I don't see a half-baked crafting system, stupid inter-character skit or titles system, or racism sub-plot, so it's currently running about seven billion percent more interesting than anything else tri-Ace or anyone associated with them has ever made.
If anyone has looked recently, they updated the info slightly, retracting the blone-hair ball statement with "(Correction: That bit about the blonde hair in the ball was wrong.. sorry!)", it's now short silver hair.
Also, THIS is what I was hoping would happen with the titles that aren't launch titles. I never expect much out of any launch, so to see something unannounced show up and look this nice, i'm not surprised, but I am definitely happy that I was thinking along the correct lines after all.
I hope you didn't think I was criticizing it. Its my most anticipated game and SoC is my favorite game of all time. But its true that the kid has a "flat" cell shaded look compared to the environments and Trico. And I honestly dont mind it.