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!
Dont waste your time on this. Ive read plenty of reviews that said this game was garbage, and I took a chance to say otherwise. But it was just a waste of my time. I might have played this for 20mins. Its pretty obvious once you play that youll never play it again.