Was fanservice that necessary for sales?

#11Elice_CarolPosted 2/20/2014 10:59:39 AM
They're all hideous. Remember when SE was so fashionable that they could collab with Prada like it was nothing? I'd dress Lightning up in those outfits, and they were intended for men!
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#12Plant42Posted 2/20/2014 11:01:14 AM
Prada Lightning with the Playboy shades adornment. Women would be turning lesbian.
#13Yuji KaidoPosted 2/20/2014 11:03:06 AM
Lightning comes off as a genderless mannequin to me so I find her "sexy" outfits hilarious.
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#14maxxxximumPosted 2/20/2014 11:05:56 AM
I like fanservice, but only when it's done right. Out of character fanservice is just awkward. Lightning as a character wouldn't parade around in bikini armor and cat ears.
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#15IightningzPosted 2/20/2014 11:07:51 AM
Chronux posted...
Why are people so bothered when characters show skin? Does it affect you in any way?


I hate all kinds of fanservice.

As a pretty big fan, her sanctity bothers me. Not as a woman, but as a character. It's not about the outfits being slutty or what, it's about unsuitability. Fanservice doesn't necessarily mean skin, it just means something that the character usually WILL NOT wear by normal circumstances. For Lightning to show skin, a 'sexy side', is fanservice. Somewhat.

I kicked the same fuss when a RAIDEN suit from MGS became available for Ezio Auditore.

The same reason there weren't Mass Effect or Ezio Auditore costumes in LR anymore. Kitase said Mass Effect and Assassin's Creed fans, as well as Final Fantasy fans were all somewhat offended by them in XIII-2. Tomb Raider is an exception because 'It's Square's flagship title, blah blah'. Some nonsense.

tl;dr I hate fanservice
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#16Elice_CarolPosted 2/20/2014 11:16:55 AM
I didn't think the ME outfits were that offensive. They did show off Noel's torso quite well.
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#17OldKyePosted 2/20/2014 11:20:11 AM
Elice_Carol posted...
I didn't think the ME outfits were that offensive. They did show off Noel's torso quite well.


I admit I used them on both noel and serah it really helped me cope with the stupid time travel Idea even now I kinda hate that they did that they didn't even let you do interesting things with it.

I used those and pretended it was some kinda of failed gadget hope made that basically turned the game into Quantum leap lol.
#18AzureVergilPosted 2/20/2014 11:20:19 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.


Probably sensitive religious people.
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#19Sacred_ArfaidPosted 2/20/2014 11:22:08 AM
AzureVergil posted...
Probably sensitive religious people.


Some people just find it to be tasteless.

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#20OldKyePosted 2/20/2014 11:23:10 AM(edited)
AzureVergil posted...

Probably sensitive religious people.


Of course cause anytime someone hates something it must be a god at fault XD.

You ever think about the possibility that those people hate the same things independent of their religion and use it as a excuse?

Cause many things like that are not as supported by the religions themselves as you'd think.