I began reading Fate three months ago, now I'm on UBW.
Now I'm on day 11 and with all the hints I went to youtube to watch the OP again... and they aren't being very subtle with Archer's identity...
I'm on day 14 right now of Fate and I kinda don't like how
Gilgameshjust fucking shows up to be, what I'm assuming is, the final fight.
Judging from your OP pic, Rin's Archer looks like a
Shirouthat's seen some shit. I'm don't mind if it is and I just spoiled myself, I just want to see how they explain that shit.
The OP was done years after the original release and was made essentially as fanservice before Ufotable took on the story properly. Up until that point they'd only done Zero.
I'm hoping the OP for the second Cour will live up to the ones they did for the Vita.
You discover the VN with it, it also had some great moments and revelations, the stuff with Kotomine's church near the end of the route is pretty fascinating.
Still not as bad as the majority of HF.
I have 2 enormous issues with Fate that almost killed my enjoyment of the route. Saber Jobbing and Shirou being retarded about whiteknighting her.
The other stuff was acceptable, sometimes good, but almost whenever Shirou was interacting with Saber it was bad because he kept talking shit despite his weakness and frankly, being really insulting. And Saber was generally weakened all the time after she jobbed to Berserker giving shirou more and more chances to go suicidally stupid.
I'll say though, the climax of their character arcs in the basement of the church almost made me forgive everything, it's probably my favorite moment in the whole series.
The scene was great and all, but it wasn't as great a character moment for me. And Shirou's tenacity is admirable but it kinda felt like he was succeeding through plot armor just a bit too much there.
Also I'm kind of a Saberfag so sue me.