Day crew and I may have found our new Rogue Company calling: Dodge Ball! Throughout the stream, we also play sibling or dating. We’re…not as good at that game.

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I Called Bank! – Rogue Company Live Stream

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Bounce grenades continue to be an obsession of mine and I land some amazing bank shots in this set of Rogue Company matches! Throughout the stream, Switch to Decaf, PlayerTwoStart and I also discuss tattoos, my thoughts on the latest Street Fighter board game, and “respectful” tea-bagging!

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Death By Poison! – Ghost of Tsushima Live Stream

Jin Sakai returned home just to get his father’s armour. What he ended up getting was much more! We also discuss a show & tell with a few PlayStation 3 classics and watch a mind-blowing Twitch stream that’s taking the world by storm!

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Can’t Escape Seeker! – Rogue Company Live Stream

The newest member of Rogue Company may be young, but he’s deadly with a bow! After we take a brief detour for 3v3 Wingman Strikeout, we dominate the field in our best run of matches yet!

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