so a good guess is that just attacks are only accessible through skill points?
Our main girl Hitsugi, at least so far as I have seen, has only implied a familial relationship. Which is acceptable considering his design is clearly off her originally designed in game character. I don't know what that is ultimately going to mean plot wise, but this does give a reasonable expectation for their familial relationship.
i initially assumed Al was technically the same age as Hitsugi because:
in all honesty, i severely underestimated talis+nagrants initially. zoning AND a 2 hit kill? damn son!
and trying to run out of nagrants made me realize how slow normal character speed is. make me kinda look forward to NGS and the photon dash.
and one major thing that grated my nerves was the most common enemy of everyone: lag. sometimes i find myself getting killed by the air (probably final nemesis). or suddenly having people seemingly teleport suddenly behind me.