Guilty Gear 2 -Overture-
Guilty Gear 2 -Overture- is the fourth game in the Guilty Gear franchise, and the first non-fighting game to have been made in the series. It plays like an arena fighter/real-time strategy hybrid, putting an emphasis on proper tactics and meaningful engagements during play. It initially released as an Xbox 360 exclusive in 2007, but was ported to PC in 2016. It's also the first game in the series to ever get an English dub.
Guides For Beginners
- General Overview of Game
A brief explanation of what Guilty Gear 2 is and what exists in the game.
- Servant Type Guide
An explanation of Servant types and their general use cases.
- Basic Opening Strategy
Like most RTS, Guilty Gear 2 has build orders to open the game with. Since troops can be picked up by the player it is important to use them to cut off the opponent's economy while establishing your own. This video describes the strategy and tech needed to do a quick game opening.
The Japanese wiki says there is no tier list while mentioning that any character can win and emphasizing that there is alot a player can do to optimize their characters. That said there are a few lists floating around and the most agreed upon one looks somewhat like the one bellow.
S: Dr. Paradigm, Sol
A: Ky, Sin
A-: Valentine, Raven
Match footage can be difficult to follow if you don't already know how to play the game and read the mini map. On top of that uploaded footage of recorded replays doesn't show you the Organ menu when it's being used. That said if you want to see the pace of the game the bellow footage can be useful.
- English match footage
"xSol Badguy" Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/xSolBadguy/search?query=GG2 Largest collection of more recent footage
"Shax" Youtube tournament footage: https://www.youtube.com/user/Shaxyel1/search?query=Battle%20Opera
"Shax" Youtube casual footage: https://www.youtube.com/user/Shaxyel1/search?query=GG2
Awakening the Diva tournament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJwrkuaeJsU&t
"DJ Metals" Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmued-lZlUWvek6TkNiGpl6AIiHSORgXp There are more videos on his channel than there are in the playlist but parsing them with search terms is difficult.
- JP match footage.
"いくさ" Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCntArqNEfRbISuSFguZO6PA/search?query=GG2 Largest collection of more recent footage
"dontakosu55" Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/dontakosu55
"くろこころ" Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tosiya10481031 Strong Izuna player, couldn't find a easy way to parse the matches with a search term and his GG2 playlist doesn't have all of his GG2 videos.
Some really old footage exists on Nicovideo.jp but good luck finding it.