The Spirit - A discussion
Rin has been a controversial one from the moment she released. I would say that the introduction of her power was something truly unique when comparing it to newer Killers released today who's powers are usually a combination of existing powers with new licks of paint. She comes from an era where Killer powers held more uniqueness. Due to this however, it was no doubt harder to balance her when her power was not your traditional (chase/mobility/utility) that we see so much of today (primary due to the way her power integrated into the chase).
Nowadays I would see she's been balanced to a point where I feel that she is a fair killer to face. Her power has tells and ques which tip off the Survivors to what she plans to do next. Her powers cooldown offers a moment of respite for survivors but isn't too long that messing up severely impacts your performance. The multiple uses of the power, while being simple, give her all the tools she needs to compete in the trials. Her add-ons are interesting and mostly always useful or powerful in specific situations.
I would say that as a Survivor, I much prefer facing her now than I used to. I still find her difficult to face, but she is thrilling to counter. "is she phasing there or there?" "Maybe I could try and slowly walk this was then run" "should I try play around this structure/loop?". When playing her I'm able to use the tells that she gives survivors to my advantage. I can phase, but stay still and hope the survivor vaults into me or thinks I'm moving when I'm not. I can face my husk one way to lead them into thinking I'm phasing one way, then go the other and cut them off. I can phase to a generator and take an educated guess where I survivor will run to from the gen and cut them off there.
Overall I think the changes she got were for the better. She still feels great for me to play and with the "stand still" mind game made harder to pull off (since you are forced to phase and can't see the survivor), she feels fairer to play. Her general character, backstory, aesthetics, cosmetics, music and gameplay are just overall great and I think she is amongst the best original killers BHVR have made.
What are your thoughts on her?