Maleficent. The fact that she got reduced to a joke villain in KH2 is just sad.
It looks like they are trying to make her important again, but she can still end up being a joke, especially since there are 13 versions of the antagonist.
Although I predicted a lot of things that happened in the episode, it is still great
-So yeah, Rev's talk about the internet was pretty funny, though I expected him to have a good reasons for what he is doing. Doesn't make it any less interesting though.
-Rev's skill being Storm Access. It was heavily hinted in the previous episode, and the similarity between him and Yusaku( for example, both have the Link Sense). I love how Yusaku knew it as well
Though I hope he will switch his skill soon, since I don't want everyone using the same skill. I do hope that Yusaku will get other skills along the way as well.
-And that cliffhanger, Yusaku will probably use Link Restart, it fits the situation perfectly(And gives him back Decode Talker so he can summon Firewall)
-No Vullets so far. This is another "this isn't my real deck" case isn't it?
-The OST is amazing, so many new themes in this episode. Can't wait for the sound duel to be released already...
-Finally, a master duel. Can't wait.
-Looks like the duel will end in a draw after Yusaku will use Storm Access and then they master duel again.
So to start with, it is nice to see a speed duel that finally feels fast paced. I didn't had issues about it in the previous duels, but I did want to see a fast paced speed duel, so there is that. The link summoning animation was also shortened this time and were pretty short, and I am glad for that.
Akira and Aoi's character establishment was great. The brainwashing trope was actually refreshing this time and was more of a berserk mode rather than the usual brainwashing, and I honestly didn't expect that.
The OST was amazing and reminded me why I loved DM/DSOD's OST so much.
My only nitpick is that Aoi's skill is completely trash. It basically gives the opponent a Card of Demise without any of the costs only to deal some burn damage which can easily be dealt with(either by negating the monster's effect or by using an effect against the burn damage, like Yusaku did)
As for the preview...Yusaku is even more angry at Hanoi than before. I like how much of an anti-hero he is. This is gonna get good.