I am very much not surprised. I think Damiani hit the nail on the head. A lot of people are finally starting to see the repercussions of Nomura's departure and Tabata helming the project (At least in terms of story).
I had been hyped about Versus XIII for a very long time and when they announced Tabata co-directing in 2013 I thought 'Oh, okay.'
When Nomura was replaced then I got worried. I gave it the benefit of the doubt at first, since the way they talked about it made it sound like very little had changed. Oh boy, was that misleading. Ever since then it felt as if the game I had waited for was falling apart and becoming something else right in front of me. From combat, to story revisions- STELLA- I mean, was this the same game? I honestly don't believe so anymore, and I'm free to take accusations of over-exaggerating if anyone disagrees. I pre-ordered the game, but more for personal reasons of ending this confusing saga behind Square's closed doors than anything else. And yes, I do believe I will enjoy it. There will just always be this thing nagging at the back of my head about it.
I have more to say but I don't really know how big posts are taken here. I will say one thing: Watch this trailer.
I mean, that looks okay, right? Sorry to be a big downer, my fellow allies. Just my two cents.