So I finally got around to buying it after being in Germany for a while, and beat it in a few days.
It's a great game. The beginning was a bit rough because you only have John and Henry to kick ass with, but once your team expands you'll be killing aliens left and right without even breaking a sweat. Especially once you get Califia and Fox. They are so awesome like holy shit. All the characters are really useful too. Well, except for Dorothy, I never found a use for her unfortunately. And she looked so cute too.
The comicbook style was a breath of fresh air after all the effiminate (and oh so slashable
) anime men I had on my 3DS screen lately XD. The voiceacting was really good too. When the trailers first got out I heard a lot of people bitch about the guy who does Abe's voice, but he sounded just fine to me. Did he say something to piss the American crowd off or something?
The update downloded automatically when I first started the game, so the long enemy turns weren't a problem for me. You still have to wait a bit, but the horrorstories of waiting for like two minutes was not a thing. Mostly 20 seconds for me. It actually gave me a little extra time to adjust strategies and think over my next move.
Great characters (with useful skills)
Great voice acting
That feeling you get when you gun down a humongous alien with a crithit
Some levels you get to use a cannon/tank
MECHA ABE LIKE OMG
No overview map
No skipping enemy turns
Can't say anything about online play because I'm one of those people who doesn't do online play.
All in all I'd give it a 85 out of 100. The story is over and done the way it is, but there was a tiny hint after the ending that could lead into a sequel. It probably won't happen now that it bombed so bad, but a girl can dream! They can fix the problems and add more characters from other countries' folklore/literature.
It'll be worth your while. Get it on sale once that inevitably happens because it bombed so hard because people these days have no patience to wait :P.