this character makes the whole game!

Comparing the Oggai/Zero squad/The CCG and the YoRHa squad

Now, with the new chapter people noticed that the new Oggai squad that Furuta presented during the ceremony bears striking similarities with the YoRHa squad`s clothing style from a game called Nier: Automata. It is unknown if this was the impression Ishida wanted to make, or if Ishida has gotten inspiration from Nier. Since he has drawn Kaine, a character from the original Nier, and had a picture on his twitter about Automata`s soundtrack, it is likely that he has indeed drawn inspiration from the YoRHa squad as he made Oggai. 

I decided that an closer inspection between YoRHa and the Oggai(and the CCG as a whole) would be interesting to make, since these two seem to have more similarities between them, than just clothing. However! During this comparison I will dive into the very end game stuff of Nier: Automata, so you who have not finished endings A, B, C, D, I advice thou to avert thy eyes. I shall but this behind a read more bar, so that I won`t accidentally spoil anyone.

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“Does League even have to implement LGBT topics for the sake of being diverse? If most of the the hetero normative perceived characters don’t tell much about their romantic relationship/sexuality/gender or anything else, why should the LGBT ones do that? Being openly gay myself i definitely like the approach if games don’t tell about the whole stuff if it isn’t crucial for story-telling (Lucian vs Jinx).”

I wouldn’t want to make a big deal of a character’s sexual orientation or gender for the sake of doing so. I don’t know whether many of my coworkers prefer dudes or ladies or both or neither, and honestly I don’t really care, beyond caring about them as people and wanting them to be happy.

For some champions, their physical relationships are important to their back story, and for others that isn’t the case. I would imagine that LBGT characters would be no different from non-LBGT characters in that regard.

But I don’t like just hinting that some of our characters (current or new) are LBGT while still somehow trying to take credit for diversity. That feels like having your cake and eating it too. I think it’s worth it to be explicit and open about it, but only when it makes sense and doesn’t feel forced. (I think Overwatch did a good job with Tracer. It doesn’t change her character. It’s almost a throw-away aside in a panel.)

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each time I find back a post from say the Greed Island arc I start laughing again because how the fuck do you convince anyone to keep going hxh if they didn’t get into it in the begining of it

“the first few eps seemed like classic shonen to me” listen there will be political manipulations that will take everything back in perspective and make you realize everything you accepted because it was shonen was fucked up and made to be considered as such. And you’re missing the mafia thriller story dealing with politics and the underground world, and if you don’t like it it turns into a card video game anime and into a sport anime about dodgeball later, and you’re missing the whole story about humanity and it’s dual monstruosity that also explore traumatic experiences (but you tell me since the begining of the manga they tell you to take the characters’s psychologies into account very seriously like one of the main character’s trauma or another’s family abuse). Also if all of that isn’t your thing we then really have political manipulations melding with supernatural stuff that eventually will spirals into MORE manipulations and a storyline about a Royal Survival Battle involving a guy who collects bodyparts.

Please watch (and then read) hxh it’s all anime at once

Creating Likeable Characters

Sometimes it’s difficult to make your characters likeable as they are tested and are pushed to further and further lengths. Sometimes they have to make hard decisions, and sometimes the pressure gets to them and they mess up, hurt another character or an innocent bystander. How can you keep them likeable throughout the whole plotline?

- Keep their motivations pure.
It almost always comes back to the heart – if their heart is pure, and that’s established early-on, the audience is more likely to root for them.

- Give them flaws – make them human.
Not every character has to have some huge problem, like an addiction or a traumatic past or a disability – if your entire cast does, it’s no problem, but it’s not necessary. But every character has to have some flaw(s), whether it’s cheating at card games because he can’t stand to lose or being too-closed minded or closing off when she gets too emotional. If your character doesn’t have a flaw, they start to come off as too perfect, too angelic, pretentious.

- Give them permission to mess up.
This ties in with flaws – if your character is inclined to make a bad decision at any point in the plot, don’t steer him away from it because “oh no he’s my protagonist and he must be Good and Whole and Pure and All-Knowing”. Let him walk into that ambush despite the sick feeling in his stomach and get half his army killed; let her rush into a confrontation with a bully and get into a fight with another girl who has a switchblade. Let your characters mess up – it shows that they’re human.

- But if your character messes up, let them own up to it eventually.
The general who killed half his army by ignoring the unease in the back of his mind might cry over their makeshift graves long after the rest of the platoon is asleep; the girl sitting in the infirmary might feel remorse for knocking her opponent’s block off. Or your characters might argue and might be stubborn and might not apologize for weeks. But let them apologize eventually. This goes back to the heart, and what the character knows is right.

- Relationships with other characters are vital.
That’s not to say a loner character can’t be likeable – but the audience’s perception of a loner character is determined by the thoughts/words of other characters. Characters all color each other and define parts of each other, just like people do to each other in real life. If your character is a jerk to other characters and other characters don’t like him (especially if the characters who dislike him are likeable), the audience won’t like him either. The character’s image depends not just on himself, but on his supporting cast.

Hope this helps! - @authors-haven

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kingsglaive vs final fantasy xv

@russianspacegeckosexparty and I have talked about this pretty regularly, but the marvel fandom is and always will be a giant racist cesspit, like most fandoms unfortunately are.

Adam asked his mutuals/followers to make a game out of going into the Wakanda tag on ao3 and check how many fics there actually involved and focused on black characters and not the fandom’s white faves. I found one so far.

I also found a fic that exists solely to remind me how much the fandom continues to hate black people, as the whole paragraph long premise is to show how much smarter Tony is then everyone in Wakanda. Naturally the klandom crawled out to share their love and support of this fic, including my favorite comment so far.

“Thank you for this. I hate all Sues, including Wakanda-Sue. Really, nothing about that frigging country is realistic from its economy, technology, cultural heritage, cat religion, etc. How did this country develope in isolation? Vibranium doesn’t miraculously raise everyone’s IQ. A modern country run by a king in a black cat costume? Is their military the best in the world, cuz they should have invaded a hundred times by now. If it’s so damn perfect, please knock yourself out leading the free world. The US has its own damn troubles. Oh wait, they are cowards and hypocrites, hiding and not sharing their tech with the rest of the world. Why didn’t they land a man on the moon first? Where is their cure for Ebola or HIV? Why did they not get involved in Hutu Tstsi civil war that decimated millions? Or Rhodesia? Or Khadaffi wrecking Libya The questions just add up.    Yea, I get it. It’s PC attempt to make an African country be a first world marvel. But it’s not even remotely plausible. I’ve gone from meh, to the whole place can FOAD. I want someone like John Wick to mow down the Dora. I want Tony to nuke it from orbit, just to be sure. So thank you for bringing this sanctimonious place to its knees. Please do more to humiliate them!”

Honestly it’s a really long paragraph just to say that you hate black people, including wishing that a white billionaire war criminal would commit nuclear genocide just  to get rid of them.

But it’s also telling that you hate us that much.

anonymous asked:

Honestly, this was probably my favorite DAPG vid in a while. Idk why, I just loved the RPG, the interactions, the music and game references, it was just really good

it was incredible, and i think it might be my favorite gaming video ever. i can’t get over how excited they both were about it and i loved how dan was trying to tease phil about his grammar or whatever but couldn’t stop himself from giving phil praise and compliments every minute because DAMN he deserves it??? i know next to nothing about gaming or how one would use whatever tool phil mentioned to make a game like this, sixteen years ago mind you, but fuck it’s clear that regardless of whatever help that technology gave him, he still had to do a shit ton of work to make this and think of the story and the characters and write all the dialogue and i’m just so IMPRESSED with him and his brain. it was so clear that dan was too, the whole entire time. and i love that dan’s support doesn’t just stop with comments like “i like this” or “i’m having a lot of fun” (which are great in themselves) but that he takes it even farther and tells phil that he (phil) could make his own game now and that he should even do all the drawings for it. like this video gave us a chance to watch dan being phil’s biggest creative supporter, and basically tell him that he, dan, has faith in phil’s ability to make or create just about anything and even though we knew that was the case, it was so overwhelmingly sweet to me to see it in action like that. i also love how phil was so excited to see that dan was impressed with the game? he looked pleasantly surprised and so happy every time dan told him he liked it and i wanted to cry. and i can’t get over the music choices and how dan identified and knew every single one after like .3 seconds and how each time a new song came on they’d turn to each other and smile as dan recognized it and i’m sure there’s just a depth of shared conversations and nostalgia there for them bc a lot of the songs are from classic games they both love and others are just ones that it seems like dan would know phil likes (like “smooth” by santana and bohemian rhapsody). it was so sweet to see not only dan being supportive and excited but also to see how much their interests and knowledge overlap, even to the point of them becoming self-aware about it and apologizing to us for the number of inside jokes and references they were making, and to the point of them noting that at 14 years old they would’ve still been friends and probably gotten along the way they do now. it’s wild to me, always, that they found each other and that they align on soooo many things, and it was making me so emotional to see that play out in this video. they are literally so perfectly suited to share a life together i don’t even understand… i will gladly watch several hours of dan fawning over phil’s mind and talent and creativity, of dan being so visibly PROUD of his partner, and of phil basking in the compliments. it’s the most heartwarming thing, and i just love this video SO much

THANK YOU BRIENNE

I’ve been watching TV series and movies my whole life , literally; never have I been able to see myself in any of the female protagonists; it was always the short , petite , cute girl , vulnerable , broken as she was , with the perfect make up , the perfect hair , the perfect smile , the perfect outfit , that got to experience love and acceptance ; And just as I’m about to give up on the idea of actually witnessing a character breaking down and destroying that stereotype , Gwendoline comes with her immense talent to bring to life Brienne; finally , a tall , strong , independent woman , with broad shoulders and the bone structure that could tear dragons to pieces, shows up; a female protagonist who doesn’t cry just to attract male attention , a character that does not expect to be saved , a character that literally kicks ass and stays true to her values even though everyone around her does the opposite; a tall girl who actually steals the guy’s heart ( THEY’RE GETTING TOGETHER WITH JAIME , SO STFU). As a tall girl , that fits no criteria , I salute and thank you;

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why are people being so negative about andromeda tho i mean making jokes is one thing but people saying its 100% shit when its not even out yet/have only played a little of the game sounds more like people unable to let go of the trilogy and comparing the two than actually trying to enjoy a new game. The whole point of this game is that Ryder isnt Shepard. They’re young and stupid and inexperienced and put into a position of extreme responsibility for the first time. Even if they were like Shepard, y’all would just complain that they’re a clone and bioware cant write new characters.

its also kind of unfair to compare a bioware game to something like uncharted or horizon zero dawn. they spend so much more time recording voice lines, writing different conversation/story paths, allowing you to make a custom character, lore writing, building multiple huge areas ect. in nearly every game they make. 

dont kid yourself and say you played DA:O for the groundbreaking combat system and beautiful character models, or loved Mass effect 2 because the animations were amazing. We all played these for the story.

and for people saying they should still improve? yeah, they should, there’s a lot bioware as a company needs to work on. but at the same time, they have improved. very slowly, but they’re getting there. remember that they started working on this game at around the time me3 came out. if they were to start it today, it would probably be very different. probably even better.

Id also like to remind people that mass effect is a video game, not an animated movie. When you actually play and watch the cutscenes in context you will barley notice. Its easy to pick something apart when you're just looking at a gif of it. bioware is also just a company, they cant track and grant everyones wishes, and they aren’t anywhere near being perfect but, what other game is????? is there a game that has all the diversity and representation and amazing gameplay and animations that you want?? link me if it exists 

Im not excusing their mistakes, representation is beyond important in media and we should fight to have it. But listen guys i bought a fucking ps4 for this and dropped $70 on a pre-order i have to be optimistic.

“wweh but having character customization wouldn’t be lore friendly”

even if it didn’t fit the lore, literally the whole thing that makes breath of the wild so good is it’s willingness to throw out series traditions in order to create a better game that better encompasses the spirit of the NES Legend of Zelda rather than just trying to rehash what worked for Ocarina of Time you nincompoop.

Link was meant to be an insert for the player from the beginning and now that extensive character customization is possible in games rather than just relying on limited sprites they should go for it.

anonymous asked:

Mr. Feel, sorry to keep asking, I'm just really curious as to what you think of infinite. This'll be the last time a ask though, so if you don't wanna answer I wont bug you anymore.

It’s bad.

It doesn’t make sense by it’s own rules.

Nobody’s character makes sense.

Booker is in perpetual grief and guilt over the atrocities he has committed but has no issue murdering hundreds of people and telling Elizabeth about how awesome murder is

Elizabeth makes no sense being a disney princess when she was locked in a room her whole life.

Game does the awful ‘traditionally attractive girl has minor physical imperfection to make her insecure and nonthreatening to nerds’ shit hack writers love

It’s bad.

Honestly the ribbing about Adventure Zone has gotten out of hand.

Yes it plays fast and loose with the rules a little bit, but it’s always in the service of telling an engaging story. Griffin has busted his bum to make unique stories with engaging characters and different game-styles for every arc. Few campaigns can boast about having a train murder mystery, a Mad Max style battle-race, a journey through a collapsing interdimensional laboratory, a town perpetually stuck in a Groundhog’s Day Loop, and a dungeon designed to inflict maximum misery. 

The whole “Critical Role is more compelling and polished than Adventure Zone” mentality is scaring people off from what is a funny, thoughtful, richly designed universe populated by diverse characters, and full of genuinely heartbreaking moments. Comparing CR to TAZ is ultimately pointless; both shows have their strengths and weaknesses, but are still two of the best D&D podcasts out there. 

In the words of Taako Taaco, Adventure Zone is not all goof goof dildo all the time. TAZ has a beating heart. TAZ is a multidimensional creation. 

I’m already starting to see the “ugh I guess those angry El Gee Bee Tees are just impossible to please, they say they want representation but then get mad when you make it” line of logic cropping up around this LeFou thing and like….

Blizzard Entertainment, a scrap-pile of mistakes and bad decisions that has somehow by random chance coagulated vaguely into the shape of a relatively successful niche video game studio, just barely confirmed a gay character and the whole internet turned into a Big Gay Party for about a week, the decision was met with near-universal acclaim (discounting the anti-SJ crowd, we’re only talking about actual people here)

Like, Blizzard didn’t even do anything particularly right, they just didn’t actively go out of their way to do things wrong like “pick the one character everybody thinks is weird and gross and make them gay” or “name the gay character Idiot” or “have the gay character’s entire arc involve lusting after their straight friend, because that’s not a tired and offensive plotline or anything”

So basically, like, maybe the problem isn’t Too High Standards when the company in question seems to have gone out of their way to do everything wrong

Spiderman Homecoming

Okay, so everyone is complaining about how “bad” Cyborgs CGI is in the Justice League trailer. Everyone complained to wits end about BVS revealing the big bad in the trailer. I understand, that’s very understandable thinking.

But when Spiderman Homecoming does the exact same Fucking thing, no bats an eye. Spiderman looks like he is from a video game. He just doesn’t look real. At all.
The trailer showed that Spiderman stuffs up, Tony loses his faith, and to make up for it he tries to redeem himself once again all by himself, without Tony’s tech and only his friend and his intelligence, against Vulture. Why is Tony Stark a key character in this movie at all!
That’s the whole plot right there! Why is no one complaining. Wtf??

Why you should give Rock Dog a chance:
  • Rather lovely visuals, fantastic lighting effects and expressive animation.
  • Fleetwood Yak
  • The campy, hilarious anti-hero that is Angus Scattergood. 
  • Really good music like REALLY good and not just the main theme the whole score is hella good and the guitar oh my god the guitar.
  • Fleetwood Yak
  • Honestly the whole world design is really fun and simple, very reminiscent of a level in an old video game in a good way. And everything works and has reasoning and makes sense it was obviously well thought out.
  • Charming characters?? Bodi is a sweetheart and deserves nothing but good things??? I loved Darma she is so nice and jaded but she never lets it make her mean??? And the ‘evil’ wolves were genuinely funny I loved them almost as much as the heroes. 
  • The running gag of Sheep being forgetful is pretty funny and never gets old. 
  • You cannot convince me that the two wolves(Skozz and Riff) who are tasked with capturing Bodi are not boyfriends ok they are cute and dating and I love them.
  • Same director as Surf’s Up and that movie is a blessing so???
  • The actual mean characters gets what’s comin’ to them.
  • No potty humor?? Or problematic jokes??? Just all around good humor that isn’t at the expense of anyone and puns? DO YOU KNOW HOW RARE THAT IS????
  • Character Redemption.
  • Dumpster Pizza.
  • Bodi has some tough lessons to learn but it never makes him like mean or anything and in the end the world was just as good as he always believe it to be and I love that?????
  • Fleetwood Yak
  • There is a sheep who just walks around in a towel the whole movie. 
  • A sick end guitar battle with fucking fantastic visual effects and music.
  • A good message about not letting where you come from define you but ALSO never forgetting your roots and the people who made you who you are?? Which was surprisingly deep???
  • “Can we get a RED cord for the RED phone, please?” 
  • Really sweet and surprisingly down-to-earth father-son relationship. 
  • A goat character has a spiritual experience while staring at a french fry.
  • Lewis Black and J. K. Simmons and Mae Whitman like hot damn good voice talent? And it really shows.
  • THE BOOK
  • Fucking Fleetwood Yak.
  • Did I mention the music because holy hell the MUSIC.
  • I was smiling the whole time the whole thing was so charming ugh bless.
  • Honestly it was just a good movie and it really shows that the people who worked on it really cared about it and loved it and made it the best they could and that alone should be enough to convince you to see it so SEE IT.
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Overwatch Papercraft Project: Bastion & Ganymede

Next up is Bastion! I didn’t know like anything about Bastion before working on this so I read up on it’s wiki and just like cried because what a beautiful nature loving robot (though I’m told in the game it’s like the most annoying character ever haha). I had fun anyway, and got it done super fast since it was such simple shapes! I think Ganymede took the longest on this whole thing (he’s like an inch tall). Based on the “E54″ and “Icon” in game sprays.

Approx time: ~5 hours
Paper, glue, chalk pastels, faux flower and feather
Progress pictures
Masterlist of finished characters

For those who don’t know, I’m part of the Super Smash Bros. community. Recently I got to watch the formation of “Smash Sisters,” a community effort to help women feel more comfortable at these male-dominated tournaments and foster a competitive spirit in women through specialized crew battles. It’s really awesome to see members of the community come together to help promote women in video games, and it was high time I created a tribute to something I speak so highly about. Perhaps I’ll make this a whole series of characters, we’ll see!

my dnd character is a massive half orc barbarian who consistently rushes into terrible situations and then leaves said situations with all enemies beaten to mush but also gets way into chilling with animals and playing with kids at local festivities

today at dnd I emerged in my role as the Team Scout Leader, with lots of gatorade and nature bars and time-oriented encouragement for the whole squad while we were hiking between locations

and I also became cursed to wield an incredibly powerful perma-bleeding spear from the spirit plane that makes my enemies explode and that absorbs their souls

this game

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I was asked a while ago if I could make visual references for Awakening tome effects to go along with my tome project, so I compiled a whole bunch of screenshots of every tome in the game and matched them with each cover! These should be helpful if you ever want to draw characters casting a specific spell or if you’re just curious about what all the tomes actually do when you use them!

The covers for all the tomes are here as well, but you can find higher quality ones in my original master post of the tome project here. You can see the details and writing on each much better. Additionally, just for fun, I decided to make this the complete tome essentials post and include a written description of how each spell looks (in case the picture isn’t enough to visualize) as well as in-game information about each and every one!

Everything else is all under the cut in order of how they appear on this post! Sorry about it being so super long!

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