re: the game as a whole and the entire deal with 2B as a false protag and 9s as the real protag i really think that's tiring? Like, I wish that the entire game wasn't About him in the way that it ends up being.
I like ending E as a like, something you can interpret as an Everyone Lives! Ending, which is something that like, I legitimately wasn't expecting from this game, but I do think that the game goes through some, issues with Route C/D that could have been avoided.
Also the start of route C/D where 9s sees a2 kill 2b and he is like "IM GOING TO KILL YOU" was just so predictable and Just Done that I laughed??? it was hilarious, it was impossible for me to take seriously, it was just, maybe actually the worst part of neir forme, just falling into this predictable shinji ikari shit with 9s down to scenes with the exact same like, creepyness/unnecessary uncomfortableness as the start of End of Eva with shinji and asuka
Overall i really liked the game though, a2 is by far the most fun character to play as and i wish you could do the whole game as her, but it just really sucks that while the like, Machine/Android/Greater Robot Content of the latter half of the game goes into really good stuff, thats like "yes this is the kind of conflicts i WANT from ai's and shit" it kind of like, does that at the expense of like, falling into a lot of bad tropes, imo