Characters themselves sport a fantastic degree of individual personality, thanks to beautifully fluid animations and texturing. In particular, when the camera zooms in close at the start of fights or for some post-match victory posturing, everything from individual pores to streaks of sweat are evident in all their hi-definition glory. Clothing too flaps and billows convincingly during battle, with environmental elements directly affecting material, whether its repeated contact with water dampening then drenched clothing or costumes catching in the wind.
Arenas are equally stunning, with stages like Snow Mountain drenched in evening light that cascades through distant rugged peaks, while mist creeps across the ground and birds flock in the sky. In fact, whether it's a golden-red sunset playing over rippling water, snow crunching under fighters' feet or gnarled trees bending in the wind amidst the thick of a lightning storm, you can't help but be impressed by the level of graphical finesse on display.