- 12:18 pm - Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Q: Do we have any information on the Guild's status as of GGXrd, or have you yet to come across such information? I could be a bit behind on this, because I still have no idea what happens in Vastedge XT (then again, I don't think anybody really does, lol.)
Bear in mind that the script to Guilty Gear VastEdge has yet to be fully documented and translated (though a lot of it has been made available to translate on Dustloop forums, thanks to those parties involved), but based on information we’ve obtained so far, the Assassins Organization has not taken much active part in those events.
The only thing stated thus far was that Millia Rage was trying to track down where the Senato took Zato’s body when she was forced to run away from pursuers after the events of Accent Core Plus (six years ago).
She in and of herself is no longer a part of the Guild, obviously… but in Guilty Gear Xrd, it was revealed to Venom that Zato’s resurrection could be considered a “gift” from the Senato (to what end, he himself finds suspicious, even going so far as to ask Millia to accompany him to investigate the matter, despite past misgivings with her).
At first, both Venom and Millia find something is “off” about this newly revived Zato, and yet after testing him they confirm he is the same individual, even stronger than he was before. Zato explains his situation in that he has no emotions (or will / volition / consciousness) at this point in time, only fragments of memories and that he has no sentimental attachments to anyone except to Millia whom he claims he must protect (for one reason or another).
A better way of describing it is that his essence might have been reconfigured within the Backyard, somewhat like hitting a “reset button” on an individual’s existence to just before they died, minus the ability to express emotions well.
So in a strange way, Zato (and Eddie who seems to be more recollection of the events than Zato himself) has no more ties to the Assassins Organization at all anymore!
Slayer has also stated he will look in to the matter of Zato’s revival, but that story hasn’t been revealed yet (nor Venom’s due to ARC System Works not wanting videos of arcade story mode uploaded).
In alternate paths in Venom’s ACPlus storyline (as well as Slayer’s) they eventually go up against and oppose the Post-War Administration Bureau… various sources indicate the P.W.A.B. are linked (i.e. work for) this group of Senato members, so it’s very possible the Assassins might act of their own volition against the Senato depending on the current situation as it unfolds.
That’s all I can state for the moment. We’ll get the whole story soon enough though.
- 9:37 am - Mon, Mar 10, 2014
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Q: I'm recently seeing in some comments of fans arguing that Mizuha is Dizzy when she was human, I personally don't believe that will be true only because Ky and Baiken were present there, but what do you think?
I don’t know where you heard that, but it’s pure false rumor and whoever said it has no understanding of Guilty Gear’s story (likely confused the two characters).
Mizuha is a completely different character from the Guilty Gear Xtra Manga. She’s also Japanese and comes from a line of Miko Priestesses.
Dizzy is… well, technically she could be considered American (since she was found in a forest in A-Country according to info from Lightning the Argent).
Though, frankly, I’m not surprised someone who doesn’t follow Guilty Gear would get mixed up over two women with large chest sizes…
Regardless it’s wrong and I suggest you tell the person who said this to do some serious reading up on the story. I’ll even help.
- 1:41 pm
Q: What the similarly gg's aria and bb's saya
I assume by your broken English you meant to say:
"What is the difference between Aria and Saya of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, respectively?"
First of all, there’s next to no information on Aria’s current situation or even if she’s still alive (as “That Man” assumes she is dead and tells Frederick as such). Aria’s ties to the Valentines is currently unknown and speculation at best, which relates more to what the Backyard is than anything else.
Secondly, Saya also has barely any background on her own self other than being related to Ragna and Jin, while being the source of many clones as well as the “vessel” of a being known as Izanami, which seems to want to reduce all life to Seithr and summon a being called the “Embryo” which is somehow linked to XBlaze, she does this in order to create the True Azure, apparently.
Compared to Valentine (and more specifically Ramlethal) whose motives (while equally destructive to Izanami’s) appear more deceptive and kept in secret thus far. Remember, the Backyard and the Boundary are completely different!
So I’d hardly consider either of them remotely similar, even if they are somehow (emphasis on “somehow”) tied to Boss characters within their respective games.
I can’t say much more than that. They are different, that’s it.
For future questions, if you don’t want to be embarrassed by your Question in my reply post, please proofread and spell-check it before sending it to me or if English isn’t your native language, type in the language you are most comfortable.
And next time, use the Character Tags, or look up info in the Guilty Gear Wikia or BlazBlue Wikia respectively. Reading truly is fundamental.
- 12:43 am
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Q: I heard a rumor that a blazblue character will be a guest fighter on the new guilty gear xrd sign game and I also heard that Daisuke Ishiwatari & Toshimichi Mori are creating a new fighting game for ps4 and they are work together on it after ggxrd and the four blazblue game is done.
There hasn’t been any major announcements regarding this “new game” that ARC System Works has planned for Playstation 4 (only that they are HIRING), so you’ll just have to wait on that.
Other than that, the only thing I can tell you about the other half of your question is that a few voice actors from BlazBlue’s cast are voicing characters in Guilty Gear as well. So far here’s the list of current VAs that do this (that I currently know of):
Tomokazu Sugita: "That Man" / Ragna=the=BloodEdge, “BloodEdge”, Sechs of XBlaze
Junichi Suwabe: Venom / Relius Clover
Tomomi Isomura: Libraria of Senato, April & Leap of the Jellyfish Pirates / Makoto Nanaya, Kaka Kittens, Totokaka the Kaka Elder
Kazue Fujita: Dizzy / Gii (Rachel Alucard’s Servant for a short Drama CD clip), Lab Technitian (Calamity Trigger)
Hiroki Yasumoto: Raven “Karasu” and Crow Kuruwaba / Azrael
Actually, I’d go so far as to say a huge chunk of the Fate/Stay-Night Cast are now in Guilty Gear, since both Midorikawa and Tomokazu Seki (along with Jouji “George” Nakata of course) have made the casting cut (and quite a few have been in Gundam Anime roles so they’re familiar with conflict scenes), so anime buffs should appreciate that.
- 11:32 am - Thu, Mar 6, 2014
Q: How does Millia keep her hat on in Xrd with her hair flailing everywhere? Why would she wear a hat in the first place if it covers part of her main method of attack?
Answered most of this question, actually.
To put it another way though, Millia’s Hair can act like a transformable appendage if she needs it to, even extending and retracting its length, she doesn’t exactly use it like a whip.
Even more so now, because of how far developed her Forbidden Beast Angra likely has become, if not fully awakened by now…
- 11:28 am
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Q: Hello there! I'm not here to ask you about Guilty Gear related stuff, I just want to congratulate you on this wonderful website and all the hard work you've put into it so far. Plus, I'm pretty sure you have a lot more than 345 followers, I just don't care that much about Twitter or Facebook, so I'm not a part of those statistics :^P Good luck and once again thank you very much! Ivo from Portugal.
Ooh, from Portugal, huh? That’s a far cry East of where I normally hear from Guilty Gear fans who aren’t from the U.S. East Coast, the U.K.., or Northern Europe, so I appreciate you coming by, and thanks for the comments.
I’m from lonely Milwaukee Wisconsin, so hardly anyone I know (except down south in Chicago or West in Madison, WI) even KNOWS about Guilty Gear, so it’s great that there’s plenty of fans on the other side of the globe (which makes me wonder if there are GG fans in the Azores Islands near you? I had relatives live there for a short while once.)
I said this a while ago, but part of the reason I dove in to Guilty Gear so deeply was because of how isolated it tends to be up north in this state… and cold days don’t exactly encourage hot training in the games either (sometimes it’s too cold to hold a controller or joystick!).
So at the very least I am (hopefully) looking forward to online play with Guilty Gear Xrd, as well as BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, which I hear has Online Sparring with friends (which will definitely up my game), assuming my WiFi can handle it for now (since it’s been unstable the past few weeks).
If anyone lives near me, please let me know you’re alive! I really need more friends to play fighting games with, casual or otherwise (though I’m not that great a player, I could use some teaching).
- 7:48 pm - Wed, Mar 5, 2014
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Q: Although Xrd (which has given us Bedman and Ramethal Valentine) has broken away from the convention of each new installment (as in an actual sequel, not revision) adding 4/5 completely original characters (whether new or ascended from NPC status) on average, are there any ideas for new characters, in both design and playstyle, you have that you think would mesh well with what we already have? (This is assuming the console port expands the roster count.)
Aside from Sin, Izuna, Dr. Paradigm, “That Man”, Raven, and the Original Valentine of course… there are some new faces in the GG cast.
I won’t say (nor can I determine) if they are playable or not, but these are the confirmed new people (aside from Bedman and Ramlethal):
Chronus (Senato I)
Libraria (Senato II)
Bardius (Senato III, MIA since Guilty Gear VastEdge)
Axus (Senato IV)
"Original Man" (The Sage who discovered the Backyard and wrote a sealed book about it)
Answer (Chipp’s “Presidential Aide/Secretary” of Chipp Country) a Ninja with an interesting pair of glasses (he appears in Chipp’s story mode).
Of course there are some lesser known characters in GG’s storyline that might make an appearance (if not just a cameo):
Tyr (former member of the Sacred Order / Kliff’s right hand guy who knew Ky as a kid)
Gabriel (already made a Cameo)
Members of the Jellyfish Pirates (already made cameos)
Millia’s Stalker Fan
Solaria and Marina (sisters from Lightning the Argent Novel)
Erica Bartholomew (President of A-Country / America)
There’s a lot more to expect, but for now, you’ll just have to see what ARC System Works comes up with!
…And with that…
This is my 1,000th POST here on Gear Project! With 345 followers!
Thanks for keeping me busy with questions and putting up with my long-winded ramblings, I hope you’ve found and continue to find my blog at least somewhat useful, informative, and entertaining!
- 12:05 pm
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Happy Birthday, Baiken (March 5th)!
I won’t tell you to have some fun, but just remember experiencing life is important in the day to day.
- 8:12 pm - Tue, Mar 4, 2014
Q: You know that those +R movelist translations have been available on the 360 version for months now, right?
Most people (or at least the people I know) don’t really care about this sort of information, so it’s not that big a deal to them. So asking for such elaborate information would be somewhat odd and awkward (especially given I don’t own an X-Box 360 and asking someone else would be rather strange).
If people thought it was important enough to talk about they would have talked about it, but I didn’t see anyone mention it.
This is just one of those minor nuances that is part of why I enjoy the game for what it is… just like I appreciate the fact BlazBlue Winquotes actually have vocal dialogue from the voice actors, something that will soon be featured in Guilty Gear Xrd as well! Not to mention character-specific quips and banter when fighting rivals.
And speaking of GGXrd, the characters are getting movelist overhauls to begin with, so we can expect entirely new moves now (which I may list later if I feel up to it).
Again, not really that important, since not much has actually changed since ACPlus other than a few PlusR moves being added, and I’ve been doing GG Bios for a while now, so I will add information as I come across it that I deem pertinent.
This previous post was just to settle some discussion (or rather reveal the efforts ARC has gone to, to translate for it’s English fans), even if it’s a little late.
That, and I think it’s best to enjoy the game as a community of fans and not be console-biased, trying to leave behind as few people as possible (apologies to European and Australian GG fans… hopefully they’ll get around to you and maybe you’ll get something special for waiting so long).
And as I said before, though I dispute some official translations (either due to misspellings or inconsistency or some other factor), it’s because I respect the source (or rather, the tribute) the move is named after and the style of the character that move represents. What I mean is, I’ll stick with the best translation, even if ARC may or may not be perfect, as best I can. So even if ARC officially lists Slayer’s move as “Mappa Hunch”… let’s be reasonable here and realize that it IS in fact a “Mach Punch”.
ARC System Works did a lot of work, so I accept that and appreciate it, but as a fan, I don’t mind going the extra mile to see to it things are accurate and consistent to their history within the Guilty Gear Series of fighting games. Even if it is just a list of move names.