User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 106
  2. Negative: 9 out of 106

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  1. MichaelD
    Jul 10, 2009
    3
    I know there are a lot of fanboys out there declaring that this is the best fighting game out there but that's simply not true. It's not a bad game per se but these anime-characters have been done to death, this game doesn't offer anything new to the market. Only 12 characters, uninspiring system that favours button smashers. One will truly appreciate tactical fighting I know there are a lot of fanboys out there declaring that this is the best fighting game out there but that's simply not true. It's not a bad game per se but these anime-characters have been done to death, this game doesn't offer anything new to the market. Only 12 characters, uninspiring system that favours button smashers. One will truly appreciate tactical fighting games such as SF4 or Soul Calibur 4 after playing Blazblue. The netcode is obviously quite a bit better when compared to something like Street Fighter 4 (which is still a better fighting game by far). Expand
  2. DavidT
    Jul 9, 2009
    1
    Absolutely horrible gameplay... having to win a round, then LOSE a round, and wait until 100% heat and 20% on opponent's health meter is one of the stupidest concepts ever developed for a fighting game. The graphics are extremely good though, which is why I gave it a 1 instead of a 0. If you're thinking of picking up this game, do yourself a favor and rent it first or you will Absolutely horrible gameplay... having to win a round, then LOSE a round, and wait until 100% heat and 20% on opponent's health meter is one of the stupidest concepts ever developed for a fighting game. The graphics are extremely good though, which is why I gave it a 1 instead of a 0. If you're thinking of picking up this game, do yourself a favor and rent it first or you will be extremely disappointed. Street Fighter 4 has this game beat hands down. Expand
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Who would have thought a 2D side-scrolling fighter could look this amazing on a next-gen system. Well, obviously ARC did and they delivered with the heir apparent to the Guilty Gear franchise.
  2. 92
    BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is the type of game fans usually get only once a generation. The sheer amount of passion and care that was taken to ensure balance, accessibility, and enjoyment is nearly unmatched.
  3. 100
    Their work deserves attention -- and praise -- because it exceeds expectations and delivers a thoroughly well-thought out, pragmatic, and enjoyable online experience. I can say without hesitation that BlazBlue raises the barometer on which all fighters should be judged.