Nate here. Now that I have a decent PC controller, I'm able to play fighting games again. This time, it's BlazBlue for PC.
ArcSystemWorks, the same people who made the "Guilty Gear" games, recently made a new gen of fighting games called "BlazBlue." At first it started only in PS3, but it wasa finally ported to XBox 360, Arcades and then the PC.
BlazBlue's "Sol Bad Guy" is Ragna - The Bloodedge. Their "Ky Kiske" is Jin Kisaragi. You can only tell by the layout of the character sprite. The real difference is story behind the characters, where those two are actually brothers willing to kill each other.
Some VA trivia for otaku; if you play with the Japanese voices on, Ragna's VA is Sugita, Tomokazu. So basically you're fighting as "Kyon" (Haruhi) or "Gintoki" (Gintama.) If you're playing as Rachel-Alucard, her VA is Ueda, Kana (Most popular as Rin Tohsaka in Visual novels, popular as a shitton in everything else in anime.) If you're playing as an English Arakune, he's voiced be Spike Spencer, most popular for Shinji Akari (Evangelion,) and some Bleach roles. And if you're playing as a Japanese Taokaka, she's voiced by Chiwa, Saito most popular for Senjougahara, Hitagi (Bakemonogatari.)
The storymode layout is like a combination of Melty Blood Re-ACT, and light visual novels, like Chaos;Head put into one. depending on whether you lose in a fight, it determines your path in the story. This also applies to certain decisions you need to make like in standard visual novel format.
For a basic fighting game, there's not really much to say, but the graphic in the levels really do shine compared to it's Guilty Gear predecessor. It's a real winner imo. 4.8 out of 5.