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  • Summary: In the 13th hierarchical city, Kagutsuchi, the Librarium regulates the amazing power of Armagus, a fusion of magic and technology. Currently they are after a wanted criminal named Ragna The Bloodedge, also known as Death, who wants to destroy the Librarium. Due to Ragna possessing a powerful form of Armagus known as the Azure Grimoire, people far and wide are after not only his bounty, but his grimoire as well. This is where our story begins.
    BlazBlue Key Features: The first hi-res 2D fighter from the creators of the Guilty Gear series! Experience the beauty of high-resoluti on, hand-drawn sprites on 3D backgrounds, all in glorious high-definition. Online Battle Action. Get ready to take the action online and battle the best players from all over the world! Console Exclusive Modes. BlazBlue features the following console-only modes: Arcade, Vs, Practice, and a completely fleshed-out Story Mode that tells the tales of each character. Over 10 unique combatants to choose from! Choose a character that represents your own fighting style, like the lightning-fast Taokaka or the wickedly powerful Tager. Drive your way to victory! Use the unique "Drive Attacks" specific to each character to decimate your opponent. Depending on the character, control the elements like wind and ice, or even absorb the life force from your opponents. A plethora of offensive and defensive options at your disposal! Take advantage of Barriers, Counter Assaults, Rapid Cancels, and Distortion Drives to turn the tide of battle! [Akys Games]
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  1. Positive: 47 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. BlazBlue's online system puts titles like Street Fighter IV to shame, and the overall beauty of high-def 2D sprites put it at the top of the graphics department as well.
  2. The fighting system in BlazBlue is the deepest I have seen this generation, and the level of exploration that is possible within the combat is something that is rare indeed.
  3. BlazBlue is a new franchise that calls back to the cabinet. It's what you'd expect out of, and it's what you want in, a new 2D fighting game.
  4. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is at the moment one of the best fighting games, and the unique that can be considered to the height of Street Fighter IV. Sprites in high definition, amazing backgrounds, fast and intense play system... The best game than Arc System Works never has created.
  5. 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.
  6. While BlazBlue is unabashedly brutal online, there's more than enough offline content to keep beginners busy until they feel skilled enough to brave online play. BlazBlue doesn't apologize for its complexity, but it does make everyone feel welcome.
  7. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is probably a game best suited for people who have been playing fighting games for a long time, but even then, its style seems to be deliberately divisive. It's certainly worth trying out if you're a fan of the genre, but it's entirely possible that you'll find the whole thing to be a big, loud mess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Jan 8, 2014
    9
    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, if you can get pass the learning curve. Expand
  2. 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. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. 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. Collapse

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