I'm sorry, but this sucks. The fighting / melee system owns, but the beam system looks really crappy. It looks like Half-Life 1 simple beam attacks, it doesn't even has fancy lightning or special FX in them. Plus, it seems to be more 2D fighting style rather than 3D where you can walk / fly freely around the whole map. This game, is going to blow.
Although I'm impressed with the graphics and what they did with the shading; I still don't like the fact that you lose control of your character because it goes into a "cinematic mode" - any game where I lose control of my character because some other guy is busy charging up a huge energy blast for 10 seconds and unleashing hell while I stand there like "Oh my god it's huge " instead of moving out of the way. . . no thank you. I like games with depth and counter attacks, not with which combos can beat your combos.