Monday, June 6, 2011

Because Anything Japan Based Has To Be Good...

Gameplay - 8/10
Storyline - 7/10
Graphics - 7/10
Game Score : 22/30

We all know that 2-D fighters have always and will always remain the best environment for a fighting game. Yes technology improves and its nice to think outside of the box at times but the facts are that there are more successful 2-D fighting games on the market than 3-D fighting games. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift​ 2 is a 2-D fighting game developed by Arc System Works. This is the PSP version but regardless both the console versions and the portable versions are similar apart from the addition of two game modes to the portable version that are missing from the console version.   

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 retains the traditional 2D fighter gameplay of two characters participating in a duel on a two dimensional plane. A match can consist of one to five rounds known as "rebels". To win a round, one player must either deplete the other player's life gauge to 0 by inflicting enough damage through various attacks or by having more remaining health after the round's timer depletes.

During each rebel, players fill a Heat Gauge which can be used for advanced techniques such as Distortion Drives, Rapid Cancels, Counter Assaults, and certain characters' attacks (Jin/Hakumen). The Heat Gauge can be filled via dealing damage, taking damage, and perfectly blocking attacks. All this is easily and effortlessly explained in the tutorial option of the game; I must commend Arc System Works on the work they did on their tutorial system as it is very comprehensive and helpful.

Here is the list of characters in BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2:
1. Ragna the Bloodedge
2. Jin Kisaragi
3. Noel Vermillion
4. Iron Tager
5. Rachel Alucard
6. Taokaka
7. Litchi Faye Ling
8. Arakune
9. Bang Shishigami
10. Carl Clover
11. Hakumen
12. Lambda-11
13. Tsubaki Yayoi
14. Hazama
15. Mu-12
16. Makoto Nanaya
17. Valkenhayn Hellsing
18. Platinum the Trinity

If you are a fan of fighting games then you will want this game as it has all the elements of a great fighting game. Wide variety of characters to choose from, easy to learn combat system that has a deeper more complex side to it and finally creative movesets individual to each character. Another fun fact to maybe sway your opinion into getting this game; the same people responsible for the very successful Guilty Gear fighting game franchise also made this game. Oh and how could I forget to mention that the game has really visual supers called Astral Heats...

1 comment

June 8, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Poll on What Type Of Fighting Game Do You Prefer? ended with 2 votes for 2.5D games and 1 vote for 2D games

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