As someone that HASN'T played the console version of this game (or the Vita) it's a very fun beat-em-up akin to that of Panzer Bandit
of the PSX. Alot of playability in this game but grinding the levels to unlock moves and specials for later difficulties is a bit of a grind so expect to put some time into this before you can start to feel the full force of the character you play. Over 7 stages of decent length and 5 different difficulty modes there's a good amount to do in this game.
-Unique characters: no one character feels the same to play, a unique experience to be had with all charcters
-Smooth combat: having 3 attacking buttons that execute different parts of one entire move chain flows very well and doesnt overload the player with memorizing alot of moves
-Easy to pick-up: with a stage selectable story mode that interacts with how far you get in arcade mode it's easy to pick up where you left off or just go on an arcade run
Leveling: Having to level up the characters ,each and everyone you play, can become tedious over time when you get into building stats and unlocking your moves which both have significant impact on gameplay.
: This is important, as the fact that there's no online multiplayer makes an otherwise great game only decent, there's talks of adding it to the game in this version which would improve the over all appeal to the game.
-Brutal level cap: 50 is the current cap which makes progressing pass harder difficulties to much of a challenge as stats and skills are limited
-No Achievements: For those that care about that kind of stuff there isnt any achievements added in this game.
Despite how enjoyable the game is for me, the brutal level cap and lack of online makes this a hard game to recommend to people. Untill the Level cap raises and/or online gets put in I'd say skip this game unless:
A) You're a fan of Phantom breaker or the anime style in general
B) A fan of beat em ups with jumping into different lines
C) The game is on sale