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- Central Fiction has been out for Japanese (and one SoCal) arcades
- Nine the Phantom playable
- CPEX confirmed for release on Steam in February 2016
- Act II of BBCF (arcade) confirmed for late January release
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Our previous thread got archived because we reached bump limit
Tfw you realize that some of the cute extras shown in Remix Heart could have possibly been assigned to branches that Ragna has destroyed, which ultimately means there's a good chance that they're dead
I love Hazama! Every thread!
I just left the thread for one minute then we got archived. I could have prevented this
I would have been happy to make a new one, and I thought of it, I just didn't know there wasn't a dedicated threadstarter
it okay man, we are all at fault here. The good thing is we are all here ready and willing to learn from our mistakes!
There isn't a dedicated threadstarter, feel free to kick things off whenever we need one.
I've been in the /v/ thread all day instead.
I did make this OP though, I updated the news
I'm also the creator of the Google Doc player list
Sorry friend, but you need to buy the Kajun Voice Pack DLC first. show your support
Yes, it's revealed that Mai's father did care for his child to an extent and the real reason he sent her away under a fake name was that she could have the opportunity to live a life free of the burdens of being the head of a duodecim family. (Though Mai is still the heir since the characters still refer to her as such; she hasn't officially changed her name or been formally disinherited.)
That doesn't make him a good father though; the way he handed it was extremely traumatic to Mai. And he did send an assassin after her, reasoning that if she did not have the strength to defeat the assassin that she would end up living like a regular NOL soldier and dying miserable death and that therefore it would have been better for Mai to have died right then.
I watched every Makoto match in CF on the internet but I've only seen the new move used a few times. Many people had trouble following it up with a combo and other people avoided it by jumping or reacting. I guess it's not that good.
Wanted to put some more effort into my Bang since I'm watching Shin Getter Robo but
>no option to put it back
Fuck this shit, the new song lacks any power
He only spared Hazama because he knew it was a pointless waste of time since Hazama had the lifelink.
It's a stupid retcon, but it makes more sense with the changes they've made to his character. His character was softened a lot after CT.
Well, in the anime, he does it solely because he can't stomach killing someone for real.
He was, but the adaptations of CT had him much edgier. He is graphically killing NOL mooks in the manga adaptations IIRC.
They made him considerably softer after CT. Just compare CT to CTR.
Which would've taken up more time. He just beat Hazama into a pulp, and then he has to run to stop Mu.
Austrian if Carl is any indicator.
Around CS they stopped using real world locations for the profiles and used Hierarchical Cities, even if the character was born before Hierarchical Cities came into existence, like Relius and Jubei.
Where else did you think this came from?
It's not porn
To have sex with his many sisters of course
Oops, turns out it was CT console version. Hierarchical Cities are used for Jubei and Kokonoe's birthplaces in the material collection.
The world probably wasn't too fleshed out by the time they were finalizing stuff for CT arcade version, and by the time CT console rolled around they had decided to scrub most references to real world locations from the game. Except Japan.
I'll start giving a fuck when all of the Ragna artists completely switch over to drawing Naoto. Until then, he's just a knockoff.
Her body is extremely feminine, look at her limbs, her hips, her posture. I know her personality isn't, she's just kind of a crappy old cat lady...
Did I just make a funny
Ragna. The image was made last year, the year of the sheep.
Whoa since when did they retcon Ragna killing NOL soldiers? Tbh, I only finished the story up to CS then stopped. I remember that short character story of his in the very first Material Collection being particular gruesome.
I don't think so, his combos are fairly simple and he has good tools. He's not a beginner character but he's not the worst you could do for a first character by far.
Just do challenge mode
i would do the opposite of bullying celica
Calamity Trigger Reconstruction is where it starts. It's at the very beginning where Noel is getting her briefing. Hazama goes out of his way to say that while Ragna's been taking down NOL branches, nobody actually died although they're injured.
Can someone please explain how Alpha-01's designation from the fans came to be?
The first Murakumo Unit which would logically be named Alpha-01, created by Relius, was destroyed using the Izayoi and according to Makoto's story of traveling through the boundary, most of the other units that came before Lambda-11 were failures.
So wouldn't it be more logical to assign number Xi-14 to the Ranga-Murakumo Unit so adored by some fans? How did the current name come to be?
It'd probably be pretty straightforward. She has swords, she fights. Maybe her drive would be her lightning thing.
Why does he keep teasing us with Alpha? What goes on in the madman's head?
I learned my computer can't run fucking CSE
Nope. I figured that even with my computer being old as shit, it could be able to handle a fucking sprite-based fighter
Can't Tao's hit people?
How good does one have to be before going online
and not get shit perfected every match?
I can beat the normal AI easily and I want to play human opponents but I don't want to
get rekt consistently and become discouraged
More BBCF Act 1 vids are up:
It's ok, I'm fairly certain that there are subbed versions on Dailymotion anyway!
Thanks anyway Anon!
Maybe they'll put Es in, since they've been happily pulling from side material recently.
You get Tager's past life as Ragna's grandfather's assistant instead
not bad, just looked at the characters and a bunch of them look pretty cool. didnt i read somewhere that arcsys was working on a new fighter for ps4. maybe its an xblaze fighting spin off...id buy it
Hello Thread! How is everyone doing today? Have you been practicing?
yup, been practicing bullet, I am doing her challenges, right now I am at 55%, I'll continue to work on it when I get home. Hope you are having a good day anon!
its something you just gotta start doing eventually. its not going to be easy cause majority playing have been playing for awhile. you can always start playing someone and if you feel you are not learning anything from them by get perfected just tell them too strong and leave to find someone closer to you. even getting perfected dont lose hope and give up. you WILL get better if you keep playing. those people that perfected you you will at some point land a hit on them. eventually you will win a round. its a slow process
Don't worry about it. Play, wrek, get rekt. Have fun. Play to win, play to get better.
There are a lot of beginners here and some great players too. Improvement is the common goal, and that's what's really fun.
actually in the 2nd xblaze game it's established that xblaze is an AU
in xblaze, there is no master unit, and takamagahara = the master unit, the embryo is something completely different in xblaze, the Black Beast has nothing to do with the azure or the kusanagi (and it also apparently has existed since the middle ages, which isn't true in blazblue), to have a Drive you need a crystal on your body (which none of the BB characters have), there's an Original Grimoire which is idk even, Nine's father is basically Relius, etc.
in lost memories AU!nine discovers that she's in an AU and that the BB timeline is a different universe
I like a girl with a lot of different Nu-ances to her personality
Get it? Get it?
No. Jubei himself is an artificial creation. Kakas were created based on his genetic material to fight the Black Beast. They failed and the kakas are dying out anyway, so if they were an attempt to continue his lineage they're a pretty big failure too.
>Jubei himself is an artificial creation.
Citation needed, Jubei says his clan has lived in Japan for ages. His clan was still around as of Phase Shift 1, just with reduced numbers.
She's just doing what she was doing in CT, when she meets Raggy she smells Good Guy on him, and gets confused.
She even sniffs out Nine, and she gets freaked that Tao is such a good radar.
Her wish is to just take naps with the kid-Kakas and Good Guy in their secret spot.
She can just be fighting alongside Ragna and conveniently get taken out of the equation if something serious goes down. She could've gone with Ragna to the big fight over the Lynchpin and it would've made perfect sense.
To be honest Jap Tao VA makes Tao sound annoying. Even though I know she is a good VA just the voice she uses to Tao just doesn't click with me. English Tao VA makes Tao sounds more cute and more pleasant to the ears.
>"What the hell is this? Can you even read this? I mean your writing, It looks like you dipped a bunch of worms in paint, made them do an unholy mix of break dance and lambda, and watched as they exploded from the strain..but a hundred times worse."
bangs not the type of character to make decisions with his dick. the girl he supposedly loves ask him to do something...he knows deep down its not right and refuses. bangs one of the most heroic characters in BB
>Watching a Bullet vs. Tager match earlier.
>Bullet was making a come back and was about to zombie Tager, Tager guy read the Bullet right and got a GETB on her.
>Tager tells Bullet she's still a rookie and have a long way to go as he slams her to the ground.
Things like this is why I like anime fighters.
I don't know whose arcade mode it was but when Kagura encounters Bullet and hits on her, Tager immediately gets in his face for it. And, Azrael, who remembers everything from Chronophantasma, beats up Bullet and tries to kill her because he blames her for Ragna getting in his way and leading to his annoying imprisonment but Tager protects her and fights him,too, only to, of course, be vastly outmated. Just when it looks like Azrael is going to kill Tager to get at Bullet, Nine stops the dream and brings Bullet to her.
This piece of shit walks up to you and asks where the nearest place to eat is.
What do you do?
Celica is our Marie. There are some people who like them but a majority hate the shit out of them. Not even Japan cares that much about Celica, she didn't even make it into the top 10 yet fucking Bullet did.
And a cute Eago. She's a feisty lass and even through her poems are annoying as fuck, I feel like I would totally do what Margaret did just because she's too dumb to figure it out.
My dick hates her. He gets so pissed off when he sees her that he turns practically purple and the veins on his neck stand out.
So I am quite new to the game. I've done all the tutorial stuff and now I'm experimenting with characters. Could I trouble anyone for an estimate on the skill level requirements for each of the characters?
Curious to know which ones are good for beginners, which are a step up, and which are more advanced?
In general pick whoever you like because you'll figure it out, but the beginner charaters everyone always recommends are Ragna, Jin, Noel, and Celica because they're all straightforward. I think Bullet and Lambda are also quite nice because their combos aren't too hard and you can learn them quickly.
I've only briefly played CT with a keyboard, but Jin seemed by far the easiest of anyone to use.
How hard is Hazama? Favourite character, but I have no fighting game experience and he looks complicated
>Curious to know which ones are good for beginners
Ragna Jin Noel and Celica. Lambda is pretty easy since you only have to press D once compared to Nu. Azreal is also easy if you ask me.
CPEX final tier list. Most accurate one
S: Jin, Nu
A: Valk, Izayoi, Bang, Relius
B: Ragna, Tao, Litchi, Tager, haz, koko, Azrael
C: Noel, Makoto, Rachel, Tsubaki, Kagura, Carl
D: Terumi, Lambda, Mu, Hakumen, Platinum, Bullet
E: Amane, Arakune, Celica
We still haven't settled who that mysterious hand is on the obsured line art photo Mori so helpfully pointed out but we've eliminated several suspects
Mai Natusume, Trinity Glassfield, Taro Zazey, Shiroi Kimihito, Kajun Faycott, Sects, Touya, E's and Spinner specture.
Of the existing characters the only characters who have an argument is Seven of the ten sages an Saya Terumi and Saya Terumi should be eliminated because the hand is obviously that of a male and while it does wield a katana, Saya Terumi's does not have that color hilt.
Are we talking about this picture? If so then
>Mai attacking Jin
I don't think so dude
But shes inside of Jin
Why would he go from strings to a sword?
>Shiroi Kimihito and Kajun Faycott
The only ones I can imagine. Everything else just sounds stupid.
>Makoto is C-tier
Isn't that because shes high effort with low reward? Basically a harder version of Ragna?
>There's no fucking way Makoto is that good
M8 you what? Makoto isn't the best but shes not fucking terrible. Shes mid tier material
Man you two don't listen, I already said those characters were eliminated for obvious reason. the welder of that kanata has to be man, has to be in the NOL and HAS to be important enough to be scraping with Jin the way Ragna is scrapping with Naoto.
>Ragna is scrapping with Naoto
But they didn't meet yet and its not like Naoto is trying to kill Ragna or anything. Whoever this person is, is most likely trying to kill jin.
It's a hype image,anon. Plus Ragna and Naoto already come to blows just because Naoto gets all in his face talking about wanting to punch the shit out of him. Whoever is after Jin is likely someone whose got a grudge against him.
Also, can Remix Heart Fags shut the fuck up already, Mai,Kajun,Shiori and Taro do not have a purpose here, the No name grimiore does not have any azure powers left, Mai does not have any major goals or motives to throw herself at Izanami, Kajun and Shiroi do not poscess ars magus tech and are not flat out fighters either. Taro does not have any reason to be apart of this battle either, It's the last fucking game for a good while, So expect brand new characters because that keeps things exciting for both westerners who have never heard of the other material and japanese players who are in search of a new main.
You do realize most of the new characters introduce in CP don't really have anything to tie them to fighting Izanami in the first place or be in the embryo. They are only there because Mori wanted them to be there nothing more. Mori can easily pull something out of his ass if he wants to include Remix or other characters he want to put in.
>Mai does not have any major goals or motives to throw herself at Izanami
barely anyone in cf does lmao, really just ragna, kokonoe, rachel, nine, celica, maybe noel, maybe relius
>It's the last fucking game for a good while, So expect brand new characters because that keeps things exciting for both westerners who have never heard of the other material and japanese players who are in search of a new main.
then maybe remix heart characters are going to be in there ayy lmao
How likely is this theory atm? It would explain why Relius kidnapped Saya Terumi, Saya's relationship to Saya Terumi, who Izanami is and why she's so powerful, the origins of Saya and Ragna (maybe he's a failed Saya clone, hence making them "siblings" in the same way the murakumos are). There is one huge hole (Jin), though Jin was a hole to begin with given that he was in the same lab as Ragna and Saya and yet doesn't share the chest mark thing.
Oh yeah, and why the fuck does Naoto have a really big mark on his chest like Ragna? Why is the same mark on Minerva? Why the hell is it on Spinner's tongue? I'm confused.
Another thing, Mai does not have the ability to even fight most of the cast at all, Hibiki needs those illusions, Makoto needs her strength and Bullet needs her ars magus, just because Mai has a grimiore doesn't make her powerful,she couldn't even defeat Seifer at her best and someone almost died because of her failure. Midly enhanced strength doesn't mean much against people who can cut towers with ease or leave large craters in their wake even when it's clear they are holding back still. She'd be slaughtered trying to take them on and Kajun at best would be a trap character which we already have with Rachel, Arcys doesn't do clones cept in stories.
I don't know anything about Bloodedge Experience, so I'm kind of hoping that it isn't so completely integral to the plot and backstory of the games because it'll be really annoying if half of CF is a retread of a light novel with its own protagonist, characters, and story.
But since that's already happened once, yeah, I'm going to say that theory is very likely.
>MC in Gintama
How can you forget about Sugita?
>the worlds strongest creature
They are going have to integrate some parts of it so people who probably haven't read the LN can understand what is Naoto relation to all of us. That's what they did with Celica in CP.
Did you miss how she's often on the losing edge of her battles with anyone using a nox or the azure? Litchi only got stronger from CS on because she was gathering more power from the boundary, remember when they realized something really bad was happening to her when she defeated Tager so easily yet she was clearly losing to Nu just like Kagura was to Azrael. AND at the height of her power she still could only stalemate against fucking Makoto? Makoto's so strong Relius keeps trying to creep on her and she doesn't have special powers just her own soul and will.
CP actually did that well, mainly because the LN was about events and characters we already knew about as they were the background for CT and CS.
BE introduces a bunch of brand-new bullshit and makes the plot even more confusing, especially with the expies of BB characters that compose the main cast
I could not disagree more, CP made that torture. Not only was The Six Heroes storyline this huge boring slog. it even managed to suck the fun out of Teach Me, Miss Litchi for two episodes.
Was it though? I don't think I really learned anything about how the world was in the days of the Dark War, other than the fact that for some reason there were JRPG villages and ships that still went from some undisclosed mainland country to ravaged Japan, which is forest and not a radioactive hole in the ground. I think. It was mainly just backstory to establish Celica as important. And for some reason they had to do it twice, which took up a third of the segment that is normally used for lore.
Also, Phase Shift did introduce a lot of new bullshit, CP just ignored it. Also I think Phase Shift establishing everything as a closed-loop time paradox counts as confusing.
>Also I think Phase Shift establishing everything as a closed-loop time paradox counts as confusing.
That was literally introduced in Calamity Trigger. Because that's the plot of Calamity Trigger.
Phase Shift is a paradox itself. Ragna from CP being their doesn't make sense if it's a close-loop time paradox. Since that means their already exists a time-line in which Ragna was already freed from being thrown back in time by Nu to become the Black Beast. We never get the events of what happen before the time-loop insanity began to happen. I want to see the timeline in which Terumi was still in the Susanoo Unit and part of the six heroes of that timeline. Since that's when Terumi suppose insanity and hatred towards the Master Unit begins.
I'll never forgive Chronophantasma for competely glossing over this
>"Brother, You've always wanted to know what happened that one time,right? Well it's time I told you. The person who gave me Yukianesa was...Saya."
I waited for this game thinking that'd be one of the first things we see when we start the story, a detailed flashback of what really went down in the Church that night. Instead I don't even get a mention of this line. It's like it never happened.
They shouldn't have to go over too much from BE. Most of it is Naoto developing his powers and getting new limbs from everyone. Really they just need to tell people who Raquel is, Naoto's relationship with her, how she vanished, and how he got here.
They'll never do extended church flashbacks because then they'd have to make portraits for Ragna, Jin, and Saya. Instead, they want you to buy the light novels.
There's also this background, but it's never used in the game.
I..shit I can't, far to many moments like this have delewed her to me.
I refuse to let her cuteness dissuade my dick.
Either because he didn't have enough orbs or just wanted to save it. The extra damage from EA is nice, especially when the OD is about to end and you don't have many resources left.
this thread needs more of best girl dressed as 2nd best girl.
But I don't see anything Makoto related anywhere in that picture
When Mai fought Seifer she had just fully fused with the Nameless Grimoire and had practically no experience using it. Plus, she was just a student with relatively little combat experience. Give her another 3-4 years honing her combat and grimoire usage skills and she'd be much better. The CPE library says she's a powerful warrior; she won't be at the level of beings that can rewrite reality with their thoughts, but she's still relatively strong. And Seifer was relatively powerful even if Relius dismissed him as being insignificant to him. Don't forget that Relius is the guy that was willing to take on Jubei and could beat up Valk; someone that can fight and win against members of the Six Heroes is extremely powerful.
We are never told exactly how powerful Lao Jiu is. And Mai does have a powerful grimoire, whose exact abilities are also vaguely defined. As the other guy said, when characters like Bullet or Hibiki are able to go toe to toe with other members of the roster despite not having any particularly special powers, there's no reason to think that Mai won't be able to do the same. If anything, my guess is that Mai is more powerful than those two.
Multi world parallax solves that issue though
There are at least 2 worlds involved in the whole Black Beast fiasco
1 where Ragna and Nu fuse in an ethernal timeloop
And the 2nd is a Ragna that didn't fall into the cauldron with Nu
It doesn't though. The whole point of the time-loops was that Ragna always falls back into the past except that one timeline in which Noel does free him from that. Which we know leads to CS and then CP. That's why Ragna impact on CP timeline with Celica doesn't make much sense. Since it's implied he already did that.
Finally finished CSEX story mode. (Played CT a long time ago, but haven't gotten to CP yet)
I thought I would understand stuff better by now, and I probably do technically, but I certainly don't feel like it.
Does anyone else feel like they can never fully take in Mai's sexiness? I feel like I want to look at every pic of her for hours
Literally the perfect woman
In before she's not a woman
Their are three timelines we know of so far :
-Terumi timeline in which he was bounded by the Susanoo Unit and was driven mad by him being bound to the Master Unit. That one was never covered and probably something Mori will never explore since I guess it's not relevant to the main story.
-Wheel of Fortune in which Noel never survives Tamagahara explosion and Tsubaki is Jin secretary. This is the timeline that keeps on getting loop and leads to Hakumen becoming Jin.
- Now we have the Calamity Trigger timeline in which the loops end because Noel was able to survive that the explosion caused by Tamagahara and save Ragna from diving into the Cauldron by Nu. Which leads to CS and then CP.
The Black Beast always come the previous loop Ragna and Nu. Where the original Black Beast came from before the Ragna and Nu loop began we don't know and probably never will on how humanity originally fought against it. Everything we know of current Blazblue history is based on time-loops change history
>Noel will never cry in embarrassment as she massages your Dead Spike with her tiny breasts.
>Terumi timeline in which he was bounded by the Susanoo Unit and was driven mad by him being bound to the Master Unit. That one was never covered and probably something Mori will never explore since I guess it's not relevant to the main story.
Is there confirmation this was its own timeline and not simply what happened before the events of Phase Shift 0? He was in possession of the Unit and offered it to Relius when they first met before Clavis stole it from him.
No. But I'd stop bullying the girls and let them do the bullying.
Except Trinity. I want Terumi to bully Trinity.
How do I keep pressure going with Celica? Pretty much everything she has that moves her forward is minus on block or unsafe.
Nu-13's less robotic now, but things aren't looking very good for her as of the arcade route. Ragna is still working on her happy ending.
Ah, it's just a joke,mate. But you can't deny that Ragna's popular with a bunch of girls. Even in other situations he gets along with ones he's barely spoken to in story proper like Makoto and Bullet.
How does he get along with Bullet? They fought the first time they met. Sure, he saved her at some point against her protests, but they didn't interact afterwards.
Does he ever talk to Makoto?
Hes never even talked to Makoto. The closest thing they've been is in the same room.
He got along pretty well with Bullet in her gag reel, even sharing his catch in the woods with her, something that sets off Rachel's jealousy mode again. Just like how in the Mu 12 arcade Ragna and Noel's flirting got her mad.
To me, they are just childhood friends and its gonna stay like that.
That's true, but also just Ragna being a generally decent human being. He gives Platinum food too, but it'd be a stretch to say they get along.
Although they have a cute friendship in Teach Me, Miss Litchi.
Nu wants to fuse with Ragna, not fuck him.
Bullet and Platinum hate him.
Tsubaki hates and wants to kill him.
Kokonoe and Litchi probably don't care much either way.
Mai considers him a good person and likes him.
Jubei sent Ragna on various missions so that he'd learn how to operate independently. One of those was to investigate a fragment of the Azure that was in Torifune. While there he ran into Mai.
Ragna likes helping girls, especially ones that are altruistic, so when he saw that Mai had been separated from her friends and alone in a dangerous area of Torifune he went with her in order to protect her.
post some celicas
Is this the true power of the Blazblue?
it has celica on it so i'd say yes
i bought the vita version on a whim for this reason
Mai does have very wide hips.
Do you understand why the panda got scared of her now? Noel's nearly Emiyra level of bad when it comes to being around huggable things.She flat out tried to mug Litchi for her panda in the Calamity Trigger remember?
Pandas instinctively avoid Noel.
>hearts in the eyes
The panda made a good call by jumping away. Still, it's hilarious that Tsubaki's hatred of the things is all because this one caused her to strike an ecchi pose while Jin was looking.
I dunno. I finished 2 episodes and got the trophy and I don't have anything left to watch. It only had 2 episodes so it couldn't cover a lot of material. That's equivalent to about 2 chapters. Remix Heart was a full manga with 24 chapters.
Yeah, they called them side-stories for a reason. It's not a long section; it serves to introduce Mai and Kajun to the people who haven't read the manga and have some more Academy sections to the game along the lines of Heart to Heart from CS.
The manga did overall have more fanservice, but it's not as if the Gaiden sction didn't have nudity on the same level as the manga.
Having sibling or people who act like your siblings isn't all fun and games,anon.
There is way better cute fanart out there.
They still volley insults at each other in Central Fiction and when she's in Mu mode she gets all bashful still and if Ragna's winquote is any hint, he just can't resist calling her an idiot.
Reminder that Tsubaki's ass did nothing wrong.
You know, I found it pretty interesting that they showed Tsubaki bribing somebody for information about Noel or Jin's wherabouts in the anime when we know Tsubaki would rather threaten to arrest somebody rather than do something shady like that. It was as out of character as Litchi whipping out Mantenbo to fight with Noel after she said she wanted to meet Ragna. Litchi's never been the sort to start off hostile like that until Chronophantasma. The hell?