inb4 pretentious granda response
Its visual style works and is extremely consistent with high level od detail, but I don't like the faux-cell shaded style and the way inbetweening was utilized. The design of everything screams generic pseudo-fantasy MOBA design with lots of glowing colors and art nouveau and deco kitsch - fun on the most base level, but dull. It's great for what it is though, so I'd give it an eight out of ten for visual presentation.
Music is utter shite. I wanted to hang myself every time OP startet. The rest either feels too game-y or trying too hard to be epic movie music. These two are extremely different criticisms that may not exactly make sense together. I'd have to listen to the soundtrack to say exactly which it is, but the takeaway is I didn't like it and who cares to listen to it again.
My real problem with the show is the writing. Dialogue ranges from mildly interesting to exactly the cringe you would expect out of a video game adaptation (I know it's not a direct adaptation). The main problem is that the general story and especially the character dynamics are extremely underutilized and bog standard. I'd grade it it's okay/10 if we didn't factor in the ending(s) which were kind of dog shit so I have to say in general it's slightly underwhelming. In total I'd say the girls' plotlines were a dull waste of time without a payoff and often dived deep into cringe. The scientist and the council plotline was good enough to warrant a fascinating show of its own, but by the end as it expanded in complexity and became captivating they blundered it by not developing it enough (not that they could given the other storylines that it had to compete with for screentime). I also like the one eyed adoptive father, but his story went kind nowhere interesting.
As I said, it's an okay time waster/10
And since I've seen others being asked ITT, my golden standards for a show are The Crown and The Young Pope.