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Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #60 on: December 20, 2014, 11:22:53 am »
Yeah, I totally understand you, Pyreflies!

I'm in it for morbid curiosities sake. There are actually some things about the novel I don't mind. A few details even that I like, or at least, find intriguing as a POSSIBILITY for the future of Spira/the characters, though I wouldn't want it to be canon by any means But for the most part, I'm just... even though I think most of the book is a crapshoot, I just have to know what it says. xD I'm trying so hard to give it a chance, but it's... difficult, when it honestly feels like Nojima just doesn't care about the well-developed characters and relationships that were given to us... the plot itself is interesting, but why did you have to do it at the expense of being in-character???? My favorite thing about the FF series is it's characters. They are what invest me in the games. So, to see them torn apart and lazily stitched into some caricature of themselves just for the sake of the novel/audio drama saddens me.

It's disappointing that they couldn't think of a way to continue the series by going FORWARD, instead of back. Because most things I've seen so far have been doing just that. Let's not create a new villain, let's just bring back Sin. Let's not develop the characters further, let's just make them the way they were YEARS ago. I'm reserving my final judgement until I know more, because MAYBE it will get better...... but for now. I'm not comforted by the contents of the book. ;_;

BUT, I am very very interested in them. I can't help but be intrigued in this insanity... and in trying to figure out Nojima's thought process for why he wrote these things....it's just such a trainwreck. I keep thinking, tHERE MUST BE A ULTIMATE REASON. There has to be some logical explanation for him writing these things. I want to believeeeee. xD But... there probably is none. Sigh.
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Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2014, 12:19:57 pm »
I think, much like Pyreflies, if Nojima had made this story a silly alternate timeline, kind of like a 'what-if' that could be delved into by fanfiction and not meant to be taken seriously, that this could be all right in my book and everyone else's. I mean, those ten/eleven years that X-2 came out, it was all pretty much set in our heads that Tidus and Yuna lived happily ever after and died of old age together. Now after all that time, Nojima just goes 'surely you jest tidus died a few days after and yuna might not love him any more.' Quite frankly, it's absurd and an insult to the die-hard fans of FFX: Sinzilla and X-2: Requiem For A Tidus.
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« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2014, 01:49:08 pm »
It seems like I have forgotten a lot about FFX-2 because the characters behavior doesn't surprise me.  ???

Pyreflies_of_MJ : You sould read Kush's and Valm's history, it is quite short but very sad...

Let's not create a new villain, let's just bring back Sin.

I disagree with you. Sin is not the villain here.
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« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2014, 02:14:14 pm »
Oh, no, I understand that Sin isn't the villain in the novel, but I'm criticizing both new additions at once, haha. The novel AND the audio drama, as it's looking more and more like the two are interconnected! It seems like the events of the audio drama don't make as much sense WITHOUT the novel, so in a way, one can't exist without the other.

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« Reply #64 on: December 20, 2014, 02:32:19 pm »
All we need from this book is an update from Kimahri "The Ronso no longer respect Kimahri for being a Guardian and kicked him out of their tribe because of his broken horn" and there's plenty of time to drag Wakka's racism out of the grave with all of this new Albhed lore! Seriously though, Yuna's regression is absolutely disgusting, Lulu's regressed to the point that it makes her look like she has a mental disorder, Rikku just seems odd, and even Wakka's backtracked quite a bit. He was maturing at the end of X-2, calming down, finally comfortable in his own shoes.. He seems to be none of that here.

I think Pyreflies hit the nail on the head when mentioning the sense of FAMILY that's being ignored in this novel. Every time you turn X on, a video of everyone solemnly sitting by a fire is shown. Those characters, despite their own personal troubles, were coming together and saving the world from a 1000 year CURSE. They were oppressed, had no hope for their futures, and the world as they thought they knew it was dissolving right before their eyes. Yet here they are sitting by a fire, pushing through fear and overcoming obstacles both personal and global TOGETHER. X-2 showed all of them maturing, regaining hope, growing confident in their futures. As corny as that game got sometimes, the character development was absolutely beautiful...And there's Tidus, progressing in X from foreigner to friend, a voice of optimism in a world with little hope (there's an NPC early in X, I can't remember where, who wondered whether the next Calm would even last a year!)

I just feel like Nojima has completely forgotten all of this. He wants to introduce a new enemy? Fine. Does Sin have something to do with this new enemy? Also fine. Just pleaaasssee don't mess with the character development! He's forgotten the growth of his characters and reduced them to mere caricatures of their old personalities. Lame.
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« Reply #65 on: December 20, 2014, 03:05:42 pm »
That's true. 'Family' was one of the main themes of X. Seven people, all different in personality, life goals, opinions and futures; going against the entire world and the corrupt system it's being held under just to bring peace to a land which might not even last very long. Six of those people are all loosely related to their past lives and try their best to support and comfort their shaken summoner, knowing how much of a demented hellhole Spira really was; a literal spiral of death.

The seventh person, Tidus, has no connections to any of these people save for Auron. He came from a much more comforting world and, thanks to the contrast, immediately noticed and questioned Spira's traditions and cultures. He came from somewhere where he could be genuinely happy, and Yuna and the others seeing this gave them the strength to go on. If it weren't for his optimism, Yuna might have given up hope too early. If it weren't for his curiosity, Yuna might have never contemplated the behind-the-scenes of Yevon's church. In fact, if he wasn't even there, Sin might very well have killed them all at either Operation Mi'ihen or Zanarkand Dome. So despite only knowing these people recently, he was just as vital to the journey and deserved a place in their circle. Their family, if you will.

Here comes the novella. People are already forgetting what he's done for them and his friends are not welcoming to him. The very position that brought him close to the gang (foreign and out-of-touch) is now isolating him and making him doubt himself. Alas, poor Tidus! I knew him, Nojima.

Once again: I don't hate the novella as much as I used to. I've gone from wanting to burn the book in molten magma to just... pitching it aside and taking it in jest. Just treating it like a fanfiction that's moderately more interesting than average, you know?
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« Reply #66 on: December 20, 2014, 03:39:47 pm »
"It seems like I have forgotten a lot about FFX-2 because the characters behavior doesn't surprise me."

Chercher, they still have their quirky personalities, but the negative extremes of those personalities were recognized and gradually changed through X & X-2.
For example:
-Yuna at start of X: Is a do-gooder, but is also docile and a complete doormat.
-Yuna post X: Still a do-gooder but because of what she's been through, she's bolder and understands that she needs to stand up for herself and her wants.
-Yuna in this novel: Back to being docile and possibly a doormat tbd..

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« Reply #67 on: December 20, 2014, 04:08:35 pm »
In the case of Yuna, she is not as docile as before. It's just she feels responsible of what happened and doesn't want to abandon those who believed in Yevon. But during FFX-2, Tidus was more important for her, it can't be helped. Furthermore, in the next chapters of the novel, Yuna unmoors the boat in which Tidus goes into earlier, in order to have a romantic moment with him, without warning someone (Tidus was sleeping during this time). Finally, know that Yuna and Tidus will argue about her future.
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« Reply #68 on: December 20, 2014, 04:22:48 pm »
I understand all of that Crystal, maybe Yuna wasn't the best example.

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« Reply #69 on: December 20, 2014, 04:42:50 pm »
Well, I'm Chercheur not CrystalOfLies, the Yu Yevon avatar must have misled you !  :P

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« Reply #70 on: December 20, 2014, 04:54:14 pm »
haha woah, sorry Chercheur  :P That icon totally threw me off. I'm on my phone which doesn't help either,  ;D

that Yu Yevon icon would look good on the back of a hoodie btw.  :D
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« Reply #71 on: December 20, 2014, 07:43:05 pm »
All we need from this book is an update from Kimahri "The Ronso no longer respect Kimahri for being a Guardian and kicked him out of their tribe because of his broken horn" and there's plenty of time to drag Wakka's racism out of the grave with all of this new Albhed lore! Seriously though, Yuna's regression is absolutely disgusting, Lulu's makes her look like she has a mental disorder, Rikku's is odd, and even Wakka's is kind of sad. He was maturing at the end of X-2, calming down, finally comfortable in his own shoes.. He seems to be none of that here.

I think Pyreflies hit the nail on the head when mentioning the sense of FAMILY that's being ignored in this novel. Every time you turn X on, a video of everyone solemnly sitting by a fire is shown. Those characters, despite their own personal troubles, were coming together and saving the world from a 1000 year CURSE. They were oppressed, had no hope for their futures, and the world as they thought they knew it was dissolving right before their eyes. Yet here they are sitting by a fire, pushing through fear and overcoming obstacles both personal and global TOGETHER. X-2 showed all of them maturing, regaining hope, growing confident in their futures. As corny as that game got sometimes, the character development was absolutely beautiful...And there's Tidus, progressing in X from foreigner to friend, a voice of optimism in a world with little hope (there's an NPC early in X, I can't remember where, who wondered whether the next Calm would even last a year!)

I just feel like Nojima has completely forgotten all of this. He wants to introduce a new enemy? Fine. Does Sin have something to do with this new enemy? Also fine. Just pleaaasssee don't mess with the character development! He's forgotten the growth of his characters and reduced them to mere caricatures of their old personalities. Lame.
That's true. 'Family' was one of the main themes of X. Seven people, all different in personality, life goals, opinions and futures; going against the entire world and the corrupt system it's being held under just to bring peace to a land which might not even last very long. Six of those people are all loosely related to their past lives and try their best to support and comfort their shaken summoner, knowing how much of a demented hellhole Spira really was; a literal spiral of death.

The seventh person, Tidus, has no connections to any of these people save for Auron. He came from a much more comforting world and, thanks to the contrast, immediately noticed and questioned Spira's traditions and cultures. He came from somewhere where he could be genuinely happy, and Yuna and the others seeing this gave them the strength to go on. If it weren't for his optimism, Yuna might have given up hope too early. If it weren't for his curiosity, Yuna might have never contemplated the behind-the-scenes of Yevon's church. In fact, if he wasn't even there, Sin might very well have killed them all at either Operation Mi'ihen or Zanarkand Dome. So despite only knowing these people recently, he was just as vital to the journey and deserved a place in their circle. Their family, if you will.

Here comes the novella. People are already forgetting what he's done for them and his friends are not welcoming to him. The very position that brought him close to the gang (foreign and out-of-touch) is now isolating him and making him doubt himself. Alas, poor Tidus! I knew him, Nojima.

Once again: I don't hate the novella as much as I used to. I've gone from wanting to burn the book in molten magma to just... pitching it aside and taking it in jest. Just treating it like a fanfiction that's moderately more interesting than average, you know?

Guys, YES. Here comes a rant.  ;)

In the ending FMV when we see Tidus returning back to Besaid with Yuna, it looked liked ALL of the island had come out of the woodwork to see them. They knew who Tidus was (and if they didn't they seemed curious), they knew what was up and they were STOKED. It was such a positive atmosphere and it felt good to see that Tidus was being reunited with his family. Yuna's guardians and by extension - the people of Besaid, they were his new family. If it were a feature film, I'd expect "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge to start blasting while everybody hugs it out.

But here comes the opening of the book and all that falls on its ass. People act like they are not here for Tidus AT ALL, I'm like damn. Seymour's crazy ass may as well have come out of the ocean because Besaid is not giving any f*cks about Tidus and it's a shame. Nobody even gave him a hug - chile, what? We know damn well that Tidus would have gotten ALL the hugs.

Rikku, Lulu and Yuna were especially out of pocket, just what the hell happened? Why is Yuna's b*tch ass all up the butts of people in town, empathizing with some cult, paying no mind to her man, who, let's not forget because Besaid sure did, just came back from the f*cking dead. She's too nice, the book says, riiight. You nailed when you said she's acting like she's got brain damage. Girl was trippin' and so was the rest of the island. Tidus is just like WTF,  while people give him dirty looks - really? If it weren't for him ya'll would be fish food for Sin, but you're going to act real band new and pretend like he's not a legendary guardian. Okay. You mean to tell me that NOBODY knows who Tidus is or his significance, and if that was the case, that NOBODY was going to school your asses on that glaringly important fact? Okay, bish.

Yuna's apparently lost all the gumption and free will she gained over the course of two games, and she can't even recognize when BS is going down - and Besaid was most definitely on some BS. She could have stepped up and made an announcement to everyone about Tidus and what was going on, how a hero had returned and how they should be thankful and welcoming, but she acted like a straight coward and it is sad. She could have at least excused herself, but no. I can't even respect her. She should have known how insecure he felt, I want to SLAP her ass! He sure as f*ck wouldn't treat her like that. You think he'd be signing blitzballs and s*it when he's been without you, looking for you for years? Girl.

You don't deserve Tidus anymore, ho, why don't you shack up with one of those thirsty ass clowns from New Yevon. See you in Bevelle, bish. >_>

Nobody made Tidus feel particularly welcome, or loved or a part of the family. FAIL. It's not even remotely realistic and I've seen some people argue that is but I'm like please. When something major happens, people put their bulls*it aside and take in the moment. No one was there to celebrate that moment with Tidus, and he felt like sh*t as a result. Maybe the Aurochs welcomed him, though. Okay, ya'll, good job, but nobody cared about you guys in the game and nobody does now. They are such a boring non-factor that I forgot they were mentioned at all. Somehow, Tidus is getting more love from a Blitzball team than from his girlfriend. Funny stuff.

And Rikku's acting like a diva. She knows damn well that Tidus wants to see Yuna more than anything and that he's probably feeling some kind of way from being ignored. Rikku can be immature, but dude, she ain't dumb and she wasn't acting understanding at all. It was like she couldn't read the situation for what it was and then she got too much in her feelings and had a tantrum. Girl, dang, way to be a brat. Bish, why in hell would he feel like listening to you tell a story when he probably wanted to hear that all from Yuna in the first place? People done misplaced their brains all over the damn place in this book. That girl is supposed to be the least uptight and yet here she is, doing the most.

And Lulu, hell. We all know she's got a reputation for being low key sassy, she'll insult your ass right quick. But she simmered down a lot and became more warm. When the baby was on the way she got extra maternal, but damn if her maternal instincts took a seat when Tidus came out the ocean. And you'd think that since she's such an important figure in Besaid, she could tell people to back the f*ck off from Yuna, but no, she gives no f*cks either and somehow characters I liked are being ultra unlikable. She was actually supporting Yuna's BS and telling Tidus to back off. SAY WHAT, HOE!? You guys f*cking renounced Yevon, and know first hand how bad it can be. You washed your hands of that s*it and know better than to cater to people who are blinded by religion, but suddenly everyone's in a cult mindset once again. IT'S A DAMN SHAME.

They were all trying WAY too hard and doing TOO much for people who are not in the "fam"- can we say priorities, Yuna's were twisted as hell. I can practically imagine Yuna being like "Oh, I'll be right with ya' Tidus, let me just go suck this monk's d*ck first." It is sickening, those people were not respecting her or Tidus, but she felt the need to coddle them, so much for a strong heroine.  ::) There is no excuse for Yuna not talking to Tidus immediately, let alone days after the fact. Besaid Village is not that f*cking big, b*tch, it's got a population of like 32 and people live in straw huts. Take a seat, it is not that serious.

I read a fic once that was real cute. It was right after Tidus returned and Yuna didn't want to let go of his hand for a long time thereafter. Even as he was being introduced to others and such. She was insecure about losing him again and clingy, it was sweet. What is sweet about this book? Not a damn thing, as far as I can see. Next.

And Wakka, pssh, I'm not even gonna' waste my breath on that fool. He acts like he's been smokin' too much weed, doesn't know what the f*ck is going on and is okay with that.

The thing is, it wouldn't even be such a thang if everyone was actually in-character, it's like you guys say. The Farplane could be pouring out zombies and Spira could be in the midst of famine, genocide and rampant disease - but if they all just stuck together and cared for one-another I'd stomach it. That's the difference between a good story and a piece of sh*t. They weren't supposed to just tap out on each other, I wanted to feel something besides tension,  sadness and awkward. And don't get me started on the rehashing of old sh*t, lawd, Square couldn't come up with an original story so they recycled the original one + extra contrived drama, just add milk.

The weight of the previous character development was shattered and we're left with hollow characters with tattered connections. It's lost its heart and its painfully evident with only a couple chapters. I hope I'm not being too abrasive or explicit, lmao, this stuff brings out my SASS.  :D
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« Reply #72 on: December 21, 2014, 04:34:03 am »
-claps- Pyreflies, you never cease to amaze me with your speeches.

Let's look at this from Tidus' point of view some more. In X, he and his friends took down a centuries-old false religion that was masking the truth to defeating Sin. Throughout half of the game, the maesters have declared them traitors, they sent Dark Aeon assassins after them, pretty much told Yuna that her father's sacrifice was useless and one particularly crazy maester tried to kill, deceive and manipulate them multiple times. They are hypocrites (use machina), self-aware (Mika stops Seymour's sending because he is unsent too) and cowards (Mika runs away to the Farplane, leaving Yevon in shambles).

Come X-2, with the rise of New Yevon (and yes, Tidus knows this because Rikku told him, not Yuna. Yeah Yuna, how consistent is your narration in that game since you are telling Tidus everything that's happened!?). While not as evil as the original Yevon, their scheme was to find spheres pertaining to Spira's history and hide them deep underground, therefore pretty much wiping out the knowledge of Spira's past. They were under the belief that memories of the past were weaknesses and not part of someone's... well, soul. And with the defeat of Trema, that matter is resolved.

Here comes the return of Tidus, who sacrificed his life to both defy Yevon and put an end to Spira's curse once and for all. Now he sees that the Yevon lifestyle is slowly seeping back into Spira, and nobody is attempting to question or even joke around with the fact that it was one of the causes of Spira's near-downfall. Somehow he has been launched back to square one, where Yuna cares more about her and others' beliefs in Yevon than the man who was just washed up on shore, likely very lost and confused, not to mention very insecure. And even in X, she excused herself to introduce herself to him. No such thing here. Wow. Yuna has absolutely no respect or empathy for him, despite mourning and hoping he'll come back for two years. It reminds me of those horrible boy/girlfriends we've all had who will abuse or ignore you, but then cry and wail and threaten to kill themselves if you even bring up the idea of breaking up with them.

But yeah, Yevon's coming back, everyone knows it. And Tidus, once again, tries to stand up to the BS and call them out on it but once again, they laugh him off and sneer at him. Not even three years in and Spira is already repeating history! Maybe the fayth sent him back because they sensed that Spira was going to dig itself a booby-trapped volcanic hole again, lmao. No wonder he fled to Bevelle at the time of Will. He just had Besaid, his new home, turned into a nursing home for the poor, oppressed, totally innocent h*rdcore Yevon-supporters. Who would most likely kill him.

Heck, at the end of Chapter 2 we see Tidus in a situation where he is lonely, hungry, confused and sitting on a pontoon close to tears. Like a local stray dog that's being avoided by the townsfolk because it might have fleas. Meanwhile everyone else is having a jolly good time at the party. You know, the one where Tidus was forced to help set up and when he realised that everyone he knew and loved had shredded every last ounce of empathy for him? Nobody even notices that he's gone. They're all concerned with Yuna instead.
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« Reply #73 on: December 21, 2014, 07:48:25 am »
I wonder why you think like that. Tidus is back, ok, but the villagers came in the cove because of Yuna's return, not for Tidus, they didn't know about it. Furthermore, you seem to forget that Tidus is almost an unknown for everyone. He spent only one day on Besaid in FFX ! And at the end, he disappears before the great meeting in Luca stadium. He is a complete unknown in Spira, except for some people. You can't blame people to ignore him.

Yuna or someone else could have told people about him, ok, but it's not as if they were rejecting him.
Yuna could have spent some time with Tidus before meeting the elders, ok, but is it tragedy ? No, everything was planned by Nojima : I said that they will argue about her future (so her behavior is involded in their conversation) in a previous post, but it appears that you didn't read it... This moment is very instructive.

So please, stop being scandalmonder sometimes. If you don't like the case of Yuna and Tidus (I am not talking about the others), ok, it's your choice, but please don't say the novel itself is bad about this point, you can't blame Nojima about it. :-\ The most funny here is that, starting from Chapter 5, they will spend ther time "together" until the end of the novel.

 

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« Reply #74 on: December 21, 2014, 11:54:35 am »
Yeah, personally, I'm trying to wait to see what else develops before judging Yuna's change of character. I'm definitely wary. Yes, it makes sense for Yuna to care about the elders a lot. For one, they're villagers, and I think she cares about the entire village of Besaid as if they were family, really. So it would be hard for her to just be like "OKAY  THAT'S ENOUGH, OLD PEOPLE, SHUT UP NOW", haha. That's just not how she is. xD And two, she probably feels guilty about the fact that she caused so many of them emotional turmoil by overthrowing Yevon, basically. It was very hard for HER to accept Yevon's lies and betrayal, so she understands that they may need a little extra help.

But this novel takes place right after a game where Yuna embraces her own self and begins to think for herself and care about her own happiness, instead of just pleasing others. That's like, the entire point of X-2. So for Nojima to take it to the extreme that she is SO devoutly worried about these villagers that she is willing to more or less completely ignore Tidus and ignore her own wants... it looks weird.

I just feel that Nojima went overboard. I mean, in the X-2 ending, her and Tidus go running down the beach hand in hand, and she says she's gonna tell him her story, and she's so enthusiastic to be with him...... and then, what happens? The old Yevon ladies swoop in and carry her away on their backs? She never tells him her story like she says: everyone else tells him. It just seems weird to go from Tidus and Yuna running to the beach together to see all of their friends, and... then, suddenly, Yuna doesn't speak to any of her friends for the entire day. And considering the villagers in X-2 clearly recognized Yuna, but never once acted this insanely possessive towards her during her return to Besaid, nor did Yuna ever act this insanely coddling to them in that entire game... this whole thing just seems quite bizarre and over the top. It's very out of line with X-2. It's like it almost completely disregards the events of X-2. If it had went on for a few hours? Sure. But... hasn't it been like an entire day? Tidus sleeps like 3 whole times before he even gets to speak a word to the girl who just fought tooth and nail to get him back, haha

But since apparently she's soon going to stop pandering to the Yevoners and run away in the night soon, I guess it's alright... I just still think it's weird, especially combined with rumors of behavior we hear about later in the book, BUUUUUT I'm not going to judge it harshly until I see what exactly she does in the rest of the book! He could have probably just toned the first two chapters down a notch, is all. Maybe it didn't need to go on soooo long, making it look like Tidus is really lonely and practically shunned by the rest of the characters. Because that's really how it sounds and it's just a strange way to start the novel...  ???

Lulu's and Rikku's oddities are annoying, but since the book isn't centered around them, I can forgive it if they redeem Yuna. xD
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