Ones alot more gritty realistic and the other fantastic. Before, could really be a character out of Legend of Mana or one of the earlier FF's, like 9! After, however, looks like he'd either be in say a Devil May Cry situation, or the next class in GW! Either way, i love them both!
Both versions are great really! But the pose seems way more balanced in the first one than the second one. In the first one he actually leans on his legs.. In the second one, it looks like he's floating in the air or he's standing like a ballerina.