Got it around 1:00 today, earlier than I expected. Tore that box open so fast. Here are my first impressions, forgive me if they are a lot of comparisons to BlazBlue, its the only fighting game I've ever enjoyed and played for a long time.
First thing I did was the Tutorial, which is excellent! The game is obviously ment for a fight stick, but the only thing I had trouble doing on my controller was a Rapid Cancel, everything else was just easy.
Then I went to the gallery mode and noticed...it was already 53% completed? Kind of weird.
Finally jumped head first into the Story. Started with Yu. Played for around two hours, yet only fought four people. The story is very deep for a fighting game. I'm not done with Yu's story, but I just fought Elizabeth. Talking to her made me realize just how bad Margaret was in comparison. Nearly jumped out of my seat when she along with Burn My Dread (Final battle) came!
The fighting is really different from BlazBlue. Just as fast, but trying to pull of cool moves is harder with the lack of a drive button, but it does make it more strategic. Trying hard not to use the Auto Combo, but god damn is it just so easy to abuse!
More from me later as I continue.