BlazBlue Continuum Shift Trophy Guide. Difficulty: **** A 2D fighting game with anime style graphics, and a sequel to the 2009 BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. The Platinum is both more challenging and far more time consuming than earlier titles in the BlazBlue series.
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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is a 2D fighting game with anime-style graphics, and a sequel to the 2009 console title, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. New moves have been added or tweaked, and eight new characters.
The story takes place shortly after the events of Calamity Trigger. The people of the 13th Hierarchical City have become obsessed with Ragna the Bloodedge and the bombings they believe he's responsible for, spreading rumors and claiming sightings of him. Meanwhile, Ragna waits patiently for a great power in him to activate.
The game received fairly positive reviews, with an average score of 78%, stating that while it possessed a fair balance in the versus mode, an easily accessible online mode, and colorful graphics that are appealing to the eye, Continuum Shift has a steep learning curve for anyone new to the series.
Even if you are familiar with the previous BlazBlue game, both the challenge and time consumption for the platinum in this sequel has gone way up! Your online goal has been increased from level 30 to 50, you must play several different paths in the story mode to unlock the gallery pictures, and battle in a challenging challenge mode.
Not an easy Platinum, by far, for anyone new to the BlazBlue games, or fighting games in general.
We recommend beginning with the tutorial. Even if you've played Calamity Trigger, there have been new moves added, and others have been tweaked, which will take some getting used to. Plus, this will net you the Ragna Cum Laude trophy. Then, you can practice in the Training mode. Play for an hour, and you'll get the I Can Do This All Night trophy.
Afterwards, the rest is up to you. Story Mode will take you a long time, as - unlike the previous title - you can't simply play through once with each character to unlock the gallery picture. This time, there are multiple paths to be taken. After, you will also need to play each of the characters in the Arcade Mode. By now, after hours of hard work, you should have 7 more trophies added to your collection.
In Versus mode, there are certain trophies which can be earned much easier than in the other modes, such as Ice-Ten or 1.21 Gigawatts. Check out the guides in our Links page for further details.
Then in Legion mode, you'll have to fight multiple enemies to claim a certain area. The good news is, you can save before each battle. The bad news, is the trophies for each corresponding level aren't stackable, so earning Genghis Kahn by playing on Difficulty will NOT earn you Napoleon Bonaparte and Alexander the Great - you'll need to play this mode three times.
There are two trophies related to Score Attack, and like in the previous game, you can save your progress by hitting the START button on a second controller. Then finally, there's the most difficult trophy in the game: Superior State Of Mind, for clearing the Challenge mode, which can be extremely difficult, even for veterans of the BlazBlue series.
By now, you should have acquired all the offline trophies. There are 9 online trophies to be earned. The good news is, you only need to play 100 ranked matches rather than 200. The bad news is, you must now reach level 50 rather than 30, which means earning this trophy will be far more time consuming than in the previous BlazBlue title. Check out a forum we've posted under the Links tab for a boosting buddy.
While the game doesn't exactly warrant a walkthrough, here's a great Wiki Guide which explains all the moves and characters:
And a great text-based Guide created by Ouha-chan:
Here is a great Trophy Guide, by Setsuna:
And another fantastic Trophy Guide, compiled by several users and created by trophybot:
And if you're looking for a boosting buddy, here's a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:
This is a useful Combo Guide for each of the characters:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: