i wasn’t really a fan of III, IV, or V. i really hate the new sprite work at times and the wonky zoom in/out. didn’t care for the new character designs either. V Special was the exception because it went a little more towards its roots in terms of gameplay but it still looks like shit imo. VI was kinda silly but it was fun to play.
the whole “simple but deep” that the first two samsho games had, lent to the high risk/reward without depending on too much integrated systems. i get that new system functions can revive curiosity for fans to keep coming back, but this time i hope it goes back to samsho I/II style since it’s been so long.