Where have I seen
this guy before? ...Ohh yeah, Yu
Narukami from Persona 4 Arena. -__- Indeed, Byakuya isn't winning
any originality points in terms of visual / costume design. They could've at
least used one of his cooler-looking alternate colors for his main design... why
they went with the most boring one? Maybe to appeal to Japanese schoolboys who
have to wear those clothes? lol. Who knows.
Anyhow, Byakuya's fighting style is pretty original. Aside from extending &
spinning those magical blades all over the place to cut up his enemies,
Byakuya's play-style is all about placing "webs" on the screen for his
enemy to get caught in. Damn, Capcom should've thought of that idea with Spiderman
in MVC (not just in his supermove)! That said, Byakuya is pretty fun to
use and has some decent mix-up options, but he's also a bit more "gimmicky" than other UNIEL characters.
I wish he had a few more interesting moves on his moveset... but otherwise, he
turned out to be more interesting than I originally thought.