The Best Parts of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (4 out of 5)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger’s is an insane tale that entertains with unusual and off-the-wall story elements that will make you laugh out loud. A boy vigilante who travels around with a life-sized marionette he thinks is his sister and a vampire warrior whose talking cat changes into an umbrella during combat sequences. The developer even added a tips mode called, "Teach me, Boobie Lady". Japanese developer Arc System Works let a writer work on the story line of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger who appears to have just stepped out of the padded room of a comedy club.
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a great fighting game with a roster of improbable characters who beat each other up with ridiculous attacks that satisfy the senses in a world that sometimes plays like a drug-induced hallucination. This video game has a much better and more entertaining story line than games like Street Fighter IV or Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.
The Parts of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger That Need to be Improved (4 out of 5)
Becoming a battle master in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger will require a gamer with patience and dedication to learning the combat system. BlazBlue has a great defensive system with a wide array of defensive counters, cancels, and blocks to complicate the chess-like battles. Gamers will be taking their share of lumps and bumps while they learn the intricacies of each characters special driver attacks. BlazBlue is a hardcore gamer’s drug and in the hands of a fighting game guru the battles are stunning visually and get more intense as you learn how to use the combat system.
The Graphical Presentation of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (4 out of 5)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a visual extravaganza with varied backgrounds and environments with a mesmerizing blend of 2D images and great looking 3D character models. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger has some of the hottest animations you’re going to see in a video game, with outlandish attacks and gorgeous 2D/3D backgrounds that rock your senses.
The Sound Quality of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (4 out of 5)
The music score included with BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is perfectly designed to make the battles more intense for your senses. The tempo and energy of the music increases beautifully as the energy of a battle increases and slows down when the action is less intense. The Japanese tradition of using character actors with high-pitched voices to do the sounds for anime characters has been continued in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger.
Want to Play BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Again? (4 out of 5)
BlazBlue: Calamity Blue is a video game that makes a fighting game guru play this title again and again in order to master the deep and satisfying combat system included with this video game. Joystick jockeys will have to start an intensive training program to play this video game the way it was meant to be played. The combat system is one of the deepest and best I have ever used, with equal ability to entertain on the defensive side of combat as the offensive side. Playing solo or on line against friends isn’t as hard and the level of skill you need isn’t as intense. In this mode casual gamers can enjoy the beautiful visuals and stylish attacks of the characters without having to spend as much time learning the deep combat system included. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is more of a cartoon-like fighting game than a realistic fighting video game like UFC 2009 Undisputed.
The Final Word on BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (4 out of 5)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger has the entertainment value that Japanese gamers have become use to over the past few years. North American hardcore fighting gamers will love the intricate battle system and off-the-wall story line that entertains with a few laughs at the expense of the characters. Inexperienced gamers will have a difficult time getting into the action included with this video game because it takes quite a few hours of game time to learn how to use the combat system included. BlazBlue is more of a cartoon-like fighting game than a realistic fighting video game like UFC 2009 Undisputed.