Jansen makes me not want to play Lost Odyessy

#1 Posted by Ramone (3065 posts) -

I'm fairly new to JRPGs, in fact the only other ones I've played were FFX (I think) and Persona 3 (which I'm a big fan of) but I don't know if I'm going to make it through this game with Jansen at my side throughout. This guy is one of the most annoying, badly acted video game characters I think I've ever witnessed, which would be fine if he was a bit part character but I'm getting the distinct impression he's in it for the long haul.

I like Baird, in fact I love Baird, his sarcastic nature is clearly a coping mechanism he developed over the years to deal with all the fucked up shit going on around him, sure not all of his jokes hit the spot but the ones that did were genuinely funny and him and Cole had great chemistry. I bring up Baird because Jansen is a poor man's version of that sort of character, none of his jokes are funny, his stumbling, stuttering, Shia LaBeouf-esque dialogue is not only badly written but also badly acted and is the opposite of endearing. It's rare that I say this but I hope with all my heart that I get a chance to kill him somewhere down the line because I don't think I can cope much longer

#2 Posted by Animasta (14818 posts) -

Just wait until you meet the little kids

#3 Posted by stinky (1563 posts) -

he's there till the end.

#4 Posted by Mento (3094 posts) -

Yeah, Jansen gets a lot better the longer into the story you get. He's far more sensitive than he lets on.

I'll concur with in saying that the kids will make you want to quit the game though. At no point do they ever get less annoying. They will eventually talk less at least.

#5 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4745 posts) -

I never had a problem with Jansen. I in fact like the guy. If you dislike him as much as you claim, best to stop playing.

#6 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3174 posts) -

I like Jansen, and I like Baird too. Once you get more party members you can swap him out, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

#7 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -
I stopped playing because of the kids. I dont remember the drunk, but the kids seemed whiny, and they made me go on a fucking quest to collect flowers and I watched the longest cut scene sending their mom out to sea. 500 people we knew died in the begging and we didn't bury them, but as soon as these fucking 5year olds show up we start burying our dead.

Fuck that.

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