BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is just about everything a fighting nut could want in a new fighting game. The availability of an entirely new roster of characters gives them a lot to explore and share with newcomers. It's just that it's the same thing we've been doing for 20 years. Two anime dudes punch each other until the other one falls over, and you move on to the next fight. It's a somewhat stale but still winning formula. But new it isn't. Even with the wacky style and awesome art, BlazBlue still feels like something you would have played in an arcade in the mid-90s.
That aspect is also what makes it so appealing. It's comfortable. BlazBlue is a new franchise that calls back to the cabinet. It's what you'd expect out of, and it's what you want in, a new 2D fighting game.