BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is solid fighter that blends unique characters and opens the doors to a lot of possibilities.
Although CTB may have some technical flaws, it is still a great fighting game at its core. The streamlined skill/combo system shakes up the formula in a good way and the large cast helps too.
Despite a weak solo mode and an excessive DLC storefront, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is an excellent outsider in the fighting genre this year.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle checks off all of the boxes I look for in an Arc System Works fighting game. The action is fast and fun, the presentation is top-notch and the learning curve is handled perfectly as you progress from story to versus to competitive online where this title will no doubt find it has its longest shelf life. There are relatively few surprises to be had here, but the mix of franchises is still a lot of fun to explore.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a mediocre fighting game.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a disappointing game. The game suffers from an unexciting roster and a lack of content.
BlazBlue Crosstag Battle is a well made Tag-Team Crossover Brawlfest, which has a simple-to-learn but deep-rooted gameplay mechanic and delivers a shallow, but funny story and a very good running onlinemode. Fans of the genre and the different series should definitely give it a try.
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Overall, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle is a good fighting game. It’s not great however which is a shame considering there’s actually a fair amount of competition on the Switch these days. I found the story mode to be fairly poor unless you’re really invested in the characters and my rough experience online did notch it down for me. Still, there’s a decent, approachable fighting game here with a nice tutorial for newbies. It looks outstanding and sounds great too, so it does have plenty going for it but it’s probably not going to be a top tier fighting game for fans of the genre especially because of the simplified nature of it.
Overall, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle delivers on its promise to bring together these universes in an exciting way. I have gotten to experience new characters and fighting styles in the familiar setting of a BlazBlue game. There is no shortage of fighting games out there, and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is an excellent addition to your fighting game library.
Overall, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a very solid fighter. The game is simple enough for beginners to be able to jump in, yet has enough complexity for those who are more experienced with fighting games. The game does have its shortcomings, especially when it comes to the lack single-player options. Despite this, the game looks good, sounds good, and plays good.