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BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition

Aksys Games
Feb 8, 2019 - Nintendo Switch

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
The Digital Fix
10 / 10
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8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition

Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

BlazBlue goes out in a blaze of glory, and although it lacks new ideas it certainly isn't short of characters, game modes, or thrilling action.

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction is one of the finest fighting games to land on the Nintendo Switch catalogue. With its myriad of game modes, exquisite art style and visuals, surprisingly immersive plot and game mechanics which will prove welcoming for new players and challenging for veterans, BlazBlue: Central Fiction is a shining star that deserves a place in everyone's collection.

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BlazBlue Centralfiction Special Edition may a few years late to Nintendo Switch, but that time hasn't dulled the sharpness of its 2D fighting package. Not only does it give the Ragna saga a proper send-off with a story mode that's so rich in character development it could be a full anime season in its own right, but it offers a staggering number of modes to keep you playing long after the credits roll. It runs silky-smooth docked or in handheld modes and runs like a dream online. The lack of an English dub still rankles, and new adopters are going to have to do a lot of research to understand what's going on, but it's well worth the effort.

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Good value for money coupled with some of the most gorgeous 2D hand drawn graphics on the market and new player accessibility make this fighter an exceptional buy.

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BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION Special Edition is a fun fighting game with crisp graphics and smooth controls. With various characters and modes, the gameplay seems endless. If you enjoy fighting games, this is one to give a try.

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BlazBlue Central Fiction Special Edition is worth considering. It might not be as high profile an entry compared to the competition, but there's a lot to love thanks to its detailed story, a host of colourful characters, and stellar production values.

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This remains one of Arc System Works' best releases, and with flawless performance in handheld mode it's never been easier to take the fight with you to a friend's house. Though you may have already picked up Cross Tag Battle last year, you'd still do well by checking out this fully-featured mainline entry. Central Fiction is the best BlazBlue has ever been, and this may be the right time to join the battle if you haven't already.

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Other than porting BlazBlue: Central Fiction to Nintendo's platform, this seems to be minimum effort on Arc System Works' part.

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