Reviews for Guilty Gear Isuka

54

An experiment gone wrong

smilzoboboz | Nov. 4, 2014 | See all smilzoboboz's reviews »

This game is pretty much Guilty Gear XX #Reload with worse graphic (because of the scaling), with a turn button (exactly) and up to 4 players coop play.

The game mechanics themselves are not that bad, what is really bad is that they tried to fit Guilty Gear cast, that we can remember for combos and fast pace gameplay (with cross-ups) into a Super Smash Bros fighter killing Guilty Gear itself. Actually they went even further adding a side-scrolling beat them up mode... like I said before, they totally stripped any "Guilty Gear" from this title.

That said, with much pain you can still get a "normal" arcade mode (1vs1) but there's a curse on that: the turn button. Your character won't turn himself to face the opponent but instead you will turn it when you feel like you feel the need. This is A LOT confusing at start but once you master it allows a few smart tricks you won't be able to do with auto-turn. Still it's definitely totally useless. Finally a few words about the last boss, remember I-NO from Guity Gear XX? Forget it, you will hit a giant brick in Guilty Gear Isuka, enjoy.

Graphic, as I wrote before, is a little worse than Guilty Gear XX, I mean, visuals are actually better, but since there's a lot of scaling involved, they get worse. Music instead is good, I liked it more than Guilty Gear XX #Reload in general, I'd say it was because there's a bit of experimentation and less strict 80s power metal (still metal though).

Finally, on this there's no netplay, nor official nor fan made, no one actually cared much about this game. The only reasons you may want to play this game are: playing the new character A.B.A. (which I don't like much actually) and listening to the new tunes that are really good. So, if you like side-scrolling fighting games like double dragon or such, buy this game and enjoy side-scrolling fighting with Guilty Gear characters, otherwise just buy the soundtrack somewhere and listen to it.

60

Old SQL Fighter

Mscigniew | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »

Guilty Gear Isuka is the newest tittle in the Guilty Gear series(aint the most fresh fruit out there),which is a series of 2D fighting games.Guilty Gear has some unique challengers,as it is Japanese game,its strongly influenced by Anime,so don't be surprised to see cute demon girls,huge swords and such.The drawn graphics ain't anything special,controls are easy to play but it takes time to master all the characters.For me the whole series is medium in quality and Isuka does not stand out.Grab it if you like fighting games,theres not a lot of em on PC.

62

An OK Guilty Gear game

rawrables | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all rawrables's reviews »

One of the less popular guilty gear games on steam. It's great to see one available. However, the game lacks online multiplayer. To turn you have to use an awkward turn button. This is the four player all at once type of guilty gear which makes it a bit confusing why its local multiplayer only. The PC port actually has weaker graphics options than the original console.

All in all though, its still a decent fighter, still a guilty gear game. It's nice to see these come to PC/steam.

75

Very OLDschool...

coolronz | Jan. 18, 2014 | See all coolronz's reviews »

Feels like a port of a 80s arcade machine. That being said, controls are clunky, visuals are bad. But it sets out to do what it was meant to do, limited time waster of a classic. I does have controller support which is nice to see, but stuck at 640x480 resolution. You really have to love old school beat-em-ups to appreciate this game. Otherwise, steer clear...

73

Classic beat'em up

mahon | Jan. 17, 2014 | See all mahon's reviews »

Guilty Gear Isuka is a fighting game from the golden age of this genre. Back in the days when such games were frequently seen on arcade machines. Guilty Gear Isuka looks exactly like such arcade beat'em up game, and plays perfectly like one. Why? Well, because that's exactly what it is. This classic fighting game has just been released on Steam, and I still have the original disc with it somewhere. I wonder if it can be fun to somebody who has never played these classic arcade games and only got into video games later in the days when graphics was king, and it was all about stunning visuals and realistic sound. Give this game a try, enjoy the oldschool anime/manga style and see how the games used to be when gameplay was more important than visuals.