One of the current game/series I'm following is the BlazBlue series, made by Arc System Works. It's settings are far darker than you'd find in any Tokusatsu films, so far. However, this is offset with real nice character design and personality, unique gameplay that succeeds Guilty Gear the right way, awesome music and compellingly deep story for a fighting game, rather than just "Hey, we just opened a fighting tourney here. Come and join!".
So the story begins with how humanity survived a massive war of magic against a huge beast called Black Beast, which wiped out the majority of human race. That beast is stopped by six individuals calling themselves "Six Heroes". From them, magic is taught and humanity started to survive under the surveillance of the organization NOL, even though it's rather strict and totalitarian.
The game would open with the destruction of an NOL branch, done by just one man calling himself "Ragna the Bloodedge". He's a feared man called "The Grim Reaper", thus NOL put the highest bounty available on his head and many people started seeking this man for fame and fortune and... other reasons. Ragna's motives are a mystery, but it's clear that he wants NOL destroyed.
And he's your hero.
Thus is the setting of the first game of BlazBlue, subtitled Calamity Trigger. Trust me, we'll get deeper to that, but this is the back bone of the story of the first game.
There will be another post pertaining its sequel that will be released soon: Continuum Shift. So, if you have a PS3 or XBox 360, grab the game ASAP. It's a must buy and you REALLY won't regret the fighting system and the story. I will be spoiling a lot, but I believe that you will be able to enjoy more if you can play it.
I'll see you later!
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