Granblue Fantasy: Versus
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Arc System Works have only continued to hone their craft and have offered this stunning, smooth and fast-paced fighter as a testament to that. I don’t think it’ll have as big an audience as other genre mainstays, but if you’re a fan of Guilty Gear or Dragonball FighterZ, this is well worth checking out.
In short, Granblue Fantasy Versus brings to the table some refreshing ideas that are novice friendly.
For people who like Guilty Gear’s anime graphics but don’t like how complicated those games are, or are not at all into Dragon Ball Z, this game is tailor-made for them.
A solid game on all accounts, Granblue Fantasy Versus is a great fighting game to play with your friends, whether you're lacking in skill, or happen to be a total pro.
Does Granblue Fantasy: Versus have any merit for gamers who have never heard of the series before? The answer is pretty clear: Granblue Fantasy: Versus has a lot to give players through its streamlined combat system and unique playable characters, whether you are a passionate Granblue fan or not.
For those longing to pass time, this game will do it and it offers quite a bit of replayability for those looking for both online and offline options. The best part of it all is the thing that seems to be the least mentioned route: Local multiplayer options. It's fun and it does give the game an extra lifeline for those wanting to have something to play with their friends.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a delightful spin-off from the mobile game, accessible for beginners and fun for veterans of the fighting genre, though the limited roster and lack of genre innovations are drawbacks.
As the first game in the Granblue Fantasy series released in the west, Versus doesn’t make much of a case for the series. What it is though is a great anime fighter that fans of the genre will enjoy. Versus doesn’t dumb down its mechanics to make it more accessible and the art style is consistently stunning. It’s a shame the games story mode feels so forgettable and has little gameplay variety over its short length. The game feels like more of a love letter to the fighting game genre than the game/anime series it’s drawn from. Once taken on those merits, Versus offers a lot for fans of the fighting game genre. It offers a fun and dense combat system, a beautiful art style and a lot of options for players who enjoy it. Though it doesn’t have the variety in fighters that other fighters in the genre do. There’s a decent amount of variety between them. It might not do enough to sway hardcore fans of the genre from their fighter of choice. But it offers a decent starting point for newcomers and continues to show Arc System Works grip on the fighting game formula.
We are facing a franchise that is going to give a lot to talk about in the next generation, because playably it is "bocato di cardinale", artistically it has no rival or it has very few, and this will only improve with the next characters that will be added , settings, and who knows if modes. If you like fighting games, if you like its aesthetics, don't miss it.
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