BlazBlue initial impressions
by, 07-01-2009 at 01:37 AM (538 Views)
BlazBlue is pretty fun so far.
I've played a couple of online matches, and the actual battles seem to be pretty good. You get trophies for doing the usual rigor of winning and being a high level. I've won 2 online matches, and I got maybe 3 trophies out of it. If I win another one in a row, I get another trophy!
You also get experience points in online battle based on your performance, but I'm fairly sure that's only if you win - since the performance factors are all winning-related. It's so easy to find a match, but then again it IS Day 1 after all. I don't have much experience with creating my own matches, I always do quick play.
The gameplay mechanic is altered enough from the familiar Guilty Gear engine to be its own beast. However, I imagine anyone who has ever played Guilty Gear would find themselves adapting to BlazBlue's mechanic rather quickly.
I also found that the characters are more approachable than my initial impressions. Taokaka is a very interesting character that seems like she was pulled straight from an anime. There's a character named Bang that seems like he's ripped off from Naruto and Strider. When he does his special move, a weird 70s anime theme songs blares over the original BGM. It's pretty unique.
The music in general is pretty decent, it seems to fit the flow of the story. It's not really a unique "Every character is named after a song" or metal theme, but it still works.
There's also an option that allows you to save off your fights as a video. The back of the box says you can upload them, but I am not sure how to accomplish this.
It's easy to play, but difficult to master as the old saying goes. You can play and have fun with your noob friends who button mash, or you can learn the skills and be good at it.
If you're in to the 2D fighters that were on PS2, but have been wanting something similar on a modern console, this game is for you.