This game received strong critical reviews so I checked it out. I would say I enjoy 2-D fighters, even some obscure titles. This title did have excellent graphics and audio effects. The training mode did give me an opportunity to learn the game mechanics. The title did suffer from some extreme load times, even during minor screen changes. I did not feel that the fighting was very balanced. The strong attack was too strong and I could usually just hack that button until I won. The characters seemed very childish. For some reason, the game designers must of thought that carrying a big sword makes a character believable. I found it to be very close to a Pokemon handler carrying a sword around. The story line made little sense, but in fairness I have not been a part of BlazBlue since the onset. The English voice work was very good. Overall, it just fell flat in the 2-D fighting market.
posted by AdamWest (PROSPECT HEIGHTS, IL) Sep 3, 2010
Member since Sep 2010
If you love the Marvel vs. Capcom series fighting action like I do then you will really enjoy this game. A good fighting game starts with controls, and this game defiantly has that. It doesn’t matter if the graphics aren’t awesome if you don’t have solid controls you don’t have anything. You can’t just mash buttons together, or keep doing same cheap move and over and over again and expect to win. If you want to do that then play one of those terrible newer “Mortal Combat” games. Each character is well balanced and has its strengths and weaknesses. It’s hard to find your favorite character because there all so evenly matched. Every Character has a counter balance that really makes the game interesting. I have no idea who these characters are in the game, but that didn’t even matter because the characters are perfectly balanced, and controls are some of the best I’ve seen in a fighting game. I hope that all 2D games in the future take notes, and learn from this game.