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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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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.
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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.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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...Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Blazblue series is an interesting 2D fighting franchise that is easy to get into but has many many layers, and in my opinion, great replay value. Read morePublished 11 months ago by DMoney
My daughter loves this game and plays it all the time. Great product and shipped quickly.Published 20 months ago by Amber O.
its my first blazblue game and its really amazing. i love the story and all the different modes it has.Published on July 30, 2014 by sonic
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
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 morePublished on November 21, 2012 by Rick N.
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 morePublished on March 25, 2012 by Brigitte
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 morePublished on March 20, 2012 by Ferit
In 2008, BlazBlue came out in the midst of a year in which a ton of other fighters were also hitting store shelves. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Tsanche