Guilty Gear Strive developers Arc System Works have revealed the newest offline content available for the upcoming title. They’ve done quite a lot with this IP as of late, with new characters and updating years-old ports. In the past, the game also had a closed beta test, that gave a feel for how things would go for the online components of the game.
Lots of fighting games have an abundance of features to choose from between online and offline, and this game is no different. Let’s see what Guilty Gear Strive has to offer for offline players.
Guilty Gear Strive: When You Aren’t Online
Guilty Gear Strive’s offline content is pretty normal, but is still the reliable type of content you can’t go wrong with. What it has is as follows:
- Arcade Mode – A core mode of the game, where players fight against CPU-controlled characters. Depending on player performance, opponents will change, and a third character might jump into the fray to help turn the tide of battle. After a set number of fights, a boss character awaits. And as the fully voiced dialogue changes depending on which story route is chosen, players can experience a number of different scenarios.
- Versus Mode – A mode where players can fight against each other either locally or online or test their skills against CPU-controlled opponents. Players can also choose the skill level of computer-controlled characters. Graphs with analytics will be displayed on the result screen to help players understand their strengths and weaknesses after every battle.
- Tutorial Mode – Players new to the series can learn about the fundamental mechanics found in the game while enjoying the friendly banter between Sol Badguy and Ky Kiske, the two main characters of Guilty Gear -Strive-. In a change from previous games, instead of completing individual trials, players can get appropriate advice from the characters on the screen depending on the skill level of each player.
- Mission Mode – This is the mode for players who want to dive in deeper into the game systems and combos found in Guilty Gear -Strive-. By completing the challenges found in Mission Mode, players can develop skills that can be taken into battles against offline and online foes. As players earn points, the game will suggest what they should try next, such as practicing against CPU-controlled characters or facing off against other players.
- Training Mode – Players can practice moves without worrying about time or HP constraints here. There are a number of features available to help players improve, such as command lists complete with example videos and descriptions for newcomers, and recording and automatic counterattack settings for advanced players. In addition, there is the new “combo recipe” function that allows players to save and share custom combos.Survival Mode – Here, players will face never-ending waves of CPU-controlled opponents until their character runs out of HP. Managing health is the key to excelling in this mode as HP is only sparingly replenished and CPU enemies will increase in difficulty. By keeping a winning streak alive, players can reach the highest levels of the online leaderboard.
An odd omission from this list is Story Mode, which could mean one of two things. It could mean that Story Mode might not be finished yet and could be revealed later. Or, it could mean this game is not going to have a cinematic story mode, which would be a difference from the previous series entry Guilty Gear Xrd. Whether that comes to fruition or not, we don’t know, but we’ll update you when we know for sure.
Guilty Gear Strive is slated to release on April 6th, 2021, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam. You can view the game’s website here.
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