BlazBlue: Continuum Shift PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift inherits all the key features of its predecessor while adding a few twists of its own. Tsubaki, ?-12 and Hazama will join the ranks of the veterans, who will be reborn with additional moves added to their arsenals. With new modes like Beginner Mode and TutorialBlazBlue: Continuum Shift inherits all the key features of its predecessor while adding a few twists of its own. Tsubaki, ?-12 and Hazama will join the ranks of the veterans, who will be reborn with additional moves added to their arsenals. With new modes like Beginner Mode and Tutorial Mode, even fighting game beginners can pull off combos like the pros and dive right into the action. [Aksys Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
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  1. 100
    Continuum Shift provides a seamless fighting game experience by offering excellent Tutorial and Training Modes to help you learn your character before testing their skills in the game's near-flawless online mode.
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    92
    If you liked Calamity Trigger, Continuum Shift offers the same style, but polished to the extreme refinement.
  3. 90
    If you loved the original there is enough here to replace your copy of the first game, and if you passed the first time around there has never been a better time to dive in.
  4. Jan 4, 2011
    90
    Continuum Shift fixes everything that was not perfect on Calamity Trigger. It's a great fighting game in a franchise that has a lot of potential ahead.
  5. 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.
  6. The forty-plus hour new story mode, plus the new bonus modes and characters give fans a lot to play with. Beginner mode makes it easy for newcomers to jump right into BlazBlue.
  7. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    80
    Sitting somewhere between a sequel and a revamp, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is unquestionably a great 2D fighter, but then so is the game it retools, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. [Oct 2010, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. May 3, 2016
    10
    one of the best games I have ever played in my life. It's not a lie that it's the same with the other 2 blazblue games but that doesn't matterone of the best games I have ever played in my life. It's not a lie that it's the same with the other 2 blazblue games but that doesn't matter at all. Blazblue has an amazing story and an interesting fighting system I manage to put 130 hours in all three of them and I enjoyed every single minute of it. The cons are that you have to play the other 2 blazblue games to understand the story and that the end of blazblue is not yet revealed so if you love the story just like me you will have to buy the next blazblue when it is out. All in all I think blazblue is a great game and a god damn cheep one if you ask me all three of them cost 60$ so if you should go out and buy this game now even if you don't like fighting games the story is more than enough for you Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2010
    10
    Ok, this game is good, I loved Blazblue and this just expands on a game that was near perfect to begin with, overall it's a fun game. TheOk, this game is good, I loved Blazblue and this just expands on a game that was near perfect to begin with, overall it's a fun game. The sprites look fantastic, the characters & setting are unique, and generally this is a good game, there are no glaring issues with the game to detract from you're enjoyment of it. Expand
  3. Dec 23, 2010
    10
    What? Thats it? Just the graphics? Thats the only reason you could put for your 1 score? Total failure, well Blazblue makes fighting games soWhat? Thats it? Just the graphics? Thats the only reason you could put for your 1 score? Total failure, well Blazblue makes fighting games so much more interactive for its gag reels and such so instead of just playing the character, you kinda get to know the characters. It isn't overstocked with characters but the problem I have is that Valkanhayn, Makoto, and Platinum are all characters you have to buy, and that sucks. The story is great, the background graphics are great (Not that it really matters), and the character gameplay is very diverse. Street Fighter has like 10 characters with all the same bland control Expand
  4. Feb 19, 2012
    9
    It's a long time since I played a fighter, BlazBlue takes the anime stylish with a good combination of pace in the fight which its very nice.It's a long time since I played a fighter, BlazBlue takes the anime stylish with a good combination of pace in the fight which its very nice. I'm not taking to serious the story so I can't judge exactly if it is dumb, interesting or fantastic. But at least Im pleased with the gameplay and the variety of modes it includes yet this will be a minor flaw , but the background could have gotten a much more immersive work , instead of doing it in 2D its in a bad 3D engine meanwhile forget about that and you have here a delightful entertaining game. Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2014
    8
    A significant improvement to Calamity Trigger. Bigger and better character roster, better story and writing, more emotional depth to theA significant improvement to Calamity Trigger. Bigger and better character roster, better story and writing, more emotional depth to the characters (Ragna, Lambda); the game is just bigger and better in every way compared to Calamity. The soundtrack is still a joy to listen to, the characters remain just as good if not better than Calamity, the new additions to the roster mean a lot to the story and the scale is bigger overall. A sequel that does it's job as well. If you love anime fighters and liked Calamity Trigger, there is no reason not to get this game. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2011
    8
    As a 2D fighting game, this one ranks among the best I've played. All the characters feel distinct, awesome to play, and hard to master. OfAs a 2D fighting game, this one ranks among the best I've played. All the characters feel distinct, awesome to play, and hard to master. Of course as in all fighting games there's going to be characters you like and characters you hate, but I thought they are all fun. There's tons of different single and multiplayer modes, as well as an online mode. However, the real fun is offline multiplayer with one other person. The game is distinctly japanese; as such, the art design and music rocks. I thought the story, however, was way too weird and hard to comprehend. Another minus is that the online multiplayer does not have a very robust ranking system; expect to be manhandled quite easily even if you've played for a while and think your "good". However, offline multiplayer where the two players are relatively the same skill level is a blast. One final consideration is that there are several dlc characters to play as as well; however, the PSN is still charging 8 bucks a character (excluding Mu, who is unlockable in the main game). So I have not played as them as of yet, but I've seen videos and they are awesome additions to the gameplay package. This one is a go-to fighting game for me and friends. Expand
  7. Jun 25, 2012
    0
    Do not buy this game. The high priced DLC is ridiculous and Aksys Games has already released another version of the game.
    As for the game
    Do not buy this game. The high priced DLC is ridiculous and Aksys Games has already released another version of the game.
    As for the game itself it a a 2D fighter that is a work of art and unique. AN absolutely beautiful work of art that is being scarred by terrible business practices that only hurts the consumer they are selling the product to. It is a shame such a great game cannot be recommended to purchase because of a companies greed and lack of respect to the fans of their product.
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