-Gespenst- (User)

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Placeholder artwork for sure. Also the game definitely won't just be called Zero Escape 3. It will have a subtitle like the previous two games. #2
95d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment

"I can't agree with the last part of your post . Writers can create utterly dreadful settings for a story without it necessarily being a reflection of their own core beliefs ."

Of course yeah, hence my points about Breaking Bad and The Sopranos. However, fiction containing such things usually, at least implicitly, also contains the author's judgement of those things. For example, it's obvious in Breaking Bad that meth addictio... #1.2.22
99d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Bruce755: You haven't understood my point, and that's partly my fault, so I'll elaborate. So look, if a person writes / creates a fictional world in which homosexuality is a disease to be cured, is that not a little bit weird? What point is that person trying to make exactly?

I can accept that Tony Soprano and co. are a gang of bigoted thugs, because the show doesn't portray that as a GOOD thing. From this we can infer that the writers aren't racist themse... #1.2.18
99d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
"cures" homosexuality? Sounds like a fictional world created by a bigot to be fair. #1.2.2
99d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Is this portrayed as a good or bad thing though? If the former then it's a problem.

Does the game portray this lesbian character's belief (that her attraction to women is a weakness), as a kind of delusion on her part, or does it support her in her belief? If the game suggests or implies that she is misguided and deluded for having such a belief, it's not really a problem.

And if the drugging is portrayed as an extension of this delusion and as a... #3
99d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Eh, different lips and eyes. The hell-heaven, blade-sword thing is funny though.

But, all these similarities are probably more indicative of Ninja Theory's lack of imagination / milking of a winning formula (aesthetic or otherwise) more than anything else. Of course, they'll go uncriticized for such imaginative conservatism if we perceive it as being indicative of an interconnected fictional universe.

Then again, maybe it is connected, but that seem... #9
101d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Because it would just be a clusterf*ck. At this point it's just a salad of different licences, and the cohesion of the vision, aesthetically at least, has just been lost. What they had with KH1 was really special - it was a really cohesive marriage of Final Fantasy and Disney.

I think if they had brought some Final Fantasy worlds into the series together with the Disney worlds I mentioned, they would've had plenty of mileage to make several games with a cohesive visio... #13.1.1
102d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Ah KH2 Agrabah was good. But god they re-used KH1 Agrabah so much. It was alright the first time, but it was far from the best world - something SE didn't seem to realize. The music drives me mental too.

EDIT: Olympus Colosseum was overused too - that music is just torture. Thankfully KH3 has a much more interesting Hercules world. #4.1
103d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Kingdom Hearts should've just stuck with classic Disney. No Tron, no Pirates of the Caribbean, no Tangled, and DEFINITELY no Star Wars or Marvel - none of the modern stuff.

Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Fantasia, Pinocchio, Bambi, Dumbo, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, Winnie the Pooh, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahantas, Hercules and Mulan. I don't think they should have gone beyond any of those.
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103d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
I think I had my fill with Oblivion. I notice that a person's first TES game is nearly always their favourite. Mine was Oblivion, and Oblivion is my favourite. I have three friends whose first TES game was Morrowind, and its their favourite, and I have another friend who only got into it with Skyrim, and yeah, that's his favourite one - he couldn't get into the previous ones.

I believe this is because the games are ultimately pretty similar, so when you play your... #15
103d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
I just wish there was more of a background narrative to No Man's Sky. It'd be cool if, over the course of your explorations, you stumbled upon all kinds of weird things and could piece together a huge mystery. No directions or missions, just gradually accumulating pieces of the puzzle. The whole idea that the centre of the galaxy is the goal is just too simple. Spore did that and it was so disappointing.

They should include weird artifacts and ruins and dungeons and s... #4
108d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
The battle system is not the main event in Final Fantasy VII. The story, the music and the world are. Let the battle system be whatever they want it to be. So long as it's fun and not tedious I'm happy with it taking whatever form SE want it to. The battle system in VII was nothing special - pretty standard turn-based stuff.

But lets get real, the game is going to take cues from XV and Advent Children. It will probably be more open than the original, and the battle sy... #7
108d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
I can see this being playable Advent Children with an open-world like XV. They've learned a lot about open-worlds making XV, so they could probably do an even better job with VII. I know open-world games are over-saturated, but I gotta say, if you could freely roam around a Midgar as detailed as the one we saw in the trailer, I'd be sold. Also, cruising around the whole of Gaia on Cloud's motorcycle. Maybe the rest of the gang could be following you in the pickup truck, and maybe... #11
109d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
I can't imagine they'll include the snowboarding mini-game. The compilation games are definitely more realistic. It's hard to imagine Cloud whipping out a snowboard from nowhere and arbitrarily popping balloons. The original game could get away with that kind of cartoonish discontinuity, but with the Compilation, the world of VII was made much more realistic and grounded (relatively speaking), so those kinds of videogame-y asides kind of wouldn't fit. I'm not saying those... #3
110d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
There's so much silly stuff in the original that just wouldn't fit in a game with the tone of what we saw in the trailer (which is to say, a game with the tone of Advent Children) without coming across as surreal and weird. It's very, very hard to imagine them including a lot of stuff from the original, which is sad.

I think they may have shot themselves in the foot by draining the cartoony-ness out of the world of VII with the Compilation, but hopefully they can... #7.1.2
111d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
They'll definitely use the established voice cast if they can get all of them to return. It's annoying though, because I know when I first heard the voices they'd given Cloud and Sephiroth I thought, "wow, that's not what they sounded like in my head at all," but at this point, those voice actors are so established that I've kind of forgotten exactly how I'd originally imagined them to sound.

Actually, I have this problem with most of the ch... #10
111d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
I don't think it's Sephiroth. Compare with this: https://www.youtube.com/wat...

It occasionally sounds like Matt McKenzie, the voice of Auron from X, but other times it sounds nothing like him.

I don't recognize the voice from anything to do with VII, so I'm not sure what character is supposed to be talking, unless of course they replaced one of the voice actors.
114d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Hmmm, I definitely agree with the point about the voiceover - terrible stuff. I don't know who wrote the script for it but it's so amateurish, and the voicework itself is pretty daft. I am interested to know who it's supposed to be though. I'm assuming it's a character talking and not some guy who does voiceovers for hollywood film trailers (hope not).

What cut to the audience is he talking about though? I don't think that's part of the actual trai... #6
114d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Well the trailer is definitely reminiscent of Advent Children, and that was a dour film if there ever was one. It's just hard to imagine a game with the tone of that trailer containing any wacky stuff. I mean, could you imagine Cloud cross dressing or bathing in a hot tub with a bunch of sexually predatory muscle men in Advent Children? It's very hard to imaginatively fit something like that into a film like Advent Children.

One thing that hasn't been preserved in... #10.2.1
114d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
I'm calling this now: The only thing the remake will have in common with the original will be the story. It'll be an action RPG like a playable version of Advent Children. It will be open world, and it definitely won't have the fixed perspective, pre-rendered backdrops. This might all sound shit, but it could be interesting.

Maybe cloud could ride around Midgar on his motorbike - a Midgar the scale of which could be much like it is in the trailer. I know open-worl... #13
114d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
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