I, personally slightly prefer ink over limelight. IMO, I don’t like classic. Of course it’s nostalgic and all, but it just doesn’t hold a candle to the others in terms of animation, behaviors, clothin, etc.
Though, I really like limelight’s realism and how many more diverse character features there are, the whole update felt rushed to me. Limelight was pretty obviously still in beta when they released it to the public, and that came with a lot of glitches and bugs with the style. For example, when limelight was released I remember getting this bug, that would happen on nearly every limelight story I read. If I exited the app in the middle of an episode, and then logged back in to continue the episode, the characters would either be invisible or have their face missing (pretty horrifying, tbh)
Also, when Pretty Little Liars was released, I thought the new style looked so cool! I thought that you would be able to make your characters (specifically male characters) look more diverse. With beards, and new facial features. For example, the MC’s dad had this sort of butt-chin (I’m sorry, I don’t know what else to call it ) — and I think the love interest (other than Bryan) had a beard. Nothing huge, but he had a bit of a beard. Unfortunately, when the style was released, none of these features even existed. The only features in PLL that I didn’t think we’re going to get released, were the features that the original group had (Spencer, Hannah, Aria, Ali, etc) — so a lot of my expectations for the limelight style didn’t come through, which probably has a factor on why I didn’t enjoy using the style as much.
Also, side note: I found it really odd how if you use a default command in your limelight script such as:
@ FEMALE stands screen left AND FEMALE faces right AND MALE stands screen right AND MALE faces left
The male character would be unnaturally shorter than the female. And it’s not that I think females can’t be taller than men, sometimes that is the case — but the male is so much shorter (in default spots such as “screen right”) that it almost looks like the male is supposed to be a child? I tried looking a bit deeper into this, and it turns out that it’s not just the height that makes it look so odd — but the male’s head is a lot smaller than the females head. And it’s not even because of the females hair — the male just had a generally smaller head, and a shorter posture than the female. This is just nitpicking, really — but I found it quite distracting when reading a bit of limelight stories.
Overall, I’m just much more experienced with ink than limelight, so that may be a factor in why I like ink better? It’s easier to use for me — it’s more familiar. But, I do prefer the ink style more than limelight, slightly — and even so, I plan to do stories in limelight in the future.