Guilty Gear: Judgment
Last Updated: 1/8/2011 Developer(s): Arc System Works Publisher(s): Sammy Corporation Designer(s): Daisuke Ishiwatari Platform(s): PSP Release Date(s): August 22nd, 2006 ()
September 5th, 2006 ()
Characters: Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Millia, Chipp, May, Jam, Johnny, Baiken, Potemkin, Dr. Baldhead, Axl, Anji, Venom, Dizzy, Testament, Zato-1, Justice, Kliff, Slayer, Bridget, I-no, Zappa, Robo Ky
Related Games: Guilty Gear, Guilty Gear X, Guilty Gear X Advance, Guilty Gear XX, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, Guilty Gear XX Slash, Guilty Gear Isuka, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, Blazblue, Hokuto No Ken, Sengoku Basara X , Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower, Street Fighter Alpha 3: MAX
Gameplay Engine 8.5 / 10 Story / Theme 8 / 10 Overall Graphics 9 / 10 Animation 8.5 / 10 Music / Sound Effects 8.5 / 10 Innovation 8 / 10 Art Direction 7 / 10 Customization 8 / 10 Options / Extras 8 / 10 Intro / Presentation 8.5 / 10 Replayability / Fun 7.5 / 10 "Ouch" Factor 7.5 / 10 Characters 8.5 / 10 BOTTOM LINE
8.5 / 10
Guilty Gear fans have been given the best handheld version of Arc System Works' staple series. The slick PSP screen even shows off Guilty Gear's stylized graphics a new light, and never fail to impress bystanders. For retired or non-Guilty Gear fans, this package just might rekindle your excitement for the series, because it's one cool portable package. ~TFG Webmaster
STORY: A week has passed without any word from the small Eastern European kingdom of Villtania. However, as refugees are found, the United Nations becomes aware of devastation and ungodly experiments conducted by Villtania's leading sorcerer and scientist, Raimond. As a result, the United Nations declares an international emergency and promptly offers a reward to anyone who can stop Raimond and bring order back to Villtania. A large gathering of warriors attracted to earning the bounty soon fight to decide who will challenge Raimond.
The rosters developed nicely.
REVIEW: In Guilty Gear Judgment, players can re-experience the fast paced action of Guilty Gear X2 #Reload on the go, as well as delve into an all new Guilty Gear gameplay experience, "Guilty Gear Judgment" - a beat-em-up style, side-scrolling action game. Similar to the Boost mode found in Guilty Gear Isuka, players can take any of their favorite Guilty Gear personas through a variety of levels, taking out hordes of enemies on the way. This mode supports both 1-player and 2-player (via the PSP's wireless connectivity).
These ugly monsters had it comin'.
So how does Guilty Gear fare as a side-scroller? ...not too bad actually. You can perform most of each character's special and super moves to mow down hordes of evil creatures. Unfortunately there's not much of a story in this mode... you pretty much just kill everything that moves. (Similar to your everyday FPS). The sprites in Judgment are noticeably smaller than those found in the other game in this package (Guilty Gear X2 #Reload), but still animate smoothly and look great for the most part. It's a fun play through (especially with 2 players), though still a bit repetitive.
In the portable version of GGX2 #Reload, the sprites and backgrounds look nearly just as good on PSP as they do on PS2. While a lot of presentation elements like artwork and backgrounds are reused from earlier installments; graphically, the game still impresses... especially on a handheld system. It's definitely a solid port of one of the best versions of Guilty Gear, and the best portable version of the series to date.