Average User Score: 8.6Jul 6, 2014BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for the Playstation Vita is a brilliant addition for the Vita's game library. Even if you already have the PS3 version, having the game on the Vita can make things very worth while when you're out traveling to places and practicing your combos so that you can show it off during online play on both PS3 and Vita. The great thing about this version is that you can use all the available DLCs for free if you have already downloaded them for the PS3 version.
Despite the Vita version being watered down, in terms of graphics, the game still looks amazing on the Vita's OLED screen (not the slim) and it's not noticeable to tell the difference. The character sprites look amazing as always and the stages are just as beautiful that it shouldn't affect anyone.
The story mode has some new additions where they added a recap chapter for BlazBlue fans and newcomers alike to get refreshed on the previous BlazBlue games and the events that have happened up till the beginning of Chrono Phantasma and a bonus beach gag reel to enjoy reading as well.
The combat is just as clean and smooth as the PS3/Arcade version. So it should be no problem to enjoy the game to the fullest.
There are some minor gripes about the Vita version. First, the online mode is still a bit lackluster without the inclusion of the lobby from the PS3 version, less people online, and sometimes the lag is annoying too. Second, the Vita version only has the English voice option for story mode and if you set the voices to Japanese, only the tutorial and battles will feature Japanese voices. Third, the audio quality is not as great as the PS3/Arcade version, but it sounds a lot better than Continuum Shift EXTEND on the Vita and it doesn't have the awful audio bug that EXTEND had. Lastly, some of the re-arranged musical themes aren't as great as their original, but you can still download those originals as DLC. Again, these are just minor gripes about the Vita version, but it shouldn't affect the score much.
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Average User Score: 9.2Feb 14, 2013This is my very first review on a game and on metacritic. Fire Emblem: Awakening is a must-have game for 3DS owners everywhere. This game has lots of content built into it and the DLCs that are still coming just makes it even more worth it.
The characters are awesome, they have very unique personalities, and it's very enjoyable making supports with every character which brings out their personalities and help the players understand them more, especially your avatar.
The story is simply epic to behold. The story takes place thousands of years after Shadow Dragon, but rarely makes references to it so you can say it's a new game in its own right instead of calling it a sequel. I don't want to give off spoilers, but you can read other reviews and they mostly, if not all, say it's great.
There are over 40 classes that exists in the game. You can reclass to many other classes to unlock new skills with your avatar, but some are limited in reclassing, but it shouldn't bother most people much.
The gameplay keeps the traditional feel of past Fire Emblem games except for the newly added Dual System which helps characters pair up and fight against other enemies together for more advantages. So, in a way, it feels "new" from my standpoint because I still haven't fully grasped its full potential. There are many ways to use it that it'll blow your mind.
This game is flowing with content and you'll keep playing it for a very long time.
I know it seems like I didn't explain everything most of the time, but I'm not very good at reviews and I'm making this review for Fire Emblem: Awakening because of how much it impacted me to just let it all out and try and express how great the game is. Again, it's a really great game to have in your 3DS library and you'll have a great time with it like I have and many others.… Expand