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[Aug. 11th, 2006|09:42 am]
Silicon Rose
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34 scenes. That's with some cutting and rewriting. I'm toying with a couple of rewrite ideas, like pulling Alicia out and replacing her with Robert. Robert needs more screen time. I also need to develop Shannon better, though perhaps after the halfway point is good for that, and I'm not sure that Jesse has enough background for why she snaps on Ariel.

Writing outlines is hard.

Started Xenosaga I last night, finally. It's not as bad to understand as I thought it was going to be, given what I had been told, but liberal use of the pause button during cut scenes has been very useful. Xenosaga hasn't aged all that well in my eyes - it's pretty, no complaints there, but the text looks awful. Also, the subtitles and the audio aren't matched up very well. It's common for subtitles to disappear earlier than the end of the vocal track that they match against, which can be complicated for someone who's depending on them for comprehension.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2006-08-11 05:04 pm (UTC)
Cognrats on the outline progress!

*scanning self* Hmm, a little spark of shame. Maybe I can fan it into sufficient shame to get me started working on my own writing again.

The trick to enjoying Xenosaga is that it's a really well-written, mediocrely directed anime with the dungeons of a par-for-the-course PS2 RPG in between episodes.

Also, remember, it actually has a lower cutscene-to-gameplay ratio than FFX, it's just that it uses a small number of loooong cutscenes instead of a short one every ten seconds.

Anyway, if you liked Xenogears, you'll probably like it. It's the same sort of thing.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2006-08-12 02:58 am (UTC)
I have to admit, I'm not sure - after all, Xenogears was a rather singular experience, given how we played it. I'm entertained enough so far. ^^
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2006-08-12 06:55 am (UTC)
That's true... that was awesome.

Aw, the halcyon days of our youth. Boy, they sure were halcyon, weren't they?
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