I wouldn't recommend this to someone who's rather new to the 2D Fighting genre since the enemy AI is rather hard for beginners.. The final boss is also hard AF, with all the teleports and laser spams, you can't even get close to her.. I only managed to defeat her once in my 3 hours of playing this game.. (I got this game already before i bought it on Steam.)
The controls itself is rather easy to understand, took me around 1 hour to actually be able to string my own combos..
Also somehow I had more fun playing this game than playing BlazBlue, even though BB is better made and bolsters more fighters, something just sucks me into this game.. Maybe it's because Lilith is literally Minase Iori from the iDOLM@STER? Nyeh, maybe, I'll get to it later..
All in all, IMO, this is a reaaallly well made game.. and considering that this used to be a doujin game, to have made it on Steam is, just wow..
Now, getting to the good and the bad parts of the game..
> Assist system? That's new..
> Pantyshots, nyeeess~
> Graphics are pretty neat.
> Lilith = Minase Iori from the iDOLM@STER (Doll? Check. Shiny Forehead? Check. Headbutt? Check.)
> Hard AI makes the game challenging, but frustrating at the same time..
> I don't get people's review about this game not working with their gamepad. The game is very responsive to my gamepad, controls are smooth.
> Old styled graphics = Good framerate and smooth gameplay~
> No Online Multiplayer.
> No Training mode. (You can just do local VS mode though.)
> Pause screen didn't show combo list, I got around the wiki for the movelist.
> Unbalanced characters. (Lilith too OP, pls nerf.. So this is why they made her into a DLC..)
> AI too hard, pls nerf..
> Too many DLCs, why not buy the original doujin version of the game? One disc, and it got everything except Hilda in it..
> The story of the game is not so clear, unlike BB who mindfuks you with all the time paradox and yadda yadda, the story mode is....... Short on text? maybe.. Yes, I'm the kind of guy who puts the story over graphics..
But despite all the bad things about this game, I would still recommend it.. Why? Because this game is challenging AF.. The hard AI will make you rage, I'm sure, but once you get the hang of this game, there's the sense of accomplishment, and you would want to fully master all the characters in this game..
Also, this is a 2D Fighting game, featuring cute girls, lolis, an idol (oh wait, wrong game てへぺろ~ ) piledrivers, brainbusters, laser spams, and lots and lots of rage quits..
You have been warned......