From the outset, BlazBlue has been a pretty awesome newcomer to the fighting scene. Wacky new characters, a balls to the wall soundtrack, and an amusingly incomprehensible story mode befitting the people responsible for Guilty Gear, BlazBlue‘s legendary predecessor. At this point in the series’ lifespan, the mechanics are exactly where they want to be and they work quite well. The game is accessible to anyone, from newcomers and casual players that just want to goof around with small dial-a-combos, to the hardcore fightstick users that can unleash nightmarish combos from sheer muscle memory. BlazBlue is a solid fighter, and certainly worth the shelf space next to the latest Street Fighter and King of Fighters.