Summary: I have always loved 2d fighters. I like Street Fighter 2 and have played quite a bit of the more recent Street Fighter 4, also. Samurai Shodown is another favorite, as is Soul Calibur 2. I'm pretty good at these games. Not the best ever, but certainly capable. I picked this game up because I wanted a modern 2d fighter that could really push the genre to the limit. After reading many positive reviews of this game I chose this one.
Conclusion: Guilty Gear continues it's huge flashy heavy metal 2D fighting series with Accent Core. But this is where the fun parts end. As I found out the hard way; the final boss is unfairly difficult to defeat and with nothing much to do other than fight all the time it doesn't carry the fun mini games that the DS game Dust Strikers had. If you enjoy hacky, flashy and rocky then buy this game, otherwise get a better fighting game.