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BlazBlue Review 6

I've played many fighting games over the years and Blazblue is by far the best one I've ever played. Let me preface this by saying that I'm not a hardcore fighting game player. I  just play fighting games for fun, and my favorite fighting games are those that make me feel like a badass while I'm kicking ass. Blazblue delivers this in spades. It's accessible to beginners and very cool to watch while being deep enough to satisfy the hardcore audience.  Blazblue is the most accessible fighter I've...

28 out of 29 found this review helpful.

Overwhelming might 4

Guilty Gear X was a wonderful anomaly. It’s an unlikely combination of hundreds of 80s metal references that went over the heads of 95% of its audience with an oversexed anime style that would make Goku feel uncomfortable. The scantily-clad, blue haired, exposed abdomen male model with a pool cue as a weapon would zip across the screen like a gnat, throwing pool balls of death to the scythe-sporting, cross-dressed Marilyn Manson character as he retaliated with blood explosion attacks. All the wh...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Deep, Beautiful, Fun 0

I'm not one to play fighters. Typically, I find that fighting games involve a very hardcore fanbase in which I cannot for the life of me hope to become a part of. People know the move sets to every character in every fighter I've ever wanted to play to a T and quite frankly that's very off-putting (not to mention I get owned in the blink of an eye). When I first heard of BlazBlue, I personally didn't think of getting it. Another fancy 2D fighter? Alright. But I kept hearing more and more about i...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Guilty Gear Neutered OR Confusing Cluster of a Mess 0

I never did buy into the hype surrounding BlazBlue. Upon initially seeing it, I thought to myself, "This is just Guilty Gear with prettier graphics."Well, I was partially wrong. It is Guilty Gear with prettier graphics, weaker gameplay, and a twisted, lame mindscrew of a story.Where to start? Well, the characters aren't as solid as Guilty Gear's. A few of them have endearingly quirky personalities, but nearly the entire lot of them are merely pastiches of their predecessors, either in terms of a...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A great entry 0

To be frankly honest, I never gave the guilty gear series a fair shot. Back in the early 2000's i was a total Virtua fighter snob and wanted nothing to do with 2-D once VF4 and 5 were out and about. Street fighter 4 came along and definitely educated me as to the merits of 2-D fighters and dominated my playing schedule from February straight through to July. July is when BlazBlue came along and it has definitely made me question whether or not I can or would go back to SF4.Now before I continue,...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Where Every Character is an SNK Boss! 2

There's going to be two types of people that are probably going to read this review.  The first group are the people that are on the fence about the purchase of this game, whilst the second group are probably people that are curious as wo why this game has a 3/6 star rating.  Well, the reasons could pretty much be summed up to two issues: a disorganized, muddle story, and a grossly unbalanced cast of characters.  Despite these two issues, however, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger has some enduring qu...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Beautiful and complicated fighting 0

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is one of those fighting games where you’ll either get it or you won’t. This 2D anime-style game will have you asking a lot of questions, a lot of which you won’t get the answer to. Of course you can find the answers you’re looking for, but unless you get really skilled and dig deep, you’ll leave this game thinking it’s one of the craziest things you’ve ever seen. There’s a cast of twelve characters that look like stock anime drawings — spikey-haired guy with a big swo...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Review 0

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a fighting game from the company that brought you Guilty Gear, and to be honest the difference between the games is the name change, and the fact that there's no one hit kills. You will be able to select from a variety of characters each with their own twist to a central storyline. Each of these characters have their own move-set to learn to help you defeat your opponents in battle.Graphically this game looks like what the next-gen Guilty Gear should look, with the ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

style meets substance 0

With the recent release of Street Fighter IV, there has been a sort of renaissance in the world of fighting games. BlazBlue is in a lot of ways, the future of 2D fighters. Visually, BlazBlue is impressive. The 3D rendered backgrounds are vibrant and filled with life. Each stage does a great job of making the world of BlazBlue feel lived in and adds to the character of the title. The hand drawn sprites are animated beautifully. Each character moves fluidly, and is dripping with personality. From ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Wheel of FUN is turning 0

Blazblue is awesome. Let's get that out of the way.  However, if you are reading this you probably already know how you feel about blazblue just by the way it looks. If stylized, handdrawn 2d characters that look like they were picked straight from an anime bother you, than I can say this game is not for you.  The game has 12 characters, all who are very interesting and fun to play as in their own right.  There is an arcade mode, which is a straight up fight the roster of the game one by one and...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - A Binge Gamer Review 0

  Review – BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger By Perry Piekarski It looks like Guilty Gear. It smells like Guilty Gear. Hell, it even tastes like Guilty Gear. But it damn well ain’t no Guilty Gear. But BlazBlue could have certainly fooled me (and it did— I want another Guilty Gear, damn it!). However, slipping the game into my console was the equivalent of opening a box of Lucky Charms—fully expecting Lucky Charms—and instead finding a bag of delicious Reese’s Puffs. Either way, it’s win. ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Late Bird Review: Blazeblue Calamity Trigger 0

  Last time I talked about Street Fighter IV and mentioned a game, I felt, deserved more credit than it received. Blazblue is a brand new fighting franchise that hit the consoles last year and quickly became my favorite 2-D fighting game. Though I avoided praise on SFIV, I’m afraid I can’t avoid it when talking about this game; nearly a year since its console release of Blazblue: Calamity Trigger, and it still hasn’t gone stale.  Story Ok, so it’s a fighting game that has a story. Unlike ho...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Fresh and Fun Fighter 0

     The fighting game genre has to be the hardest genre to start a new IP in. Hardcore fighting game fans are usually loyal to their favorite franchise or developer and rarely give newcomers a shot. It's also incredibly hard to keep a fighting game balanced, fun, and offer something new that Street Fighter or Tekken hasn't done already.   It seems BlazBlu and AkSys Games have done just that.   BlazBlue is the spiritual successor to AkSys Games previous fighter, Guilty Gear. With Sega havin...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Visual and Musical Thrill. 0

Blazblue is a 2D fighter by Arc Systems who made their names with the Guilty Gear series. As a fighting game that tries something new, you get a fighting game that almost competes with the biggest in the past year.   Visuals-The visuals in this game are certainly of a specific but predictable palate of high definition 2D sprites. Very smooth to look at and fits Blazblue's universe nicely. Yet this is something expected of Arc but the 3D rendered backgrounds makes a more livelier scene.  Gameplay...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Simply Amazing 0

Now, I'm not the biggest gamer in the world, and when it comes to fighting video games, even less so. So whenever I play a fighting game that's fun and exciting, both visually and performance-wise, I'll definitely end up liking it. Guilty Gear fit that role nicely, with it's rocking music and stunning artwork all packaged into a neat, 2-D platform with a wild and interesting storyline and gameplay.  It's spiritual successor, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, does not fail to deliver in that respect. I...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Blaz Thumbs 0

Blaz Blue: Calamity Trigger is a very serious game that isn’t afraid to beat you into the ground with its hard difficultly. And yet at the same time it seems to not take itself very seriously when it gets into the story using a lot of self aware humor. If I had to describe it. I would say it was Devil May Cry meets Final Fantasy as an arcade fighter.   The game gets rather hard however.   It seems to keep a good difficulty for most of the game. That is until you have to fight any bosses. And th...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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