yeah you are, the part where they are working exactly like they are supposed to and you can't control the AI deciding to do special vesrons of what they do or not.
alvin will also decide if he want to fuse after a arte or not, and rowen will decide if he wants to have his cast animation longer and extend his spell or not. there is nothing you can do to force them but play as them
only real option is using the force teepo on/off skills on elize so she doesn't have a choice.
ya the shortcuts don't work very well in conjunction with some characters because they have to hold the Arte button sometimes, although the devs seem to have noticed that because later on you can get a key item that lets you equip 4 more artes which are used by holding L1 along with the usual inputs.
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