Wow. I was wondering why my review was suddenly getting a random burst of attention!
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I found it really hard to get emotional at scenes like that when every characters personality seemed to be so harshly constrained to pre-established archetypes like ditsy cute girl, stoic warrior, wacky ethnic sidekick, mopey kid ect. I just really felt like all their actions were governed by ”What should my type of character do in this situation?” rather than any kind of logic or realistic motives. I found it doubly hard to “get” Vanille when she keeps switching between all those random accents. I don't know if that was a stylistic choice or what, but to me it just came off as a little shoddy.
" @raphaa00 said:" @McGhee_the_Insomniac said:Also her conflict with Sazh ended in one of the most powerful, emotional scenes in any game, ever. "" @Zaft said:I liked Vanille, too. She's a pretty unique character in video-games that you can actually play with. And while her interactions with other are most on the optimistic/cheerful side, she's the only character that we can hear her inner struggles. "" Ar Tonelico 1 and 2I love Vanille. We would snuggle. Me and Snow would get drunk and punch each other in the arm. And we'd all just ignore Hope. It would be a BLAST. "
Dark Cloud 2
Wild Arms Alter Code: F (and series)
Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2
there's a WHOLE bunch more, but I'm in class at the moment.
Also, buy a Dreamcast and get Skies of Arcadia. Best turn based RPG ever. EVERRRRRRRRRRR.
@Grissefar said:" I'm sorry, what? XIII has a lot of flaws but characters isn't one of them. If you don't like them then it's not likely you will find better characters in other JRPGs. "I dare you to spend an hour locked in a room with Snow, Hope, and Vanille. I fucking DARE YOU. "
@Grissefar said:I dare you to spend an hour locked in a room with Snow, Hope, and Vanille. I fucking DARE YOU. "
" I'm sorry, what? XIII has a lot of flaws but characters isn't one of them. If you don't like them then it's not likely you will find better characters in other JRPGs. "
As much as I liked some aspects of XIII, kinda have to agree here. I found so many of the major characters to be cringe worthily generic and shallow, not helped by some really lame and slightly confusing voice acting for Vanille.