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Days: 131.2
Mean Score: 6.04
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Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season
Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season
Sep 30, 11:52 AM
Completed 25/25 · Scored 7
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu
Sep 30, 10:55 AM
Completed 15/15 · Scored 6
Himawari wa Yoru ni Saku
Himawari wa Yoru ni Saku
Sep 26, 4:00 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
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Days: 53.8
Mean Score: 6.41
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Oct 24, 3:32 PM
Reading 26/162 · Scored 8
Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga
Oct 22, 1:30 PM
Reading 185/? · Scored 8
Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man
Oct 10, 6:31 PM
Completed 97/97 · Scored 6


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SamHandwich Jun 12, 2019 8:32 PM
Those companies usually play both sides. They'll tone down one feature and bulk up another. For instance, the new Lara Craft. They reined in her bust size and low-key gave her a huge booty. Gearbox knows what they're doing with Moxxi, Nisha, and Maya, even if they're showing Ellie off to back up their smoke-blowing. That's how it works now... As long as characters aren't stacked, they don't get called out. Overwatch avoids all criticism in this category and still gets to give the whole cast big butts.
SamHandwich Jun 11, 2019 9:00 PM
I guess you're right about that Tifa thing. There's nothing wrong with Moxxi either btw, she reminds me there are people at Gearbox who have their heads on straight!
GCNessIsAWeeb Jan 5, 2019 8:26 PM
I really learned to love the gameplay, it's tons of fun, I realized just how much the series impacted my life, and I never knew just how AMAZING Part 2 was. Seriously, it was one of the greatest things I've ever read.
Also, Demon King Rance is a total badass, and his design is awesome. It might just be my natural inclination to edgy things, but it really grew on me.
GCNessIsAWeeb Dec 30, 2018 5:59 PM
I take back what I said in the past, I recently replayed Rance X and realized it's a masterpiece.
Insertanamehere Oct 9, 2018 7:39 PM
>tfw you will never bully kei
NthDegree Sep 28, 2018 11:56 AM
Regarding the sex thing, I can forgive any MC being inexperienced and hurting the other because of it, but I can't forgive the writer for completely glossing over it like it's not important. I like Rin! Don't treat her feelings like they're trash! So yeah, like with Shirou's idiocy, this is another part where the biggest problem is how story frames it as acceptable. So I suppose the person who committed the ultimate sin was Nasu, not Shirou. Regardless of who is to blame, it does not like it any less infuriating.

So either Shirou has a massive power spike or Archer is a complete idiot. The both are really bad writing, so it doesn't really change my opinion on it. And yeah, I know Shirou supposedly gets the boost to his training from seeing Archer but a) it's completely nonsensical, b) even with that it's only a couple of days! Basically they have to make all these hack excuses for why Shirou suddenly is OP, but all is does is to make the resolution feel cheap to me. Good writing is supposed to make the MC feel like they deserve the power because of their effort, but all I can think of is that Gilgamesh totally got robbed because Shirou used hacks. So yeah, you can't erase bad writing just because you say it was caused by some magical mumbo jumbo, because it doesn't feel deserved. You mention plot armor and yes, that is another sign of bad writing.

I can't wait to see those scenes animated by Ufotable. Speaking of HF, Sakura is another character I disliked because she was such a doormat. I hope her transformation will fix that and she doesn't need Shirou to rescue her from the evil bugs but... Oh, who am I kidding that's totally going to happen, isn't it? It's some white knight's wet dream after all... (This is actually pure speculation - I haven't spoiled myself enough to know.)

Thanks, I'll take a look at those.
NthDegree Sep 27, 2018 8:37 AM
I mean, that's literally the situation for the entirety of Fate route! No wonder people (= me!) to get frustrated. Aside from that, as a woman myself, I can only see him as a complete asshole. It's not even that I automatically hate characters because of it either - I don't hate for example Gilgamesh or Makoto from School Days (anime, I haven't played the game). This is because they are framed as villains or bad guys and most stories need those kind of characters to advance. However! Shirou was never framed as anything else but unambiguously the good guy. Nasu tried to force feed me the actions I want to slap him for as 'chivalry', or 'not a big deal' (in the case of him hurting Rin during sex etc). He's supposed to be the guy I cheer for! Yeah, that's not gonna happen. And when I see all the heroines fall for that, I can only think of how unrealistic wish-fulfillment this is. It's just bad writing. And note that I have not even mentioned his other idiocies yet! (Ie. "You die when you get killed" etc. See what I said in my previous post about Nasu's pseudo-philosophical BS.)

I actually never found the right choices hard to see... If you think what an idiot like Shirou would do in each situation, it's pretty easy. I just never wanted to pick them because they were so dumb. Anyway, to be honest, I don't really care what Nasu's motive was writing him, just that he's horribly written.

As for the battles in UBW... Breaking his spirit makes no sense, since he can't become Archer anyway, as long as he just kills him. Even if Archer's wish of him being erased could become true by killing this Shirou, then just do it! But if this Shirou is not the Shirou that became him and therefore can't erase his existence... then no matter what you say or how you break him, you still aren't going to change anything because you're talking to the wrong guy. Even if Archer indeed was trying to break him, all you would get is a giant plot hole.

Besides, the servants were pretty much described as half-GODS at the beginning (or their fighting skills were). There is no way you can just casually become that strong in a couple of days. Or are you saying Shirou Emiya, some kid that doesn't even compete in kendo is a demi-god now just because somebody beat him up a couple of times within less than a week? I have never ever seen such a power creep in such a short amount of time, and I'm counting anime in this too! As for Gil not taking him seriously... yeah that was him at the beginning, but the problem with such immediate action as fighting is that you can start trying the second you want to. Besides... Gil was right. He should have beaten Shirou even without trying. HE IS A LITERAL DEMIGOD! Shirou trained for like a couple of days and half of even those were spent taking it easy because of his injuries! Gil should be able to beat him with blindfolded! It makes no sense! This writing is soooooooo bad!

I'll marathon the movies once they're all out, but I don't plan on returning to the VN. No matter how amazing the conclusion might be, it can't make up for all the hair I'm going to pull from my head while getting there. And seeing it's Nasu, I'm seriously doubting whether I'll even like it at all.

I'm going to announce the superiority of Fate/Zero loud and clear. Their salty tears will be delicious. F/SN sucks. We already went through how bad its writing was. Idk Fata Morgana but Kara no Shoujo is pretty good. Seems like you understand what I appreciate, so I guess I'll check it out. As for Steins;Gate, I haven't played the game but I've seen the anime. Sci-fi plot was interesting, but the only character I liked at all was Kurisu. I like logical people, not chuunibyous and the rest of the supporting cast were one-note gimmicks. I also watched the first episode of Chaos;Child (multiple times even!), but it was atrocious and trying way too hard to be edgy. I hear the adaption was bad, but it doesn't exactly make me interested to learn more.
NthDegree Sep 26, 2018 2:30 PM
I also forgot to mention how much I hate Nasu's pseudo-philosophical ramblings on heroes. It's like he tries way too hard to be deep and misses the mark completely.

Another thing I forgot... I also like Carnival Phantasm, so I guess I like two Fate series then. Cheers!
NthDegree Sep 26, 2018 2:25 PM
It's not strictly related to the topic, so I'll continue the discussion here.

Basically my problem with F/SN is mainly just with Shirou. The rest is rather forgettable shounen trash, but nothing I'm too upset about. However, since Shirou is the MC, he ruins all the scenes he's in for me... I swear every time he tells Saber to get back to the kitchen because only men are allowed to fight in Fate route I pop a vein. Gee, so you're saying that you're stronger than Saber, eh? Oh and speaking of how big of a jerk he is to women, what was up with that sex scene with Rin in the UBW? She said it hurt, how about slowing down, you ass? IRL you'd ruin your relationship like that but it's barely even addressed in the VN.

Besides, Shirou is a total author-insert mary sue with no flaws. Nasu dares to claim his weakness is... that he's too heroic? I'm having hard time buying that when the game literally kills you if you don't make the same stupid and illogical choices as he does + if you don't, you get into Taiga's dojo for her to hammer into your head that being unheroic is bad. Even narratively there are no consequences whatsoever because no matter how bad he's beaten he's always totally alright the day after. So basically the story is saying that he's too heroic, except actually he's always 100% right in the end and the game is gonna kill you if you don't agree. Such a great flawed character he is.

And oh god, the insane power inflation Shirou goes through... You expect me to believe that the same guy that got completely creamed by Lancer at the beginning can a few days later just casually beat both Archer and Gilgamesh (in UBW)? If that's not bad writing, I don't know what is.

As for Heaven's Feel... I admit I haven't read it all. The beginning was just so bad I ragequit. All I remember is Shirou's ridiculous wet dream at the beginning. Not exactly masterpiece material lol. But can you really blame me after how much I hated the other routes lol? Before you ask, I do know about Sakura though.

The only Fate iteration I have actually enjoyed was Fate/Zero. Gen Urobuchi is a good writer. Unlike certain someone.

As for G-Senjou no Maou... I mean of course the final plot twist about Maou's identity was silly, but at least it was nowhere near as ridiculous as pretty much everything that happened in FSN.
Aldnox May 16, 2018 5:45 PM
The combat is definitely much worse than Sengoku Rance's, but for everything else I like Kichikuou more. There's just so much to do. There's a lot of vastly different endings and outcomes. While Sengoku Rance also has this, it's to a much lesser extent imo. Also, Kichikuou has best girl Satella.
I haven't played either Rance X or Rance 03, I'll have to check those out.

Na, no soy español, pero sí hablo español, es mi lengua materna.
Aldnox May 13, 2018 6:03 PM
Also whoa you're from Spain! Awesome! Más personas de habla hispana en MAL :D
Aldnox May 13, 2018 6:02 PM
Yeah, I'm a huge fan of the Rance series, with my favorite being Kichikuou Rance, which I even consider to be one of the best games ever made. I still need to play many of the games though.

Yes, that's an original by Riuichi. I really like his art style.
Aldnox May 13, 2018 4:56 PM
Amazing profile picture
GCNessIsAWeeb Mar 9, 2018 2:38 PM
To me, his new design is TOO edgy. It just looks dumb and is more overdesigned than Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII, and THAT'S saying something.
Also, I think it's party system is one of the worst I've ever seen. It feels like Love Live or Fate/Grand Order, which is HORRIBLE for a full-priced game.
Hell, those games I previously mentioned are even better, JUST BECAUSE THEY'RE FREE!
And the most disappointing part was how, based on what I could read, Rance didn't marry Sill in the ending, and dedicates himself to her. I feel like that kinda just reverses what I thought the series was leading up to. I wanted Rance to do what Akuji or Rouga do in their endings, where the settle down with a single girl.
X has further proved to me, and my bf as well, that the Dai Series is AliceSoft's best series.
GCNessIsAWeeb Mar 8, 2018 7:52 PM
Rance's new Demon King design sucks