Arc System Works' 2016 fighter just received a fresh coat of paint with this latest update. However, it may be difficult to decide if it's worth the asking price so allow me to break down all the new content.
Same rockin' fighter
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 is basically the same core game as Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator. Therefore, you won't be missing out on anything if you already own Revelator and decide to update it. Thankfully, you can import all of your save data from Revelator so you can pick up where you left off but with more content to enjoy.
Baiken and Answer enter the ring
Guilty Gear fans may remember Baiken from the original game as an unlockable character as well as from a few of the sequels and spin-offs. She now joins the roster along with Chipp Zanuff's personal assistant; a man simply named Answer. It's interesting that both of these characters have opposite personalities as Baiken can be rather brazen while Answer is much stricter. In the end, it's great to have these two characters join the lineup to create a roster of 25 total fighters.
Fans get Dizzy
Another incentive to get this update is that Dizzy is unlocked whether you purchased her for Revelator or not. Of course, this also means that if you already bought her, you might feel a little cheated that she's included here at no additional cost.
A re-balancing act
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 tightens up the gameplay by completely rebalancing all of the characters. This means that if you're comfortable with a handful of fighters in Revelator, you may have to change up your strategy if you want to stay on top of your game. There are plenty of new moves to master, too, so playing around with the characters can be quite rewarding.
The story continues
If you enjoyed watching the epic (albeit non-interactive) story in Revelator, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see that Rev 2 features a new storyline known as "After Story" that continues Revelator's plot. If that's not enough; Jam Kuradoberi, Kum Haehyun, Raven, and Dizzy have new story scenes added to their respective Episode campaigns as well.
Guilty Gear amiibo?!
Although this was introduced in Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator within an update last year, the Digital Figures may be new to a few players (such as myself). Basically, you can pose the characters on bases which makes them look like amiibo. I must admit, I thought this mode was pretty silly at first but it's surprisingly addictive to unlock a wealth of features then pose a bunch of fighters next to each other.
As you can see, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 isn't a huge step up from Revelator but if you're looking to upgrade or get into the Guilty Gear series then this package is pretty awesome. Have you played Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator? Are you going to get Rev 2? Let's chat!