BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews

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The Digital Fix
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2019

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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Remote Play
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

Centralfiction has a beautiful and stylish presentation all round

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 19, 2019

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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FNintendo
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 14, 2019

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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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2019

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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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 11, 2019

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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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 20, 2019

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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CFG Games
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Feb 7, 2019

BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION Special Edition provides a definitive BlazBlue experience by repackaging all of CENTRALFICTION 's content with a handful of slight additions. With plenty of modes, characters, and unlockables, it can endlessly occupy players at home or on the go.

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Pure Nintendo
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2019

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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Chalgyr's Game Room
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

If you already played the heck out of BlazBlue: Central Fiction when it released in 2016, there might not be enough content here to justify an all-new purchase. However, if you are a fan of fighting games and missed this title the first time around, BlazBlue: Central Fiction - Special Edition is a very worthwhile acquisition here on the Nintendo Switch.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Az Elias

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jan 28, 2019

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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