Posted: December 24
It's just a crappy, crappy port. The resolution is TINY which I could forgive; I forgive tiny resolutions all the time, but there's so much else wrong with this port that it's just ♥♥♥♥ sprinkles on my turd cake. There doesn't seem to be any native controller support which is pretty important for fighting games in general, unless you hate yourself. I do not, so it's a well-missed feature. Once I figured out how to navigate menus (which I normally wouldn't have had trouble with, except the select button can sometimes change from menu to menu), lo and behold the button icons were still the PS2 symbols. So I'm thinking "Alright, I'll just quit out real quick and look up a fix or something. Where's the quit button?" So I search for a solid five minutes thinking they hid it somewhere. There was no quit button. Pressing escape quits the game out immediately. This, again, by itself wouldn't be a huge deal; kinda sloppy, but not huge, except it does it no matter where you are or what you're doing. In a fight and just want to pause? Don't press escape. Finger slips? Don't press escape. Cat jumps up on the keyboard? YOU BETTER HOPE THAT CAT'S ♥♥♥ DOESN'T END UP ON ESCAPE OR YOUR MATCH IS OVER. DRAW. FIGHT CALLED ON ACCONT OF ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ CAT.
Look, I'm not normally a Guilty Gear player; this was my first in fact and I would have loved to tell you what I think about the game but...At this moment there's too much in the way of me enjoying it. Making games is hard, even bad games, and even just ports; it's hard to do, and I get that but this? This just feels unloved. Like they did the minimum amount of work to make it stable and technically playable on Steam. In this day when console games are being lovingly ported and even sometimes recreated for PC, this game just doesn't fly.