Summary: I have never played an ArkSys game except for Persona 4 Arena. So please know that I am coming from a more "simple" standpoint. First things first: This game is fun as hell. Even when losing it's still a blast. The game does have a "stylish" mode (which is pretty much changes the game to Persona 4 Arena's controls), but in my opinion, I felt like it hampered the experience.
Summary: Being that I have NEVER played a BlazBlue game, I needed another fighter for my Vita so i thought id give this one a shot. And boy, it's great. It's easily the most technical fighter i've ever played (I play MK, Tekken, Def Jam lol). But if you have any prior knowledge to fighting games then you'll fare pretty well (after some training) with this. Would definitely recommend.
Summary: Game plays great and in some ways looks better than the console version (though that's mainly because my consoles are connected to a really old TV). The story's handled even better than in the first game, plus the story recap chapter makes for a good abridged look at the first game for those who haven't played it yet.