I generally like Fujishima's designs. You might say they're bland but they're easily recognisable. Never been a fan of Inomata, though. Her girls look anorexic and she goes way overboard with the ribbons and other fancy stuff. Oh, and the clashing colours! There are times when I wonder if she's colourblind... I think Leia and Rowen are some of the rare designs I actually do like.
I guess I'm in the minority, but I like Alisha's design. Surei's is alright. Then again, I don't really judge/critique things that much.
I like Fujishima but his [admittedly unique] well of ideas is really running dry. A lot of his Tales designs look like other Tales designs which look like Ah Megami-Sama designs.... x)
* Alisha's design.... EXCEPT HER FUCKING NONSENSE DRILL HAIR AND CRISS CROSS BANGS.
Anyways, Abyssal Chronicles
has a bunch of media updates from anime cutscenes to locations (which still look really barren and complete with recycled monsters). I also *just* noticed that your elemental super friend party members have "colour highligts" that corrospond to their elemental colour. So no, Edna's hair doesn't just get blonder
) at the ends and it all makes sense now.
Man, I'm really lacking optimism for this title. That battle system looks sweet (thank god), but little else really is. I'm still trying to get rid of the bad Xillia taste in my mouth and really hope we don't need a Zesteria 2 till things get better. Naturally, I'm also hoping to be really wrong (and what better to help that than having low expectations now?)
..Fuckit, I want PS3 Vesperia again, I know 100% it'd be good at least. :(