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And then there's Dino, the finest Italian-American stereotype money can buy.

I am convinced there is a Brooklyn equivalent somewhere in the world of FF15 and that is where Dino is from.

God, I hope so. I would love to see where Dino came from.

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It's hard to argue any of the female characters are anything but fanservice. Iris is the only one who gets any character development, and she's still the "childhood friend/little sister" waifu type. Highwind could be cool, but the boob window/thigh highs shredder motif and her hitting on Noctis immediately relegated her to the "damaged woman" trope. I actually have relatively little problem with Cindy's physical design, because fanservice for fanservice's sake is fine, but her irrelevance to the plot is kind of inexcusable. Way too one-note.

Which brings us to Yunafrey-- I mean, Lunafreya. So much potential, but so little screen time.

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I'd kill for a decent conversation piece between her and Noctis to frame their relationship early on. There's just so little to work with.


I like the principle cast. I do. But the female characters are awful.
I'm only just got past the first border, so my female experience has been Cindy only, but I like Luna from what I've seen, and I like that ths npc chicks all look to be somewhat modernish looking women fashionwise...sort of. What I don't like is the fake southern accent they all have. Why are they all hicks but Noct and co. all have proper sounding accents and no southern drawls? Wouldn't the lords of the immediate land sound much like their kingdom?

It's a regional thing. As you visit other areas, accents come and go. It seems the area around Hammerhead is "Southern" in culture, while going out to Galdin Quay you'll find some more midwestern and even New Englander accents.

And then there's Dino, the finest Italian-American stereotype money can buy.

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It's hard to argue any of the female characters are anything but fanservice. Iris is the only one who gets any character development, and she's still the "childhood friend/little sister" waifu type. Highwind could be cool, but the boob window/thigh highs shredder motif and her hitting on Noctis immediately relegated her to the "damaged woman" trope. I actually have relatively little problem with Cindy's physical design, because fanservice for fanservice's sake is fine, but her irrelevance to the plot is kind of inexcusable. Way too one-note.

Which brings us to Yunafrey-- I mean, Lunafreya. So much potential, but so little screen time.

Spoiler: show
I'd kill for a decent conversation piece between her and Noctis to frame their relationship early on. There's just so little to work with.


I like the principle cast. I do. But the female characters are awful.

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I'll say this: None of the female characters are actually good.

Almost all of them either exist to be eye candy (Highwind included), "waifu" material, or plot devices. There's very little agency to any of them and it's kind of awful. Definitely the weakest part of the narrative for me, thus far.

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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« on: December 09, 2016, 09:51:17 AM »
I think one of the most awful things I experienced this year was how I was agreeing with progressively insane people. First I was agreeing with Megyn Kelly, then Glenn Beck, and recently Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin have both said things I was nodding my head at. Please promise you'll kill me if I ever say that I agree with Michelle "Japanese Internment Camps were Justified" Malkin.

I'm curious by the way- is what you're talking about in Canada actually enforced somehow (if so, how does it determine a source is injecting an unnecessary amount of bias etc) or is it just a honor system?

I feel ya. When Glenn Beck came out as a decent human for five minutes, all I could do was gape.

And yes. A journalist, news agency, etc can have their right to call themselves "news" or "journalism" by the CRTC, our telecommunications regulator. It's happened to the Toronto Sun several times (a notoriously right-wing, conservative newspaper that's been called 'News for Dummies' as its honourary title), where the CRTC has threatened to suspend their "as-news" publishing rights if they didn't reassess how they were presenting facts. Opinion is one thing, but it has to be backed up with good sources to be called a journalistic editorial, and actual news pieces have to be factual. Bias is inherent and you probably wouldn't get caught based on that, but wilful misrepresentation of fact is not allowed.

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@Rook I've been grumbling about the same. I'm wondering if the patch will have a "replay" feature of some kind, so current players can access bits that they missed retroactively instead of having to replay the whole thing.

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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« on: December 09, 2016, 01:54:08 AM »
One of the principle reasons the rest of the world looks at America like a sideshow is the lack of Truth in Reporting. In Canada, it's virtually impossible to get a "religious" opinion on the air. I mean "religious" in tone; opinion without fact, or misrepresentation of fact for the sake of ideological agenda. There are occasional problems, but it's restrained and held to a sane level, and it's because our news anchors, writers, etc are required to represent the facts in an accurate and less-biased way.

Up until the Reagan era, America had this as well. Then Reagan got rid of it and we've seen the creep towards madness ever since. It's pretty much in full swing now, and the proliferation of fake news is just its latest product. Fox News looks credible these days, and that just shouldn't happen.

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Is he? Seems like a lot of the ideas here are more exploratory retreads of
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Final Fantasy VI

it's the verbage he's using theres nothing new, or original, or even new for a FF game, about FF15's story. ive seen it all before in various forms in shounen anime.

I don't see how that's a critique though, @Alisha. I think it's pointless to require strong originality in a game because it's generally impossible to find, and Final Fantasy has never been the standard-bearer of unique ideas, just well-developed ones. What certainly is true about XV is it being one of the only games [that I've seen] to use the road trip as its central conceit. It's very relatable and makes a lot of the characters more human than, say, XIII, XII, or even X's. Heck, if you really want to dive into it, Lunafreya seems to be a trace of Yuna, just removed from the spotlight and divested of the showy pop-culture sensibilities X had.

Now, I do get some of the issues: There's a lot of tangential information that's contained in auxiliary materials. It's one of the cardinal sins of narrative coherency, and a prime reason I consider the first Abrams' Star Trek movie such a slouch. A product should not rely on comics or specials or novels to explain itself. But Square-Enix does seem to be addressing this with a patch, which may or may not fix the issues. I think it's their first real foray out into a media blitz and they probably decided "oh well, we'll release it this way and see if fans bite, but we'll also have this patch in development to fix things if that bombs".

So yeah, there's parts of the story that are a bit hard to glean. But it's still a solid narrative, and the four friends really are a great realization of the original "Warriors of Light" motif the series started with. With as many callbacks to VI and X, often thought of as tentpole entries which established new canon to the larger mythology, it's definitely working its pedigree. I'm a fan.

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Is he? Seems like a lot of the ideas here are more exploratory retreads of
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Final Fantasy VI

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RPGFan: Forums / Re: Forum Upgrades and Changes
« on: December 08, 2016, 04:51:07 PM »
Success.

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RPGFan: Forums / Re: Forum Upgrades and Changes
« on: December 08, 2016, 04:28:28 PM »
Try it out now. Seems it was a permissions problem.

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RPGFan: Forums / Re: Forum Upgrades and Changes
« on: December 08, 2016, 03:41:01 PM »
As a note, simply typing @Hidoshi will not tag me. You have to actually bring up the result and select it to tag. Use @, then start typing a username. This'll bring up a live list for you to select from. This is to prevent accidental tagging.

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RPGFan: Forums / Re: Forum Upgrades and Changes
« on: December 08, 2016, 03:33:56 PM »
We also have one other plugin, a mention mod. This lets you type @ and tag someone inline. This will add a notification to your "Profile" tab that you were mentioned and help track where someone is specifically talking to you. :)

For example, I'm talking to @Mike in this case.

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RPGFan: Forums / Re: Forum Upgrades and Changes
« on: December 08, 2016, 03:15:35 PM »
We now have growl-style notifications. They'll come up whenever you get a response to something. Let me know if these wind up being too intrusive.

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RPGFan: Forums / Re: Forum Upgrades and Changes
« on: December 08, 2016, 11:30:42 AM »
Thanks! I'm fairly proud of these icons.

I'd like to keep the text around this size for accessibility purposes, but yeah, I agree it was definitely too big before.

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