second game sucked. they were trying to adjust the balance of LOL CUTSCENE with action, but just ended up cutting out all the development and 90% of plot points. that's why III had to include that fucking encyclopedia to explain all the shit that the second game should have covered.
I know they got rid of one the main writers / character designers before episode II, but does anyone know whether there were actual changes made to the storyline (e.g., was KOS-MOS always intended to ultimately be Mary Magdalene
, or was that added by whoever had to come up with the ending)?
more importantly, how much of a fucking failure was Jin compared to Citan?