Updated: Jul 4, 2019
With the inclusion of Rinoa Heartilly as a playable character in #DissidiaNT, I can't help but feel as if she might be a go to person for me, or at least, a second person; Second to Terra Branford! That's a big thing to say, right? Well, let's put it this way:
She is a marksman/shooter--which means she is just a hitter from the distance--like Terra. I found out long ago that being a long distance player is my playstyle. She feels a bit quicker than Terra with some attacks and she definitely has some pretty diverse ways of attacking from far away!
Oh, and Angelo is one of her main weapon! What was that?! Just like the game, Angelo can be used as a projectile. Beware the cute doggie that will bite your head off with all its cuteness! Angelo comes packing with a lot of power so she's not go be someone Squall is going to be petting any time soon!
Now what is Rinoa Heartilly without her angel wings? Yes, her sorceress mode! Her magical powers explodes and she is a force to be reckoned with. Familiar elemental spells replace Angelo and the pinwheel--her range seems to have gotten even more dangerous! But it's not all power. Her sorceress form comes with a price: Rinoa's EX skills are not accessible. She cannot be buffed (can't be rebuffed either), AND she LOSES HP every second she is using her sorceress form!
Definitely found the balancing act of her 'combine' and 'sorceress' form a good juggle. It's not like she doesn't pack some serious punch without her angel wings, it's just that her aesthetically pleasing and hard hitting moves comes from her sorceress form.
Rinoa's HP attacks aren't bad either. Hey, she has a meltdown and meteor like Terra! Both versions are definitely more vertical attacks and can hit just as hard as Terra's. I found myself really obliterating some foes with her meteor!
I don't know why but I find Rinoa's dialogue to be hilarious too! Hearing her say some of her hilarious quotes from FFVIII is both cringing and too funny. Her voice actress has a weird high pitch voice that can also be both annoying and fitting at the same time. I love bombarding the bout with Rinoa's random quotes.
So far, I find myself having an easier time managing through the battlefield with Rinoa than Cloud of Darkness and Locke. Again, both the FFIII temptress and the FFVI Treasure Hunter are both close range and Rinoa is definitely a bit more like Terra. I spent a good 200 plus hours as a marksman so it makes sense. Still, even if I get decent with Rinoa, she will never replace Terra Branford! I am Terra all the way!
Until Next Time!