BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Review

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
So I went out and purchased BlazBlue:Calamity Trigger today. BlazBlue is a fighting game made by the creators of Guilty Gear X. It’s a 2D fighting game, to be specific, and it’s similarities to Guilty Gear X are pretty clear, though that’s not a bad thing. Just getting the game today, I’ll give you my BlazBlue Review.
First off, lemme just say that the art style of Blazblue is pretty stylistic. Not in a bad sense, but stylistic in the sense that I love it. It’s not poorly made, it meets the standards of a modern 2D next gen fighting game, as it is in HD. With that out of the way, if you’re the type of person who goes to the Story or Arcade mode when he first plays, let me warn you, the voice acting in Blazblue can be a bit irritating. That’s the case with most Japanese games in the US anyway, the voice acting is a bit weird over here. I’d rather listen to the Japanese voices, but that’s just my opinion.Besides that, BlazBlue opens with a japanese animated cinematic, just catchy tunes and some action, nothing major. It’ll be enjoyable for you anime fans out there to hear some of the music this game has to offer. Especially if you’ve gotten the BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger limited edition. That one comes with two music discs that you can listen too, along with a combo dvd to teach you some needed combos.
The fighting in BlazBlue is nothing short of enjoyable, though. Immediately playing BlazBlue, you’ll feel like this is as good as any other hardcore fighting game. I personally like this game more than Street Fighter, I’ll tell you why. In BlazBlue, they made this game amazingly balanced. It’s impossible to be caught in a 0 to death combo. Meaning to be stuck in a combo from full health, and then brought to your death. This game allows you to break combos. Also, if you run away too much during a fight, you’ll be slowed down and you’ll take more damage. That’s the main reason I hate Street Fighter, people just run away and hadoken. In BlazBlue, to be any good you’ll need some actual skill and you’ll need to study and remember combos.
That aside, you get all the general features you have in a fighting game. Story mode, arcade mode, training mode, and online mode. There are actually characters that have an unlimited mode,that powers them up a bit. They can be unlocked by beating Arcade mode with them. I got Nu’s Unlimited mode and she’s a pain in the ass to fight. BlazBlue is balanced, but the Unlimited Mode just adds a sense of difficulty to the mix that you’ll have to deal with.
All in all, BlazBlue is a solid 2d hardcore fighting game. If you’re a Street Fighter fan, Guilty Gear X fan, or even a fighting game fan in general, you’ll enjoy BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. Both of the versions, both regular and limited edition, cost the same, so I recomend going for the Limited Edition so you get the combo’s guide. So if you’re looking for a new fighting game to get, BlazBlue is sure to wet your appetite.

So I went out and purchased BlazBlue:Calamity Trigger today. BlazBlue is a fighting game made by the creators of Guilty Gear X. It’s a 2D fighting game, to be specific, and it’s similarities to Guilty Gear X are pretty clear, though that’s not a bad thing. Just getting the game today, I’ll give you my BlazBlue Review.

First off, lemme just say that the art style of Blazblue is pretty stylistic. Not in a bad sense, but stylistic in the sense that I love it. It’s not poorly made, it meets the standards of a modern 2D next gen fighting game, as it is in HD. With that out of the way, if you’re the type of person who goes to the Story or Arcade mode when he first plays, let me warn you, the voice acting in Blazblue can be a bit irritating. That’s the case with most Japanese games in the US anyway, the voice acting is a bit weird over here. I’d rather listen to the Japanese voices, but that’s just my opinion.Besides that, BlazBlue opens with a japanese animated cinematic, just catchy tunes and some action, nothing major. It’ll be enjoyable for you anime fans out there to hear some of the music this game has to offer. Especially if you’ve gotten the BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger limited edition. That one comes with two music discs that you can listen too, along with a combo dvd to teach you some needed combos.

The fighting in BlazBlue is nothing short of enjoyable, though. Immediately playing BlazBlue, you’ll feel like this is as good as any other hardcore fighting game. I personally like this game more than Street Fighter, I’ll tell you why. In BlazBlue, they made this game amazingly balanced. It’s impossible to be caught in a 0 to death combo. Meaning to be stuck in a combo from full health, and then brought to your death. This game allows you to break combos. Also, if you run away too much during a fight, you’ll be slowed down and you’ll take more damage. That’s the main reason I hate Street Fighter, people just run away and hadoken. In BlazBlue, to be any good you’ll need some actual skill and you’ll need to study and remember combos.

That aside, you get all the general features you have in a fighting game. Story mode, arcade mode, training mode, and online mode. There are actually characters that have an unlimited mode,that powers them up a bit. They can be unlocked by beating Arcade mode with them. I got Nu’s Unlimited mode and she’s a pain in the ass to fight. BlazBlue is balanced, but the Unlimited Mode just adds a sense of difficulty to the mix that you’ll have to deal with.

All in all, BlazBlue is a solid 2d hardcore fighting game. If you’re a Street Fighter fan, Guilty Gear X fan, or even a fighting game fan in general, you’ll enjoy BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. Both of the versions, both regular and limited edition, cost the same, so I recomend going for the Limited Edition so you get the combo’s guide. So if you’re looking for a new fighting game to get, BlazBlue is sure to wet your appetite.


One thought on “BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Review

  1. I’m with you man this game is just AMAZING,the first time i played this game on the arcade, i got addicted to it, i love the graphics; they are just awesome, and yeah the voice in japanese is kinda better.

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