RPGFan: "It's always good to see Japanese games unexpectedly make it to the US. In the case of Black Rock Shooter, the localization is just fine — it's the original game that's weak. After you beat it, you can go back and play extra missions with new goals, but with boring combat and a weak story, you have no real incentive to do so. Unless you really loved the anime upon which this game is based, I'd save your money for something else. BRS is not actually broken, but there's nothing about it that will make you glad you put even 10 hours into it."