I’ve been bugging around video game/tv show/anime ideas in my head lately, and it dawned on me how few animated television shows, eastern and western, employ a smooth animation style. You know, animation that doesn’t feel so static and actually flows more naturally than otherwise. It’s used a lot while conveying important fight scenes in anime (Naruto vs Sasuke, Ichigo vs Grimmjaw, every other fight in Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood, every fight in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ga-Rei-Zero, most OP’s of anime), but rarely used as the animation standard.
I’d like to see more natural flow in animation. I realize it would be much more expensive, but fuck it if elbows should move like fucking elbows.
It doesn’t seem like I’ll finish Final Fantasy XIII. The game is doing absolutely nothing to make me want to play. Before hand, the promise of actually using the Paradigm Shift system to it’s full potential was something that kept me going, but now that I’ve reached the pinnacle of having more than two sorry Cocoon loving motherfuckers on my team, boss battles still take upwards of 25-35 minuets.
I would have no damn problem with this is the battle system wasn’t primed on being action oriented. I don’t know what makes this game so slow, but battles have lost all tactical merit and basically breakdown to “Press X to
Jayson Lighting, switch to ‘War and Peace’ when HP is low.”
I can see the Paradigm System having huge potential, and battles actually look nice when in motion, but something needs to speed this shit up seriously. Either enemies need to be nerf’d or actions need to be completed even quicker or hell, just allow me to re-position myself while I’m on the battlefield; that way my Medic is not getting raped to hell and back.
So yeah, casually optimistic about Final Fantasy XIII-2, because it doesn’t feature dancing, and features more ways to deal damage to your opponents. Also because sans Hope and Vanillie, every character has a decent voice actor, and the story, while nonsense, does have it’s high points.
So that that’s done, what other JRPG’s are there for me to play? Practically none that look interesting. I am leaning forward towards Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland, but that’s because I’m desperate at this point, and I’m kind of interested in visual novels now. I will say this; I really want to fucking play Lost Odyssey. Fuck MS for publishing that one. Fuck Sony more for not jumping on it.
Persona HD needs to happen like 16 weeks ago. Which reminds me, I should jump on Catherine when I get the chance.
Here’s my Netflix hit-list:
Any suggestions would be great.