Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend this game for anyone looking for any sort of solo play, because all you're going to get is Patroklos's journey to becoming Patsuka and a bunch of precreated fights mimicking the fighting styles of development staff and players they got to help with the game.
Online's solid though, Create a Soul is the game's single best feature, and the practice mode is actually really good as well since you can set the AI to use specific attacks you're having trouble with online to practice against.
Of course there's DLC to offset some of the game's short comings.
Additionally, there is armor breaking in this game for those of you looking to hide spring loaded afros on your CaS characters, but not nearly to the extent that SCIV employed (i.e. your characters don't have to be stark naked afterwords).