4 2D fighter that doesn't pull its puncheskleckerei | 07/04/2010 | See all kleckerei's reviews (4)I have been waiting for BlazBlue for so long now I cannot remember! However the wait was well worthwhile. It is probably one of the most fun fighting games I have ever bought. If you know what I mean by fun. Firstly the controls are very easy to manage and there are not too many choices you have to make before you can get on with things. And once you do you wont look back. Like any fighting game you have got to get beyond the button mashing if you want to experience the full range of moves available. I started slowly with the training mode and got an idea of how to link moves together. Ultimately you have some extraordinary effects through the Drives. But I have yet to get an Astral Heat off the ground.BlazBlue feels quite different from the Tekken and SF games I have played before. I do not know if it is because they are becoming samey-samey (though still good) or if BlazBlue is fresh because it is a new game. I am no expert of the genre.It got all the standard modes you would expect: Arcade, Versus, Training, Online, etc. But it has also got a little gem hidden inside. There is an innocent looking choice called STORY. That is all it says STORY! But when you select it you are off into a new experience completely. It is deep, intricate and plays exactly like an RPG Adventure game. You learn everything about the stories that brought each of the really weird characters to the 13th Hierarchical City (cannot remember the full name, but it is quite Japanese). I wont spoil anything, but you also find out what BlazBlue is all about. The commentary is mixed between sugary sweet and dark anger. Very well put together.