The New Guilty Gear Is Breathtaking At 60 Frames Per Second

"Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- would be the prettiest sprite-based 2D fighter I've played, only those aren't sprites. ARC System Works' tricksy polygon work results in a game that has to be seen running 60 frames per second at 1080p.

What ARC has done with the new installment of Guilty Gear is create intricate cel-shaded polygon models for each of its 14 characters (16 with two DLC fighters), and then limited their movement in battle to simulate 2D sprites. The illusion is pretty spectacular. So much so that I ran out to my local big box electronics store to pick up an Elgato Game Capture HD60 for the sole purpose of showing our readers how pretty it looks."

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izumo_lee1345d ago

It is probably one of the prettiest 2D fighters I've ever seen & that is just judging the demo. Ark Sys has always been great at making 2D games looking absolutely gorgeous & this is no exception.

skwidd1345d ago (Edited 1345d ago )

Its 2d rendered but they are 3d models. Not sure if you know or not, just wanted to clarify :) It DOES look gorgeous. Best 2d rendering I've ever seen (at least in games).

I would have preferred Street Fighter go this route instead of the more 3d rendering they chose.

shloobmm31345d ago

Apparently every game is breathtaking these days.

zerocrossing1345d ago (Edited 1345d ago )

It is true that the term gets thrown arround far too much these days, but I'd say Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is one of the few deserving of it.

eddieistheillest1345d ago

I can not wait for the full game.

hkgamer1345d ago

if marvel vs capcom 3 looked like this i would have probably played the game properly.

maybe capcom should make another fighting series with sprite looking(celshading?) 3d models.

rival schools maybe?

slutface1345d ago

Omg I spent hundreds of hours on rival school . that series needs a reviving along with powerstone and star gladiator.

hkgamer1345d ago

with fighters, i personally enjoy sf/tekken/vf style movesets. so powerstone didnt really feel like a fighter to me, especially when it went 4p.

star gladiator, was ok. if i played it again i probably wouldnt enjoy it. cant even remember what kind of fighter that was.

i did like the character creation/rpg/graphic novel mode in rival schools though. didnt understand a single word but my limited knowledge of kanji got me through a bit.

rival schools needs to be revived.

slutface1345d ago

Another PS exclusive . Sony is doing everything right this generation with very few missteps.

Revengeance1345d ago

The funny thing is Sony don't even need to make a bunch of deals with third party companies because they will STILL bring games exclusively to PS. Just look at some of the Tales games.

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