An extended BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle set against a player that does not respect me based on his play style. Do I have what it takes to stand up for myself in the heat of battle?
Falling behind early, I need to reassess my approach in order to prevent getting completely scraped by opposing players in this set of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle matches!
Did I stand a chance against FGC pro GCYoshi?
…of course not! But I tried valiantly to keep up!
Anime worlds collide in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle! As with any fighting game, onboarding is going to be a bumpy ride. Even though this one has a lower barrier to entry, it’s also a niche fighter with a hardcore audience that can make the newcomer experience even tougher than most. If you’re tired of being shredded by Ruby and want to be the one slicing and dicing with her scythe, maybe this guide can get you off the ground floor!
Historically, my relationship with the BlazBlue franchise has been strained at best. Initially wowed by its visual splendor, its gameplay complexity was impenetrable to me. As they had done previously with the Guilty Gear franchise, they stacked character-specific mechanics on top of an already steep list of system-level mechanics onto BlazBlue, making for a game with an incredibly steep learning curve. Even now, as someone with almost a decade of serious fighting game experience under my belt, mainline BlazBlue is too much for me to handle.
When news of a BlazBlue tag-team spinoff arose, I didn’t bat an eyelid. Having been burned by the first two entries in the series, I wasn’t ready to try again. However, after having spent some time with the demo, I realized that this wasn’t the same type of BlazBlue game that didn’t work for me back then.
In tough against a player with 500+ more wins than me, and we’re still only in week 2!
My brother came over to the house to throw down in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle!
As with all fighting games, I largely got destroyed in my BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle debut. However, I’ve got the time and motivation to get better! Let’s take these L’s now so that I can pile up the W’s later!
I got in some quality time with the PlayStation 4 and Switch versions of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle! I will say, coming into this with no expectations, I was wowed by how Arc System Works got the balance between accessibility and depth in a pretty good spot. Will be picking this one up on launch! Which version though? I don’t know the answer just yet.