BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
A fighting game featuring characters from multiple beloved series I've come to adore through over a decade of fierce competition should have been nothing short of a dream come true. However, reality has a bad habit of encroaching on all precious dreams, and while the final product plays well enough, it stands not as the glorious celebration of Arcsys fighters history but instead as bittersweet reminder of what could have been.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle should have been a triumph for Arc System Works cross franchise fighter, but instead it's simply just another fighter. The simple controls allow everyone to enjoy the title this time but its lack of characters hurt what could have been a grand undertaking.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a fun casual fighting game with an excellent network code, bright characters and nice effects, which suffers from a boring plot, lack of arcade mode, so-so graphics and a small number of heroes from the presented universes.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Chances are, you already know if you're in Cross Tag's intended audience. If you're an avid anime fan, understand fighting games, and know one or more of the included series, you'll love everything here. Even if you fall into only one or two of these subsets, this may be up your alley. The mechanics are solid, and mostly provide the perfect environment for beginners to transition to the more complex styles introduced in other Arc System Works games. I'd say it's also just complicated enough to intrigue fighting veterans. Setting aside the DLC-based blemish, the roster is packed with unique, fun-to-play fan-favorite characters. The Episode Mode delights, and successfully hones the panache of all four franchises. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle offers a little of everything for everyone, and does so in splendid fashion.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is an utterly accomplished 2D fighting game. Bursting with content and featuring the visual spectacle of combat that uses up every single trick in the book while doing so with the possibility of calling up a second character into the fray on demand sets Arc System Works title as the de facto current generation game fighting game to own on the Nintendo Switch. While we certainly appreciate the likes of Capcom and SNK (via HAMSTER) safely releasing previously proven hits of the genre, we were beginning to wonder when companies would notice that Switch is more than able to accommodate current generation titles as well. A few strange decisions aside it is very hard for us not to recommend you make this title a priority among your future acquisitions if you're a fighting game fan. Even if you never heard or are a fan of any of the franchises represented in this game because by the time you are done with this game (something we wonder is it is even possible with a strong online community) you will most certainly be.
BlazBlue Cross-Tag Battle is a fantastic fighting game for newbies and veterans alike. Despite some questionable DLC practices and a market saturated with other great fighting game titles, it deserves to be played, practiced and played again.
Blazblue Cross Tag Battle is a nice and very accessible fighting game, with fighters coming from 4 differents games. Too bad it lacks content, with its roster divided in two parts, the second part being sold separately through DLCs.
Review in French | Read full review
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will fill a gap on the Nintendo Switch catalogue for those looking for 2D fighting games with an anime aesthetic and it's a very welcome return of the BlazBlue series to a Nintendo platform. The game's biggest strengths are its gameplay, which may be simple but it's involving enough to keep the players focused on their fights, as well as its very appreciated online system. Despite the game's exaggerated use of downloadable contents, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is an added value to any fighting fan's collection.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle might be rough around the edges and have some questionable DLC choices, though it doesn't stop it from looking great or being fun. The number of tutorials are great, with there being an okay amount for players to do. Sure, it isn't the most jam packed game Arc System Works has ever released but if you're looking for a new fighting or just enjoy the series included, odds are you'll get your moneys worth out of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.
While BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle may have surprised many with its announcement, the release will surprise even more by just how good it is. If you're a fan of any of these franchises, you should check out this game.