BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Review: Fight the Power!
18 April 2014
Excerpt: Frankly, it’s quite difficult to judge a BlazBlue game. Primarily because a new installment of any Arc System Works fighting game can have a tendency to end up being something of a rough draft.
Summary: “ACTION!” The announcer bellows and my muscles tense, anxious for a read on the opponent standing a few feet away from my own on-screen avatar, Jin. In a swift, smooth motion I press down on my joystick and hammer out a flurry of buttons, causing Jin to unsheathe his massive katana and plunge it...
Excerpt: Arc System Works's pair of flagship fighting game series, Guilty Gear and BlazBlue , specialize in an atypical over-the-top-ness in both aesthetic design and combat mechanics that sets them apart from the rest of the 2D-brawler crop.
Excerpt: There’s definitely something for everyone in this game. From the unique cast to the lengthy story, Arc System Works managed to cover all the bases needed for a solid fighter. Hopefully we’ll see more from BlazBlue soon.
Excerpt: So, I should get this out there to begin with: I’m pretty bad at fighting games. Like, I enjoy playing them, but I’m fairly incompetent. So, this is a deeply casual player’s review here, and people looking for serious mechanical or balance insights are probably better off looking elsewhere.
Excerpt: Since 2009, the BlazBlue franchise has carved a niche out for itself as the wacky high-end 2D fighter to beat with Arc System taking a break from Guilty Gear and focusing on this. The series retained Guilty Gear’s frantic weapons-heavy pace, but with a far more bizarre cast of characters.
Summary: Parents need to know that BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is a fighting game in which players compete in aggressive one-on-one battles with a variety of stylized, animated characters. Fights consist of hand-to-hand combat as well as colorful magic spells.