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[Mar. 11th, 2006|10:03 am]
Silicon Rose
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'Cause, y'know, when I've got someone whose made a Soul Contract with one of the three most powerful demons, who happens to be clinging to control of it by his fingernails, I know the first thing in my mind is breaking his will. I mean, wouldn't it be everyone's? Shanghai for the win!

Seriously, Kato should have just shot the scientist. And when we saw Nicolai, we should have just burst through the glass and taken him on. What were we hanging around for, going: "Ooooh. I wonder what's going on?"

[User Picture]From: cyfis
2006-03-11 10:13 pm (UTC)
Blindly charging into confrontations is usually not a good thing. In this case it might've helped a bit but . . .

Despite the fact that he's a bastard for most of the game, every now and then I feel vaguely sorry for Nicolai.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2006-03-12 03:37 am (UTC)
Yeah. I mean, most major villians don't get strapped to a weird machine and tortured. At least, not on screen. Now, given what happened with Veronica and the fact that it's at least partially his fault we were in that situation, I suppose that should reduce my sympathy a bit, but... damn. And... damn.

Shadow Hearts II induces an awful lot of sympathy for most of the villians, really. It even induces sympathy for villians from the first game. When Yuri sat down and had a chat with Albert Simon, after he had learned from Yovis that in some ways, Simon was trying to do the right thing... I got the feeling that Yuri was feeling rather sheepish.
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[User Picture]From: eclesis
2006-03-12 04:27 am (UTC)
To be fair Simon could have picked a less . . . troublesome method, I suppose, to achieve his goals.

The Terrible Trio weren't exactly _nice_ people, but you can sort of understand why they acted the way they did, which is one of the really interesting things about the game. Shadow Hearts has a lot of gags along the way but deals with its main plot, which is quite dark, with sensitivity you don't expect. I mean, how many RPG sequels would have the guts to continue the story from the bad ending?

Oh and the battle music in the Japan part of the story is gorgeous :P

(have been writing game diary a lot recently, apologies for being too lazy to switch accounts to post ^^;)
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2006-03-12 04:51 pm (UTC)
...yeah. I mean, did he really have to try every evil thing in the book? (Or three books, as the case may be.)

That's, I think, one of the things that I love about it. It IS dark, and sometimes miserable, and you feel a strong sense of sympathy for the characters - but at same time while you know Yuri (and the rest of the cast) is hurting from what happened, and what is happening, he's still cracking jokes and mocking the bosses. It's not continual: "Wow, I think I might be able to be happy again... no! No! The plot demands I be depressed! Woe is me!"

I just love the music in the game in general. I'm hoping the third continued along the line of the second, because the first's music was a little... eh.

Don't worry, I comment in my writing journal as myself because I can't stand the hassle trying to switch. I downloaded a client just so I wouldn't have to switch ever, barring unusual circumstances.
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