“Mankind knew they cannot change society. So instead of reflecting on themselves, they blamed the Beasts.”

From: Guilty Gear Strive

Genre: Video Games

Who said it?: Announcer before every match… and Daisuke Ishiwatari who sang “Smell of the Game”

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the latest entry of Arc System Work’s long-running fighting game franchise, Guilty Gear Strive. Guilty Gear is known for its very frantic action, hard rock/metal soundtrack and anime styled aesthetic. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari, the man also composes most of the songs of the games.

The quote actually comes up a couple of times in Guilty Gear Strive. It was first revealed during the interlude portion of Strive’s main theme song, Smell of the Game.

The other time the quote is mentioned is during the fight intros before each match. As the fighters enter the area, the announcer delivers the quote each and every time, provided you don’t choose to skip it.

Geek wisdom: For some people, it can be so much easier to not see our own faults but rather put the blame of our imperfections on others. What they don’t realize is that they lose the chance to actually improve themselves. Focus on your weaknesses and try to find ways to better yourself rather than trying to fault others for your limits.


Author: Victor de la Cruz

Most of my childhood (and adult life) was spent doing a lot of geeky stuff: watching TV, playing video games and going to the movies. To some, it may have been a waste of time. Well, to me, it has made me what I am today... a geeky adult. I actually write for a couple of blogs, namely: geekwisdom.wordpress.com 3rdworldgeeks.com gamemoir.com Please check them out!

One thought on ““Mankind knew they cannot change society. So instead of reflecting on themselves, they blamed the Beasts.””

  1. A little correction: Daisuke Ishiwatari didn’t sang anything, he composed the game’s music but the singer in Smell of The Game as well as other vocal tracks is Naoki Hashimoto

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