September 12th, 2008
‘Micael’ Roa vs W.Len
Wow. Roa’s like… a kicky Kouma… with Ciel’s Ex-Hiero. And what’s with W.Len’s weird disappearing act/teleport? And she can duck now! Clearly broken!
Edit: Sega keeps adding more match vids. Apparently I logged on while they were in the middle of updating. The rest are after the cut. I’ll keep adding them as they upload them.
V.Akiha vs M.Hisui
V.Akiha sounds positively drunk with power. Very neat that they redid her voice samples completely. M.Hisui is… well… still wacky ol’ M.Hisui, but now with all sorts of summons.
Late Edit: Oh… they redid most characters voice samples completely. I wonder if that’s to fall in line for the VAs for the Tsukihime remake…
Sacchin vs Ciel
Sacchin! What happened to your voice?! Lots of your moves seem a bit… gimpy too. Ciel looks… more or less like a shorter range, speedier Ciel.
Sion vs Aoko
Aoko looks like she’s been moved quite a bit towards the normal shotokan fighters (at least for that form) and we’ve seen some of Sion’s wacky new etherlite combos already, but she does look like she’s become even more vicious on that front, especially with her 5C actually being usable in a normal ground combo. Aoko’s voice samples have also been redone, of note is her "sugoi sugoi" (0:33) being a little… well… off.
Warc vs Shiki
Warc’s got a new set of voice samples too, but she just doesn’t sound as crazy as she used to. A little more arrogant and in control, but she’s supposed to be the version of Arc that’s gone insane from bloodlust, not just overly arrogant. Then again, I guess these days ‘Warc’ is technically Warachia/W.Len so… whatever. *shrug* ANYWAY, both look relatively unchanged, at least compared to the rest of the cast so far. Shiki got Nanaya’s teleports, and Warc got a long range projectile… though since she already has the rings… what’s the point? She did have her crazy j.2C toned down quite a bit I saw.