Granblue Fantasy: Versus Reviews
There's a lot to admire in Arc System Works' latest, but it's undone by some familiar faults.
Though light on characters and story, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is another excellent addition to the ArcSys family.
A great game for novice fighting game players, with some interestingly unique ideas, but the bland fantasy world and lack of playable characters lessen its impact.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a fun fighting game, but stops short of reaching its full potential
Arc System Works' fighting game based on the popular Japanese mobile RPG is mechanically sound and introduces some interesting ideas.
Granblue Fantasy Versus is a fantastic new fighting game that more than justifies its existence in an already overcrowded genre.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus might not fulfill your dreams of providing a deep RPG and fighter in one, but given that the bulk of the game is focused on what Arc knows best, it's easier to overlook that sin. Hardcore players might scoff at the lower ceiling compared to other fighters, but there's a lot of potential here, and the meta will only continue to evolve.
A spectacle in visual and soundtrack terms with the seal of quality of Arc System Works, although it lacks in game modes and the Story becomes repetitive too soon. Luckily it's a pretty accesible fighter, so anyone can enjoy the epicness of the battles.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is an interesting game, both mechanically sound and simple with a diverse roster. Absolutely gorgeous to behold, and mostly pleasant to hear, this is the sort of fighting game esports was made for. It's such a shame then that the single player content doesn't hit the mark, especially the often frustrating RPG Mode.
Even with its issues, Granblue Fantasy Versus is still hands-down one of the most beautiful and accessible fighters I’ve played in years, and with its prominent place on the mainstage at EVO 2020 and other major fighting game tournaments, I can’t wait to see how Cygames and Arc System Works support it throughout the year.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a good fighting game that manages to add its great visual aspect to some very satisfying playable mechanics, which are developed in a very organic way to introduce its new players to the genre. However, its character roster is too short despite the quality it treasures and its story mode is little more than an excuse to introduce each of these protagonists. With all this, this video game can be a very valid gateway for those who want to get into fighting games or the Granblue Fantasy saga.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Granblue Fantasy Versus is an interesting experiment, that can bring new users into the fighting game community… unless they're interested in the single player side: the built-in RPG does not offer a real challenge.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Arc System Works return to the fighting fray with a sumptuous take on the Granblue Fantasy Universe. An essential purchase.
As the west's first peek into the Granblue universe's gaming side, Granblue Fantasy Versus is a fighter that can stand alongside its peers in terms of depth, but in addition offers a simplistic control scheme that even those less familiar to the genre can get to grips with quickly and easily. RPG mode is a unique way to to learn the basics of fighting, even if this and other modes could have been a bit more fleshed out.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus makes a great first impression with its stellar visual flair but falls a bit short on the gameplay department with simplistic combat mechanics and a story mode that becomes boring a little too quickly.
Arc System Works has stayed true to its creative identity bringing an action packed fighter with stunning graphics, hopefully we see them bring more franchises to the genre. And while the game does suffer from a dull RPG mode, which does well to introduce newcomers to the series but lacks depth, difficulty and becomes repetitive way too quickly. The gaming system may be different from the norm, not what fighting may gamers may have been expecting, but they will definitely want to master this system as with the DLC and exposure it's getting, Granblue Fantasy Versus is set to become a household name very soon.
This gorgeous anime-style fantasy fighter is great for beginners and fans of 2D brawlers. It's fun, and flashy with genuinely endearing characters. However, a somewhat underdeveloped single-player experience and dated netcode hold it back from being truly top-tier.
Granblue Fantasy Versus is an incredibly beautiful fighting game with nice characters, atmospheric arenas and bright effects, which is great for the beginners, but does not forget about the depth of the combat system. The number of characters at the moment is quite poor, but they are well-developed and differ from each other in terms of gameplay. Given the long life of the progenitor and the already announced DLC, you can expect good support and a lot of content in future.
Review in Russian | Read full review
If you’re fishing for an anime fighter that will keep you at your seat’s edge, look no further than Granblue Fantasy: Versus.
Fighting game fans may find it too simple but Granblue Fantasy; Versus is the easiest and most accessible fighting game I've ever played. Though a small roster and simple competitive game modes will be expanded on later, the big focus here is the game single-player RPG mode which the game pulls off wonderfully.