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Hobbes

Member Since 25 Apr 2006
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In Topic: Discord Server for us oldies

13 February 2016 - 01:18 PM

Just for future reference, the referral link always expires after something like 24 hours.


In Topic: [Anime] What did you watch today?

07 February 2016 - 10:30 PM

A lot of the things that you two didn't like are problems with the source material, which is the Unlimited Blade Works route of the F/SN visual novel. Side note: Fate stay/night (2006) was a mashup of the Fate, Unlimited Blade Works and Heaven's Feel routes of the F/SN visual novel. Unlimited Blade Works (2015) is an adaptation of the visual novel's route of the same name. 

 

Aside from the slow pacing at the end of the anime and the DOLPHINS scene, I thought it was a faithful adaptation of the game's route. The route itself essentially dedicates the first half of the route to setting up the characters and the story, which makes it really slow and kind of dry. Most of the important battles and interesting scenes happen in rapid succession after the battle in the Church. As for why Saber took a back seat in this iteration of Fate stay/night, UBW is Rin's route whereas Fate is Saber's route. Saber is by far the most popular character in the Fate series and the anime did its best to push Saber (the baseball scene was cute), but Rin and the characters important to Rin's character rightfully received the screentime they needed in order to make sure Rin and Shirou were the main focus of the story. 

 

With all of that being said, it doesn't excuse the fact that UBW has pacing issues and Shirou is a lovehead. The ufotable adaptation of UBW faithfully brought the scenes that define UBW to life in addition to the flaws that take away from the UBW route. I thought it was pretty good and I'm looking forward to watching ufotable's Heaven's Feel movies that are coming out soon. 


In Topic: [Anime] What did you watch today?

13 January 2016 - 10:16 PM

tornado thighs. You know what I'm talking about. 


In Topic: DIABLO III

10 January 2016 - 01:40 AM

please no more Diablo


In Topic: tales of zesty

07 November 2015 - 06:58 PM

There hasn't been a good Tales story since Tales of the Abyss and Tales of Symphonia. Or maybe they were good because I was still a fan of Naruto at that point. 

 

I didn't think Vesperia's story is as good as everyone says it is. I think the best quality of Vesperia is the chemistry between all of the party members and the combat system. The story was pretty average and the ending was acceptable at best. Who decided that stabbing the sky with a feather was a good ending?