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Anime avatars in my Codex?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Jason, Apr 9, 2010.

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Should the Codex have anime avatars?

  1. Yes, they are the key to understanding RPG Codex

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  2. No, get that shit back to GameFAQs

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  3. Needs more Connie Chung

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  1. Tails Arbiter

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    One of the pros of Codex expect for news, having occasion to rage out on decline & find suggestion to good games, was also lack of anime avatars, with which internets are plagued everywhere. I have nothing against anime, I watched some of them and very liked, but like I said before, lack of animu avatars on Codex was a big pro. Those from Rance have bad drawing and not really pleasant to watch. Rance avatars are just here, because of banal shit boring rape theme that some people find amusing.
     
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  2. Kz3r0 Arcane Sad Loser

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    Good post, but:
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    *DERP*
     
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  3. deuxhero Arcane

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    Gamefaqs doesn't have avatars...
     
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  4. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    @Brother Reject_666_6

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  5. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    This guy is supposed to be ugly as shit (fish, actually).

    No one forces you to have this as your avatar. Actually I kind of appreciate that DU picked it. It shows that he has a sense of humour, chill towards his own person and more common sense than all of the malcontents put together, even though he himself might not like animu style.
     
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  6. Admiral jimbob gay as all hell

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    lol why are you a weeaboo fag xD be more mature like me

    But seriously, yes. Knee-jerk reactions to anime are understandable, I loathe the art style myself. But if the game's good enough, I can ignore it, and if you can't, you might want to reassess what you want from games before you go mouthing off about how we should eschew graphics for depth and complexity in future (yes, I know art style and graphics are different, shut up). So many here claim that one should play Geneforge, Knights of the Chalice and Roguelikes for a while instead of judging them on graphics, and that one stops noticing them after a couple of hours. The same applies here, and I know you're worried your mothers will walk in and find you looking at anime, but it's okay. She already thinks you're stupid for playing all those samey-looking geek games with the swords and orcs.
     
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  7. Lord Rocket Erudite

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    REMOVE ALL AVATARS FROM GAMES MADE AFTER 1993
     
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  8. RottingNaziSurfer Scholar

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    Fixed.
     
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  9. SoupNazi rial billionaire Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In Serpent in the Staglands
     
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  10. Cassidy Arcane

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    These pranks related to avatars are starting to get old...
     
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  11. Tails Arbiter

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    Sorry, but that has not been reason for the Codex liking of Rance game, eg because it's a good game. It's all about hentai/rape theme that the game offers, it was the main reason why in the first place someone posted about it, after "uprising" of Hentai game LP/topics. I can bet for a fiver that if the game didn't have this no one would feel attracted about it, expect maybe for calling it "lol weaboo faggot shit" like it happens to many more Japanese games, which could be good as Rance or even better.
     
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  12. TripJack Prestigious Gentleman Hedonist

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  13. poocolator Erudite

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    I'm not worried; once the rance craze fades to nonexistence, people will be changing back to their original avatars, or some (non-anime) new ones. (And I'll be able to tell posters apart again, too!)

    I barely recognized Luzur's posts because of his fucking Rance avatar ffs. I thought the Swedes were an :honourable: people. :(
     
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  14. Admiral jimbob gay as all hell

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    Come for the x, stay for the y. The initial buzz certainly cropped up because of the bizarre hentai fad we had going on, but it wouldn't have sustained itself this long - and gotten so many people actually playing it and praising it - if the appeal lay solely in the hentai bits. Hell, if that was all people wanted, nobody would be bothering to play it for themselves.

    The ongoing love for it is certainly more than a bit tongue-in-cheek, but look at some of the posts (like Reject's) praising the mechanics and gameplay. Consensus seems to be that it's genuinely pretty good, but... happens to have pictures of cartoon characters having sex. Which is a pretty big but, yes.

    If it had no hentai or anime style in general, and was moreover made by and about white people, half the detractors here would be all over it.
     
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  15. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Speak for yourself, will you. I for one thing do not like Rance for its banal, bullshit, moran hentai elements. In fact I repeatedly said that it cheapens the whole experience, is often simply disgusting and out of place. I mourn the fact that I cannot take this game to the open light and declare it the best motherfucking turn based strategy-RPG hybrid since... Hereos of Might and Magic III just because the devs made the decision they made.

    I will not talk about game mechanics as these were covered thoroughy by Reject 666_6. I will focus here on the aspect that you and to a degree I criticise - tasteless porn - manifested in one element: the protagonist.

    I do appreciate the fact that for once the main character is not a trite do-gooder bent on saving the world for no reason. No... Rance is selfish, corrupt, calculating bastard that will take advantage of everything and everyone - which you can see time and time again. On the other hand, he is also extremely competent and dependable, and at times - when no one's looking - he can display his good-natured, generous side. In the course of the game, it becomes obvious that only such a ambivalent person can unite the warring states and destroy even greater motherfucker than himself. Please forgive me sophistry here, but Rance turns out to be the heroe no one wants but everyone needs.

    To make it clear - I do not consider this anti-heroe to be in any way deep. He's simple even simplistic, cheapened even more by the h-scenes to my regret. If only they were toned down as in Twitcher or removed altogether that would be awesome. Yeah, after such a treatment I would like to see more characters like Rance in my games be it as protagonists, NPCs, villains or whatnot.

    And if Rance remained as moronical as he is presented I will still take this compulsive motherfucker over anything, ANYTHING contemporary Blizzard, Bethesda and Bioware have to offer. Just make him stay away from more serious titles with actual potential.

    Yes, it's a sad time when a porn game is more complex and interesting than its AAA $$$ counterparts.
     
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  16. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Also, this...
     
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  17. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

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    Not to mention that in the end of the day, the porn in Rance is pretty bad. Quite soon I started to fast-click my way through the porn scenes. The game mechanics are solid and the writing is mostly good enough. Rance himself is a refreshing change in video game heroes, in that he A) speaks B) is an ambivalent character, not to mention that there is a plethora of side characters, many of which are interesting as well.

    And finally, there are about as many ways to build your army and conquer Japan in Rance as there are ways to build your merc-platoon in JA2.
     
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  18. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Piece of advice for will-be players. Use Ctrl key - it fast-forwards the dialogues making the shitty h-parts short and insiginificant.

    Do not use Ctrl key with any other dialogues!!! especially on your first playthrough. The seemingly redundant information they contain may prove critical for victory in 3-5-10 or even 30 turns later.
     
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  19. Achilles Arcane

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    That is a pretty big "if" though.
     
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  20. Admiral jimbob gay as all hell

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    As I acknowledged. I don't think anyone's going to argue that the art style's a point in its favour.
     
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  21. Reject_666_6 Arcane

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    The best thing for the site right now would be an actual review of the game. I get the impression that most of the detractors here think it's just some sort of dating (raping) sim, or don't understand the Deus Ex level of detail that the devs put into it.

    Also, I have to again point out the critical levels of irony in this whole situation. The people who donated for these avatars have done more for the community by donating than the people who bitch and whine about decline. Though Jaesun gets an honourable mention for being a high-roller.

    Not only that, but the actual people who voted for the avatars are some of the most literate on the entire site and have produced their fair share of content.
     
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  22. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    It really doesn't bother me now, now that I can block all these shit avatars with Adblock Plus. <3

    Though I am sad I donated 50$, and all I got was nothing. :(
     
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  23. treave Arcane Patron

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    Nothing but the satisfaction of knowing you are keeping the Codex's server alive?
     
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