Rated 0 out of 10 by royzoga Potential
I think I preordered this game like 3 months ago. When I first saw BlazBlue CT I didn't care what it was about. It looked cool, a person had a sword, and it had anime art. Not until after I purchased the game did I realize it was fighting and that was a pleasant surprise. This game, I'm hoping, will continue my excitement and love of the series. Hazama and Tsubaki look pretty cool, but M-12? That's a little uncreative, I mean all they're doing is taking V-13 and changing her name/ color. That's just a little uncreative... BUT that doesn't matter! It's BlazBlue and that means it'll be awesome too. Something I'm hoping that this game will do is make the story a little more understandable. I got so confused by the story and just could not understand what was going on for a really long time till I read about it in blogs. Fingers crossed! Anyway, I really hope that Continum Shift fixes a few of the other problems with the game before release and with that BlazBlue will be the best fighting game out there!!!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Mr. Stranger A great game with a lot of new things.
First off, everything has been tweaked for the most part. Characters have been adjusted for better playability and basically being not broken, they all have new special moves and some new art. So far as i've heard, 5 new characters, Hazama, Lambada 11(v-13 replacement), Mu-12(noel's true form), Makoto(the squirrel gir) as dlc, and Tsubaki Yayoi. There is new music for some characters and about 29 stages including some from Calamity Trigger. From what i've read, there won't be a LE for Continuum Shift, so no goodies for us, but with a lower price, i can't complain. A few new modes, legion i believe, and challenge mode, as well as a tutorial mode.online play is a bit nicer to, with players waiting for a match can train while they wait, and some other minor tweaks for convenience. Overall, this game looks and sounds great, just like Calamity Trigger, but it now has some new elements to make it even more enjoyable. Definetly one i'm picking up, hope this helps!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Diagon A masterpiece of a fighter
Aksys Games created a perfect follow up to Calamity Trigger in Continuum Shift. Everything that made the original appealing- the fast, fun, frantic fighting, completely original characters, the amazing story(easily one of the best in fighting games, not to mention others)- has returned in full force. The music is still rocking, creating the perfect atmosphere for the epic matches that ensue, and the stages and characters look as awesome as ever. The three added characters increase the already overwhelming amount of personality and originality and provide fresh, new gameplay more than 12 "new" carbon copies ever could. You'll never get tired of it. My only gripe is the lack of new stages, but it's not enough to detract from the overall experience. This game is definitely worth whatever price you pay, and, if you're buying at this point in time, you're quite lucky. If you're a newcomer to the series, I would also recommend buying the first installment, if only for the story. You'd be missing out, not to mention confused.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Nerf Bang Good sequel, still fails with balance issues
Information, videos, and everything outside of the upcoming DLC is completely covers what will be available in a few days. The new modes, especially Challenge mode, will give players a chance to learn combos w/o having to memorize lists from the internet as well as trying to figure out what they are even saying (like 236236C). This would be a solid follow-up like SSF4 was but unlike SSF4 you are getting less new characters, they are forcing you to rebuy any of your costume colors you bought from CT, and the character balance is still out of whack (which is sad considering the smaller cast compared to SSF4). If you do not own BB at all this is definitely the one to get if you like the Guilty Gear fighting style. If you do own BB and love it then this is still the game to get (unless you only play Rachel, who got destroyed balance-wise). If you are on the fence, probably better to pass it up as it's not quite the value you got from upgrading to SSF4.
Rated 10 out of 10 by WiltingRoseX30@aol.com BlazBlue is Turned up a Notch
Continuum Shift Beat all of its spectations down to a pulp, the gameplay and graphical design makes it in my opinion the best 2-D fighter of 2010. The Controls are still loose and great which is one of the most important things in a game like this. The music is by far one of the best i've heard from a fighting game and the storyline for each character is still off the charts amazing.All of the characters fighting styles have been balanced off to near perfection. In the last one some of the characters had a bit of an advantage over others which I found to be fixed quite well in CS. Overall I think the game broke expectations and although I would like to have seen another charatcer in this one, I think that the 3rd should have my furry friend to battle with. I would strongly recommend this game to more than the fighting gamers out there as trying this game would change your views on them to a good or even greater aspect.
Rated 0 out of 10 by VICTORSIMAGINATION Hes coming really soon!!!!! :)
Hazama plan is complete and he is finally coming over to the blazblue universe to unleash all heck on his opponents!!! I CANT WAIT TIL THIS GAME COMES OUT! This is really EPIC because when I first played BlazBlue.... I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT that is unitl the game received a lazer burn from trying to connect to X-BOX Live! :( OH WELL.... This game is also gonna be EPIC because this is the last game my mom will buy me ever in my life or maybe until my birthday and christmas!!! I gonna use Hazama to fight everyone in versus mode and then the EPIC BATTLE OF Ragna vs. Hazama begins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm gonnna blast my speakers with Nightmare Fiction when I play Hazma vs. Ragna in my room! This game is so EPIC and everything about it is just awesome.... ecpecially HAZAMA!!! TOO EPIC!!! A forever legend next to Super Street Fighter IV and it is coming out in several more days!!! CANT WAIT!!!! :)
Rated 10 out of 10 by SnowBlind Better than the original.
BlazBlue Continuum Shift has amazing graphics and controls. A few of the characters take some time to get used to like Hazama but all the old characters feel familliar so there easier to use dispite there minor changes. And unlike the previous game, you have to unlock the final boss as a playable character rather than getting her right off the bat. They introduced new game modes such as Legion mode which is fun but also pretty challenging. The storyline is pretty well thought out and intresting but takes a while to play through the story modes for each character and get 100%. The new AI for oppenent makes them alot harder so arcade mode and score attack mode are pretty hard at first but the more you play the easier it get. All in all this is a pretty good game and I would recomend this game to any fighting game fan.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Sly#19 Old school fighter, new school look.
Blazblue is one of those games you know as soon as you pick it up that you will love it. The roster may be small, but each character is unique in a way that every player will have a personal favorite, and even "newbie friendly" characters will be dumped for someone with a bit more complexity because he or she is so different in playstyle. Unlike other games who choose to have a giant roster and leave out balancing, Blazblue does the opposite. It keeps the roster small and balances characters so no single character is gamebreaking. It has a great story for a fighter as well as characters you care about for individual reasons. I would suggest playing Blazblue: Calamity Trigger first if interested in story, since this game is a direct sequal...but either way, Blazblue is a fighter you should not miss.
Rated 9 out of 10 by DmanDXZ An amazing fighter with an awesome story
Aksys games has done it again with Continuum Shift. I have played calamity trigger and the blazblue franchise instantly became my second favorite franchise. (right behind Halo) Continuum Shift continues the story of Calamity Trigger with the introduction of a new character tsubaki. Who was only mentioned in Noel's and Carl's story. (If you followed the right story paths) The only thing I didn't like about this game was the gameplay where they took out the use of the right thumbstick for special actions and changed some of the combos to make up for it. So first playing it, I was very confused when I couldn't just throw rachel's frog and easily got my but handed to me for the first couple of matches. But after some recollection and a training montage or two. I was back in action. The gameplay started to work really well (but if you don't dash it gets annoying seeing your character move one foot per minute) also the BGM is an amazing blend of Classical Music and Rock and Metal. (I even downloaded some songs on my iPod) But the best thing about this game has to be it's storyline. I recommend playing CALAMITY TRIGGER first to understand everything. But every character is unique and I can't wait for the story to continue...
Rated 10 out of 10 by VICTORSIMAGINATION An eternal 2D legend.
What words can describe such a game. One... gonna be better than MK9. Two.....Deepest story mode ever in my life next to Naruto and etc. Three... Awesome 2D frames and backgrounds. Four...... Epic music escepically Fariozuss music. And just so much more. DLC characters know as Makato, Valkenhayen, and Platinum will be coming VERY SOON and I will defiently download them into the roster. Blazblue is one of the best fighting games but it cant be the best. There are so many fighting games out there that it is a hard choice really. This game is very epic, awesome, and just plain fun. I also learned some Japanese from this game. I cant wait for the sequel and above all else. The gameplay and just everything about this game is EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!