gamers (39%) found this review helpful
After reading some reviews, I was excited to play BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. With 8's and 9's, you'd expect this game to practically revolutionize 2D fighters with a kick to the head.
Sadly, that is definitely not the case. BlazBlue just isn't a very good game. The characters are horrible generic stereotypes, and although well-drawn they are completely uninteresting.
While the Story Mode has actual storylines in it, they are mostly confusing and trite. The static story cutscenes are also significantly longer than the actual battles, which means you'll spend a lot of time skipping over pointless walls of text.
The actual fighting itself is fairly standard for any current 2D fighter; There are a lot of bars and gauges plastering the screen to figure out, and the characters beautifully execute flashy juggles and supermoves.
Ultimately though, the well-drawn characters simply fail to pull this game out of mediocrity. If you absolutely love 2D fighters, and adored Guilty Gear, I'd still recommend BlazBlue only as a rental.
You'll be returning it soon, and cursing the questionable judgment of reviewers who inexplicably scored this a "9".
This game sadly does not deliver on much of anything. Most hits do not register properly. The game is slower then slow. The combo system while amazing seems like it just lacks any sort of a luster. With side fighters like SFIV there you would have thought it would bring some competition to the table but sadly this game just doesn't.
Its only redeeming factor is that the combo system is very interesting but is held back by the games other flaws.