Summary: Once you have put time into " Blazblue: Continuum Shift " you can see why the series has gained such popularity worldwide thanks to the surprisingly deep combat and the excellent range of game modes.
Conclusion: One of the best fighting games out there just got better. Rarely has a gaming niche been as spoiled as fighting fans are right now – BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is like the cherry on top of a recent run of fighting goodness. If you’ve any interest in the genre, go ahead and treat yourself.
Summary: : BlazBlue is very impressive and a good bit of fun for experienced players or fans of fighting games in general, but neophyte fighting game fans and anyone who shies away from Guilty Gear in general may find it to be a bit too impenetrable to get into. The game is both visually and aurally impressive, if a bit too “loud”Â� at times, and there’s a sizable amount of non-character related content in the game.
Excerpt: "Boing! Boing! Boing! Your boobies are still the best!" she trills, in her high-pitched sing-song voice. "Hmmm, boobie lady, you seem kinda down! Everything but your boobies is sagging!" It took me a while to realise it was happening, but over the past few days I've been slowly falling in love with Taokaka. It's a bit odd, because to be perfectly honest, I'm not even that sure what she is.
Excerpt: I consider myself to be pretty knowledgeable about video games, but I’ve got to admit - -I’ve only just heard of the BlazBlue series. Hell, until a friend corrected me, I pronounced it as “ blaze-blue,” cause you know, that’s logical and all. Imagine my surprise then when I finally got my hands on the franchises’ latest installment BlazBlue: Continuum Shift for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and really dug it.
Summary: New characters, modes, and gameplay refinements make Continuum Shift the best version of this great 2D fighting game.
Pros: Terrific roster with incredibly varied characters, Very deep fighting mechanics, Beautiful and distinctive visuals, New Tutorial and Challenge modes make the action more accessible, Great online competition
Cons: Still daunting and difficult for newcomers, Weak storytelling, Only three new characters