- When played in co-op the game can be very fun and there is a decent amount of variety when in battle, which is always good.
- There is a few arenas for you to fight in and each one feels different from the other, which in turn keeps things fresh a little longer.
- The gameplay is very easy to get to grips with and I like that they don’t over-complicate things, so you can just focus on the wacky action instead.
- Whilst the presentation side of the game may not be everybody I actually pretty enjoyed it and I think the visuals and sound design work well for the game.
- This game is best enjoyed in short bursts because when played for long periods it does become boring.
- I didn’t enjoy the game when playing on my own because it lacks in action when played this way.
- The lack of any online multiplayer modes surprised me because I think the inclusion of said modes would have given the game quite a bit of replay value.
- Whilst the arenas are good I would however have liked to have seen more.
All in all local co-op games are something that I play with friends and family quite regularly and without a doubt most game’s in this genre provide you with some very enjoyable moments. Guilt Battle Arena is a game that does thankfully carry with it some of these moments, but it also suffers with quite a few shortcomings too. Without a doubt the best way to play this game is with 4 people because things are crazy and very fun when played this way. The game does allow you to play on your own but I found playing it this way to be incredibly boring. The gameplay is very easy to grasp so that means anybody can play and I like that they stayed away from complicated methods. Guilt Battle Arena is not a game though that can be played for long periods because it can get tedious quite quickly, but I will say that it’s perfect for a quick half an hour here and there. In terms of content the game has quite a bit to be getting on with and most of the modes are fun. I was however a little disappointed to learn that they didn’t have any online multiplayer modes because in my opinion I think they needed them to give the game more replay value. A very important aspect in a game like this is what the arenas are like, and thankfully they’ve done a pretty good job here. Each arena has quite a lot of variety going for it and most important of all it’s fun to play in them. I would however have liked a few more arenas included, but that’s just a minor complaint. The presentation side of the game might not be to everybody’s liking, but it ticked a lot of boxes for me. Visually the game is very colourful and sometimes has a wacky feel to it and the accompanying sound design fits in with the gameplay really well. At the end of the day if you’re a fan of party games then you will find some enjoyment here. It’s not the best local co-op game by any stretch of the imagination but it’s not the worst either and it does get quite a lot of the basics right. Unfortunately there is a few too many shortcomings and this in my opinion harms the game’s potential, but when it’s all said and done it does just enough to get a small recommendation from me.
I rate Guilt Battle Arena 6.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Invincible Cat
Release Date (Xbox One): February 14, 2018