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Lobby password is always vidya.
- 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
> MATCH VIDEOS
- horibuna.web.fc2.com/BBCP/index.html (for CPEX)
- horibuna.web.fc2.com/BBCF/index.html (for CF)
> USEFUL LINKS
- News, Guides, Combo Listings
- Story Stuff
- Player List
- Steam/Skype Group
- Other Media (Remix Heart, Bururaji etc)
There's a nice new image of Mai on Pixiv. Rather surprising she was able to wear this uniform considering that even Tsubaki found it a tight fit.
no hazama in this thread
can the lobby wait. wont be able to play for a couple hours
Happy Birthday, General Kagura Mutsuki! May your day be filled with booze and hoes!
That was actually a general loli thread with only incidental BB discussion. The OP for that new thread is retarded as well since he not only started it with a loli but decided to mouth off to the mods too.
All right, no shitty waifu BS here. Who is actually the most well written character in your opinion. I'd say Ragna because he starts off as "nothing personnel kid" to actually learning his weaknesses and finding what he wants to fight for.
I like Ragna the most, but CP was so retarded. I guess in some sense, that means he's the best written.
But I'm going to say Noel, because I didn't like her at all at first and she grew on me. I value that a lot. Even though the things she does are as dumb as everything else in this story, I think I like her arc the most so far.
like you said what? i'm not even sure
look, i can't post on /v/ right now and whatever, that thread got deleted anyway but that guy said he wanted to play so i was going to play
why did i waste my money on this game, everyone is playing something else instead
oh wait, i didn't waste my money on this game, it was a gift, i'm dumb
anyway, does anyone ELSE here want to play? i'm tager/litchi and i just recently got extend
I liked Ragna's character arc too. He started out like a stereotypical edgy 90s antihero but quickly developed into something else.
I thought Mai had a nice character arc that progressed pretty well. It was a gradual process and had its ups and downs, but she managed to overcome the paranoid mentality instilled in her by her father and learned to open up and trust others. And she also came to accept herself as she was. Also I liked her personality since she was nice without being dumb like some of the other girls.
I don't think that Mai gets much hate, at least compared to some of the other girls. But that could be because she is a minor character in the grand scheme of things. Though she also has the advantage that her personality is pretty inoffensive and she doesn't really do anything stupid or bad to others. Though some people really seem to hate that she used to be a boy.
They've burned themselves out over central fiction arcade at the moment, Revealator fags got all asshurt and went back to waiting for it's console release with Dizzy and the accent core plus games. If you want activity there you'll likely only get it once Central Fiction 2 is avaliable to the public and both fightingfags and storyfags will start oozing over Izanami/Saya and hopefuls like Jubei, Mai and Alpha 1.
There was some anons last thread who think that Alpha 1 may turn out to be Izanami's true body as her appearing in 2 rather than the final makes it seem like Saya gets her body back.
Heart to Heart was the only previous actual story set at the Academy, as opposed to short flashbacks or gag ends, and it felt like an afterschool special about the evils of bullying and accepting others even if they're different.
Was I doing better or were you going easy on me?
are you incompetent? Did you even try?
Its only fun for one person and it isn't me.
How much is a month of PS+ these days?
That actually fits with their reactions, come to think of it.
Yeah I've won a few but I'm sure I've lost about 92% of these matches. Maybe more
There are rips of the game on dustloop, but the crests in the actual game are kind of small.
I've got high resolution version of the CT crests (Ragna's is over 3000x3000) but I don't remember where I got them.
Amaterasu has one, but she's a bigwig and her crest was used for CP.
I'm not going to color that gold, do it yourself if you want it gold.
But it's the same design on all four volumes. If it's just a generic why would they use the same one 3 times over? Do they think we're justa buncha jokas over 'er or somethin'n?
I'm not going to the wiki just to save a crest that's cluttered by text just because it's blue instead of gold.
This has been out of awhile.
What are you gay?
You know you love it. Everyone loves it. Despite what that autist said last thread.
I have played a bit since I got the game and the only character I've been able to click with has been bullet. I like her a lot, but I still want to at least give other characters a fair chance in the hopes I might like them as much or more.
The thing is I haven't been able to get them to click the same way. With bullet I just screwed around in challenge/training and I just felt like I understood stuff and experimented and discovered a ton about her. With other characters (even easy to learn ones like ragna/jin/noel) I just can't do shit and feel useless. How can I get into learning other characters?
that plat thread from earlier wasnt enough
It's a design to fill up space and look nice, and these kinds of things don't have to be anything important. Anybody remember the crest that was used for the back of this? Probably not, because it never amounted to anything.
I just wanted to ask, what fight stick does /vg/ use? Is it any good?
When was it? Pretty sure I saw the last /blaz/
using a sega saturn pad with an adapter
But the thing is I want to experiment with other characters. I like bullet a lot sure, but I might like X or Y character even more, but I wouldn't know while I can only scratch the surface of their movesets/combos.
Wow, that's a really interesting crest. It looks like there's a smaller one inside of it which could be a reference to what little of Saya remains after Izanami has basically made her body for herself.
I think you just have to be prepared to grind, a lot. I kind of feel the same way because Bullet's combos are really intuitive.
Nobody ever said the basics were easy either, unfortunately.
Lobby was fun guys. Thanks for the games. Didn't know we had so many Ragna players though
WHY ARE ALL OF YOU PEOPLE SO GOOD? WHY ARE YOU THE MOST PATIENT RAGNA I'VE EVER FOUGHT? WHY DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PLAY VALK
I've discovered that people that play rushdown characters don't actually rushdown. They sit and wait to fuck your shit up
Where are you Ragna players coming from?
>the worst character in BBCF
Hes just pretty fucking honest. Honestly I bad I guess.
True, the pattern on the background of the Remix Heart covers isn't necessarily Mai's crest, though it does looks like one. I wouldn't be surprised if that turns out to be that though.
Though the DLC voice pages for most characters have their crest in the background, something that Mai and Kajun's pages lack, so it is possible that they don't have a crest yet:
Hey senpai, I'm a new shitter that hasn't played since calamity trigger. Are any of the following OP/cancer here, before I choose to main them?
Thanks, just don't want to be a cancer maining scum.
It's most likely the combination of both. Compared to the male cast you can tell he obliviously prioritizes the females in regard to fan-service more then the males. The fact that he is able to successfully profit from this while putting his fetishes in the game is absolutely amazing.
There's not as much male fanservice because it's offputting to male players, whereas the women that play BlazBlue are usually content with much less or just character interactions. It still makes it in though, and Naoto's clothes have gotten some attention from the fujo crowd. Whereas the preorder bonuses just help the game sell better. You don't need to make up theories on how the bonuses are about Mori's fetishes.
We all know Mori does his own thing in regards to females. Mu being a prime example of just being a fan-service design just for the sake of it even when his own team didn't feel that the design was really necessary.
The pre-order bonuses is indeed can be an incentive of help gathering people interest to buy the game. But still most of the bonuses was focus on female fan-service while only a few being more tame or fujo bait.
Anyone kinda hate how flat Litchi's character ended up becoming after Calamity Trigger? At first I thought she was torn between two existances, the one that desperately wants to find and return Arakune to normal no matter what and the one who wants to help and protect people in Orient Town and the Kaka Village. She even had stuff like this in Continuum Shift still but by Chronophantasma Roy's all she cares about, she was even willingly to throw away everyone's lives for the off shoot chance that she gets to hang out with a new fake Roy Relius would create along with a new fake Ada and Ignis created for Carl in a new world. Okay, they aren't fakes, they'd be "real" since Relius's world would of been THE world but they wouldn't be the Roy,Ada or Ignis they knew. Hakumen doesn't even see this Tsubaki as HIS Tsubaki or this Ragna as his brother because his timeline is gone.
Carl's even more dillusional then before in the Embryo as he continues to call Nirvana a tool and does not seem to realize Nirvana houses Ada's soul still. Amane is also no longer interested in him because of this.
What is that skin colored thing hanging out of the blue girl's torso??
The embryo is showing Carl a world where Ada is only bedridden and not shoved in Nirvana he really doesn't know that Nirvana is his sister right now
but it looks like he'll remember in act 2
I think everyone hates what Litchi ended up becoming. CP was pretty terrible for most of the cast, but Litchi especially because not only did it make her crazy-stupid, CPEX showed us what her relation to Roy was in the past and it wasn't anything special.
Can't say nothing about the fake/real stuff. I guess one of the points of CPEX that Ragna keeps bringing up is that there's no real distinction. I disagree with that assertion, but if we look at Litchi as the example of all of the hero's virtues gone horribly wrong, I guess that's a thing they could end up doing: she's retardedly stubborn and never gives up on something incredibly stupid, and takes not being able to distinguish between real and fake to the nth degree. Doesn't make her any more likeable, but maybe that's what they're going for.
Or maybe Mori's a hack fraud.
Why do I get the feeling Naoto's going to cock things up massively for everyone due to him being here? He seems to be a take on the hero's never give up attitude gone wrong as well. Naoto's presence is threatning this entire world's existance and one of the characters in said world is starting to fade away,too. Then again, Ragna's attitude towards these two nearly ended the world as well and if people are right, his attempt at saving Saya may end up causing some issues as well, especially if Saya really does get Izanami out of her and sees her beloved brother in heep of wounds and dying. I mean, if the murakumos are any indication she really,really loves Ragna and if she's got a hold of some of Izanami's power that could wind up being really bad.
Sorry, forgot the picture. Those two, he was urged to kill the blond before she destroyed the world and urged to sacrifice the red head because it was the only way, he stubbornly said fuck that and pulled off miracles that saved both their lives.
Oh. Well, Mu yes, although I'd argue that he had a better shot of making bullshit magical love and friendship work over killing her, becauseb by all rights Mu would've kicked his ass.
With Celica, well, I guess the whole situation is stupid because it didn't fucking matter anyway and Rachel could've just told anyone at anytime that you didn't need Celica to use the Lynchpin. Starting out though, Ragna was more reasonable about it. Nine was batshit, Jubei wanted to save the world, Ragna asked what Celica wanted to do. Of course later on he goes no, you don't get to make your own choices because you're dumb and I have to protect you, and I forgot where I was going with this.
Whatever. Ragna saves girls because he's a huge softie. That's what he does. Even saved Bullet.
You can probably add Lambda because that one episode of Alter Memory is 100% canon.
Also Nu's going to be added to that illustruous list soon.
Lambda wants to protect Ragna, Noel thinks of him like a brother and Nu wants to stab Ragna a lot and fuse with him to destroy the world and what did Izanami say that implied Saya has a brother complex?
Naoto is really no different from Ragna. He just wants to save and protect what is important to him no matter what. I do wonder if him finding Raquel isn't just an attempt to have her back in his life but to be maybe restore the things he once had in his life back. Since he did commented on losing many things to cross the boundary to be in the current time. I do wonder what happen to his Saya since the last that we know of her condition is that she was taken by Relius at the time Naoto passed out from his battle with that Spinner dude.
She should of gave him puppy dog eyes. Ragna can't resist those. even in the novels for phase shift and the games they make note that when Celica or Noel or Lambda want something from him they tend to give him that kind of stare and just can't say no. The only reason he was able to say no to Noel and keep being mean was because he wanted her away from him because since she's NOL being around him would get her in trouble and he sensed someone's killing intent shadowing them. That of course belonging to Carl
The only thing I remember about her referring to him as brother is when she was attack by arakune and was asking for help which she yelled out brother. It's not wrong for her to say that since it's most likely Saya memories subtly influencing her. But Saya herself feelings is somewhat questionable even if she refers to Ragna as brother.
So what are looking forward to with Kagura in CF? I'm pretty excited since he cemented himself as one of the better characters. Very cool guy with interesting motivations. Great fighting style too and is simultaneously a womanizer and a man's man. Great guy I hope we see him a lot in CF
Nah, Tsubaki is cute and Imai would say so too.
So does anyone like Touya from Xblaze. I mean at first I didn't like him because he whines all the damn time although i do understand he is design to be that way. Since he suppose to be the normal generic everyday high school kid that got dragged into something he didn't want to be in. Yet I like his growth process that was shown towards the end and especially in Lost Memories. That he is ready to fight and kill when necessary yet if he given an opportunity to possibly doing unnecessary bloodshed he would try to take if it's reasonable.
Here's what Imai said when Tsubaki won a popularity poll.
No one really cares about Touya. Like, no one hates him but he's not all that interesting either.
Besides, everyone's too distracted by ES.
It's obvious that Xblaze was mainly about the girls. But as self-insert character into the Xblaze world overall I don't think he was that bad. As a main character though Ragna of course is more interesting and Naoto is shaping to look alright but we still don't know much about him.
that's weird, i'm someone who leans mostly towards S and i just want to do lewd things to tsubaki
for a character who is popular tho she don't get much fanart on pixiv
You really think someone would do that? Desecrate the sanctity of trust and honesty of a popularity poll? Heavens, the depths of depravity.
But that might explain why Noel didn't take spot like she always does.
You have 10 seconds to explain why you don't main the most honest and
autisticBB character. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHi8yr7f7Qk
>all my faggot friend ever plays is Noel
Are you me?
I have no real motivation to learn him, and I've been playing Best Dad so long I don't think I'll be able to switch.
>"You dare not disappoint"
>"I don't have time to entertain men."
Now then, did anyone notice the disappointment in Noel's voice when Ragna clarifies that Rachel and Celica will be joining them?
i like the hat, but i think it could be better if it were more elongated
and assimilated into her hair
What if the hat were maee more expressive?
So is CF really the end of blazblue?
In some interviews it seems like it's address as the finale of blazblue in general by mori. Yet, in others he said it's the completion of Ragna story.
No way in hell Ragna's gone from the franchise completely. He'll still be here he just won't be the main character anymore. Just like Noel will still be here but won't be the heroine. Sol badguy is still in Guilty Gear even tho it's starting to shift more towards Ky,Sin and the Valentine siblings.
I hate Chihaya with a passion and I like Tsubaki/Izayoi
This is a different subject, but pls famicom
A Remix Heart anime would work pretty well since it has a smaller cast and a straightforward storyline compared to the games.
>tsubaki and her stand「IZAYOI」
i kind of want this
>people actually think CF is going to be the final game
who the fuck thinks ASW would give up on a huge cash cow that easily
nah, they're just going to do what GG did and make Ragna a side protagonist
killing off ragna would be perfectly fine with me as long as they don't make Naoto the main lead
I fucking love Ragna as a character but I'd rather see him go than say goodbye to Terumi and Relius, god I love them
Which is why I'm so fervently anti-Naoto. I don't want this cut-rate 3edgy5u expy of Ragna replacing him. Ragna looks edgy from the outside (the name, the whole black beast thing, the tragic backstory, the magic right arm, the fact his attacks are all named after hell or death, his life draining powers, his catchphrase) but underneath the edgy exterior he's a really sympathetic and interesting character who you just want to keep rooting for.
Naoto on the other hand has all the same edgy bullshit, except he actually embodies all of it. Naoto's backstory literally reads like a 12 year old on Deviantart wrote it.
I don't really get all the paranoia that Naoto's going to replace Ragna as the main protagonist, or how he's super edgy.
I mean, yes, he's getting reactions from Rachel and Nu that indicate that he's a danger to Ragna's existence in-game, but that doesn't mean that Mori's going to kill Ragna off and replace him with Naoto. Plus if you're going to complain about Naoto being edgy, you might as well start hating on like half of the cast.
>take-mikazuchi has an astral.
fuck and I was doing so well too.
>Naoto on the other hand has all the same edgy bullshit, except he actually embodies all of it. Naoto's backstory literally reads like a 12 year old on Deviantart wrote it.
He's a blatant expy of Ragna with none of the character that made Ragna interesting, and his existence in the BB world makes things incredibly confusing and coincidental. (Especially when you throw Saya Terumi into the mix, god I hope that they explain her away by saying that Izanami is actually her and that Saya was created as a vessel for Saya Terumi/Izanami)
>Naoto was just a relax laid back highschool student that got caught up in some vampire shit
HAEY GUYS MAI OC IS NAOTO DA BLUDEDGE HE WAS AN ORDINURY HISGHSCOOL STODENT BEFORE A BLOOODY DARK VAMPIRE CHICK WITH HUGE BOOBYS MADE HIM HER SERVUNT NOW HE'S SUPA POWERFULA ND HE FIGHTS RELIAS CLOVA
>He's a blatant expy of Ragna
Right, like how all the Murakumo Units are expys of Saya, and how Hazama's an expy of Kazuma's an expy of Terumi, and how Raquel's an expy of Rachel, how Platinum is an expy of Trinity, and how current Celica's an expy of the original Celica?
Blazblue loves to make clone characters, I don't see how Naoto being an expy of Ragna is that bad considering the fact that like 30% of the playable characters are all clones.
HAEY GUYS MAI OC IS RAGUNAH THE BLUDEDGE HE WAS AN ORDINURY ORPHAN CHILD WITH A NONE BEFOUR A SNEK MAN IN FORODA CUT HIS ARM OFF AND A VAMPIRE CHICK WITH FLAT BOOYS GAVE HIM A DEAD VERSION OF HIMSELF FROM AN ALTERNATE THAT REPLACES HIS ARM NOW HES IS A SUPA POWAHFUL AND HE FIGHTS YUUUUKIIII TERUUUMIIII
>his existence in the BB world makes things incredibly confusing and coincidental
That's the point, he's there to provide another catalyst for change and to accidentally fuck up the bad guys' plans.
It is rather funny when people try to caricature Naoto to make him sound like a bad character when it's trivial to make Ragna sound even worse: Angry guy (who's actually an artificial human raised by a talking cat) with spiky white hair dressed in black and red who hates and wants to destroy the government because a dude in a fedora that loves knives cut off his arm when he was a kid. Also a vampire gave him a magic arm that eats people's souls and he now uses the POWER OF DARKNESS to fight, but if he uses it too much he will turn into a monster that will destroy the world.
I personally hate how Naoto comes out of nowhere and trashes Nu for no reason since she was a legitimate threat in all games before, also he seems like he will get in the way for a happy end for Ragna, him being edgy or cliched might change...Still salty that I can't read the LN
>Naoto comes out of nowhere and trashes Nu for no reason
Thats backwards. Nu came out of nowhere thinking Naoto was Ragna and then attack him and suffered the consequences.
Naoto was never an unassuming high school student.
He was born as the heir of the Terumi clan, which is a branch family of the Amanohokosaka clan (aka he's related to the rightful Imperators). Plus, he's had the ability to see how close someone is to death his entire life, and his sister killed his entire family and tried to kill him to get both that ability and become the next head of the family.
The only reason he comes off as an unassuming high school student is because he's trying to escape from his ties with the supernatural and his batshit crazy sister, that's why he uses his mother's last name as well instead of his father's.
I don't think you know what an expy is.
The Murakumo units are very different characters with very different personalities. Lambda is an emotionless girl who slavishly obeys Kokonoe, Nu is a psychotic yandere obsessed with destruction, and Noel is...Noel, except during the end of CS where she was a nihilistic edgemaster thanks to Terumi's mind control.
Hazama and Kazuma are vessels that Terumi uses as bodies. When Terumi is not inhabiting them they have their own, completely different personalities (Kazuma in Phase Shift 1, Hazama in CF Act 1).
Raquel is in fact an expy of Rachel, though they're implying she's like Rachel's past self or some weird timeline bullshit
Platinum is a completely separate character (well, two characters, one a tsundere girl and the other a kuudere boy) who once in a while Trinity possesses to speak through, because Trinity's ghost is inside Plat's weapon.
Current Celica is just original Celica resurrected from the dead.
An expy is a character who blatantly rips off a pre-existing character, not an in-universe clone of an existing character or a character who gets possessed by an existing character.
I don't really think that matters. Whatever the backstory is, whatever the reason, he's still a highschool student with eye powers. Of course every protagonist in this vein has backstory and things going on that justify their special attributes, but I'm so bored by this archetype.
I can understand not liking Naoto if his archetype is one that you don't like, I'm just nonplussed that so many people seem to regard his addition to the game as the worst thing thing that has ever happened to BlazBlue.
Yeah I was talking about more how he easily defeated her out of nowhere after she has shown to be threat to most characters, but Relius notes that she is getting weaker so maybe there's a reason
I'm not going to call Naoto the worst thing ever just yet, but I am pretty worried that they're going to pull another CP. I absolutely hated CP's story mode and incorporating Phase Shift was a big part of that. It's probably colored my opinion of Blazblue spinoffs as a whole because it simultaneously felt like getting blindsided by all-important characters and events materializing out of thin air while wasting time doing two separate recaps of the events of an entirely separate story that was now critical to the current plot.
Nu is weak as fuck in CF, IIRC everyone she fights in her arcade mode beats her. After she lost to Naoto Nine teleported her and said that she was supposed to be a lot stronger than this. Turns out that Nu isn't finished yet so I'm sure thats the reason why shes weak.
What makes people say CT Nu was weaker than CP Nu, anyways?
You have to remember Nu shat on everyone in CT because everyone was weak as fuck as CT (very incomplete Hakumen, no Power of Order max Jin, no Idea Engine Ragna)
I personally didn't like CP's story mode because I had to play through Phase Shift when I'd already read the novel, we spent way too long in Kagura's office, and we couldn't choose who to play as.
I think that PS's inclusion was kind of needed to explain the story, but I can see why players would dislike it if they'd never even had any exposure to the PS characters or plot. As a lorefag, I'd already known about the Phase Shift story and characters for a long time, so it didn't feel like I was getting introduced to characters out of nowhere.
To be honest, I think that's just one of the problems with being an English speaking fan, we don't have the same resources to learn about new characters and their backgrounds the same way the Japs do, so when we do get them added into the games it feels like they were just shoehorned in.
Ragna will save her. It's the desire closest to his heart.
Though goddamn does she not make it easy. It's like trying to free a trapped animal and not get your eyes gouged out.
I... UST A.... RANK BRO KEHEHEHE
soooo... theres a lot of "fan service" type pictures that you can buy in gallery mode of CPE, and my dick has made me almost run outta money already.
Does anyknow where I can download these for free?
>Your face when Noel is best girl
>beat arcade mode
>make online game titled "be nice D:"
>dude finally joins
>i have 4 matches played, he has 0, pretty hopeful.
>but we both picked Noel.
>he wrecks my shit. knows his air game pretty well
>"gg" then leave and cry.
why do i suck so much.
post your waifu tier lists
A: Makoto, Platinum, Rachel, Noel, Nine
B: Lambda, Nu, Kokonoe, Litchi
C: Bullet, Tsubaki
could make a separate list for the guys but i'm lazy as fuck
SHUT UP RELIUS YOU'RE NOT MY FATHER
He did what you asked Carl, he put your sister back together. Now stop being a shitty kid.
You get to add one thing to your main, but in exchange you have to remove a move. What do you add and what do you sacrifice in return?
I do, don't feel like playing now thought because my fingers hurt from mashing all day today.
God tier: Hazama
Amazing tier: Hazama
Step on my face tier: Hazama
Let me kiss your shoes tier: Hazama
Honorary bae tier: terumi, kazuma
that's really gay.
I sexually identify as Yuuki Terumi. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of soaring over the Master Unit dropping hot sticky Kusanagis on disgusting Amaterasu. People say to me that a person being an omnicidal ghost is impossible and I'm fucking retarded but I don't care, I'm beautiful. I'm having Relius Clover install my artificial body with the Nox Nyctores Geminus Anguium: Ouroboros and a position in the NOL. From now on I want you guys to call me "Hazama" and respect my right to troll at will and troll needlessly. If you can't accept me you're nothing but LIES and need to LEARN THE TRUTH CALLED DESPAIR. Thank you for being so understanding.
you have excellent taste
Also, I'm the guy who posted the original waifu tiers. Gonna do the guys now:
S: Terumi/Hazama, Ragna, Kagura, Hakumen
A: Bang, Relius, Hibiki
B: Jin, Amane
D: Arakune, Carl, Tager
I also did Ragna:
I sexually identify as Ragna the Bloodedge. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of soaring over the Hierarchical Cities dropping hot sticky seithr on disgusting Murakumo Units. People say to me that a person being an SS-Class Criminal is impossible and I'm fucking retarded but I don't care, I'm beautiful. I'm having Rachel Alucard install the Azure Grimoire, IDEA Engine, and the sword Blood-Scythe on my body. From now on I want you guys to call me "The Grim Reaper" and respect my right to destroy Cauldrons needlessly. If you can't accept me you're a Terumi and need to check your NOL privilege. Thank you for being so understanding.