Guilty Gear Strive was released in June to generally excellent reviews and is widely regarded as one of the best fighting games currently available. Most people who play it believe it’s a great game and one of the easiest to get into in the series. That’s fantastic news for everyone interested in trying out a fighting game for the first time. Unfortunately, it appears that actually getting into a game is a bit of a challenge.
Many gamers are becoming irritated with the length of time it takes to get into the game. When you first start the game, you may have to wait a long period before it connects to servers and loads. In the weeks following its inception, things haven’t improved, and it’s become a bit of a communal joke in the process. Attempting to speedrun the main menu, for example.
The most popular prank, however, has been seeing what games can be swiftly conquered or benchmarks attained before the game has finished loading. Have you ever wanted to see someone defeat Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance on the Game Boy Advance in less than 30 seconds? That can be done if you have enough time to watch the credits before the menu for Guilty Gear Strive connects.
In the time it took to get to the main menu in Super Mario 64, one gamer defeated the first Bowser encounter, while another completed a whole level in Sonic Generations. Sonic is famed for his speed, but losing a race to a hulking old Mario has got to be tough.
When you have to take down two bosses at once, it’s one of the most difficult parts of Dark Souls. Why not vanquish them both before going to the main menu?
If you enjoy watching a basketball game while playing fighting games, consider starting the game with Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo taking free throws. He’ll be able to get through a few of them before the game loads.
I think it’s safe to say that it takes way too long to load into this video game and this is an issue that hopefully gets addressed in future updates. Nobody likes having to wait to play a game and menus taking forever are going to do nothing but frustrate players. Until that is fixed though we can at least enjoy watching people complete video games extremely fast while we wait.