Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Review
PS2 | Wii
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core box art
System: Wii, PS2 Review Rating Legend
Dev: Arc System Works 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Aksys Games 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Oct. 15, 2007 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-2 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Teen 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

If playing this on the Wii, it is best to save yourself some trouble and play with a regular controller via classic or GameCube. The Wii does support the Wii-mote and Nunchuk, but the traditional controller works better. Using the Wii Remote and Nunchuck makes the game improbable. Accent Core is a traditional 2D fighter, and you can not use motion controls for a game like this. The only way to get around it is to use the buttons instead, which means that you use the joystick to move, which is tragically inaccurate, especially when dashing and the Wii Remote's directional pad for inputting attacks. Left, down, up, and right are punch, kick, slash, and heavy slash, respectively. Unfortunately, it just does not work. It's uncomfortable and clumsy, and it makes the game abysmal.

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core screenshot

Guilty Gear isn't shy on the "extras" either. There is an art gallery which shows some fantastic illustrations of Guilty Gears characters, a single player arcade mode, a training mode, and two different types of single player survival modes which are standard and Medal of Millionaire. Medal of Millionaire mode is like a typical fight but you are rewarded with power-ups and health items for landing successful attacks. So basically Medal of Millionaire is just an easier way though the game due to the power ups.

The audio in Guilty Gear is excellent and possesses a nice soundtrack of hardcore rock music that blends seamlessly with the characters and theme of the game. The voice overs for the characters are new, loud, and add to the game's charm along with new backgrounds. A lot of special effects for the characters have been reused here but given how great they look it doesn't harm the game at all.

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By the end of the day Guilty Gear is a fun game that brings back some great memories of 2D fighting and considering that your options are slim to none on 2D fighters, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core may be your best, if not only, pick.

By Jwan Jordan
CCC Freelance Writer

Features:

  • Over 20 deadly combatants to choose from, including two new characters! All of your favorite characters have returned with new moves and an alternate EX version of each. Accent Core also introduces two reinvented fighters, A.B.A. and Order-Sol that have never been seen outside of Japan.
  • Refined fighting game system with three new gameplay systems! Accent Core's Force Break, Throw Escape, and Slash Back systems give all the fighters' new defensive and offensive capabilities.
  • New sights and sounds! New backgrounds, character voices, and an introductory animation have been added for a fresh Guilty Gear experience.
  • Multiple modes of mayhem! Hone your fighting skills in five different modes: Arcade, Medal of Millionaire, Versus, Survival, and Training.


    RATING OUT OF 5
    RATING DESCRIPTION
    4.0
    Graphics
    Outdated but the sprites look really good.
    1.0
    Control
    The Wii-mote makes it unplayable.
    5.0
    Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
    The music rocks, literally, and VO's are great!
    5.0

    Play Value
    It is a good throwback to a lost genre.

    3.0
    Overall Rating - Fair
    Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.
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