Rated 2 out of 10 by JamesH Very Disappointing
I played the console version since its release back in July last year. The 3DS version of BBCS2 is just horrid, and for a number of reasons:
1. No Wifi. Sure it may say "Network", but what it really means is "Local multiplayer that only supports up to 4 people in one lobby with only 2 people actually playing."
2. You can't use the control stick, only the D-pad. Trying to do Tager's Astral (the one where you have to do 3 360's) is near impossible on that D-pad, at least for me. I had no problem pulling it off on the console version.
3. The 3D effect is a joke. The characters just float in the foreground, there's no depth to the stages like there is in SSF4:3D.
4. No streetpass or any use of the step counter coins.
As much as I love Aksys, I have to say that this game is a waste of money and time. If you want a fighter for the 3DS then get SSF4:3D, I haven't tried DoA yet, so I can't say anything about that one. As much as this game may appeal to you, its better that you save your money for something else.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Erick001bc Not worth it.
I have been a fan of the series since guilty gears, and this is just one o those upgrades, which ironically downgrades the game. I got it for the 3ds because I only had ssf4, and I feel I wasted my money. Let me explain why. 1. No sleep mode. This means you an not pause the game and save battery life. You latterly need to pause it manually while it eats your battery, akin modes like abyss useless. 2. No online mode. Why?, why would they take something that it's pre releases had? This means no spotpass or anything. 3.No anolog function! Trust me, the d-pad is harder to use on this than for example the 360. Trust me it is annoying you can not use this, as it would make the game more easier and enjoyable to play, considering it's harder to pull moves off. 4. 3d functions are useless, I mean they make nice depth in the game, but the characters just float on screen. Overall after maybe 12 hrs of play, it becomes boring. Finally this was supposed to be a beta for psp vita. Just stay with the big console, this ones not worth it.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Hodgeman07 Meh... Just Meh. For the die hard fans.
Everything you love about BlazBlue crammed uncomfortably into a handheld. I cant speak for the PSP version, but the 3DS version is lack-luster at best. The 3D looks amazing when you can see it, it's hard to play (play well at least) and have the 3D on. the Music is terrific but the voice acting is a step down from the other versions, maybe because its on a hand-held but I've herd better on other portable games. the controls are work well, except when trying to learn the buttons, i had no problem with the button layout, but if your a newcomer and use the tutorial, the button layout is confusing, they use A and B as terms for attacks, which is fine, until you find out that the games A and B are set to X and Y. It gets a bit confusing. It's also a bit difficult to play on the 3DS in general, it would have been nice to have the one touch combos from street fighter, it's a little bit like cheating, but it helps keep the fun in the game and remove the awkwardness of trying to roll your thumb all over the place on the systems D-pad. All in all, is it bad? Not really, it's not good... but not bad.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Meyoname I got the only copy ...
First I will let you know, My local Gamestop... ONLY RECIEVED 1 COPY!
I will also let you know... I was able to get it!
Now for the actual review:
GREAT SOUNDS! The music is groovy, and it is fully voiced. That Alone give this a A++ on sound quality.
After in my other preview I said It reminds me of Darkstalkers, It does play alot more like guilty gears.
Though the graphics are pretty and the sounds are great, and the multiple game modes= AWESOME! Not all is well.
It seems to lack the one major thing I was hoping for in this game: WiFi Competition. (Yes, from what I have seen, There is NO WiFi battling on this game)
If you can deal without the WiFi, This is a SOLID single player Fighting game, and with all the different modes, giving players MANY hours of play.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Warrinerd BlazBlue Returns To The Portable
The slick visuals and smooth as butter gameplay return once again in this the third installment of AKSYS game's "BlazBlue" series. I can't be more excited for this epic game to unfold its immense story onto my handheld once again. I already exerienced the first game on sony's very own portable system, and now it seems nintendo gets a shot at this epic series. What may seem like a biased preview based on my fanboyishness (fanboy see fanboy buy), is exactly that. BlazBlue is a very polarizing series, either you love it or you hate it, most fighting game fans will agree, its up there with the best. looking forward to seeing the series bare its teeth on the 3DS which seems to be the perfect destination for such an iconic and rich fighting experience!
Rated 9 out of 10 by iShowStoppa Pros and Cons.
Pros: 1. Blazblue in 3D is just amazing. 2. Same fighting style as previous Blazblue games. 3. Aksys did an amazing job utilizing the touch screen feature by allowing players to scroll though their selected characters move list mid-battle (no more pausing yaaay). 4. Idk about you guys but..music is definitely a major part of gaming to me and the music in the BlazBlue Continuum Shift for the 3DS has changed slightly from the console versions and sounds beautiful. 5. Tons of medals and achievements to obtain along with extra character costumes, artwork and videos. 6. The new Abyss mode aka the biggest challenge in the game, pitting you in endless battles until you reach a certain depth level. 7. The story is still amazingly detailed and even has some new scenarios for fans. Cons: 1. No wifi online play..huge let down being that the previous console version allows you to fight worldwide. 2. The abyss mode sometimes gets to be a little over challenging. 3.Some of the scenarios are a little bit overdone with allllllllllll of the talking and sometimes gets to be a little boring. 4. The 3DS D-pad sometimes makes it hard to pull off advanced combos with some of the characters. But overall, Blazblue for the 3DS is great game and a def buy with 20+ hours of gameplay
Rated 0 out of 10 by Thederpmaster321 This is going to be AWESOME!!!
Hm..Blazblue in 3D......awesome! Iv'e been waiting for the next blazblue ever since the ending of CSs story true ending, well it might continue it but I don't know, I hope so. I'm also glad they put the 4 DLC characters in without making you buy them (I hate buying new characters.) But this looks like a great game, being that its probably just Continuum Shift with a few bits and pieces added for a slightly new surprise. But Blazblue fans I suggest this, or for anyone who wants a good Fighting Game, great story, great character, and a great time........Even though AKSYS should think about a new Guilty Gear.....just saying. CANT WAIT TIL TOMORROW!!!!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Gamersean Excellent Update to an already amazing game.
Despite the "II" in it's title, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II is not a sequel, but instead it is the original game plus all of the DLC for the original. Everyone knows how to play 2D fighters, so I will skip to the pros and cons of this game. The pros include the game's fast and colorful hand-drawn graphics, the immense size of the game, and well...I love anime. The cons include the 3D effect, which really does not add anything to the game, the lack of online play, and the fact that you cannot use the analog nub to move. You have to use the D-Pad to move, which can be frustrating at first, but you get used to it. This game is a great buy for fans of 2D fighters and anime.
Rated 8 out of 10 by mint881 Not just another fighting game
When i got this game yesterday i was upset at the fact that it didn't have online multiplayer however as i played the game i noticed that the mechanics were really fun and easy to pick up, so i was entretain just playing arcade mode but when i decided to play the story mode was when i was most suprized this game makes you feel almost as if you were playing an rpg, as how the story is so complete and deciscions u make in the story mode affect the ending you come across also the dialogue is excellent, and extrtemly comical at parts, overall i would say this game is a good game if only for the story and other fun modes it offers.
Rated 8 out of 10 by linkster160 fun game with a few flaws
this game is really fun. it caught my eye one day and eventually i decided to buy it... in general this game has alot to offer and will keep you playing for a while. the gameplay is solid and works very much like its console port. however there are a few problems, #1 the action is a tad slower paced than console or psp versions #2 you can't use the analog stick and completing quarter turns tends to be hard and painful on your thumb. and #3 no online play... not a huge problem for me buttrue blue blazblue fans might be disappointed...otherwise this game still has all the action packed gameplay and fun of the others.