on February 3, 2011
If you have already played Blazblue: Calamity Trigger, then you will need no introduction to BlazBlue Continuum Shift. This is a fighting game who's gameplay mechanics differ quite a bit from many popular fighters such as the Street Fighter franchise. The game differs greatly since it uses 4 buttons for attacks, which their function varies per character, which makes each character very unique and gives a lot of variety if you prefer a particular play style. Blazblue also allows many different maneuvers not found in many 1v1 fighting games including Double Jumps, Air-Dashes, SuperJumps, and air throws. This is a game definitely worth giving a go if you want to experience a very unique fighting game. If you are new to the genre the game also features a Tutorial mode which teaches you everything from the fundamental mechanics to advanced tactics used in Blazblue and 2-D fighting games in general. In addition to Challenge Modes and Tutorials there is also a Story mode. Blazblue has an excellent Story for a fighting game, and has some really good dialogue. Story mode plays out like a visual novel and includes some reasonable voice acting to go along with it. If you like online play in your fighting games then you will like Blazblue's extremely solid network code, you can still have good matches with just a 1 or 2 bar connection, and with 3 or 4 it pretty much feels like you playing right next to your opponent (latency wise of course).
Overall a good game and I would recommend it.
on September 4, 2010
Excellent game worthy of any 2-D fighter's collection. The minor tweaks to the characters from the original game are not noticeable if you were a casual player of the first game. With the added modes, characters, tutorials, good story mode, and beginner mode for just having fun with friends this was a must buy for me.