Guilty Gear fans are going to be disappointed with Battle Fantasia, of that there is no doubt. Despite looking like it should be an incredibly hardcore fighter, what with the heavy anime-influence and Japanese voice work, it turns out that it's heavy on accessibility, with only the parry system requiring any practice. Dishing out multi-hit combos won't be difficult for anyone who can do fireballs and dragon punches regularly.
Perhaps it's Arc System Works' own incredible Guilty Gear series that makes Battle Fantasia's lack of innovation stick out more than it otherwise would. There is fun to be had here, but it's fleeting fun. Battle Fantasia won't be remembered in ten years time, that's for sure.