I mostly agree. Really bored of the magic ones, and some (especially looking at you, swordmasters, thieves, etc) could use some serious sprucing up.
Besides that, I'm pretty pleased. Though I really hate archers having arrows appear in their hands. Every other game so far, they pull it out of a quiver, but now they magically appear (at an awkward angle, at that) in the hand? Not cool.
"The point of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the enemy die for his."
The criticals are fine; I think the character quotes make up for them being less flashy. However, I do have an issue with Aether, it's still cool to see it activate, but I wish it had a unique animation (for Chrom at least, I know it can be passed around to tons of kids, but the main Lord should at least do something special).
But yea, either way, the animations are a million times better than PoR/RD.