GIZORAMA - Coming in to the review for the latest edition in the popular fighting franchise Guilty Gear, GUILTY GEAR XX ΛCORE PLUS, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I had heard of the franchise before, but I had never honestly played any of the installments. Growing up, I wasn’t very exposed to the uber Japanese, anime style fighting games like Guilty Gear or BlazBlue. To me, fighting games meant Soul Caliber, or Mortal Kombat, or even Killer Instinct, which are clearly very different in style and tone than Guilty Gear.
So, skeptical and curious as to what I would think, I decided the best approach would be to dive in headfirst. I loaded up the game, found the arcade mode, and shuffled through the surprisingly hilarious cast of characters. I finally decided on a female called A.B.A that reminded me of a zombie, wielded a weapon that can best be described as a Keyblade on steroids, and sounded suspiciously like a man (speaking of voices, one really thing I noticed was the fact that all the voice acting was done in Japanese with English subtitles).