Reviews and Problems with BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
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BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
9 June 2012
Excerpt: BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger has been available in other regions already for quite some time but after a long wait we finally get to play it over here as well. The game got quite good ratings from the foreign press but is the gameplay after a full year still fresh enough to take on other fighters like...
Conclusion: Staggeringly beautiful and with a surprisingly gentle learning curve, Blazblue has much going for it, but its delayed release means it is unlikely to generate anywhere near the sales it arguably deserves.
Excerpt: These days, 2D sprite based gaming is on the verge of being an endangered species. True, they may do little to tax the might of the modern consoles, but well crafted 2D art has a charm that developers often fail to translate into the third dimension.
Excerpt: If you're reading this, you've probably got a few fighting games sitting around, so pick one out. Turn it on, go to the training mode, and look at the move list for your favorite character. How many moves do you see?
Excerpt: Learning curves are a bitch. And Arc Systems' learning curves are even bitchier. And when it comes to learning everything in an Arc Systems beat-em-up to play it competently then, well, the game is going to make you its bitch.
Excerpt: Arc System Works have been making 2D fighting games since 1998 when they released the first game in the successful Guilty Gear series which has gone on to spawn a large number of expansions and spinoffs.
Excerpt: I have played a lot of fighters in my day. Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken… you name ’em, I’ve most likely played ’em. However, there was one franchise that slipped my grasp — only one that I had never played: Guilty Gear. I don’t know how or why, but Guilty Gear and I never crossed paths.
Summary: BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a 2D fighter featuring twelve, extraordinarily detailed, hand-drawn characters in true HD glory, each with unique “Drive” attacks that can turn the tide of battle instantly.