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Originally Posted by pillowalthough, japan is in the "east" relative to europe, it i west of us in america. However if you are tryin to say that japan is not a westernized country, i would say that would be an ignorant remark to say about one of the worlds most technologically advanced societies
...and ten seconds later he's standing in the open, talking on the phone as enemies only a few feet away continually avoid hitting him.
Somehow, if that scene were in a western game I think it would go down differently - I suspect a western hero would change his sword for a gun and spend most of his time rolling from cover to cover.
Originally Posted by Paradigm ShifterQuote:...and ten seconds later he's standing in the open, talking on the phone as enemies only a few feet away continually avoid hitting him.
Somehow, if that scene were in a western game I think it would go down differently - I suspect a western hero would change his sword for a gun and spend most of his time rolling from cover to cover.So you've missed just about every over-the-top action film ever, then? ;) The one where Arnie (or Stallone, whoever...) charges in with one gun and perhaps 30 rounds against an absolute army of supposedly 'the best' mercenaries/evil-general's-subordinates and have all of them fire fully automatic weapons at him while said protagonist stands there in the open and takes them all down with a film version of God Mode + Infinite Ammo... :)
Personally, I'll take the "not-compensating-for-something-honest" enormous sword better than I will the guns. Always been way more interested in classical history more than modern and guns don't tend to feature a lot in pre-gunpowder history. Unsurprisingly. Also, the enormous-sword-syndrome isn't only in Japan - ever seen a Claymore? They ain't exactly small... but hey, they're a different style of blade, so... :)
Originally Posted by CardJoeYou're confusing the issue. There's a difference between games and films for starters. More importantly though there's a crucial difference in the way that the weapons are presented.
A Claymore is a big, scottish two-handed broadsword. It's big. However, in most games where you see them the focus isn't hugely on the weapon itself as an item of power and the weapon itself isn't hyped to mythic proportions.
Point in case, take a look at William Wallace in Braveheart and compare him to Sephiroth in FFVII. The claymore is a big sword, but a realistic one. Sephiroth's sword is patently unrealisitic.
Originally Posted by Paradigm ShifterNow you're confusing the issue by comparing games and films, when you just told me that I was...?:?
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