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- 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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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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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.
to each character
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.
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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. It happened a few times that when I had beaten very high ranking players they would abandon the match to avoid losing points. This is not fair by any means, and as with any competitive sport or game, this situation is not acceptable.
The gameplay is in one word awesome, and mastering any character to the point that you can pull a nice combo is truly rewarding, but this requires a lot of practice and time, therefore this game is not for casual gamers that just want to play for a couple of hours.
The game box cover is the same as the picture above so no ripping off or anything.I also got it factory sealed so that's awesome. Anyway I gave the game a 5/5 but the included manual is the "thin" type if you understand what I'm saying, I really wanted the thick manual, but heck!! I really don't want to be picky about everthing.
So I advise you to get the game from here. It's cheaper than any other local store-game shop I know.
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. After finding which characters you prefer to play, you have a large variety of both 1-player and 2-player modes to choose from as you learn them inside and out or jump right into playing with your friends and rivals. Any fighting game is much more complex then it first appears. The goal is to control space and predict the best way to counter your opponent's move/counter. The AI is well rounded, being hard enough to make battles fuel your adrenaline, but not painfully unfair to newcomers like most fighting games. You'll enjoy playing with friends, on your own, or online against other players across the globe.
In terms of the presentation, graphics and sound, Blazblue continues to amaze. The sprites are crisp, clean, and all around cool to look at. The animated cutscenes during the story mode are just as high quality, though the a certain character's expressions near the end can get weird at times. The music grabbed my attention right from start. Where most games have nothing but rock songs that all blend together after you listen to them long enough, Blazblue has something for everybody. It has rock still, but it also has plenty of classical sounding pieces and mixes in other music genres to make every character's theme as unique as the character.
Overall, this is one of the best games of the year. There is humor throughout, contrasting with character driven action and drama. Each story mode has multiple endings, and there is a humorous segment at the end of any ending not the best obtainable that provides advice to get there, courtesy of an irritable non-player character. The game play is fun and intense, and you can choose a new character whenever you find yourself getting bored with one character's fighting style. Music and graphics are sweet, sweet candy for the eyes and ears. If you like fighting games, have interest in the genre, or found fighting games too hard to get into, this is the game for you.