BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend (BBCPEX) is fashionably late for PC like other Arc System Works? ports of BlazBlue games on Steam. So, should you still consider buying a copy for your PC?
BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend Review
BBCPEX on PC looks fine with some of its menus and systems being directly carried off from console to the PC. Unclickable menus and the use of preset quotes in online waiting rooms are still here. However, it helps beginners that the game features full keyboard mapping support. In fact, the game already presets two players as already mapped on a single keyboard and geared for Versus Mode. For the sake of learning and an enjoyable experience, it?s highly suggested that players use separate controllers or keyboards. Two players on one keyboard is not recommended because it could ghost the keyboard due to more than 5 keys could be pressed to accommodate the movement of the players, and the general discomfort in controls.
In terms of the story content, BBCPEX PC spans the whole BlazBlue Chronophantasma story complete with the Gag Reels plus the Remix Heart stories exclusive to the Chronophantasma Extend copies. BlazBlue is known to have a story that cannot be explained in one sitting due to dealing with time paradoxes and loops.
The problems in previous versions of the game aren?t here as BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend is technically the current version of Blazblue used for competitive play. Getting left behind in game version and content won?t happen here. The vanilla Chronophantasma mode is also accessible in this port if the player prefers to play the game with vanilla Chronophantasma patches. However with BlazBlue Centralfiction closing in, this game might only be enough to brief you with the characters for a feel of the changes on the next game or even orient you with the BlazBlue story so far.
The framerate is definitely fine on decent hardware, unlike the problems seen on Continuum Shift Extend and Calamity Trigger posts as said on negative Steam reviews where frame drops were usual despite having adequate hardware strength. The Netplay still experiences lag but is manageable so far. Setting the map to ?Altar? plus letting the opening sequences of the fight eat the initial connection delay could be a handy trick for the players trying to do netplay. If that doesn?t work, it might be better to play locally with different controllers.
This copy is recommended who wants to play BlazBlue but doesn?t have the console and wants to catch up on the competitive meta and/or story content of the upcoming version, Centralfiction. BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend can be bought on Steam. This copy offers 10% release price discounts up until March 10 and also offers discounts for players who own previous BlazBlue entries on Steam.