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BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a 2D fighting game with 12 characters, each with unique personalities, fighting styles and advantages. During the story mode every character has its own story which is told with dialogue between fights. During some of those dialogues the player has to choose between answers which influences the story's ending. Additionally there is a arcade mode (fighting against all characters in a row), score attack and a multiplayer mode.

The fighting system utilizes the usual fighting game options: there are weak, middle and strong attacks. Certain button combinations result in special, character specific attacks. If the player manages to hurt his opponent (or gets hit) a special energy bar fills up. If it is full he can unleash an especially powerful attack. There also is a stamina bar which decreases while blocking: when it is empty the character takes extra damage.


BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Windows Introduction sequence
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Windows Select a game mode.
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Windows A magic attack
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Windows Time to start the duel.

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BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Screenshot
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Screenshot
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Screenshot
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Screenshot

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Critic Reviews Windows Aug 26, 2010 18 out of 20 90 PlayStation 3 Apr 02, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Meristation Windows Mar 18, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep, 2010 89 out of 100 89 PlayStation 3 Oct 16, 2009 86 out of 100 86
AusGamers Xbox 360 Apr 06, 2010 8.4 out of 10 84
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug 17, 2010 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Aug 04, 2009 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Arcade Mar 12, 2009 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Oct 13, 2009 C- 42


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1001 Video Games

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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