Was it kool or a piece of krap? A sick Spoony rants for a while.
Edit: Looking back on BlazBlue, I realize that the special moves are mapped to the right thumbstick, not the d-pad. It’s mostly for beginners. The moves ARE ALSO ACTIVATED by special gestures, but– and this is the important part– VIRTUALLY ALL OF THESE MOVES are performed with a quarter-circle forward, or quarter-circle backward. It is far, far easier and much less of a hassle.