I feel like I'm one of the few ones who actually played Sheena full-time. I liked the Dash (?) EX skill and the boots that make you go faster and just running around the battlefield. She does have disappointing arte set though. Raiden and Manjushage would've been cool. Regal on the other hand never really pleased me. I guess giving him more mobility artes would've made him a lot more fun to play. Lloyd needs a nerf hammer. Presea was fine as she was, though playing her always felt unnaturally sluggish.
Genis was the guy I dumped on my little brother. He did fine spamming the arte button while I was keeping the other enemies busy. And we had fun that's the most important part. IMO Raine and Genis were both just not fun to play (and i think most people feel the same). It would be PITA to do a Symphonia solo run as Raine.
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Post by coliflowerz on Mar 28, 2015 3:27:44 GMT -5
Ok now that I'm on an actual computer I can elaborate more.
Lloyd is fine really. If in theory Symphonia was remade, I don't really believe in nerfing unless something was really, really bad, or unintended. Rather, it's better to raise others up to that level.
Genis needs to have less crappy normals. He can have decent normals and even a few physical artes and still be a long ranged character. Raine should get the same treatment.
It would be cool if Colette could fly, then pop on a few aerial artes for her. She has unused clips for moves like Eagle Shot and the like, so those would be perfect for her. If Rune's Tear stayed in play longer, so it would be like a trap, that would be cool too, and have more artes along those lines, controlling parts of the battlefield. I know she's supposed to be aloof, but she's an angel, so she can kick ass too.
When it comes to Zelos vs Kratos, I guess the obvious choice would be make Kratos heavier and Zelos faster. Can't think of much else they can do to make them different.
Sheena just needs a more diverse arte pool. Be fine otherwise.
I wonder if it be broken if Regal had some diagonal artes like Farah did. That would be great if he had that. He really doesn't need Eagle Dive, Eagle Rage, and Eagle Fall... Some air-to-air artes would be awesome too.
Presea should have armor on some of her moves I think. Make up for her sluggishness. It be hype if Destruction/Devastation were usuable in the air too.
Sheena: I think it would be cool if they revamped her elemental seal artes to make them faster and change her play style more by adding different effects to her moves. It would be cool to keep changing elements based on what you're fighting.
Lloyd: Separate equip slots for each sword could be interesting, since it would create decisions between what to give Lloyd and what to give Kratos or Zelos.
Colette: More ranged artes would be cool since this game doesn't really have a long-range fighter. Longer-ranged normal attacks would be a good start.
Kratos and Zelos: I'd like to see more differentiation between these two. Maybe make Zelos faster with short range spells like Fire Wall instead of Eruption or the short-range variant of Thunder Blade. More exclusive artes would be good too (maybe give one of them Super Lightning Blade and the other Ultimate Hell Pyre, for example).
Genis and Raine: Design them more like the spellcasters in Abyss by giving them a few physical techs to defend themselves. Genis also needs some dark spells for angel bosses.
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