I just finished the game with Travis, and it quickly turned into an endurance run. Dogs can seemingly grab on to you if you approach them, enemies shoot you offscreen, other enemies jump you as soon as the stage starts... And the controls aren't very responsive, at least the special move. Enemies and stages are forgettable as well as the playable characters. The OST is very limited and repetitive, and scoring hits lacks rewarding feedback.
All that said, the game is kinda fun. Kinda. There're also a ton of different modes, so that's something.