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Guilty Gear X2 redefines the fighter genre with a 2D fighter that literally stomps everything else that would hope to compete with it including the latest in 3D fighters. Proving that style and substance is always better than flashy graphics, then going ahead and adding the flashy graphics just to add insult to injury, Arc System Works has created the absolute best fighting game you can get on your PS2 to date.
Really, it's the second fighting game (though some might grit their teeth to know that Super Smash Brothers is the first) that has me anxiously awaiting a sequel. It’s not often that I unequivocally recommend a game for everyone, but Guilty Gear X2 deserves it. Even though I doubt enough people will be sensible enough to give it a whirl, it’s clearly one of the best games you’ll ever see on the Playstation 2.
Guilty Gear X is one of the best 2D fighting games available on the PlayStation 2. With stunning graphics and solid gameplay, you’ll be hard pressed to find flaws that take anything away from this game. The only complaint I have is after building a unique stor line, it would have been nice to see finishing animation at the end, different for each fighter. Other then that, Guilty Gear X won’t displease and it’s a must buy for any 2D fighting fan.
Once this game is released, go to your nearest retailer and pick up a copy of Guilty Gear X2 immediately! The game really is this good, with better graphics, smoother animation, and myriads of other things. If you love fighting games or a fan of games that are worth your time and money, than pick this game up; you will not regret it!
I still don't understand how a game like this has eluded the public eye for so long. Challenging, slick, and all around marvelous, Guilty Gear X2 deserves to appear in every fighting fan's library. They just have to forgive the fact that it doesn't say Capcom on it and give it the chance it's been screaming for. A glowing recommendation.
Guilty Gear X really surprised me. I was expecting a boring and slow-paced fighting title, like Tekken Tag Team, but what I found was the best fighting game for the PS2 of 2001. If you like fighting games and don't have a problem with manga- and anime-influenced graphics, or lightning fast action, Guilty Gear X is the one to pick up.
With great graphics, fluid control, and cool character design, you won't be disappointed with Guilty Gear X. If you're a hardcore fan of fighters, you owe it to yourself to snag a copy of this gem.
So in one sense, I'm ill equipped to review a game that has levels of strategy that a masher like me can't begin to understand. On the other hand, the game is accessible enough that I had a chance to defeat a master that I rarely come close to beating on other games. Two totally different, totally enjoyable experiences of the same game from two totally different points of view. Take from that what you will.
Overall, Guilty Gear X is a fun fighting game worth several rounds. While the game is hardly an earth-shattering entry in the 2D genre, it?s great to see that games of this type will flourish on Sony?s next-gen system.
All in all, Guilty Gear X does its job quite well--it's a graphically remarkable yet otherwise conventional 2D fighting game that plays well, sounds good, and offers a memorable lineup of cool characters with countless crazy moves. If you like a little more flair in your fighting games, and especially if you like the game's anime graphics style, you'll find that Guilty Gear X plays just as good as it looks.
Les fanatiques de la baston 2D trouveront en ce Guilty Gear X une bonne alternative à Capcom Vs SNK 2. Avec ses combats "SNKaïens" et sa maniabilité "Capcomienne", on pourrait lui reprocher un manque d’originalité, mais heureusement que le charisme des personnages et l’esbroufe de la partie graphique sont là pour le démarquer du reste de la production traditionnelle.
Pas facile de choisir entre Guilty Gear X et Capcom Vs SNK 2... Entre les deux, j'ai pourtant une légère préférence pour le titre de Sammy. Son nombre limité de personnages est bien vite compensé par le charisme qui se dégage de chacun d'eux. En plus, son ambiance générale nous change de celle du titre de Capcom.
The Video Game Critic
GGX's animation is quite good, although the torrid pace does make it hard to tell what's happening at times. The soundtrack is completely high-energy, but the constant guitar squealing gets monotonous! Still, Guilty Gear X is a good-looking title and a real treat for 2D fighter and anime fans alike.
Game Informer Magazine
Not only does Guilty Gear X not push the 2D fighter envelope, it doesn't even give it the slightest nudge. Hell, it doesn't even throw the envelope a nasty glare. It's okay due to its reliance on proven genre standards, but there are many better prospects in the PlayStation 2 field. Since it's especially weak in the singles game, consider purchasing Guilty Gear X only if you and a friend want to go at it.