This is easily the best handheld fighting game ever made.
The graphics are slightly toned down in order to have the game run at 60FPS which is completely understandable. The buttons/d-pad on the Vita are more responsive than both the Xbox 360 controller and the PS3 controller.
I am an arcade stick user but making the transition to the Vita has been surprisingly easy, I’ve owned the game for less than two hours and in that time I’ve adjusted to the Vita’s buttons and created a combo video. I copied some of Noel Brown’s combos and the infamous Chris G/Dieminion Morrigan zoning to show that basically everything is possible on this version of the game.
If you are a tournament player you will want a copy of this game for the Vita, it’s UMvC3 but portable, it’s perfect.