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  • Summary: “MELTY BLOOD” is a series of 2D fighting games based on TYPE-MOON's visual romance novel "Tsukihime."Since the game's original release on PC in 2002, it has also had a number of ports for arcade, PlayStation®2, and Steam. Now, at long last, the “MELTY BLOOD” series is making its way to“MELTY BLOOD” is a series of 2D fighting games based on TYPE-MOON's visual romance novel "Tsukihime."Since the game's original release on PC in 2002, it has also had a number of ports for arcade, PlayStation®2, and Steam. Now, at long last, the “MELTY BLOOD” series is making its way to PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One in the form of "MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA". This new game features a cast of over 10 characters with upgraded visuals as well as HD environments befitting a new "Tsukihime" title. The battle system has also been rebuilt from the ground up for a more modern feel. Fans of the "Tsukihime" series have the chance to enjoy their favorite special attacks and battles in the form of a 2D character fighting game. Expand

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  1. Oct 4, 2021
    85
    Those with a taste for speedy fighters will be right at home with Melty Blood: Type Lumina. The series' in-depth mechanics are alive and well in this reboot, making this arguably the best entry yet.
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  1. Jan 7, 2022
    10
    Everything I've ever wanted and looked for in fighting games, minus a few gripes with the character designs. I love the pacing of the matches,Everything I've ever wanted and looked for in fighting games, minus a few gripes with the character designs. I love the pacing of the matches, the options afforded to you on defence and on offence, the heavy focus on aerial movement and positioning, and the flashy gameplay. I'm probably going to play this game until I die, catch me in the old person's home running sets with the nurses. Expand
  2. Oct 20, 2021
    9
    This game is good definitely better than KH3 **** that idiot Let's Daze(mid name btw) and Heyzeus( also mid name)can suck my ****. I neverThis game is good definitely better than KH3 **** that idiot Let's Daze(mid name btw) and Heyzeus( also mid name)can suck my ****. I never have to block just big gorrila energy. Honestly if you not wearing black airforces just turn the ps4 off. Kh3 is just bad would rather steal from a baby than to play that garbage. I would rather get touch of deathed by Yumi in BbTag every game than to play that game. RIP bozo + Ratio + where you moms at. Easy 9/10 would recommend. Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2021
    9
    The game has good visuals and a good artstyle, a sountrack that fits the game really well, many interesting mechanics and the online modeThe game has good visuals and a good artstyle, a sountrack that fits the game really well, many interesting mechanics and the online mode works surprisingly well. The most noticeable flaw of the game are the auto-combos, and the fact that a certain funny cat is missing from the cast, but even with those flaws, this game has a pretty good quality, in my opinion you should give it a try. Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2021
    8
    I've played a lot of fighting games over the years, and I regret not getting back into the previous Melty Blood title when it was accessibleI've played a lot of fighting games over the years, and I regret not getting back into the previous Melty Blood title when it was accessible to the West. I had managed to grab it nearly a decade ago and fell in love with it just from a single-player perspective.

    Melty Blood: Type Lumina is very similar to the previous game, a high-mobility, high-combo oriented fighting game. It's very approachable for newcomers, though the combo trails near the end for characters are needlessly harder, and you're better off learning easier ones from the Internet.

    The fighting in general is very satisfying, and has several different mechanics to have interesting exchanges and things to consider during the match. The Magic Circuit (super meter) can be used activate a Guilty-Gear style "Burst" that knocks the opponent away, while giving you a draining meter that restores your health, while still giving you access to all your supers. There's another "Blood Gauge" meter for enhanced specials, and can be cancelled to enter a temporary buffed state with its own set of perks. All in all, it's just fun to actually play the game in this.

    Single player-wise, it's got a few different modes to do with each character, which is fine. Story-mode is lacking, as you only get a three exchanges of dialogue per character's story. There's not much else to really cover there.

    Multiplayer has two main modes: Ranked and Player matches. Ranked matches are simple, just queue for it to try and match you with an opponent, and the two of you fight. Player matches are held in lobby rooms, which works well enough, though the players in those rooms can be of wildly different experience-levels.
    Strangely, while Ranked does have a "RP score" to track your status in the rankings, but it and the "unranked" Player matches influence your overall Grade, which goes from E to S+. This can be a bother if you want to learn other characters in online matches, as you'll be sacrificing your grade as you learn. Ultimately, grade doesn't seem to matter that much as a result.

    What mostly knocks Melty Blood down a bit is the netcode. Online play can be all over the place, but when you get a bad connection fight, it can be downright unplayable even with the rollback netcode. There's also the Rapid Beat mechanic that is a great accessibility tool for newcomers, but it quickly just becomes a punishment to button mashers. Finally, while it doesn't seem fair to compare the start-from-scratch new game, it lacks the variety that was in the previous title, which had been going strong for 8 years in-between its first and last versions.

    Overall, I applaud Melty Blood for being a "High Floor, High Ceiling" kind of fighting game. While many franchises have been simplifying their games to lower the skill ceiling in order to make things less daunting on new players, Melty Blood gives newcomers a wide-variety of simple-to-use, hard-to-master tools to enjoy the game. I definitely recommend it, even if it's only spot at EVO is in the restroom.
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  5. Oct 1, 2021
    7
    This is an average 2D fighting game, it have a good sprites, nice mechanics for casual gamers, low price (In my country this game is availableThis is an average 2D fighting game, it have a good sprites, nice mechanics for casual gamers, low price (In my country this game is available for 17$ dollars). All characters is very well worked, but the cast is short. We have a huge variety of mechanics for competitive players, but in this game we have the hated mechanic, "1 button combo", and some hardcore players can hate this game because of this. Expand