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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift by Aksys Games, Inc




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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
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  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Publisher: Aksys Games, Inc
  • Developer: Aksys Games, Inc
  • Category: Fighting

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The ground-breaking High Definition 2D fighter BlazBlue makes its triumphant return to home consoles! BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger was recently a top-4 finalist in the VGA Awards, and Aksys Games is proud to announce we will be bringing the arcade sequel to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift inherits all the key features of its predecessor while adding a few twists of its own. Tsubaki, μ-12 and Hazama will join the ranks of the veterans, who will be reborn with additional moves added to their arsenals. With new modes like Beginner Mode and Tutorial Mode, even fighting game beginners can pull off combos like the pros and dive right into the action.

  • New Modes, including Beginner Mode, Tutorial Mode and Challenge Mode! Beginner Mode encourages a wider audience with an easier control scheme; anyone can jump right in and play! Tutorial Mode allows novices and pros to practice everything from the basic mechanics unique to BlazBlue to the most complicated and powerful combos. Challenge Mode offers advanced players a chance to complete character-specific combo goals 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 fill 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 mastermind, Tsubaki the valiant female knight, and μ-12 to the world of BlazBlue! Three-dimensional effects and 2D visuals integrate seamlessly on every every one of four completely new stages, accompanied by seven banging new songs written by famed composer Diasuke Ishiwatari specifically for Continuum Shift!
  • Online battling domestically and overseas! Players can battle online with others from around the world. Players can not only search for matches, play games, and observe matches online, they can also chat with friends while playing.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than I thought Let me start by saying I didn't want to get this at first and it's the first Blazblue game I've played, but the more I played it the more I fell in love with it one of the best games I've ever played.I also love how u have to play through all the people to get the real ending. Also some of the endings are hilarious.
    Date published: 2012-08-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A 2D Fighting Masterpiece! BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is an action packed 2D fighting game with a colorful cast of characters, great animations, incredible voice-acting and an interesting story. BB: CS contains 14 characters from the get-go, 1 hidden character and 3 downloadable characters. Each one of them has their own unique way of fighting from Ragna's health absorbing sword, Jin's freezing abilities and Tager's immense strength. Each character has their own list of moves and several special techniques. Continuum Shift has also added a 'Beginner Mode' for those people who aren't as used to 2D fighting games as others might be. They also have an 'Arcade', 'Legion' and of course a 'Versus' mode. Arcade mode has you fight 10 different opponents as you go through your chosen character's story. Legion mode has you build a group of characters (over time) and fight other groups of characters to completely take control of the map. And what would a fighting game be without a Versus mode where you can fight against other people offline or online? Overall a great game, and a must-buy for those who love 2D fighting games.
    Date published: 2012-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING One word, amazing, if you like fighting games, anime, and/or a good storyline, this game is for you. Like every other fighting game, this is one of the best fighting games there is around here.
    Date published: 2012-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SPECTACTULAR!!! The best of the best! I think alot of casual gamers should get this game.
    Date published: 2011-09-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from ONE OF THE BEST FIGHTING GAMES EVER!!! blazblue is awesome bought the 1st one when it was $30 and it was terrific to better then street fighter.
    Date published: 2010-09-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great sequel, however a feeeew things... I've been a big fighting game fan all of my life, especially with 2D fighters. When I heard about the original Blazblue, I thought it sounded amazing and played it on my friend's 360. I was disappointed to discover there were only 12 characters but, as I played I discovered how truly amazing and addicting the game could be. Then again, it is made by the creators of Guilty Gear so... of course it's amazing. Later on I wound up picking the game up for the PS3 and I was very excited because the PS3 controller is so much better for fighting games. When this sequel came out I was very excited. New moves, handful of new characters, new modes ,etc. I was really excited as I put the game into my PS3 and started it... The opening is pretty great, although to be picky, I kinda liked the first one better. And then I see the menu and automatically think "Are you freakin kidding me?" The original menu was so cool, with these like... giant plates that circled around when you scrolled over. But in this sequel, they just have such a boring and bland menu that looks like a drop down menu or something in a flash game. I was very disappointed there, but kept pressing on. Overall, the gameplay is absolutely wonderful; and, the tutorial mode is not only a huge help to beginners but also contains very humorous banter from Rachel Alucard, badmouthing the players lack of skill in needing a tutorial. Some of the characters moves and styles were altered which could be viewed as bad or good depending on a persons play-style. Like the one very unique character, Arakune, for example. Instead of being able to use your Curse Drive right away to spam continuous insects attacking your opponent, you have to hit your opponent multiple times with drive attacks to build up the gauge. Which can be very difficult if you're up against a very defensive opponent. However, once his gauge is built up, he is much stronger than he was in the original and the bugs are all giant instead of tiny now. Just an example of how they changed characters to make the game more.... strategy oriented for some characters. Also, Blazblue features a beginner mode for people not used to fighting games or perhaps someone who has only played a game like Smash Bros who wouldn't understand how to pull off combos. Instead of a light attack, heavy attack, and mid attack, and drive, it has Normal Attack, Special Attack, Drive Attack, and Throw buttons. Good for beginners but I don't think it would allow you to hold up against people online for the most part as you cannot pull off many combos with it or different versions of special moves. Speaking of online, the network setup is slightly more annoying than in the prequel. In ranked matches, you can't just go into a list of people and choose who to fight like in Calamity Trigger. It makes you put battle specs and then just wait for them to find you a match. However, you can have the option of training while you wait, which is a nice new addition. The regular non-ranked Player Matches still allow you to go into the list, however there are a lot of connection restrictions which can make it hard to play against certain people. Even if you have a decent wireless connection, it may say your connection is terrible and then people will not want to play with you, even if your connection is really fast and connected. But this can be rectified by setting the search specs to "no connection limit". Although be warned, you run the risk of getting laggers this way, which is a bummer. Storyline is great, just like the first one. Plenty of new trophies to try and acquire. The new Legion mode is a fun concept. Start with a character and then build an army of the other characters until you control the map. New characters take some getting used to but are pretty damn fun once you do. Music is absolutely wonderful, especially Hazama's song; it's very intense battle music. Announcer is.... ugh. Terrible. I don't understand why they didn't just ke
    Date published: 2010-08-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Incredible 2D Fighter "Continuum Shift" is an upgrade to last year's "Blazblue: Calamity Trigger". For the uninitiated, it's a 2D fighting game with a distinct Japanese anime style. New features to this edition include: 4 new characters (Tsubaki, Hazama, Lamda-11, and Mu-12), Legion mode (a map-based team battle mode), a host of graphical tweaks and gameplay re-balancings, and continued storylines for all the characters. If you love 2D fighting games, you'll feel right at home with this one (especially if you're a fan of Guilty Gear). The animations are top-notch, and the special moves / combos are as complex as they come. This brings me to Blazblue's one fatal flaw: It won't appeal to all fighting fans. Some players might find the system a little daunting compared to the more straight-forward gameplay of the Street Fighter and Marvel Vs. Capcom series. The Story mode also seems long-winded for a fighter...but if you love anime-style humor and voice acting, you'll enjoy every minute of it. The main problem with "Blazblue: Continuum Shift" is that it's not a substantial upgrade. SSF4 gave us 10 new playable characters, while this game only gives us 4...and 2 of those are pallette swaps. There are at least three more characters coming via downloadable content, but paying extra for them when we already shelled out cash for an update seems crooked. The Legion mode is a nice bonus, but it's really just a glorified team battle mode against the CPU. For those of us who neglected to buy the first Blazblue, "Continuum Shift" is worth every penny. For everyone else, only buy this if you really loved the first edition.
    Date published: 2010-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great "Fighting" Game i love the BlazBlue series. the first moment i put the game in to the moment i beat score attack mode. now that the sequel has come, sure enough i love it just as much. the game takes the phrase "Fighting Game" to a another level as hardcore battles emerge into beautiful scenes. The Characters all talk to one another as they fight, noting the subtle voice cues as the battle goes all out, adding to the fact that each character plays differently. by that i mean one char, strategy does work for anothers. Ragna has reach, jin freezes, Hazama's fast, and hakuman counters just to name some diffrences. but the game is not without flaws. as it is a fighting game, as well as an anime game, it's story is exceptional. i also have found that the unlockables in the game offer virtually nothing to gamplay, unless you play to undress chars. with your eye's all day. but the core of the game is picture perfect for what a fighting game should be.
    Date published: 2010-08-04
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