Not as terrible as one would initially think? Other than a couple awkward issues with input that 96 - 01 all seem to have for some reason, thing that probably stands out the most is the awkward way meter is handled. ‘01 lets you be more flexible with team slots than its previous assist having brethern, letting you choose to have from 1 to 4 of your team members active, with any benched becoming potential assists instead, as well as each assist letting you store another bar past 1. That’s right, at default 3, you can only have 2 whole bars of meter at any point in time at most. No, I do not understand this design choice either.
Also a couple of other awkward things here and there, but not the absolute worst thing I’ve ever played.