BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
The Epic Sequel to the original BlazBlue
This game left me blowed away after i finished the story of the original BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, i had to go and pick this one up. There mostly good changes but there are some disappointing ones. I'm just going to review some aspect of the game and i'm not going to say anything about the plot so i can't spoil it. The Good: This game had alot of improvement whiten the character balancing, more combos, also adding more to the original characters with more to play, just fascinating. The story again its long (because of the Alternative Endings, Gag Reels, Every Characters Point of View). The graphics are amazing for a Animated 2D fighter, you notice the beautiful 2D environment look almost 3Dish. Character animation and voice is done to perfection. Has alot of reply value compared to BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Which i put more than 40 hours of gamplay to it) The Bad: The reason why i gaved this not a 10/10 it because there was some aspect that really disappointed me. First is the lack of the dialogue is mostly done by just characters sitting in a still picture with their mouth moving, or if they get hurt, it just shows a slight animation. The cutscene are not alot and are really brief. I was hoping Arksys would have implemented a better way to show the story, but even so i still found it decent without the lack of these, it's still worth a look. Also the lack of removing the "hardcore" stuff out of the BlazBlue series. Seriously, some parts were like driven away from the plot because there were a laughing stock material (Not the Gag Reels), which somewhat disappointed me, but gaved me a good laugh, but it drove sometimes away from the BlazBlue plot. And i just had to mention it, the announcer sound of the original BlazBlue was much better. Recommendation: Even if you're a fan of 2D fighters or not (Trust me i was not a fan of these, i would normally play Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo, etc.) you should try this game, it might not look decent like Mortal Kombat 9, or Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade or Marvel vs Capcom 3, but i find it more fun and more appealing to me than these other games. After i picked up BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger for the first time, i just couldn't drop it. Sure it might not have EVERYTHING perfect but it a very decent game, and it should atleast give it a try sometime. 9.5/10 Can't wait for the next BlazBlue to release to continue the story where it left off on the beginning.
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
Best Fighting Game Ever!!!
Blazblue CT was worth the 60 dollars. I'm more of a shooter person, but i did have a love for mortal combat, tekken, and anime so when I saw a fighting game bringing some anime I was there and now I'm here again for the sequel(can't wait). Even if your not the fighting type i suggest giving this game a try. You never know If the fighting doesn't get you at first the awesome music,story, and background will on the spot.
FOR YOU FANATICS
IF you dont already know this game is coming out with a hell of alot of new stuff. NEw tutorials, new legion modes, new music NEW MAPS new costume colors new unlimited new moves new design. HEll it is a new game not just a small expansion BUT THE MOST Exciting thins is the NEW CHARACTERS MOst people think there is only 3 new characters, Hazama, Tsubaki, an mu or better known as v-12. BUt what you may not know is that 3 more characters are to be released as DLC. Valkynhanm, PLatinuim, and Makoto. All three will be FRICKEN AMAZING. CANT WAIT......
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!!!! :)
I'm going to die waiting!!!
when BB calamity trigger came out i thought it was just going to be another game like street fighter but when i finally decided to get it i was amazed at how great this game was, the controls were easy, the gameplay was fast and fun, and it everything about it was smooth. now when i try to play street fighter i long to dash in the air. though i wish there was a pre order bonus and the dlc characters were free im going to go all out with this game, dlc's and all. i was hesitant last time but this time im going to have it on day one and buy every dlc for it. ive been waiting for this game ever since i heard the first rumor. i even bought the latest guilty gear because i loved this game soo much