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3526  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: June 03, 2006, 05:12:12 AM
Decided to follow my whims, and started reading Snow Crash. Pretty good so far, but I'm only about 15 pages in.
3527  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Things you can’t bear in RPGs on: March 16, 2006, 07:50:55 PM
Actually, as I seem to recall it Cloud was in his twenties - 21 if I'm remembering right. He was only an adolocent during his days in the military. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's the last FF to have had an adult main character. You're right though, the way they're used is more important than their actual age, but it's just very, very unusual to me when DQ1 started the japanese RPG back in... 1987 I believe. It's been nearly 20 years since then, and we're still with teenage heroes. Do most of the players from way back then prefer to be 'young at heart', or are the developers just that resistant to changing their stories? :P

Though I'll admit, it seems the older teenager character is better for the 'going on an adventure' tale than someone who's older. But I don't see why a hero in their early 20's wouldn't be just as good.
3528  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Things you can’t bear in RPGs on: March 16, 2006, 02:52:32 PM
I'm kinda baffled by the whole 'stick with young teenagers' for RPGs thing. They've been around for a long long time and people in Japan seem to love them, why aren't there more older casts aiming towards the older players? Is it because that even if they like them, they don't have the time to play them so they're not a viable market? Or that it's easier to sell a young character than an old character for whatever reason? I wouldn't be wondering this if it weren't for the fact 99% of RPGs do this kinda crap.

Meh. :P
3529  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Things you can’t bear in RPGs on: March 14, 2006, 10:41:22 PM
With how most anime is, who's to say half of those leads aren't actually 'asian'? :P
3530  The Rest / General Discussions / All time favourite game characters. on: March 08, 2006, 01:06:02 AM
Quote from: "Revchu"
I've always had this slight obsession with the silent protagonists in Chrono Trigger and Terranigma. Chrono and Ark kicked ass.

Ark seemed pretty talkative for a 'silent protagonist'. :P

I really dunno what to say, I'm fickle and tend to not have favorites. But if I have to list some... Cecil, since the whole paladin deal seemed really badass to me when I was 8, and even today he's noteworthy for being one of the few adult console RPG characters. And I like Mario and Link, despite being icons more than actual characters.

And ofcourse some of the no brainers - Snake and whatnot. If I can think of any I can really list, I'll post later.
3531  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: March 05, 2006, 03:52:11 PM
Quote from: "Hathen"
It's nice to see that Mazinkaizer, while made in 2002, doesn't try to buy into current anime, but rather knows exactly what the hell it is and gives you as much action as you want.

I'm in the 'it's lame' crowd, but I also as a result fall into the 'this is so horrible, it's awesome' group. The first 5 minutes of that, litterally, were so awesomely cliched, I loved it. However, I only saw the first episode. :P

Just watching the anime on Adult Swim as usual, or to be exact FMA and GitS2. Just reached THE plot twist in FMA, so there's only a couple of episodes left.
3532  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: February 28, 2006, 11:58:52 PM
I was reading that too, but unfortunately I wound up sitting on my ass about that, and ultimately had to return it to the library before I was done. I bought one of his books with short stories though, and I intend to randomly read some of them later.

Also still have that giant Narnia tome to go through. That should be fun.
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