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Haven Review: Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R

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A little late then never, we got our hands on Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R on Steam and it’s time to give it our review.

Now right from the start the opening cutscene seems really well done, showing off yet again the characters you expect to see in the Guilty Gear franchise; from Sol Badguy to Ky, and Bridget as well the notorious transvestite that has had many a young boy questioning their sexuality. Nah, I’m kidding, but when they reveal Bridget as a guy it does get pretty hilarious.Guilty-Gear-XX-Accent-Core-Plus-R-not-work Now once we get to the menu I’m slightly confused, as I have music blaring into my headset and it’s really hard to navigate and focus with it. But at long last I found the options menu, only to discover the sound is not there for whatever reason. I noticed afterwards that the sound is a completely separate option, and lowered the sound. It seems ridiculous though, not to have all the options in one spot.

You would think that with a port they would do a little more fine-tuning and make sure it’s all good, but they couldn’t be bothered with that. So after that, we move into the training mode where we just get a feel for the controls. Just like all the previous Guilty Gear titles, there is nothing wrong with them. The game controls fine and it’s very responsive. In fact I’d go as far as to say it responds better than the previous titles did, and was really easy to pick up.GG1-620x

So we break into Story Mode playing as my favorite character, Ky (mainly because of his notable blue and white outfit that is the reverse of my own coat). Loading up with Ky I get a feel for the story and its general setup is a bit disappointing. They just move the characters’ faces over the top of the screen so signify who is talking, before going to the combat. The most ridiculous part about the entire thing is that there is a robotic Ky now who begins to shout almost religiously that data is the only truth of the universe. GG3-620xBut the robotics Ky designs is literally one of the worst things I have ever seen in general for anime-styled character, as well as it using the trope that because it was based off the original and it’s a robot it must be superior.

Conclusion: though the game is pretty solid for a fighting-style title, it ultimately lacks the appeal of a promising story. It also suffers from poor menu management. Other than that, it remains solid overall.

-Daniel Clatworthy-
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Haven Review: Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

20140822083031!GGXrd_Logo Guilty Gear: it’s gone through many changes over the years with iterations on how its been presented to us.
But just as consoles lacked the capabilities to play things which later get remixed and remastered, it goes to say the same for Guilty Gear.

Screen-Shot-2014-12-26-at-1.54.19-AMNow Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- is possibly the best version of the game to date with its own unique story, but with the same great characters you have been playing since day one. This game has kept true to its roots by fully embracing its design and game play, and removing unnecessary clutter.

I start first with the menu. It’s all clean, very well organized and easy to navigate. But in previous Guilty Gear titles they kept things a jumbled mess, even after it was ported and remastered. The mechanics of the game are also straightforward and easy to learn, as with some of the previous titles. But where the game stands out the most is in its visuals.guilty-gear-xrd-sign-08-23-14-1 The game is now using animated cut-scenes and diving more into the characters’ stories in a way they haven’t attempted before, and giving more depth to these characters.

The combat itself has gotten a rework using animation instead of its traditional pixel look, which it stuck to religiously for a while (apart from, Overture but we don’t want to talk about that game anymore…it only depresses me). The music also is astounding, much like you would expect in a really popular anime or hell, even a movie.
The game really begins to shine in every way it can now, as if it is evolving to meet rival competition from Capcom with their Street Fighter series. However the only real thing I question is simply some of its character designs and their weapon choices. GuiltyGearXrdSign_SS04As you will see in our linked video, you have a character who is literally attacking and damaging Sol Badguy; you know, the man who is possibly the biggest badass in all of the Guilty Gear series, with a freaking bouquet of flowers.

Hell, one of the character’s moves is literally just dropping a rose onto the ground that can do damage. So I am guessing not all things put into this game were thought through all the way. But considering that’s really the only true issue I have…besides the trope with almost all Guilty Gear titles on Steam giving me an achievement the moment I load up the game…it’s pretty insignificant.GuiltyGear-20 Honestly I am really impressed with just how far the franchise has gotten and just what they have done to it in the last few years. I really hope those who love the franchise and fighting games in general pick up a copy.

It really is very well done and I loved every aspect of it: its music, its design, its cut-scenes. It’s all flawless to me.

-Daniel Clatworthy-

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Tech Fix: Xbox One – E204 10010B04 80070002

Hey everyone!

We just got a Xbox One so we can start reviewing well Xbox Titles and when unpacking it I encountered the error code E204 10010B04 80070002 it took me roughly eleven hours to figure out a fix for it and I hope it is useful to you as it was for me to come up with.

The first step is to format a flash drive that is 4GB or higher to NTFS and from there you want to go to the Xbox Support site and download the Factory reset. Name a folder $SystemUpdate and put it into the Flash Drive then from there take the updater.xvd file from the Xbox Support site and put it into the $SystemUpdate that is in your flash drive.

Next power down your Xbox One system and plug in your flash drive onto the port on its side. You can power cycle the system first if you want too I did not need too do that part.
Hold both the Eject button and the Bind button simultaneously and then power on the system. Wait until you hear the power on tone twice from the Xbox One and then you should see it installing updates from the flash drive.

Once system has been reset follow the prompts on the Xbox One and make sure your Ethernet cable is not plugged in. When you get to the prompt where it asks you to update do not update and power your system off from the list of options available too you.

Wait until the system is fully shut down and from there extract the Flash Drive and plug it back into your Windows computer. Now from the Xbox Support website download OSUDT2
and take all the files from the zip folder it provides you and put it into your flash drive overwriting the previous $SystemUpdate with the $SystemUpdate from OSUDT2.

Now plug your flash-drive back into the Xbox One and repeat pressing the Bind and Eject buttons one more time until you hear the power one tone twice again and you see your Xbox One installing updates. The Xbox One will restart a few times during the process and from there it should boot to the main menu once it is completed. Where you can login to your Xbox account.

Note: If you got a older Xbox One you may need to install OSUDT1 first following these steps closely. Newer Xbox Ones with Gears of War, and such it is safe to say you will only need OSUDT2.

I apologize also about my atrocious grammar, our editor isn’t around at the moment and I wanted to get this fix out as soon as I could for those having this issue. If my fix does not work for you I recommend contacting Xbox Support.

-Daniel Clatworthy-