Thursday, November 29, 2007

Guilty Gear 2 Overture - New Import, In Stock

Microsoft sells about 3,000 Xbox 360 consoles every week in Japan. The installed base currently sits at about half a million units. Those numbers don't inspire many publishers to produce games exclusively for the console but Blue Dragon (naturally), Trusty Bell, and Ace Combat 6 were exclusives which helped sell consoles. Guilty Gear 2 Overture is another one that should help move a decent amount of hardware.

Overture decouples from Arc System's 2D fighting game model and fits into the 3D action-adventure genre... with a real time tactical-strategy element. Players take control of Sol Badguy, Valentine, Izuna, or another character and use a full arsenal of Guilty Gear moves such as the Aerial Dash, Blast Drive, Gatling Combination, Roman Cancel, Psych Burst, and Dust Attack. When fighting against a crowd of enemies, the action is somewhat reminiscent of the Sangoku Musou series but with a lot of blood which splashes out with every slash. The enemy grunts don't offer much resistance however and generally stand around waiting for death. The strategy segment of the game gives the hero control over troops which are marshaled into war against opposing forces.

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