I don't care what complaints you have about Aldnoah, it is not Valvrave. Valvrave S1 is feels like what Geass R2 would be if you didn't have Geass S1 to make you give a shit, and if it had the exact same plot as Gundam Seed.
Everybody in Aldnoah might be a jackass or retarded, but at least it makes some modicum of sense where we ended up. Valvrave just did stupid shit for shock value and likes to act like it never even happened, and if the rumors that they were intentionally trying to recapture the wackiness of Geass are true they still failed at that.
That said Ei isn't the greatest director (all those badly storyboarded scenes in Fate/Zero of people just standing there narrating to each other and unnecessary scene cuts are at least partly his fault), but he's no Tetsuro Araki trainwrecker either.
>89790 By its cross over nature, SRW is already a hellish mixed pot of contrasting and conflicting art design and aesthetics. I doubt the character designs will be much of a factor since we'll just be seeing a little portrait most of the game. The mecha designs aren't too shabby... although the movelist for pretty much all Aldnoah mechs are going to be super short, none of them really got any time to shine in that respect.
I actually want weird shit like IS, Star Driver, or hell even Valvrave to get in. SRW is the thing that fixed fucking Kira and Shin, it can do anything. Plus if Star Driver is in we have the possibility of a Takuto vs Lelouch Pose Off. Or the reaction of literally any remotely serious villains and heroes to the Crux.