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No interest at all in X. Looks like another JRPG with boring repetitive combat, anime stereotypes and a large scale.
You must hate good games.
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FenderMaster posted...No interest at all in X. Looks like another JRPG with boring repetitive combat, anime stereotypes and a large scale.
my thoughts exactly.
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iKhanic posted...FenderMaster posted...No interest at all in X. Looks like another JRPG with boring repetitive combat, anime stereotypes and a large scale.
I hate JRPG's with turn based and/or menu driven combat and /or generic anime storylines. If there's a teenage emo haircut hero out to save the world, then I'm out...
I ****ing love good games!
Zero280 posted...iKhanic posted...FenderMaster posted...
Just curious what kind of games you like then?
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the whole thing that separated Takahashi's work from Square's mainstream FF series is that Takahashi's style is more of a deconstruction of anime cliches. to use Xenogears as an example, you begin with the cliche'd attacked hometown and reluctant hero, but it slowly evolves into something more akin to a David Lynch movie meets Arthur C Clarke book, where mental illness becomes a key narrative tool in how you experience the story, and different ancient religious ideas (mostly from Gnosticism) are explored with some actual well-read background (unlike other RPGs which just tie in world religions by naming summons and bosses after gods).
and then Xenosaga went even deeper into Gnosticism to the heaviest degree, and the style went even less FF based and went even more towards a "space opera" style like Asimov's Foundation series, and took even more influence from other scifi (specifically Arthur C Clarke, this time more 2001: A Space Odyssey than Xenogears' big Childhood's End influence) novels this time around.
and also this time the main final antagonist was less of a villain and the final conflict is less "good vs evil" and more of a deciding moment where the two opposing sides must decide between two outcomes that are both "ugly" but philosophically sound given the options:
overall, Takahashi's too accomplished, and far too influenced by western science fiction, for his work to be lumped in as anime cliches.
FenderMaster posted...Zero280 posted...iKhanic posted...
Oh, you know... duude bro fps, sports games, guitar hero, the classics, you know?
Now this does sound interesting, but the past Xeno games i've played (Xenogears, Xenosaga 2 Jenseits Vov Gut and Bose (+DVD story of Epsisode 1) left me cold, I just found the storytelling, dialogue and direction to be lacking
Have they shown any of the character faces? I remember the big anime face from the reveal trailer and thought it clashed with the style. Faces should look like FF15 with how detailed everything looks.
alamazing1234 posted...I hated Xenoblade and it's dumbed down MMO combat. They seem to have stuck with it as opposed to going fully real time in X so I'm going to avoid it like the plague.
If I wanted to play a game where I play against or with others on a meaningful and quality level I would play UMvC3, DotA 2, Injustice, Payday, Killing Floor, L4D 1/2, Torchlight 2 or even Marvel Heroes.
Otherwise sure, I'd play dumbed down versions of what quality games offer...or what you call an MMO.
I'm watching it. I like what I've seen but still need more information before I commit to something like that.
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