I haven't experienced playing Penelope before but does it have good attack speed on its melee? I mean, its 5 hits and all.
Imo, Penelope sounds like a good midrange fighter to me. Xi on the other hand has the advantage on long range, being a beam magnum-totting unit and all. If only they increased the ammo count on Xi's spray missiles.
The thing with Xi is that it has so much potential with its tri-KD weapon. It can be used to end a combo and has enough ammo to support two more allies. The first hit of 3 hit melee has the forward lunge animation and does decent damage in total. When Minovsky Craft kicks in, the melee goes crazy. I lol at how ridiculously good it is at melee, while being good at range too.
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