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: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is a worthy upgrade from Calamity Trigger, and is probably the best fighter on the market for catering to casual and competitive players alike. Here's hoping a new version isn't announced in two months.
Summary: Last year, the deep and wild 2D fighting of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger made the game a favorite among those who like their characters crazy and their action complex. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is more of a refinement of the original game than a full-fledged sequel.
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
Excerpt: I loved BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and even though it was the weirdest most absurd fighter, it had charm, gameplay and a story to die for... in terms of anime. Yes my dear gamers, fighters didn't have to revolve around the Tekken or Street Fighter universes and other developers could create equally...
Conclusion: Compared to Arc System's history of lacklustre Guilty Gear updates, Continuum Shift feels like a genuinely worthy sequel that would've been just that bit better with a couple more characters on the disk.
Conclusion: When you have spent as many hours playing games in one genre as I have with fighting games, it's easy to think that you have seen everything it has to offer. Innovations are few and far between, and most new games just seem to refine a known and proven formula.