Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
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  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Apr 11, 2012
    70
    Heavily recycled from the PS3 version, but still one of the most rewarding 2D fighters around. [April 2012, p80]
  2. 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.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Feb 18, 2012
    9
    This game is a must have for any 2D fighting or anime fan. The game controls like a charm and has a stylish "easy" mode for those who justThis game is a must have for any 2D fighting or anime fan. The game controls like a charm and has a stylish "easy" mode for those who just want to pull off crazy moves without having to learn all the intricate controls. However old school fighting fans will also love how deep the combat system is if you chose to not do the stylish and "easy" modes. It really is a game that appeals to all gamers. The game has many modes and even the story modes include many storylines including a "Calamity Trigger", "Continuum Shift" and 4 other character stories. It a lot for just a handheld game. The voice acting is very well done and is of very high production. The graphics are the best I have seen yet for any handheld ever. The colors pop and the animations never disappoint. Characters are done very well. The game has a lot of style as you would expect of a game like this.

    However there is one thing I have to fault this game for and it is very minor. The music sometimes drowns out the voice actors when they are talking. Sure there are subtitles so you can read what is going on too but the voice acting is so well done that when the music drowns it out it frustrates that you can't HEAR what the characters are saying. On the note of music, it is also done very well and has a great mix of tracks that never get old or tiring. In conclusion, if you plan on buying a PlayStation Vita at launch I suggest getting this game with it. It has over 10+ different modes in the game and it will show off the gorgeous OLED screen of the PS Vita. You can't afford to miss out on this gem. This game should be on everyone's list when buying the Vita. I cannot recommend this game enough. This game will give you the most bang for your buck. Oh and buy it digitally. It's $5 cheaper than its hard copy and is a lot faster loading when it's digital. Best $34.99 I have spent on the PlayStation Store.
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  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 Full Review »