The Best Thing About Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- is the Tutorial

Fighting game tutorials need not be boring. When done right, it can teach movement, offense, and defense without putting you to sleep.

YouTuber and fighting game community personality Maximilian Christiansen (known mostly as Maximilian Dood or Miles928) recently tackled the newly-released Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- and found a surprise. It turns out this tutorial isn't like most other tutorials—it actually looks fun.

All fighting game tutorials are meant to teach players the basics, but some are better than others. Popular titles like Street Fighter V just give you the absolute bare bones before sending you on your way, while other games like Skullgirls are so comprehensive that they can even be used just for practice. The former is something most would want to skip, while the latter is something that people looking to get serious with fighting games will gravitate to.

It seems like what Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- has is somewhere in between, with a little twist. Since the game is an 'airdasher' with a system more complicated than that of most other fighting games, a lot of players may find it difficult to get into. It seems that Arc System Works realized that in order to make players want to learn this game, they'll have to make the tutorial a game in and of itself.

Once you get past the basics, it's not done yet. This game's tutorial even has stuff like pointers on individual matchups, which most players look to forums and YouTube videos for. Features like this make Guilty Gear—a franchise infamous for being hard—a lot easier to be competent and have fun with.

Published Jun. 13th 2016
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