During the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, fans learned that the “Dolls” mecha that are a very relevant part of the Wii U exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles X have been renamed to “Skells.”
because dolls from japan was such a great name.... theyre both terrible names for something so badass.
If they were going to change the name, why not just 'Mechs' or 'Mecha'?
For our market, something like skell is simply much better than doll.
It also made sense when he said it was short for Exoskeleton
Ridiculous. I'm getting sick and tired of products getting changed to supposedly suit 'a western audience' better, in most cases completely unnecessary...
I agree, but it works like that.
It shouldn't. The writers picked 'dolls' for a reason, and just because an American audience MIGHT have a 'problem' with that, they change it. Where's the artistic integrity in that, and it's also a lack of respect towards their western customers, assuming they wouldn't 'accept' it. It's ridiculous and unnecessary. And sadly, they keep doing this again and again, with movies, anime, manga and games all being butchered for a so-called 'western audience', some more than others.
Probably cause "muh feminism","muh opression","Muh Anita","Muh tumblr".
* At least Skells is related to Exo-skeleton, so there is a relation there. * Dolls makes you think of barbies or something. Neither is a "great" name, but I honestly don't care at all that much. I was going to buy this game and enjoy the heck out of it regardless.
Here I figured the 'dolls' would have referred to the NPC's in the game.
I prefer "Skells" to "dolls", especially after he mentioned in the stream it was short for Exoskeleton, which makes sense. Calling a mech a "doll" does seem kinda funny. But that's just my opinion.
Why not name them Gears because Xenogear you know... aarghh... me personally I prefer Gears over anything else.
To me I think any name is better than dolls! But just how amazing would a Xenoblade/Metroid crossover be in the future? Talk about epic, the possibilities are endless for a crossover game like that.
Dolls is evocative, a referential observation of the porcelain pilots. Skells is product of western condescension.
Dolls er dumber Skells er badass. Murica
When I heard they were called dolls I was confused and didn't like the name, but I guess I just got used to calling them dolls. Hopefully I can get used to calling them skells now (I should be able to in the 300+ hours I'll spend with this game).
The reason for this is because doll also means other things like puppet in Japanese so it did not translate the proper meaning of the word in English and was changed to a word with a similar meaning for the western audience
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