Was fanservice that necessary for sales?

#1SteelguardPosted 2/20/2014 10:16:15 AM
In XIII, I always saw Lightning as a strong and determined character, sexy but not sexualized.


http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140217205042/finalfantasy/images/a/af/LRFFXIII_Guardian_Corps_Uniform.png

to

http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131227111356/finalfantasy/images/5/5c/LRFFXIII_Nightmare.png



What happened?
#2AthelweissPosted 2/20/2014 10:19:22 AM(edited)
Fanservice really helps a lot in sales, believe it or not. Also, you can put her in whatever outfit you feel comfortable with.

From: http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140217205042/finalfantasy/images/a/af/LRFFXIII_Guardian_Corps_Uniform.png

to: http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131217080052/finalfantasy/images/5/52/LRFFXIII_Cyber_Avatar.png

or: http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131027125624/finalfantasy/images/e/e4/LRFFXIII_Purple_Moon.png
#3Plant42Posted 2/20/2014 10:19:02 AM
There is fanservice but what I like is you can choose to avoid it completely. You could put her in a pimp suit, an elegant dress or a bikini.
#4bakkahentai8600Posted 2/20/2014 11:16:42 AM
...First of all, what is with the hatred for fanservice the last few years?

Second, why can't a strong woman wear a bikini? Why does she have to cover up? Wouldn't be a sign of a stronger woman to be able to wear something revealing if they choose to and yet still remain their dignity?

But, seriously, there's been a massive amount of hate for fanservice lately. Not just games but movies and comics too.
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#5kblaze13Posted 2/20/2014 11:24:06 AM(edited)
bakkahentai8600 posted...
But, seriously, there's been a massive amount of hate for fanservice lately. Not just games but movies and comics too.


This, It's almost like people think they are "too good" for something like fanservice. It could just be an "elitist" attitude where people no longer care about aesthetics and only about what is "best". Honestly fanservice is fine, it can be overdone certainly but there is nothing wrong with a little fanservice here and there.
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I hate Lightning.
#6ChronuxPosted 2/20/2014 11:30:31 AM
Why are people so bothered when characters show skin? Does it affect you in any way?
#7TiaelPosted 2/20/2014 11:30:57 AM
kblaze13 posted...
bakkahentai8600 posted...
But, seriously, there's been a massive amount of hate for fanservice lately. Not just games but movies and comics too.


This, It's almost like people think they are "too good" for something like fanservice. It could just be an "elitist" attitude where people no longer care about aesthetics and only about what is "best". Honestly fanservice is fine, it can be overdone certainly but there is nothing wrong with a little fanservice here and there.


Hell, fanservice comes in many varieties.
I personally love the fanservice in ARR with the events based on previous FF games, as well as a DQ one, and things like Magitek Armor, Crystal Tower and the like.
And a little skin fanservice here and there isn't inherently a bad thing.
Tales has a lot of fanservice costumes as well.
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#8kingrat2314Posted 2/20/2014 11:53:41 AM
bakkahentai8600 posted...
...First of all, what is with the hatred for fanservice the last few years?

Second, why can't a strong woman wear a bikini? Why does she have to cover up? Wouldn't be a sign of a stronger woman to be able to wear something revealing if they choose to and yet still remain their dignity?

But, seriously, there's been a massive amount of hate for fanservice lately. Not just games but movies and comics too.


People think being overly politically correct makes them cool.
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#9superboy1281Posted 2/20/2014 11:56:10 AM
Erza Scarlet >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lightning.
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#10OldKyePosted 2/20/2014 11:58:32 AM
kingrat2314 posted...
bakkahentai8600 posted...
...First of all, what is with the hatred for fanservice the last few years?

Second, why can't a strong woman wear a bikini? Why does she have to cover up? Wouldn't be a sign of a stronger woman to be able to wear something revealing if they choose to and yet still remain their dignity?

But, seriously, there's been a massive amount of hate for fanservice lately. Not just games but movies and comics too.


People think being overly politically correct makes them cool.


ehh I just don't comment I like the outfits for a little while but they are honestly just distracting at the end of the day hard to take things like the snow scene seriously when Light has one sheet of 8x12 paper making up 100% of her clothing lol.(Scene does take on a entirely new meaning though lol Serah would kill her.)

I always end up back on something that's flattering but leaves a little to my imagination I have to agree with some complaints about this kind of thing though the same peace of armor on a guy that's huge plate armor he can hardly walk in shouldn't be a bikini with shoulder pads on a girl lol no one would fight in that.