Pyra/Mythra are a waste of a slot. Literally would have been more excited for another FE rep.
I know people will always have this chip on their shoulder and just dislike Pyra / Mythra for their appearances alone, which is kind of petty in my opinion but fine, to each their own.
Beyond that though, even as a big fan of XBC 2, I'm not hyped for this Fighter. It feels like the first time Sakurai has screwed up a character from their source material. The entire point of XBC 2 is the relationship between a Driver and a Blade, so even though I get the Rex hate, in separating Pyra / Mythra out by themselves, (except the Final Smash and Taunts) they have kind of ruined the point of the characters, and it just feels more like another XBC 1 rep instead.
Now if they didn't want to use Rex, because again, who the fuck really loves Rex? I tolerate him and think he's fine, but I wouldn't say I'm particularly fond of him. What they should've instead done was use Adam from the Torna Expansion, or they could've have them be Echo Fighters with Pyra having Rex in the background like Pokemon Trainer and Mythra having Adam. This whole situation though is why I wanted Tora and Poppi over Rex / Pyra / Mythra. Tora's main weapon is also a Shield, which is better than ANOTHER anime swordsman, (well woman) plus he's a Nopon, which is a less conventional appearance. Poppi has multiple forms Sakurai could've taken advantage of, and the DLC added the Poppibuster, which could've been an awesome Final Smash. Alternatively, Sakurai could've done Lora and Jin, as Lora also has a very unique fighting style, and those two fight in a manner of swapping places, which also could've been interesting for Smash. That said, since Sephiroth just got added, it definitely wouldn't have been the best time to add another design so close to Sephiroth, so maybe not those two.
@Axel Don't Skip SaGa.
@Yoshi They call those the Splatlands, and the city is called Splatsville. They're both located in a proclaimed chaotic region. It is hard to pinpoint whether an apocalypse has happened recently or the game will lead into one, but they've mentioned many squids moving out to those boonies from Inkopolis as of late.
@Phbz I really think the problem wasn't that they didn't have meaningful things to show, just that those things got lost in the sea of trash and ports it was presented alongside.
@bam541 I've never played Skyward Sword, so I'm waiting to hear from fans whether the Joycon Motion Controls actually are better than the original Wiimotion Plus ones or not. That feels like a really tall claim, when we know Wiimotion Plus normally works better of the two.