For a moment I forgot you guys like to nitpick the shit out of everything. I don't see the details you guys are talking about in the same light, and I can't argue for a prolonged period of time without making someone feeling sort of salty in the process so... here's chibi Terra as a sign of peace.
Maybe I'm speaking for myself here:
But we're discussing. I doubt a lot of this matters in the end (well, the graphical clash and ugly-ass sprites of the iOS version sure are something
to nitpick about); but we still love the title. We just enjoy making commentary or throwing around different conversations (like the hair-colour talk right now).
You read into our messages too much or throw a "negative tone" in them when forum-based messaging doesn't have one to begin with. And if we just toss around how "great" everything is, why discuss it at all?
* breathing intensifies *
I laughed. xD
Doesn't help that Tina was blonde in the JP version.
You mean the Amano artwork. She was always green haired otherwise, heck they had chibi art of her right on the back of the Japanese box with green hair.
I'm pretty sure that type of artwork is made to represent her visual design in the game itself. Her official design has always had blonde hair (outside of a piece from Final Fantasy VI Advance where you can see her with brown hair).
It must be the similar case of why Link's hair is pink in A Link to the Past for Terra/Tina's hair to be green in Final Fantasy VI.
I mainly pointed out because with him saying the "JP version" that made it sound as if he thought it was a change in localization when it clearly wasn't, and if anything you'd have characters being changed from exotic colors (or all black) to BLONDE as Raw Danger readily showed.
Even with the excuse of being "JP version" in that it's the game's artwork, well, a lot of that actually WAS shown here, printed in Nintendo Power, printed in the strategy guide... knowing the Terra was blonde in the artwork absolutely some weird thing only the Japanese saw, but anyone that followed Nintendo or wanted the strategy guide. I do think that they may have corrected the colors on Locke's clothes though as I swear that matched with his in-game stuff in NP/the strategy guide, but I may be misremembering.
Yeah but then you get the rest of his catalogue... I like Nomura's early stuff a lot, and I think he started off as a great artist for the company. I also think the guy is kind of out of practice these days since he's focusing on other parts of the company (the way he draws muscles is particularly funny/weird...and fucking hell, why is his Dissidia version of Terra starving to death? You can't be hot unless your ribs are protruding out of your chest? :S ).
Obviously starving both of them to get them in a suitably bad, sour mood for the game. Cloud was far more legitimately emo in Dissidia than he was in most of FFVII, and he just had a full on breakdown when there was cause for it, and I recall Terra being pretty meek throughout and I don't recall her being that bad in VI (though that was always a much longer time ago, and not played when I'd be attentive to that like replaying FFVII after seemingly the whole internet pegged him as an emo.)
Dissidia's story was sort of an exaggeration of the known character personas.
The question of Terra's hair also gets more complicated when looking at Dissidia's version of her (the blonde) and her Threarhythm version (green). It's like they're deliberately addressing sprite and normal-proportion differences (but then Faris got slapped with blonde hair instead of her purple).
GODDAMMIT I GIVE UP.
While we're talking about the artwork discrepancies: was there any reason for the vast differences seen in Celes' bathing suit & cape sprite and her yellow-spandex Amano outfit? That one weirds me out the most.