DMC5SE - Judgement Cut recreation

I tried recreating Vergil’s iconic Judgement Cut from DMC5 !
Short insight: i tried to recreate this to get good at VFX for my own game. Not knowing on what journey this will take me. It took me 3 ENTIRE MONTHS of learning VFX (ALMOST FULLTIME) to get to a level im happy with and yet it can’t even remotely compete with the original. What do you guys think of this as my very first game vfx? I’m happy to get some feedback/critique :slight_smile:

There is also a cleaner “non-gif” version on artstation: