Name 14/04/23(Wed)06:21 No.20859
Regarding taste I actually agree with you dude. NGE Rei is better. A lot better. INFINITELY better.
But on an objective, critical level we have to at least try to be mutually correct on the subject.
Now, because Rebuild Rei is a new official, and quite real take on Rei Ayanami, and the first moments of the characters are virtually identical save some changes, we can agree that we've come close to the real deal after 1.0.
But then the story continues, and as we know of Rei's character from NGE, it's always changing, Rei changes in response and desire, like any dynamic character ought to. So wouldn't Rei change differently, more positively, if she was treated more kindly?
In answering this, I have to answer yes. In answering yes, I see Rei 2.0's character and accept it.
It should have been better, but given the time spent on it, it's good. I expected more, but got nothing.