- Released on: 04/11/2016
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4
Originally published back in 2009, the BlazBlue series has proved to be exceedingly popular with both fighting game and anime fans alike because of its extensive special move system, as well as a captivating storyline with a vast range of characters. The latest entry in the franchise, BlazBlue Central Fiction is the first game to be released on the PlayStation 4, and it also concludes the current story arc which was started back in BlazBlue Calamity Trigger. While it is true that all good things come to an end, sometimes the final entry in a series can prove to be one of its greatest triumphs. This was certainly the case with Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series, which provided us with a more than satisfying conclusion with A Thief’s End.
After the events of BlazBlue Chronophantasma, Ragna the Bloodedge, who is also known as the Grim Reaper has lost all memories of who he is. This has proven to be of great advantage to the series main enemy Izanami, who according to a set of ancient prophecies can only be defeated at the hands of Ragna. Although Ragna remains the primary focus of Central Fiction, a vast multitude of older characters return for the final chapter of the current story, such as the butler werewolf Valkenhayn R. Hellsing and veteran ninja Bang Shishigami. There are many great moments in the thirteen-chapter story, but one of the best moments in the story happens early in the game, where a close ally of Ragna doesn’t realise that he has no memories, and is trying to force him to agree to enter into combat.