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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 Tutorial Mode, even fighting game beginners can pull off combos like the pros and dive right into the action. [Aksys Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    An excellent fighter for both fighting amateurs and steeled veterans. The numerous tutorials, challenges, and inclusion of the Beginner's Mode will help newcomers, while the deep fighting system will keep fighting fans busy.
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    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
    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. 85
    New characters, stages, modes, and story are just some of the reasons why BlazBlue fans should consider dropping the money on this "sequel."
  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. 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 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Dec 23, 2010
    What? 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
  2. Jul 28, 2011
    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.This game is one of the most overrated fighters of all time Expand
  3. Oct 9, 2010
    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. 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
  4. Nov 18, 2011
    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. 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
  5. Jul 3, 2014
    A 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. Sep 14, 2010
    This game is very good, but I think that the critics are over-rating it just a bit. Its worth buying for sure, but don't expect a fighter worthy of a 9 or 10 score here. There are some issues, bugs and control issues to be specific, that keep this from getting a perfect score. Also deduct a little because despite the many game modes, things get a bit stale after a while. There are many modes, but most are too similar to warrant entirely new modes so why bother? But it's still a fun game that plays well and entertains through most of it. Expand
  7. Jun 25, 2012
    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. Expand

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