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#1 Posted by Hunter5024 (6082 posts) -

I've still never seen an explanation for how removing scores actually benefits a reader. It's just less information, and I'd rather have more.

#2 Posted by Hunter5024 (6082 posts) -

8.3 million

#3 Posted by Hunter5024 (6082 posts) -

@corevi said:

@hunter5024 said:

I don't think it is so obvious. Like what about Naruto? He's a ninja, his name is super Japanese, and his society is definitely supposed to be like Japan, but he's got blonde hair and blue eyes which he inherited from his dad. I feel like a lot of anime characters aren't really intended to be of a specific ethnicity. Or rather their ethnicity is "Fuck it" because the artist wants his character to have green hair and big round pink eyes.

I mean sure in fantasy shows that aren't set in the real world ethnicity isn't a thing. But there are a lot of anime that are set in the real world or at least a version of it, Ghost in the Shell being one of them.

I think the line can be blurry even in real world settings though. Like there's nothing visually about Asuna from Sword Art, Makise from Stein's;Gate, or Senjougahara from Monogatari that strikes me as distinctly Japanese, but they're all from Japan. I guess I feel like they should just cast the best actor for the role, and race should only play a factor if it's important to the character. I can't speak to whether or not that's important for Ghost in The Shell (it sounds like she's an android?), but I feel like Scarlett Johansson is a good fit in terms of talent, likeness, and star power. This movie probably wouldn't even happen without someone like her in the lead role.

@ezekiel Yeah I don't know these characters, but I can totally see Scarlett playing the girl in the upper right.

#4 Posted by Hunter5024 (6082 posts) -

@corevi said:
@hunter5024 said:

I'm not talking about Ghost in The Shell specifically, because I haven't seen it, but do people just generally assume that every anime character is Asian? I never associate anime characters with a specific ethnicity unless it's explicit. They have so many different hair colors, skin colors, and eye shapes that generally they look ambiguous to me.

If the show is set in Japan and the character has a Japanese name then yes, they are Japanese.

Obviously there are non-Japanese anime characters, but in those cases it will be pretty obvious that they aren't.

I don't think it is so obvious. Like what about Naruto? He's a ninja, his name is super Japanese, and his society is definitely supposed to be like Japan, but he's got blonde hair and blue eyes which he inherited from his dad. I feel like a lot of anime characters aren't really intended to be of a specific ethnicity. Or rather their ethnicity is "Fuck it" because the artist wants his character to have green hair and big round pink eyes.

#5 Edited by Hunter5024 (6082 posts) -

I'm not talking about Ghost in The Shell specifically, because I haven't seen it, but do people just generally assume that every anime character is Asian? I never associate anime characters with a specific ethnicity unless it's explicit. They have so many different hair colors, skin colors, and eye shapes that generally they look ambiguous to me.

#6 Edited by Hunter5024 (6082 posts) -

@humanity: The fact that they do something definitely makes them better than most collectibles.

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#8 Edited by Hunter5024 (6082 posts) -

I was in the high 80s when I beat the game. For the most part I skipped The HInterlands and Hissing Waste areas, I left a lot of rifts open, and I didn't really do the collectibles, but other than that I did pretty much everything.

#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (6082 posts) -

This is one of the big reasons that I'm reluctant to invest in their system digitally. There's a lot of old playstation games that I want access to and I was sick of worrying about memory cards and disc read errors, and since they were cheap on psn I bought them that way. I felt like that would settle the issue, but it didn't, and I don't want to rebuy games every 6 years so now I'm tracking down physical copies while they're still reasonable.

#10 Edited by Hunter5024 (6082 posts) -

I'm really interested to see how Drew takes to the gameplay. When I played these games a couple of months ago I felt like they ruined the gameplay in Snake Eater. I already felt like a bad Snake, then they took away crucial feedback and I felt even less like a badass super spy. I just remember a lot of very tedious crawling around big maps wondering whether or not I could be seen. The answer is yes, I could be seen. Always.

If Drew reacts to the gameplay the same way I did then maybe he can use this sick strat I developed:

Try to sneak through the room > Fail > Run quickly to the next room without taking too much damage > Intentionally die > Respawn at the beginning of the new room with no alert > Repeat