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GF Rating
6.8

1738 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

BlazBlue Review

posted by durpington (BOCA RATON, FL) Jun 30, 2010

Member since May 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

When I first played Soul Calibur IV, I thought it was the best fighting game I had played. Then i happened to stumble upon this golden (but still very unknown) fighting game. The characters are hand drawn, beautiful, and different. The 3-D backgrounds go very well with the 2-D characters. I never really knew the controller was in my hands while I was playing, and that's saying a lot considering it's a fighting game. This a must play for anyone who is a fan of fighters, or just wants to try out something new and unusual.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

One of the better current Fighters

posted by Legacies15 (MOSINEE, WI) Jan 19, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

After hearing about Blazblue from friends and seeing it on gaming webcasts, I've wanted to try this game for a long time. I now had the chance and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the time I've spent so far with the game. The artistic style of the game are immediate eye candy as the game opens up with an anime-style video; not to mention that the 2D anime-style fighter brings be back to days of SNES, playing Street Fighter and other fighters with similar anime-style characters. The graphics in this game are very unique and bring out every detail flawlessly. Each character's attacks are very interesting and look incredible. Now, for the actual gameplay. The control mechanics in the game are rather simplistic compared to other fighters. Where as you have something like three buttons assigned for three different punches and kicks (reffering to SF4's control scheme), the controls are easy and quick to pick up. Each character has their own individual combinations to pull off special attacks; some are on the easy side to perform, while some are extremely difficult (Easy being the down to forward button, hard being the 720 stick rotation, or easier put spin the stick around twice).

The Fighting is extremely fast pace, so learning your character would definitely help out in competition, especially against other players. The only reason why this game hasn't recieved a 10 from me is because of the fact that Online matching (ranked matches) are extremely uneven; you could be a new player and be matched with a very good player. Also, some characters obviously have strengths and weaknesses to others, but a few of the characters (such as Nu) are extremely over-powered and are in desperate need of an adjustment.

Overall, this game is definitely worth a buy, and playing with your friends is a great experience.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

One Great 2D fighter

posted by RaxorX (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Dec 18, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Blazblue is an amazing 2D fighter with characters that can beat all the other characters. I would like to point out that not all characters are equal. Some characters have lower health bars and amazing offensive capabilities and others deal alot of damage in a few hits. I have been playing Blazblue since launch and I can say that the people still playing are really good and if you want to play a ranked match you will need to practice. While the story will confuse many it is probably one of the best for any fighting game to come out within the last year. An if you have problems understanding the story there is always the wikipedia page. The music in the game is top notch. Some of it is rock while one of the songs is more jazz like. The graphics are definitely the best 2D graphics in a fighter to come out with 3D backgrounds that add some spice to the game. Blazblue is one of the best fighters I have played and although flawed in some areas it is by far going to be kept until the sequel comes out.

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