Granblue Fantasy Versus is a fighting game based on the incredibly popular Granblue Fantasy mobile game, featuring beautifully drawn characters and ornate weapons. Granblue Fantasy Versus takes the characters of the mobile game and converts them into Arc System Works’s signature anime rendering, making for an incredibly beautiful fighting game.
Granblue Fantasy Versus is known for being much simpler than other fighting games, featuring a simplified combo system and shortcuts for special moves. Nevertheless, some characters take more time to get used to than others. Here are some characters that are fairly easy to use, even for beginners.
Granblue Fantasy has soared into the hearts of millions since its release as a browser game for smartphones in 2014, and will celebrate its sixth birthday in March 2020. Featuring Cygames’ high-quality art, captivating sound design, and an ever-expanding game system, Granblue Fantasy has continued to charm its fans throughout the years.
Now Cygames has partnered with Arc System Works, known for such popular fighting franchises as GUILTY GEAR and BlazBlue, to bring Granblue Fantasy to the world of fighting games, complete with top-notch game design and one-of-a-kind 3D graphics.
Lowain is the closest to a joke character in Granblue Fantasy’s roster. With goofy animations, awkward attacks, and gimmicky special moves, Lowain may not immediately seem like a great character for beginners. In fact, he is generally a fairly weak character which might discourage new players from trying him.
However, Lowain does have one strength: his extremely powerful Skybound Arts, which allow him to turn the tables on his opponent easily. His Super Skybound Art is infamous for being extremely hard to deal with. Lowain is a great character for scoring some wins, though he may not be the best for learning the game.
Vaseraga is easily the largest character in the game, being a hulking mass of armor and muscle. His weapon is similarly big, allowing him to have strong reach despite his rather slow walk speed.
Vaseraga specializes in armored moves, allowing him to advance and attack without being interrupted by his opponent’s attacks. Vaseraga’s armored moves can more than make up for his lack of speed, and can catch an unprepared opponent off guard. Beginners may find him awkward to use, but Vaseraga has a fairly simple gameplan that is easy to get used to.
Quick, sprightly, and acrobatic, the dual-wielding Yuel joined Granblue Fantasy Versus’s roster with the second season of DLC. Many of the DLC characters came with unique mechanics that made them more complex, and Yuel is no different with a stance-switching mechanic that gives her multiple movesets.
However, the second stance isn’t necessary to learn how to play Yuel, as many of her base moveset and special moves are rather straightforward to use. A beginner learning to play the game can stick to Yuel’s basic moveset and do fairly well, while taking their time to learn the nuances behind her alternate stance.
The speedy ice-specialist Lancelot is specifically well-known for his agility and lightning-fast offense. Lancelot has a lot of tricky movement-based maneuvers that make it hard for opponents to keep track of him, allowing players to utilize his speed to create potent mix-ups.
While such tricky maneuvers may be out of reach for a beginner, Lancelot is still a good character for new players to pick up. His moveset features a standard fireball and invincible move, and his speed allows beginners to assert offense more easily than with other characters.
Percival has a fairly standard playstyle with a few unique mechanics to make him stand out. His core mechanic is the Traumerei Orbs, which power up his special moves. Maintaining a decent stock of Traumerei Orbs is very important for Percival, which may make him a bit complex for new players.
Still, new players should definitely try out Percival if they are looking for a beginner-friendly character. Percival has strong range on his normal attacks and a well-rounded collection of special moves, with a fireball and an invincible reversal. Learning to manage Percival’s unique resource is fairly simple once the player has a handle on his gameplan.