Arc System Works fighting games were always recognizable because of their plot. BlazBlue: Centralfiction is not different. You start your story as a man who woke up with amnesia. Immediately, you travel to The 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi where you learn, that you’re a SS-class rebel known as Grim Reaper. Not only for many years you were the enemy of World Void Information Control Organization for a very long time but also, now you have the access to the Blue Grimoire. The organization send vigilantes after you. Now you have to battle for your survival.
BlazBlue: Centralfiction gameplay provides you with a huge amount of modes from which you can choose. They can be divided into categories. There is practice category where you have a standard tutorial, a practice mode and by far the most interesting, challenge mode. The challenge mode provides you with 20 missions for each character. Missions are slowly becoming harder. However, thanks to them you learn everything about the character. Then there is a story mode, which is rather self-explanatory.
Then there is “battle” category which provides you with such modes like Arcade (classic), VS Mode (where you can play against CPU or your friends), Grim of Abyss Mode (where you find and use grimoires, items etc. to customize your character), Score Attack, and Speed Star Mode (where you face one enemy after another and try to defeat them ASAP). There is also a Network Mode where you can fight against players from all over the World. Do you think that you’ll be able to stand against real players?
In fighting games such as BlazBlue: Centralfiction one of the most important aspect, is the roster. You can choose from 33 characters. Many of them are returning characters from previous installments like Ragna, Jin or Tsubaki. There are a few new ones like Sussano, Izanami or Hibiki. However, if you think that it is still not enough, then you can invest in a DLC which provides you with additional three characters: Es, Jubei and Mai. Each character represents different game style.
For example, Ragna is typical glass cannon, able to take care of enemies swiftly but at the same time, he is not sustainable for taking a heavy punishment. Jin, on the other hand, is a Jack-of-All-Trades, he has no weak points but he does not specialize in any field. Rachel Alucard, on the other hand, was designed for players who simply love zoning and having a total control over the battlefield. As you can see, you’re certainly going to find a character which is going to suit your style.