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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift - Playstation 3

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Platform: PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
  • Experience the beauty of high-resolution, hand-drawn sprites on 3D backgrounds, all in glorious high-definition.
  • Get ready to take the action online and battle the best players from all over the world!
  • BlazBlue features the following console-only modes: Arcade, Vs, Practice, and a completely fleshed-out Story Mode that tells the tales of each character.
  • Choose a character that represents your own fighting style, like the lightning-fast Taokaka or the wickedly powerful Tager.
  • Take advantage of Barriers, Counter Assaults, Rapid Cancels, and Distortion Drives to turn the tide of battle!
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Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003EV6NEE
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches ; 3.7 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: July 27, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,774 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Platform: PlayStation 3

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Synopsis:

The blaze roars up again in Continuum Shift. The game is quite a storm in the arcades, now you don't have to worry about not having enough quarters or the arcades closing for the night, you can take the game home and fight the whole 24 hours.

Enter the tournament and challenge all the people in the battle roster. All battle modes are re-adjusted, with the addition of the Legion mode and the tutorial mode. Everyone has new skills sets and powers. Besides upgrades, there are new characters and bosses. Throw your punches and pick a fight with the best from the net.

Beautiful Hand drawn Artwork
Beautiful Hand drawn Artwork
Unique attacks, specific to each character
Unique attacks, specific
to each character

Features:

  • Experience the beauty of high-resolution, hand-drawn sprites on 3D backgrounds, all in glorious high-definition.

  • Get ready to take the action online and battle the best players from all over the world!

  • BlazBlue features the following console-only modes: Arcade, Vs, Practice, and a completely fleshed-out Story Mode that tells the tales of each character.

  • Choose a character that represents your own fighting style, like the lightning-fast Taokaka or the wickedly powerful Tager.

  • Use the unique “Drive Attacks” specific to each character to decimate your opponent. Depending on the character, control the elements like wind and ice, or even absorb the life force from your opponents.

  • Take advantage of Barriers, Counter Assaults, Rapid Cancels, and Distortion Drives to turn the tide of battle!

  • Players can battle others from around the world via Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network.

  • Players can not only search for matches but also play games and observe matches online.

Product Description

New Modes featuring Beginner Mode, Tutorial Mode and Challenge Mode! Beginner Mode encourages a wider audience with an easier control scheme, anyone can jump right into and play! Tutorial allows the novice and pros to practice everything from the basic mechanics unique to BlazBlue. Challenge Mode offers advanced players character-specific combos and missions. Take over Kagutsuchi by creating your own army in Legion Mode! Defeat the enemy armies positioned at various locations on the map. The ultimate goal is to color the entire map with your color by defeating all the enemy hubs. Recruit enemy soldiers by defeating them! Brand new characters, stages, soundtracks and moves! Welcome Hazama the mysterious performer, Tsubaki the valiant female knight and U-12. 3D dimensionality and 2D visuals integrated seamlessly with every stage. Four completely new stages with composer, Daisuke Ishiwatari’s seven banging new songs for Continuum Shift! Online battling domestically and overseas! Players can battle others from around the world via the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Players can not only search for matches, play games, and observe matches online; they can also chat with friends while playing.

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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding update July 28, 2010
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is the update and continuation of last years masterpiece, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, this little gem was crafted by the brilliant minds at Arc System Works. Fans of the original or fans of the Guilty Gear series will no doubt want to purchase this, if for nothing else at least for the story mode, you have never experienced a deeper or more complex story in a fighting game...the thing is, it's actually interesting...unlike Street Fighter(which I love, don't get me wrong).

You will get a lot for your $40, newly added Tutorial Mode, Challenge Mode and Legion Mode from the portable version are present. The tutorial is a great place to learn the basics if you are new to BlazBlue and it is the best way to learn the advanced techniques as well. The new challenge mode is pretty much like challenge mode in SFIV and SSFIV. There are 10 challenges per character, each challenge is comprised of several different tasks though, once you get to the advanced combos for a character of your liking it could take you a very long time to clear the challenges. These games are easy enough to play at a casual level but it will take a lot of patience and skill to hang with some of the people you will meet online.

There are 3 new characters right off the bat, Tsubaki is a Valkyrie of sorts, fights with sword and shield and has a drive attack that charges her moves for added strength, she is a very simple character to use and I would recommend her to newcomers. Hazama, better known to veterans as Terumi, is another story. Hazama is tricky but unbelievably good, his drive attack sends chains out at his opponent both for attacks and to rapidly close the distance between players. He is fast, dangerous and unpredictable...
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for Casual Gamers January 15, 2011
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Besides the old SNK King of Fighters games, it is my personal opinion that, only Arksys has been able to create such complex 2D fighting games; this developer took all the experience from the Guilty Gear series and developed BlazBlue, which is a game that requires a lot of skill to pull out all the combos that are available, thus is focused for the hardcore gamers. This brings the first big problem in Continuum Shift, there's too much content that was brought from the previous title, and it feels this game is just an expansion rather than a new game.

This version has a detailed Training and Challenge section that teaches newcomers how to pay the game like pros and the Challenge is an excellent benchmark for gamers, if you cannot complete at least 30% of them, then you know that when you play online your chances of winning are not that good. It is highly recommended that this ought to be the starting point for beginners.

The story mode is the best I've seen in any fighting game series, there's an average of 3 endings per character and it's very well written, although sometimes it feels it drags more than what it should. The narrative is really good but not the presentation, for instance there is a turning point that determine which ending you will see and then there's an option to save; but if you want to view the other branch of the story, then you need to back track and read it all over again; now, doing this for 14 characters feels like the game is punishing the player. One personal suggestion for Arksys would be to have the save point before the turning point.

Online mode is good but has a minor flaw, if the opponent withdraws the match, you won't get the points; instead the game will show a status of incomplete.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to learn, and a challenge to master. October 24, 2010
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Blazblue is a wonderful, fast paced fighter. Like most fighters, players choose one of several characters from a large roster, each with their own style of play and special moves. However, Blazblue sets itself apart with it's crazy, unique cast of characters. Each has a very distinct feel to how they fight, making every character feel like an entirely new game to play.

In terms of personality and appearance, each fighter stands apart just as well. Hakumen, the mysterious knight. Hazama, the manipulative man with Michael Jackson's sense of style and grace and an internet troll's enjoyment of toying with others. Rachel, a young girl with a cultured disposition who is actually hundreds of years old. Entire paragraphs can be written about each character.

The story is surprisingly good for a fighting game. It mixes lighthearted humor with drama and enjoyable character interactions. Where most games shove their stories aside and carry just enough of it to justify why you have a ninja and a robot fighting each other, Blazblue manages to be intriguing enough to hold your attention and keep you going.

Not that it needs to. The game itself is refined and balanced. As stated earlier, each character is a new experience, though the simple basics of the game remain the same. Learning the ropes is easy, as the game includes a tutorial with it's own humorous dialogue narrated by a mocking Rachel. Part of the fun of any fighting game is mastering the characters themselves, so the simplified basics and thorough tutorial lets you get straight to the fun part.

Actually learning the characters is the challenge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars its my first blazblue game and its really amazing. i love the story...
its my first blazblue game and its really amazing. i love the story and all the different modes it has.
Published 28 days ago by sonic
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great game
Published 2 months ago by Jason L . Inocencio
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game!!
I bought BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. And I got earlier than expected :D
The game box cover is the same as the picture above so no ripping off or anything. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ouji-sama
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Condition, Not Original Case
The game came in good, working condition, but the case was just a typical DVD case with the games cover put inside of it, kinda disappointed, but oh well, for the price it was well... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Rick N.
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
never played a blaze blue game till now and it was amazing can't wait to finish it only downfall this is a lot of talking my friends always thought I was watching an anime while... Read more
Published on March 25, 2012 by Brigitte
4.0 out of 5 stars Tao still as funny as ever
I'm not a fan of 2d fighting games but this is an exception because of the art and funny sub stories behind it. Read more
Published on March 20, 2012 by Ferit
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing and Meticulous Fighter
In 2008, BlazBlue came out in the midst of a year in which a ton of other fighters were also hitting store shelves. Read more
Published on January 16, 2012 by S. Rhodes
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected Blown Mind
I watched some reviews of this game and it looked really unique and different. After playing just several hours by going through (very detailed and helpful ) tutorial (unlike... Read more
Published on December 16, 2011 by MR J
5.0 out of 5 stars A necessity for every BlazBlue fan
Excellent for what it is, but a completely new sequel would have been more welcome. This is not a sequel, this is an upgrade from CT. Read more
Published on October 5, 2011 by Christopher Engel
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best Fighter I've played
+ Very nice animation. Despite being 2D, it looks great. Detailed backgrounds and cool effects.
+ Sufficiently deep combat system with multiple types of guards, combos that... Read more
Published on September 7, 2011 by JF
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