This is some really stellar stuff. I love the way Alpha plays. Smooth as butter and it feels great to run and slash my way through stages. Cassie's a little harder to wrap my head around, and personally I think if you're going to use the shoulder buttons instead of the face buttons to play with her, that should extend to dialogue boxes too. It's a little annoying to have to move up to the X / A button when I've gotten into the groove of using the shoulder buttons.