Oh, I love Raine! I'm also glad you like Colette, she gets so much hate and she really doesn't deserve any of it. :\ My official party was Colette, Sheena, Raine, and Zelos, and my on screen character is usually Sheena, haha. Where are you in the game right now?
I'm glad you got it, it's an amazing game. I beat my first file last week and I'm currently playing Dawn of the New World. Do you have an favorite character? I like everyone really, but Colette, Sheena and Zelos are my favorites hehe. Ah, I see.
Oh, definitely - but the third was still a great playthrough all the same. It was more outlandish, and though the overall game was more strained (the arrival on the new planet was rushed), the tasks to complete in order to overthrow the necromorphs - the main enemies of the game - were much better. The last boss was also a lot better in terms of design - though it was definitely lack-luster during the actual fight.
All in all, it was a good game - but not as good as the second. The second was EXCELLENT. The first was good but THE SECOND. AHH.