My favorite parts:
-Kim Wu’s Stage
-Shadow Lords looks amazing
-Level 4 Ender
-Stage Relighting looks fantastic
-Retros look better than ever this season
-Season 3 music
-New gameplay mechanics
-KI Novella was an awesome way to flesh out the story
-Double XP for ultra owners
My least favorite parts:
-Still not loving the purple shadow color
-Still kinda wish Mira and Eyedol got their own stages. I get that it’s a trade-off, so hopefully in the future?
-Maybe one too many guests for this season
-No 9th character? Doesn’t seem as though we’re getting one, but who knows.
-Green and purple season colors
-Same fonts still not matching up well presentation-wise
If Shadow Lords isn’t that good: 8.1 out of 10
If Shadow Lords is good or great: 9.4 out of 10
I feel like this is a season where the stuff I disliked, I was mostly indifferent to, while the stuff that I liked, I absolutely loved. Mira, Gargos, the way Eyedol and Shadow Lords look, Arbiter’s arena, the stage relighting… There were a lot of things that really clicked with me.
Meanwhile, the stuff that didn’t click with me as much, like the lack of stages, Raam (who I admittedly need to get to know a bit more), etc don’t really bother me that much. Some love Raam, so good for them. I don’t need to love every character.
I think the only things I really want to see pushed on from this point on is maybe a DLC stage pack prior to season 4, and then a lot more original canon character designs for season 4 plus changing the colors of the UI from green and purple to something a bit more “KI” (sorry to be so vague), and then streamlining the fonts so they all look better.
But yeah, I think season 3’s still good, with the potential to be great if Shadow Lords pans out. If it’s as good as I’m hoping it’ll be, that alone might make this the best season yet (for me).