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  • Summary: THE COLLISION IS INEVITABLE! THE IMPACT WILL BE UNAVOIDABLE!
    An unrivaled clash of explosive proportions! The beloved BlazBlue franchise Crosses universes, Tags in fan favorites, and Battles it out in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle! Created through an all-star collaboration between BlazBlue,
    THE COLLISION IS INEVITABLE! THE IMPACT WILL BE UNAVOIDABLE!
    An unrivaled clash of explosive proportions! The beloved BlazBlue franchise Crosses universes, Tags in fan favorites, and Battles it out in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle! Created through an all-star collaboration between BlazBlue, Atlus' Persona, French Bread's Under Night In-Birth, and Rooster Teeth's hugely popular RWBY web series, Cross Tag Battle celebrates the fighting genre for pros and newcomers alike! Choose your team in fast paced 2v2 team battles filled with the craziness you've come to love from BlazBlue, with all the tight mechanics, smooth gameplay, and gorgeous 2D graphics you expect from Arc System Works.

    BlazBlue, celebrating 10 years of fighting game excellence in 2018, is a series long beloved by the fighting game community for its deep and engrossing story, its vast cast of balanced characters, and its quick and kinetic gameplay style.

    Atlus' Persona series, a worldwide RPG phenomenon and no stranger to the fighting game genre itself. Persona characters have appeared in Arc System Works games before, notable Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

    Under Night In-Birth is veteran fighting game developer French Bread's first foray into an original title, coming hot off the heels of their success with the cult classic series Melty Blood.

    Rooster Teeth's animated mega hit, RWBY, has been a popular franchise for years, crossing both gender and age barriers to become a mainstream hit. Characters from the RWBY series have never appeared in a fighting game before. Until now.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Jun 5, 2018
    95
    Because BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is an anime fighting experience that allows for constant aggressive offensive and defensive reads, wrapped in accessible execution that makes slightly complex mechanics easy to grasp. If this can add more fresh competition to your world, embrace it.
  2. Games Master UK
    Jul 14, 2018
    88
    Despite the dastardly DLC plan, a superb fighting game for all levels of experience with the genre. [Aug 2018, p.81]
  3. Jun 5, 2018
    83
    BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is like a jigsaw puzzle made of pieces from four entirely different sets, that by some miracle still manage to fit together to make a unique and mesmerizing tag fighting game. Aside from its unsatisfying single-player mode and aggravating paywalled characters, it’s just the right blend of accessibility and depth, and one of the best entry points into fighting games you’ll find.
  4. Jun 21, 2018
    75
    Despite its lack of content, Blazeblue Cross Tag Battle offers plenty of cool and very dynamic fighting. Mixing all these different games was not that easy but Arc System Works did it in first class fashion.
  5. Jun 26, 2018
    74
    Taken the complexity out of its notorious fighting mechanics was a good choice - especially since playability wasn’t sacrificed over it. Having half of the roster staying hidden behind DLC definitely isn’t that smart.
  6. Jun 20, 2018
    70
    There is an incredible core set of mechanics and gameplay at the heart of Cross Tag Battle. It is fun as hell to play, and addictive and rewarding to try and master. Unfortunately, the package that this gameplay ships in is embarrassingly sparse, especially by Arcsys standards.
  7. 60
    Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle is a fun yet ultimately flawed fighting game. It manages to make more complex anime fighters into something more accessible, However the DLC-locked character roster and story mode sour the overall experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Jun 10, 2018
    10
    Amazing game. People who are dissing it are missing a lot. U really enjoy that the inputs are easier. No one wants to have hand pain once theyAmazing game. People who are dissing it are missing a lot. U really enjoy that the inputs are easier. No one wants to have hand pain once they get older (Want Arthritis? Play Naoto (BBCF)). Very accessible. Expand
  2. Jun 8, 2018
    9
    Really fun and solid game, can get a little competitive too, even though i wasnt trying to get competitive against my friends, me and myReally fun and solid game, can get a little competitive too, even though i wasnt trying to get competitive against my friends, me and my buddy's have been playing this game for hours and having a great time, i recommend it Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2018
    9
    More like 8.5/10 than 9/10.

    Although the series BlazBlue is not properly known in Portugal, it is a series that is almost 10 years old, and
    More like 8.5/10 than 9/10.

    Although the series BlazBlue is not properly known in Portugal, it is a series that is almost 10 years old, and is also a series developed by Arc System Works, the same producer that brought us the excellent Dragon Ball FighterZ, but also series as the Persona 4 Arena and Under Night In-Birth. Some members of ASW had the idea of putting the series BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth and debutant RWBY, along with the 2 vs 2 matches, all in the same bag. And the result was this: BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

    A strange and mysterious voice decided to mix, through Phantom Field, four worlds into one and these members of each world were summoned without warning. Each group was advised, by such a mysterious voice, to maintain their Keystone and to take the Keystones from the other groups if they wish to return to their world. And although the story is just reasonable, it always have one or another hilarious moment (though it's simple) and, fortunately, unlike what happened in the Chronicles of Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late [st] and in the story mode of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for example, which in which they had exaggeratedly long dialogues, in this BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle the dialogs are short. Of the four episodes, the episode BlazBlue is slightly different from the other three, since it has ways to lead to a different ending, depending on the responses we give to the characters.

    For those coming from BlazBlue, I tell you that in terms of gameplay is exactly the same. If you came from Persona 4 Arena or Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late [st], there have been a few minor changes here and there, not to mention that the gameplay is simpler. Since this would take a lot of work and require too much development time, the 2.5D visual style of the Guilty Gear Revelator and Dragon Ball FighterZ has been set aside in this BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. However, just as in Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late [st], they are still very good and it is still delightful to see each frame of each character, whether it is moving or simply in their combat pose. The fights are more or less like Dragon Ball FighterZ, but instead of being 3 vs 3, it's 2 vs 2. This means that during combat, the player can make simpler combos with only one character or more difficult combos with both characters. Regardless, and although there is one character slightly stronger than desired, the more time passes, the more I enjoy the gameplay of this game.

    We have 20 characters available (22 if we count on Blake and Yang, which are free DLCs), including Ragna the Bloodedge, Jin Kisaragi and Rachel Alucard from BlazBlue, Yu, Yosuke and Chie from Persona 4 Arena, Hyde, Linne and Gordeau from Under Night In-Birth and Ruby, Weiss and Blake from RWBY. However, and this is one of the main negatives of the game, Arc System Works has left characters like Platinum the Trinity, Jubei, Hakumen, Kanji Tatsumi, Orie, Aegis and Naoto Shirogane as DLCs without any necessity. Despite tjey have put the DLC Pack 1 (Platinum, Orie and Kanji) as free for two weeks after launch. Already to say that these same fighters are opponents in story mode.

    Are you feeling familiar with the lobby menu of Dragon Ball FighterZ or the Guilty Gear Revelator? Then you will feel at home in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, since the lobby menu is pratically identical, which is quite pleasant. In this same menu we can, for example, go to the store to buy Avatars, Icons and Plates, among other things. In terms of modes, we have three in the online: Casual Matches, Ranked Matches and Room matches, and in Casual and Ranked Matches we are taken to a different lobby menu, where we can see who is fighting, who is waiting for a battle. Sometimes we can also see each other's connections as well as communicate with players with emotes, stickers and messages. In terms of Lag, I had no reason to complain, we just have to be aware of the connection of the opponent. In Room matches, we can search or create room type, Match / Spectate Room or Free-for-All, as well as limit capacity (2-8 players) and connectivity (from 0 to 4 bars), among others options. There are no private matches and there is no way to invite our friends, with the alternative being to create Room matches with a password. The result is similar, but not so practical.

    In addition to Episode Mode, we have several usual offline modes, like V.S. Mode, Tactics and Training, but strange as it may seem, the game doesn't have Arcade mode. The soundtrack of each character already known is included in the package, which for me is very good. If we join the main soundtrack of the game and the songs of Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang, then you can take my words "very good" and put the word "excellent". If the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle hadn't taken with the DLC's before the release, it would certainly be a near-perfect fighting game. Apart from that, it's impossible not to like BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.
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  4. Dec 23, 2018
    7
    I wanted this since it was announced, but it was much less than i was expecting, i've played. Blazblue and guilty gear, and this keeps theI wanted this since it was announced, but it was much less than i was expecting, i've played. Blazblue and guilty gear, and this keeps the gameplay from capcom vs tatsunoko, you can do most of the special movements and combos with one button (well cvt wasn't that easy), but it is still better than db fighterz in that matter, but the graphics and story mode doesn't fell that good. Expand
  5. Jun 7, 2018
    6
    Average fighter with average gameplay. I suggest you wait til it drops to $20 or $30 then buy the "all in one" fighter pack for $20 to getAverage fighter with average gameplay. I suggest you wait til it drops to $20 or $30 then buy the "all in one" fighter pack for $20 to get your money's worth. The story is divided into four episodes (1 for each title) with 8 chapters in all of them, they can all be beaten in about 20 minutes each if you don't skip the dialogue. Blazblue's is the only one with multiple endings though (4 to be exact).

    I'm not a fan of playing online but I tried it and it was okay to say the least. Instead of picking fighters from a select charcter screen, you pick your character in a online mode menu from the pause screen, then you are stuck with them til you change them. I don't mind it but having a character select screen before the match is better in my opinion.
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  6. Sep 9, 2018
    6
    Alright I am a fighting game enthusiast and game developer I was really excited for this game when announced sadly that changed drasticallyAlright I am a fighting game enthusiast and game developer I was really excited for this game when announced sadly that changed drastically over the course of its development first I have played all of the featured franchises games well except RWBY since it doesn't have one however the game is called BLAZBLUE cross tag battle so I am going to expect the game to share its mechanics and story with the title which it does to a degree however it is also kind of a Frankenstein when they tried pushing in the other games mechanics and it ended up being a throw a special move out whenever you want to win kinda deal, difficulty and skill is an outright joke and this game was marketed to casual players if I was them I would be insulted since everything just consists of mash the button and the game will play the game for you packaged with a little eye candy, now to get it with my personal beef and warning from a blazblue fan if you are using this game as an entrance into blazblue this is not it the blazblue characters have been cut down so much that they don't play anything like they did in they're respective games worst of all the lack the one thing that made them special the drive system Ragna no longer carries soul eater which damages him greatly since his moveset was designed and created to get the most hits to suck some life out of the enemy and recover this applies to Jin as well since he has no frostbite and has the condition removed from him as to earn stronger ice moves and not to use it to frequently, however the worst offense was Hazama they removed over half of his moveset and made him a pure rushdown character with little to no control over where he could go Hazama was a character that was based in punishing and pinning down that no longer exists in this game and made me very sad as a Hazama main I'm sure there is more but I just didn't bother. Now onto modes and the overall stuff you can do in the game the is only AI battles or going online to battle the only other thing you can do is play story mode which isn't very long and was very disappointing especially after coming from Blazblue Central Fiction where the cinematics where top-notch and don't get me started on the half-assed fan service they didn't even have the franchises villains and hoo boy that ending boss... And of course and not least the locked away roster which isn't even worth buying I got pack 1 for free and the game for 30$ and even then I wanted to return the game I was so sad to see this come out of Arc System Works a company I respected a lot and wanted to work for I still want to work for them since I make sprite based fighting games and go to tournaments to meet people to play with and have some healthy competition and on a ending note I am really involved with the Blazblue community and at this current time the people that defended this game the most don't play the game anymore on the quote of it became boring since there just wasn't content there to satisfy and they are sad that they spent money on the DLC if that doesn't tell you to stay away from this game and just play the original franchises games I don't know what will this is an average game that has only a months shelf-life so only play it once it 20$ Expand
  7. Jun 27, 2018
    1
    Lamentable producto, es la definición perfecta para esto. Después de que por fin una compañía rodada en el mundo de la lucha metiera a RWBY enLamentable producto, es la definición perfecta para esto. Después de que por fin una compañía rodada en el mundo de la lucha metiera a RWBY en un juego de lucha y uno llenarse de ilusión...se encuentra con esta bazofia injugable. Juego excesivamente auto dirigido que hace que no quieras jugar por que esta pensado para que el juego haga las cosas solo. Exceptuando a las 4 chicas de RWBY (si tienes la edición completa) cualquier personaje es millones de veces mejor jugarle en sus juegos originales.

    Ademas que nos han echo otro SF5 el día de salida dándonos un juego de lucha sin el OBLIGATORIO modo arcade que nos ha acompañado cualquier juego de lucha desde que cristo perdió las sandalias.
    En vez de eso nos ponen un modo episodio donde los personajes nos contaran su vida separado según el juego que corresponda...Que nisiquiera podemos elegir los personajes con los que podemos jugar.

    Visualmente y sonoramente esta bien que es lo poco que tiene bueno.

    Videojuego NO recomendado . Yo incluso confieso que he perdido dinero con esto por que no quería tener esto ni un minuto mas en casa y fue comprarlo y venderlo.
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