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Caladrius Blaze

Rating Summary

Based on 4 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

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Game Information

Available on:PCJan 12, 2017
PlayStation 4Aug 9, 2016

Developer: Moss Co., Ltd.

Publisher: H2 Interactive

Genres: Arcade, Action

Caladrius Blaze features not only the Shame Break system where you can view fantastic eye-candy cut-in graphics for both the playable characters and the bosses as they take damage and clothes are cut away, but also beautiful graphics and sound from star-studded production with character designer, Yasuda Suzuhito, famous for his work in Durarara!! and Devil Survivor, and Basiscape, who handled the sound in Oboro Muramasa. In the Story Mode fully voiced by star voice actors, you can enjoy the storyline of each unique character in the emerging world based on a gothic horror worldview. With two-player coop mode, you can experience even more varied storyline based on the combination of characters. In addition, there are many contents to enjoy other than the Story Mode such as the Rush mode and the Score Attack Mode. There is a Tutorial Mode for beginners, Leaderboard for online ranking, and Gallery Mode for viewing cut-in images and other graphics. MULTIPLE STOYRLINES Unique Characters, Unique Stories Storyline changes depending on the combination of characters you select! Star-studded voice cast unite with amazing music to add more drama to the storyline! SHAME BREAK Shoot Down Bonus: Sexy CG Cuts Defeat the bosses that get in the way and obtain erotic CG cuts and images! ELEMENT SHOT Various Weapons To Shoot Through Enemies Utilize the 3 different types of shots to escape enemy fire! A shooting system developed after many tries! RANKING SYSTEM BASED ON THE NETWORK FEATURE! Users can compete in various ranking fields which keeps them motivated! AND ACHIEVEMENTS ON THE MANY GAME MODES! Configure various factors in the story/game options such as shoot down rate, score recorded for each character and earn achievements!

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Reviews

Caladrius Blaze has good core mechanics which offers some classic shmup gameplay. The shame breaks are a disappointing distraction at best and the game's campaign is a little short. However, in terms of action this is a pretty solid shmup and should please most fans of the genre.

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So, throw away the dud story, the awful presentation and the violence-and-shame-based soft porn and haven't we got a great little shoot-em-up here? The fact is that this mechanically competent shooter in a classic style from a proven team comes with all those crummy decorations attached. It's up to you if it's worth overlooking all the ugliness for the sake of a good game that isn't particularly world-changing.

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Ridiculous fan-service aside, Caladrius Blaze is a very enjoyable STG. Each action-packed stage is filled with exciting moments, and they are all capped by thrilling boss battles. The eight pilotable ships offer a myriad of strengths and weaknesses, ensuring a high amount of replay value. While the graphics are far from cutting edge, at least they aren't unpleasant to the eyes. Everything from enemy ships to their bullets is clearly visible, so there's no chance that something life threatening will get lost in the chaos. The sound balancing is also a little suspect, so feel free to crank the music up, while turning the sound effects down. All in all, this is a worthwhile pick-up, so give it a shot sometime.

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Caladrius Blaze is a fantastic shoot 'em up that offers enough solid gameplay to satisfy genre veterans.

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