We’ve had some scattered talk in the fighting games catch-all thread or the weekend thread or the like, but Strive just came out and I think at least a few of us here are playing it, so let’s have a dedicated thread for the series.
For the uninitiated, Guilty Gear is a long-running fighting game series with a gonzo sci-fi/fantasy/metal/anime aesthetic. I’m still relatively new to it myself, but have been playing quite a bit of
over the past couple months. This is a much older entry, but it’s been rereleased several times and updated with rollback netcode that does a great job of avoiding the lag and delay disruptions that commonly disrupt a lot of the online fighting games I’ve tried.
Anyway, I’m a few hours into Strive, and having a lot of fun with it, as despite some launch-day matchmaking and connection issues, it feels great once I’m actually into a match, and of course it looks and sounds fantastic. It’s taking some time to adjust to the different pacing compared to +R, but I think I might like it more overall as there’s just a tiny bit more time to react to things, which I appreciate.
I started with Axl, as he’s been my main in +R, but am going to try and give each of the characters a fair shake in these first few weeks.
Anybody else dive in yet?