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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2010, 09:47:55 PM »

Whlle I do believe that there is some symmetry, what really is the point? History repeats itself, and there are a lot of repeatative themes in poltiics, history, and litterature. Just because a creator chooses to use a relavent one doesn't mean that it's inherently good. What's really important is how well a themes is portrayed. If it's concise and really pushes people to think about things in a clear way (even if ambiguity is part of the theme), then the creator has done a good job. If the creator has taken a relavent theme, and put it into the blender with a whole lot of other crap so that only the most painstaking analysis can define what the original theme and intent IS, then they've done a fucking shitty job. I'm not suggesting that FF7 is the be-all-and-end-all of convolution, but it's far from a concisely crafted narrative.

Edit: Bottom line: most games try too hard
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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2010, 03:50:13 AM »

Can a game try to soft? Can it try to come? Can it try to go?
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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2010, 11:31:39 AM »

Can a game try to soft?

No one TRIES to soft - it just happens. But they tell me it happens to everyone sometimes, so they shouldn't feel bad about it.
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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2010, 12:56:09 PM »

i was unable to find your article on the site posted in the OP.
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2010, 01:05:36 PM »

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No one TRIES to soft - it just happens. But they tell me it happens to everyone sometimes, so they shouldn't feel bad about it.

He was talking about games but you are talking about bogn4rs and thus there is dissonance between what is said and what is interpreted and it is funny because that is the joke. I shall continue this.

FFVII tries so hard that after opening the case I need an eyepatch as well as antibiotics because the giant bogn4r bursting forth from the case hit me in the eye and caused my retina to detach and now I have ocular migraines.

Alternatively the case was full of spiders.
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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2010, 09:52:04 PM »

i was unable to find your article on the site posted in the OP.

Yeah, webmaster changed the format and now I have no idea wtf is going on. I have to look into it. :(
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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2010, 11:08:27 PM »

http://gameosaurus.com/roahr/?p=1892

new link for anyone who still cares to read.

Formatting got uber-whitified. and thus uber-simplified. :P
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2010, 08:29:44 PM »

Considering I'm going through FFVII right now, trying to apply it to the Bush administration is more than a bit of a stretch. :P  Actually, what surprises me more than anything else is just how corny a lot of that dialogue is.  I don't remember it fondly as top prose, but the whole Corneo scenario in particular...ugh. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2010, 09:26:57 PM »

Corneo's sort of the nadir, really. It's all uphill from there, at least.
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