You'll fight for your life to defend SC anime girl boobies, but you'll have an aneurysm over Rock getting in......
I just disagree with Dante wanting to take away fanservice that’s signature to the series just because she personally doesn’t like it. I mean, she even cited Mi-na as though it were an objectively bad costume when it fits her character and is seen as her best by many.
I think she needs to accept fanservice will always be a thing, especially in SC, and stop complaining about it. It’s not going away, and I’m sure she’ll say “b-but SCV!”. That game sucked and is ancient history by this point. There’s a reason they ditched Daishi’s direction the moment they could. SCVI is NOT an “outlier” for its fanservice, it’s the norm for it.
I don’t want the SC girls removed again, nor do I want them to somehow get flat chests just to please the vocal minority who don’t like it. Okubo said this in regards to the female cast when asked: “We’re staying true to the female characters as they were intended to be.”
Of course, there’s the fact that it’s part of his “visually appealing” philosophy, and that he doesn’t care about a vocal minority who will only complain about it. Removing fanservice would only hurt the appeal, and no one would go “Great! They removed the sexiness, now I’m gonna buy the game!”. Dante still bought SCVI, sexiness and all, so...
Again, Okubo had to deal with interviews telling him to his face about the “problematic” designs, and articles shaming them. Guess what? SCVI turned out successful, compared to DOA6 taking in the “gaming journalist” criticism and flopping.
Tbh, I can’t believe we’re still fighting about this.
IMO, the Mi-na outfits ranked best to worst:
1) SoulCalibur III 2p
2) SoulCalibur 1p
3) SoulCalibur II 2p
4) SoulCalibur IV 1p
5) SoulBlade 1p
6) SoulCalibur II 1p
7) SoulCalibur II 3p
8) SoulCalibur 2p
9) SoulCalibur III 1p
10) SoulBlade 2p
11) SoulCalibur IV 2p
12) SoulCalibur VI
13) SoulBlade 3p
You'll notice I do rank those showing skin higher than others not showing skin a fair number of times, too. Her SoulCalibur VI outfit is just awkward, though it still comes across better than that tacky mess that was her 3p from SoulBlade. It might not have had underboob, but whoever decided that monstrosity was acceptable needs to go back to fashion school. You'll also note I ranked the underboob from Soulcalibur IV quite high at number four. It's not the underboob in and of itself that I don't like, but the way it's presented. As a rule, undersized bikinis just look ridiculous. The free-flowing tied loose top looked fine and natural, by comparison.
@Nyte: Just for the record, as I've said before and you've neglected to read or understand, I am simply stating my opinions. I present nothing as consensus or fact. That's your own reading into what I'm saying the way you want to take it since it opposes your own view, from my perspective. You seem duty-bound to take offense instead of even attempting to see it the way others see it. Not just in this, but anything debated anywhere when you're involved.
Perhaps you should just re-read these posts from Dante before even thinking like that. Plus it’s just her opinion that you can’t seem to just agree to disagree on and constantly put down her opinions on trivial issues any chance you get.@Nyte: You're taking it to the other extreme, though. No one, not even myself, is asking for no boobs or literally head to toe covering. If you can't see the vast different design-wise between SoulCalibur IV and SoulCalibur VI when compared to the rest of the series, then I can't help you, but there is a marked difference, and it's not necessary to the success of the franchise, in my opinion of course, for them to go to such lengths. They didn't need it up through SoulCalibur III, and they don't need it now.
You are unceasingly mischaracterizing the opinion of those other persons, for the sake of putting up a strawman opponent you can easily knock down and ridicule, rather than your actual rhetorical opponents, whose real opinions and arguments you never engage with. Virtually everyone here has said they like Hilde's design, and of those who haven't expressly said it, I can't recall a single person who said they didn't like it. Stop trying to make this into something it is not because you believe in some kind of vast insidious plot to sanitize games in the name of "wokeness" and you think they are coming after the bustlines of your favourite digital doll collection in this game next. Nobody is asserting opinions vaguely like those you are attributing to them.Man if you guys have this much of a problem with Hilde, I’m gonna get the popcorn ready when it’s time for Setsuka’s reveal...
Geralt didn’t have a Japanese voice actor before SoulCalibur VI, so I imagine the opposite will be true for Haohmaru.Back on the subject of character speaks native tongue, I wonder if Haohmaru will be the first character to do so, or if he will have an English voice actor.
I know full well what she said. I hate how she always praises SCV, which is becoming a thorn to me. SCV's legacy is that it nearly killed the series, Okubo even saying as much, and she acts like it was worth keeping around. I know full well how anti-fanservice she is. I'm not "strawmanning", she outright said that she wants the fanservice scaled back just for her benefit. That ain't happening.Perhaps you should just re-read these posts from Dante before even thinking like that. Plus it’s just her opinion that you can’t seem to just agree to disagree on and constantly put down her opinions on trivial issues any chance you get.
Not this Tekken bullshit in SC! I'd rather have Raph use the most perfect English than characters understanding each and every single language in the world.
Meh… don't care. Still think it would be cool.No it wouldn't, its stupid in Tekken and it would be stupid in SC too.
Generally, the most praise for SCV that I've seen from Dante are purely design-based. And even if that wasn't the case, getting as enraged as you do at her for saying anything positive about SC5 is real fucking childish.I know full well what she said. I hate how she always praises SCV, which is becoming a thorn to me. SCV's legacy is that it nearly killed the series, Okubo even saying as much, and she acts like it was worth keeping around. I know full well how anti-fanservice she is. I'm not "strawmanning", she outright said that she wants the fanservice scaled back just for her benefit. That ain't happening.
But yes, it seems we'll never reach an agreement so dragging this out is becoming tiresome.
Well sorry, I just don't like her saying such things. That's all.Generally, the most praise for SCV that I've seen from Dante are purely design-based. And even if that wasn't the case, getting as enraged as you do at her for saying anything positive about SC5 is real fucking childish.
And you act as though she's harrassing the devs and loudly compaigning for Soulcalibur to scale back the fanservice when all she's doing is innocuously stating that she wishes they'd do that.
Just do everyone a favor. Stop being a petulant brat crying about the Evil SJWs and stop picking fights with people only to later proclaim how "tiring" it is that an argument YOU started has gone on for so long. It'll make this hellsite a lot more bearable.
That's quite amusing seeing Azwel especially his axe stance taking moves largely from Spawn's moveset, guess Azwel has been with us the whole time. XD
I had no idea that this was a thing. Maybe I'm way behind. They clearly have access to really old animation data, so they have no reason to exclude characters like Hwang.
Everyone kept saying Azwel was a necrid clone but he's a partial Spawn clone? lol