Granblue Fantasy Versus Raging Fans over Changes to Simplified Inputs
The fighting game genre has been around for many years, and Granblue Fantasy Versus, released in February 2020, quickly became one of the most popular games in the genre. Developed by Arc System Works, Granblue Fantasy Versus is based on the popular Japanese mobile game Granblue Fantasy, and features characters from the game as well as exciting battles. The game is noted for its simple inputs, which allow novice players to understand and execute combos and special moves.
However, some of the game’s more experienced fans have voiced displeasure at recent changes to the simplified inputs, which makes combos easier to execute, even for inexperienced players. This change, they argue, makes the game too simple and removes the skill needed to fight against more experienced players. Neither the developer nor publisher have commented on this change, nor have they issued a statement on the matter.
The debate between casual players and competitive players is often seen as a “Chasm”. Casual players thrive on the ease and relaxation the simple inputs offer, whereas the more competitive players may frown upon the lack of challenge provided by simplified controls. While trying to satisfy both camps can be tricky, many fans of the game believe that the current mechanics can be improved upon, while still allowing the game to be playable for a wide variety of players.
At the same time, some fans have voiced their worry that the complexity of the game will be lost if the simplified inputs remain, or worse, are removed, as this would remove a lot of the game’s appeal. There’s great debate over what the right balance may be between ease of use and skill-based gameplay, and the developers would do well to consider the opinions of fans regarding this issue.
The fact that fans of Granblue Fantasy Versus have been vocal about their opinion on the matter is not surprising. The game has experienced steady success and has a dedicated fanbase. As such, it’s no surprise that fans are passionate about their opinions regarding the game’s mechanics and overall design. As the game continues to be developed and updated, players will be keeping a close eye on the changes made, to see if they are beneficial or detrimental to their experience.