AKA “yet another release of the same game over and over again.” They’ve removed Justice and Kliff, and replaced them with A.B.A from Isuka and Holy Order Sol from Slash. This, I believe, was in the name of rebalancing the game, which I feel is somewhat like rebalancing Final Fantasy 7 by taking out Knights of the Round. Of course Justice and Kliff are unbalanced, they’re supposed to be uber-cheeseball characters!
They also changed some of the moves. For instance, the input for Dizzy’s “Necro’s Anger” overdrive is now “half-circle-backward, forward+punch” when it was originally “down-forward, half-circle-forward, back, forward+punch” so that you needed to be the CPU in order to do it.
I’m also just about ready to buy a PS2 Gameshark to tackle Survival Mode with, because black+Ex Anji has NO business being damn near tougher than Arcade-Mode I-No at level 60 of 1000. Hell, I was playing with Millia a bit, and she was getting her ass royally kicked by black+Ex Potemkin at level 20. He’s the FIRST BLACK+EX CHARACTER. I’m not sure if the every-20-levels “bosses” are automatically scaled to the level of the highest boss you’ve ever reached (at one point I got to level 240, and hadn’t had that much trouble early on before then), but come ON. [rant mode disabled]