It's exactly what I wanted. Got 2 arcade sticks for Christmas and wanted a few more fighting games to round out my collection. I'd never played a Guilty Gear game, but I'd heard lots of good things, and it's every bit as fun as two people can have beating the tar out of each other virtually. I rate it 4 stars, but only because it's hard to stand up to Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, MvC, Soul Caliber, and other franchises that have the added nostalgia factor going for them for me. In time I'm sure I'll think fondly of the GG franchise, but for now It's good to great and well worth checking out if you want a fun fighting game experience.