I wanted to give our readers here a heads up that I reviewed BlazBlue: Continuum Shift for 1UP.com. I spent a lot of time with the game recently and was really pleased to see all the additions not only to the characters and gameplay system, but the training modes as well. This is a major improvement over BlazBlue: CT, so if you're a fan of the series or have just been curious about how it plays but never tried Calamity Trigger, Continuum Shift is a solid buy.
Here is a small excerpt from the review, you can read the rest by clicking here.
Another area that Continuum Shift really shines in is its Tutorial and Challenge mode, an excellent way for new players to learn the game and even help veterans learn new characters quickly. The Challenge and Tutorial modes lie somewhere between Super Street Fighter 4's Challenge mode and Virtua Fighter 4's robust training mode (which actually taught you how to play the game properly). Continuum Shift's Tutorial Mode will teach you everything from basic strategies on how to use normal attacks from their most effective ranges to even more advanced mix-up strategies that can be used against other human opponents. After exploring the Tutorial Mode, you can head over to the Challenge Mode where the game runs you through many practical combos to get you ready for battle.