This game at first i though it was crap but then i tried to give it a chance and it actually is pretty fun once you get to know the mechanics of the game. For all of you crying about controls - CONTROLS ARE REBINDABLE IN THE MAIN MENU!
Here's some tips - first things first, run tru the tutorial, pretty good fight techniques explained there. Then try beating the first 1 or 2 levels without taking any dmg, it's pretty easy and it will net you good amount of points to buy a buddy - just stunlock your enemies with the kick and finish em with the uppercut and a bottle throw. Invest in some health upgrades and skills like ground slam and use em to help your buddies. Master the mechanics of the game like drinking from the bottle for dmg boost or health regen, time your attacks for stunlocking your enemies and crit em in the heads for more dmg.
It's a pretty nice game once you get to know it.