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  • Summary: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND makes a return with the devious all new playable character Relius Clover, new story scenarios, new gameplay modes, and competitively balanced action. Enhanced Story Mode: Relive and rediscover the events that took place in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger orBlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND makes a return with the devious all new playable character Relius Clover, new story scenarios, new gameplay modes, and competitively balanced action. Enhanced Story Mode: Relive and rediscover the events that took place in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger or venture forth into one of four all new story scenarios. New and Revised Game Modes to Explore: Take on the strongest of foes in Unlimited Mars Mode, dungeoneer your way to the bottom of Abyss Mode, or refine your skills in the improved Challenge Mode. Fully Revised Combat System: All characters new and old have been thoroughly rebalanced and armed with all new strategies and combos to take your game to the top. Improved Online Multiplayer: Battle it out in BlazBlue’s acclaimed online mode with all new online multiplayer features, such as online team battles. [Sony]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Apr 25, 2012
    90
    BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend is an excellent fighting game and a virtually identical porting of its PlayStation 3 counterpart, jampacked with content, modes and goodies to unlock. However, it's still your usual BlazBlue and you might not be interested if you have already purchased Continuum Shift II and every DLC character.
  2. 90
    Fans of the genre without prior contact to BlazBlue should definitely take a look at this Vita port. If you own the PS3 or 360 Version though, you only need this, if you just can´t live without the colorful BlazBlue-Heroes, while being on the road.
  3. Mar 5, 2012
    88
    An extremely deep and refined 2D fighter from Japan that challenges and impresses.
  4. Feb 14, 2012
    81
    A complex-yet-accessible 2D fighter which will satisfy hardcore SF fans much more than Marvel vs. Capcom 3. [March 2012, p.92]
  5. A game of precision and timing that demands a perfect port. Here, it gets one. Fighting fans will be pleased. [Apr 2012, p.61]
  6. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    If you've never played BlazBlue, then Continuum Shift Extend is the place to start, and there's no better platform to do it on than the PS Vita. If you have previously enjoyed the BlazBlue series, that's a bit of a tougher call and will largely depend on the value of the added characters and increased control allowed by this new system.
  7. Mar 9, 2012
    60
    BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend is insanely beautiful and it offers game mechanics that few games in the genre can match. But sadly it's a bit too narrow and hardcore for me to fully embrace it and instead I find myself being very bored.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 1, 2012
    10
    This beautifully drawn and masterfully built 2D-fighter astounded me with its depth in both content and strategy. There is literally hundredsThis beautifully drawn and masterfully built 2D-fighter astounded me with its depth in both content and strategy. There is literally hundreds of hours of single-player content for completionists and endless replay for those interested in the online multiplayer. Online battles are intense, balanced, lag-free, with an excellent player community. If you have ANY interest in 2-D fighters, don't miss out on this gem Expand
  2. Feb 23, 2012
    10
    The most IMPORTANT ASPECT is online, and the online battle is near flawless, the connection is well-done and lag is barely a factor in theThe most IMPORTANT ASPECT is online, and the online battle is near flawless, the connection is well-done and lag is barely a factor in the game. The game gives your character personality and lets you play as a character you like not just on a fighting perspective, but on a personal perspective. Many fighting games lack this, even if its filled with your typical anime bullcrap, Hazama and Relius are very interesting and cool characters. The point being, the graphics are well done the controls are fluent, It is a must have. Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2012
    10
    This is a must have game for any 2D fighter fan, if you are into BlazBlu games or other Aksys games such as Guilty Gear, or even if you areThis is a must have game for any 2D fighter fan, if you are into BlazBlu games or other Aksys games such as Guilty Gear, or even if you are new to 2D fighters this should be one of the first games you own on your vita. The upgrades to online play have been amazing from previous BlazBlue games as well, and unfortunately they failed to explain on the box art that it has online play so i went into it disappointed but was extremely happy and surprised to find that BlazBlu for Vita does in fact support online play and it is really really good.

    graphics - 10
    gameplay - 10
    replay value - 10
    Sound - 9.5
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  4. May 18, 2012
    9
    If you're into fighting games and want something fresh Blaz Blue it's probably the best option nowaday and hell much better for the PS Vita,If you're into fighting games and want something fresh Blaz Blue it's probably the best option nowaday and hell much better for the PS Vita, the gameplay feels more comfortable on the portable system than on the big guy ( PS3 ) , and if you thought that the graphics looked lazy , the portable system does some magic on the game. And the Extend subtitle is a genuine name for it, it really has many content that will likely be in use often. Just make this one a necessary tittle to your game library . Expand
  5. Jan 29, 2014
    9
    I Love 2D Fighting Games, This BlazBlue Graphics is Awesome, every character have story, and have huge gallery. This must be the Best 2DI Love 2D Fighting Games, This BlazBlue Graphics is Awesome, every character have story, and have huge gallery. This must be the Best 2D Fighting in PSVita Ever...I really like it, Fighting Systems is more complex. Can't Wait More Games 2D Fighting With Great & Beautiful Graphics Like This BB Games. Just WOW Expand
  6. Apr 9, 2013
    9
    BlazBlue Continuum Shift EXTENDED is a brilliant game to add to your Fighting Vita games! BlazBlue extended version goes further and actuallyBlazBlue Continuum Shift EXTENDED is a brilliant game to add to your Fighting Vita games! BlazBlue extended version goes further and actually opens up the story in more depth, each character is presented through a short story wonderfully and it runs through some fights but the STORY MODE is not as interactive as other games are such as Mortal Kombat or Dead Or Alive. In fact is more like a text adventure anime type thingy which is more delicious to Anime lovers than other gamers.
    Whats awesome about BlazBlue is the set of the wonderfull playable characters the number of playabale characters are not so many but in fact it takes really a long time to master each of them. Each of these characters are designed wonderfully, have their own unique attributes and combos. in fact the gameplay has quiet depth in it which is wonderfully balanced between players :)
    I cant complain anything about the set of playable characters in this game !
    Furthermore there are tones of mode to chose and play, a really nice training mode is provided and in generall BlazBlue offers a really long gameplay to its fans.
    Graphics in this game is awesome. The characters are in 2D but the backgrounds are rendered in 3D. EVery aspect of the design in this game is truly nice, specially that set of used colors are quiet beautiful.
    Finally BlazBlue is a really HArdCore Arcade fighting and i am recommending to all the lovers of fighting games
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  7. Sep 29, 2012
    6
    This is a warning you must heed. If you are playing this is your first blazblue game you won't enjoy it. of course there are exceptions butThis is a warning you must heed. If you are playing this is your first blazblue game you won't enjoy it. of course there are exceptions but the sheer number of fancy terms, names, and techniques tossed at the player guarantee that even a rocket scientist couldn't dive into this game without some slight confusion. Every character has at least two nicknames and a confusing weapon name to go along with it. they also have a long back story not summed up in it's entirety by the initial story mode. It will take a lot of dedication for new comers to become intimate with this game. Don't undermine that statement like I did when I read reviews. It will take a lot of dedication. Also the combat is often just as complicated. though you can get through a large number of the story battle by button mashing eventually you will encounter a foe that will require a deep amount of knowledge concerning your characters special moves and blocking. Training mode helps but cannot solve all the problems. All in all this game is enjoyable but not to those who simply want a "simple fighter" like Tekken. Expand

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