Honestly a lot of the rivals are not that great in my opinion a lot of them don't make since to me. Like Fat princess and Evil Cole, Kratos and Sweet Tooth, Radec and Sir Dan, Dante and Nariko, Good Cole and Raiden. It's not a big deal but I feel like a lot of the rivals aren't great choices.
Kratos and Sweet Tooth - both created by David Jaffe and are mass-murderers
Radec and Sir Dan - soldiers
Dante and Nariko - both developed by Ninja Theory
Cole and Raiden - Raiden is Japanese for lightning, and what are Cole's powers again?
Those all make sense to me, although the Radec/Dan one is a slight stretch I'd say
Kratos and Sweet Tooth: both mass murders that's it. Other wise I think it makes no sense. I feel like he should be against Nariko they are basically opposites.
Radec and Sir Dan: both solders ok. Again though completely different.
Dante and Nariko: again pretty different I think it should be Dante vs Raiden.
Cole and Raiden: I honestly would have done good Cole evil Cole. No offenses the whole lighting thing is beyond dumb.
As you can see I think it should have gone by the fighting styles that match well. Not by devolpers or reasons that barely make sense. Like I said I'm ok with it in the sense I don't care much and it won't effect that I love the game. I just think it could have been better.
Fat Princess is all nice, eatin' cake and being happy-go-lucky while Evil Cole is . .. well, evil. FP being so happy probably pisses him off.
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In the WNF stream, Seth said that Cole's strongest point is avoiding getting killed, not actually getting kills. Compare that to what we know about raiden and we have opposing playstyles yet again. These match ups make a lot of sense when you think about them gameplay wise rather than comical story wise. Each one is polar opposites almost. Rather than watch Nariko and Kratos go at it and be fairly even, I'd enjoy a match where there are difficulties that I have to think around. Even sack boy with his unconventional zoning style versus big daddy with super armor and rushdown makes a lot of sense to me.
Just my 2 cents.
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