The price of UBW on DVD came down a bit recently so I decided to treat myself…
Finished the series and although the pacing is a bit uneven at times ( it gets rather talky at times but I don’t mind that, and VNs are by nature full of that anyway) I really got immersed into this alternate storyline . I’m sure that it lacks some depth compared to the VN but the prologue episode was a helpful addition in establishing Tohsaka 's older character more than in the first F/SN. It does cover some of the same ground as the original but at least that means you can choose UBW only and not miss out on anything important (but still watch F/Z first). Needless to say the art and animation is on a completely elevated level compared to the original F/SN and quite stunning at times. VA ( as normal I listened to Japanese dialogue with subtitles ) was excellent. The epilogue, although the series needed one, was a little mediocre.
My acid test is always to be anxious to get to the conclusion but at the end to be disappointed that there isn’t more and that you can never repeat that first time experience - and it passed with flying colours.
Oh, and Tohsaka RIn is a goddess who in a perfect world, would exist.