The fast, masher-friendly gameplay works as good as it looks; having gorgeously animated 3D characters in a 2D plane gives the game a modern sheen with familiar mechanics. Color-coding the damage blasts would have certainly been nice, but the special attacks look stellar, and the Japanese voice-overs help the game retain its authenticity. Battle Fantasia may be a niche game for a specific audience, but otaku will live happily ever after.
* Masher-friendly gameplay
* Beautiful art design
* Not localized enough to appeal beyond otaku