I begin my game with just two characters. As the player goes through each plot beat, they will slowly gain new allies until hitting seven characters total, which is the max. I'm well aware that writing for a bunch a characters can be tricky, but I believe in my writing skills.
Most, if not all, event related issues should be fairly similar in nature. I have a few Discord acquaintances who have it, and everything I've seen points to Trinity being normal MV, just slightly downsized for consoles.
So, I've been thinking about all the complaints about the chibi sprites. Is the problem that they're chibi or that they don't match the character art? If I did a series of chibi/SD character art, would people be interested?