This is Just another Stupid Japanese Fighting game the controls are Bad the Whole game is Bad nothing at all good about this game. Even amoungst Fighting games this one is The Bottom of the Barrel. Granted I dont like fighting games maybe they are Ok for Arcades but for consoles there is no reason for them and this one is even worse then Most. Don't waste your time or rentals on this one this is an Avoid at all costs game. You would think that as big as the 360 is there would be alot of Good Games for it but alas there are out of all the games for it Only a handfull of games that are worth playing and even less that are worth the Price you have to pay for them. and spending over a dollar for this one is ridiculus
Being an Arc System designed game I would figure Battle Fantasia (BF) to be a bit like their flagship IP, Guilty Gear. Parts of this is true, the parts such as quirky and memorable characters and the fact that it's easy to play and hard to master. But that's where it ends. BF is slow and doesn't allow one to shift into combos as easily as most other fighting games. It has it's moments but for the most part this game is lacking in everything else.
I expected better from Arc. The Guilty Gear (vice Guilty Gear 2 which was absolutely horrible BF was actually better than that game) franchise was the best 2d fighting game in it's time being on par with the masters such as KoF, SF, and the respective crossovers (MvC2, CVS2, etc).
Here's hoping that BlazBlue will be a true sequal to Guilty Gear and keep the tradition alive.
P.S. The very last boss is 'cheatery'. He is so 'cheatery' that the game crashes with his 'cheatery'. The game doesn't really crash but it does make you want to break something. Look up 'The End of Deathbringer' and you'll see what I mean. CHEATERY. So stupid, I even had a hard time beating him on Very Easy setting. Even then I had to use the guy that shoots guns across the screen and I barely beat him. CHEATERY!