|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 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.
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.
CCC Freelance Writer