They could've made her a boring, mature character or a shy kawaii-desu girl. Honestly, I'm glad they made her somewhat silly and not too "friendly".
The problem is that they went with the usual "angry tsundere" type that's been played to death. --- http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/841/be12546771e0f1be3d8f7d2.jpg Morning Rescue, official drink of Puella Magi!
She's got the same awkward humor like Liz did in P3..Of course, liking/disliking her is subjective, but I actually really like her. Glad she's not saying OMGSENPAIYOURSOCOOL like most of the girls in the game. Also glad, she's not overly emo/cheesy. She's unique, and the fsteak reference was pretty cool, Atlus knows its fanbase.
I like Marie and all, but her archetype is played to death.
Yosuke's archetype? Played to death. Chie's? Yep. Yukiko's? Yep. Teddie? Yep. Notice a pattern here?
I don't really see archetypes being a problem in a game where 99% of its characters are built on these common archetypes. To each his own I guess. I personally thought Marie was more interesting than most of the S. Links in the game...
I found her to be very inconsistent. Her S.Link is nothing special. It has some nice moments here and there, on the other hand she will sometimes overplay her incrediblynotfunnyspeechquirk. Her poems, while nothing particularly impressive themselves, really allowed her VA to shine and add a lot of expression and emotion to her otherwise dull personality. Then, immediately after, we have the almost physically painful "OMG! Stop readin mah poems! Erm, I-I mean they're soooo not mine!! *grumble grumble* *blush blush*" scenes which just became more annoying and pathetic as time went on.
Again though, she also has some cool moments whether it's referencing hiimdaisy or getting under Rise's skin. Overall though, her dull/annoying moments outweigh her enjoyable moments to me which just left me feeling underwhelmed. I'm glad she's in the game though, if nothing more than to antagonize Rise. --- Your twisted logic is that of an immature, egotistic brat! - Naoto Shirogane