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07-03-2009, 03:05 PM
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BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - a fighter to rival Street Fighter?

So, I've never heard of this game "BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger" but I happened to see a review for it on GameTrailers, which gave it a 9.0 and said that it would rival Street Fighter and push 2-d fighters to the next level. It came out in arcades last year, but was just released for 360 and PS3 on June 30th. Wiki labels it the "spiritual successor to Guilty Gear".

GameTrailers' Review:

Some things that the GT Review mentions:

-All 12 characters actually feel and plays unique
-Fairly generous combo chain timing for casual players, but a deep enough combat system for hardcore gamers (Hardcore Gamer Magazine via Metacritic says "It will take at least another year for the game's full depth to be discovered. [Issue#35, p.44] "
-a "Drive" system that is explained in the GT review
-Incredible 2-d visuals
-Apparently has a pretty good story mode
-AWESOME online features... Obvious ones like quick match, but also Rooms with up to 6 people to simulate arcade quarter matches with rotation, downloadable replays, (Metacritic says that it puts SF4's online modes to shame)
-Funny Engrish, or Japanese audio
-A metal, "Futuristic Rock-Opera" soundtrack

Originally Posted by Metacritic
In the 13th hierarchical city, Kagutsuchi, the Librarium regulates the amazing power of Armagus, a fusion of magic and technology. Currently they are after a wanted criminal named Ragna The Bloodedge, also known as Death, who wants to destroy the Librarium. Due to Ragna possessing a powerful form of Armagus known as the Azure Grimoire, people far and wide are after not only his bounty, but his grimoire as well. This is where our story begins. BlazBlue Key Features: The first hi-res 2D fighter from the creators of the Guilty Gear series! Experience the beauty of high-resoluti on, hand-drawn sprites on 3D backgrounds, all in glorious high-definition. Online Battle Action. Get ready to take the action online and battle the best players from all over the world! Console Exclusive Modes. BlazBlue features the following console-only modes: Arcade, Vs, Practice, and a completely fleshed-out Story Mode that tells the tales of each character. Over 10 unique combatants to choose from! Choose a character that represents your own fighting style, like the lightning-fast Taokaka or the wickedly powerful Tager. Drive your way to victory! Use the unique "Drive Attacks" specific to each character to decimate your opponent. Depending on the character, control the elements like wind and ice, or even absorb the life force from your opponents. A plethora of offensive and defensive options at your disposal! Take advantage of Barriers, Counter Assaults, Rapid Cancels, and Distortion Drives to turn the tide of battle! [Akys Games]

MetaCritic has it rated 9.0 and 9.2 for 360 and PS3 respectively, from 10 reviews. User votes have it at 9.0 and 9.8.

Just wondering if any of you had played it. I'm probably going to at least rent it. Hopefully there's a demo I can check out.

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