User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 102 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 102
  2. Negative: 9 out of 102

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  1. May 26, 2011
    9
    I played this at an anime convention, and it is easily the best fighting game I have played. Beautiful graphics, ridiculous combos, and a nice selection of characters make this title a blast. As a side note, I'm quite deadly with Taokaka.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    8
    My favorite fighting game. Very friendly for beginners, if you like the anime style. A good story, great soundtrack and gorgeous animation and character design. The online mode isn't all that good, all you can play are ranked and player matches. Pick this up if you like fighting games, anime, or the Guilty Gear games.
  3. Apr 6, 2012
    7
    Blazblue is a great 2D fighter with fantastic anime graphics. It's well balanced and fun to play, offering a deep fighting system whilst still being accessible for beginners. Most importantly, the characters, moves and general design all provide a breath of fresh air in a genre totally dominated by Capcom products.
  4. Jan 8, 2014
    8
    A great anime fighter. It pretty much plays similarly to Marvel vs Capcom, but the pace is like Street Fighter. It has a suprisingly great story, an amazing soundtrack, a balanced character roster and just has a unique style. However the learning curve is pretty harsh even for a fighting game which unfortunately drags the game down a bit. But overall, the game is very fun and addicting, ifA great anime fighter. It pretty much plays similarly to Marvel vs Capcom, but the pace is like Street Fighter. It has a suprisingly great story, an amazing soundtrack, a balanced character roster and just has a unique style. However the learning curve is pretty harsh even for a fighting game which unfortunately drags the game down a bit. But overall, the game is very fun and addicting, if you can get pass the learning curve. 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.