Granblue Fantasy: Versus
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Granblue Fantasy Versus is a fantastic new fighting game that more than justifies its existence in an already overcrowded genre.
There's a lot to admire in Arc System Works' latest, but it's undone by some familiar faults.
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.
All in all, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a decent fighter whether you play solo or not. My biggest drawbacks are the "story" and the game's eleven-character starting roster. I suppose the plus side of having so few characters means that you'll pick a favorite pretty quick and have time to master their command list. Some of the series' more popular fighters are coming out as DLC relatively soon. Not a great selling point, if you ask me. But with roots in the gacha-game genre, I shouldn't have expected any less.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a fun, flashy and accessible fighting game, but it's weighed down by sparse content and questionable DLC.
It’s easy to see why the Granblue series is popular in Japan and hopefully this title will convince you too. Granblue Fantasy Versus is a fun and addictive new challenger to the fighting game throne.
These presentation issues definitely temper my excitement for what is easily one of the more accessible fighting games I’ve had the opportunity to play. Then again, that feeling of accessibility likely comes from the fact that I’ve mostly focused on the single-player mode here – a mode that everyone, not just fighting gamers, can enjoy.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a good fighting game, but there are many better, more generous, offerings out there, even if they don’t look quite as nice.
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.