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76  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: May 01, 2014, 03:41:07 PM
Yeah, I have to agree that the plot of FF8 was kind of not good. Just a bunch of loose plot elements thrown together into something only mildly coherent. The worst bit to me was the whole thing with Rinoa getting taken over by Ultimecia which would mean she's also a sorceress except that fact stays relevant for only as long as it takes the party to rescue her.

Pretty much describes every plot element in the game, it only contributes to the story until the story no longer needs it to contribute.

If FFXII's battle system was too much like FFXI's, then magic might actually be worth a damn. As it stands, its pretty dull unless you play on Active Mode with limited gambits, but then the later fights become impossible.

Why would they continue to refer that she was a sorceress? Was there any reason to? Does the game have to scream, hey you are a sorceress every second after the issue is resolved?
Obviously the fact that she was a sorceress was kept a secret from the general public or she would be ostracized otherwise. The information that she is a sorceress is safe with her friends and Laguna, the president of Esthar.
Ultimecia was a product of the discrimination against sorceresses, hated and driven mad by her contemporaries disdain against her resulting in her isolation and lonelyness(not to mention the prophecy that she was going to be killed by the legendary SeeD).. She ended up perpetuating her suffering by unwillingly establishing the loop of her own failure.

As far as NORG goes.. It's an inoffensive plot thread, is it the fact that he is a big yellow fat thing that annoys people lol?
He comes from the Shumi Village, a village full of those beings and they are established as having sentience and intelligence. It's just a different species I don't see anythng wrong with it.

FF8 is a weird game, I'll give you that but it's more quirky aspects don't affect me at all.

Oh also regarding the assassination failure.. Irvine was the only one who hadn't used GF's up until he met the party so he still had memories of the orphanage, he hesitated in killing Edea because he still remembered her as their matron, their mother essentially... so yeah there you go.
77  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 01, 2014, 11:52:30 AM
Playing Nier 4 hours in.. Did all the sidequests  so far but I think Ill just progress with the main story. I hear you need to collect all the weapons for some endings? Are these endings C and D worth getting?
78  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 01, 2014, 07:38:09 AM
79  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: May 01, 2014, 06:46:57 AM
I just want the story to not be as terrible as FF8 and the combat not as boring as FF12.

Is that too much to ask?

I liked the story to FF8 and the combat to FF12 so I guess yes.

+1
I dislike the orphanage twist as much as anyone but that's not enough to ruin the brilliance of other plot threads.
80  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 30, 2014, 08:09:45 PM
Sad news, RIP.
81  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 30, 2014, 07:52:55 PM
Teenagers' skin and teeth freak me out so much.

why?
82  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 30, 2014, 07:48:25 PM
I still think X-2 is canon though. Sorry. :P

I'm in the disregard Word of God completely and accept the actual work itself, even if I don't like it, camp.

Yeah, that's fine, completely subjective, there is no one "truth".
Still bro fist level presidential because I think you can atleast get my position even if you don't necessarily agree.
83  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 30, 2014, 07:39:55 PM
No one likes the Word of God.

What xD? I fail to make sense of these words in the present context.

The Word of God.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WordOfGod

Exactly.. That's one of the points I was trying to get across.

Yeah, I'm agreeing with you.

/hugs
and
84  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 30, 2014, 07:37:36 PM
No one likes the Word of God.

What xD? I fail to make sense of these words in the present context.

The Word of God.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WordOfGod

Exactly.. That's one of the points I was trying to get across.
85  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 30, 2014, 07:34:55 PM
No one likes the Word of God.

What xD? I fail to make sense of these words in the present context.
86  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 30, 2014, 07:30:43 PM
Sorry, at the end of the day, you know ffx2 is canon,is part of the story, and will always have an influnce on whatever future additions to the FFX universe are made. Closing your eyes and saying "nah nah nah nah nah nah" isn't changing it.

Hmm so what?
It doesn't impede me from ignoring it just like a creator can declare anything he made as non-canon. Once again I think this is just a difference in perspective. I don't really care for the "status quo" of officiality. The works of fiction are there and I can interpret them however I want, atleast I do that myself.

Besides I see each entry of a series as it's own thing with it's own merits and flaws, a sequel won't "ruin" the others.. that's not how I work.

Respect the work enough to acknowledge it, cuz not for nothing,I don't see too many creations of yours out there for others to tear apart and ridicule, and if so, I'm pretty sure every hurtful jerk out there calling it a joke and disregarding it would be a lovely kick in the balls for you. You may not like it, but who are you to ignore it?

I know FF X-2 exists and I accept that it exists.. but personally I choose to ignore it just like the writers can snap their fingers and say it was a dream(imagine if they did that and you actually liked x-2)??!!! I believe that both writers and readers have agency in a work of fiction, in the way it is interpreted or consumed, not created(even though it can happen).. In fact writers acknowledge that their work will be interpreted in different ways by different people, a fiction does not belong to the writer or the reader, it belongs to our "culture" like scientific discoveries and such. I respect the creators and acknowledge their hard work and they deserve credit/scrutiny for what they put out but it doesn't mean that I am forced to consume or accept it lol.

How dare you for disregarding/ignoring/deciding not to play every single game you never played!!! THE NERVE lol
87  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 30, 2014, 07:23:06 PM
Sorry, at the end of the day, you know ffx2 is canon,is part of the story, and will always have an influnce on whatever future additions to the FFX universe are made. Closing your eyes and saying "nah nah nah nah nah nah" isn't changing it.

Hmm so what?
It doesn't impede me from ignoring it just like a creator can declare anything he made as non-canon. Once again I think this is just a difference in perspective. I don't really care for the "status quo" of the fiction, it's malleable and ever changing, it's intrinsically connected to subjectivity imo. The works of fiction are there and I can interpret them however I want, atleast I do that myself.

Besides I see each entry of a series as it's own thing with it's own merits and flaws, a sequel won't "ruin" the others.. that's not how I work.
88  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 30, 2014, 07:14:44 PM
Yeah sure, each to it's own.
I don't see anything offensive about ignoring a sequel though or consider it to be an alternative universe/timeline or whatever. Im not forced to consume the fiction I don't want to right? It's not about covering my eyes and ears, it's about choosing what I want to experience.  I haven't played X-2 for the record based on that principle even though I kinda want to  because the battle system seems to be great.

Just a thought experiment. Imagine that Kojima loses his mind and declares every single Metal gear except for the upcoming PP and GZ as non canon. Would you take it just because it's "official"?
89  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 30, 2014, 06:41:41 PM
Hmm yeah.. I can choose to decide if it's canon or not for me lol..
I don't believe that the writers have control over how their stories are interpreted. I can choose to ignore whatever I want. Why? Well cuz I can and I have free will? I don't really care about what's "officially" established. Thankfully I have a mind of my own and I can pick and choose.
90  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 30, 2014, 05:54:05 AM
I am terrified of being attacked by dogs.. I love dogs but when they are aggressive I doubt I could defend myself properly and if I did.. I would feel bad afterwards for the poor thing.
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