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Re: Side characters

Post by RandomPerson » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:48 pm

No they wouldn't! Not one person would do that unless your talking to rin ( then that would probably be her exact words) they all have disabilitys and know people don't like talking about it
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Re: Side characters

Post by Atario » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:47 pm

Potato wrote:the first thing many of them would probably ask is some variation of "So, what's fucked up with you?"
It's one of those prison intro scenes.

"So, what're you in for?"

"Born without arms. You?"

"Legs sheared off in a car crash. Got any cigs?"
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Re: Side characters

Post by Grimnir » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:07 am

Atario wrote:It's one of those prison intro scenes.

"So, what're you in for?"

"Born without arms. You?"

"Legs sheared off in a car crash. Got any cigs?"
Not gonna lie, that dialogue played in my head several times playing KS, usually when I've met a new charakter.
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Re: Side characters

Post by Pandas » Mon May 05, 2014 5:27 pm

I know, it makes me think that his conflict with "not being normal" gets in the way of him wanting to socialize too much.
I think what the problem is, is that with too many side characters that say things but don't contribute much to "the feels", would simply take away from the emotional aspect of the story.
Who knows, thats just what I feel.

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Re: Side characters

Post by Munchenhausen » Mon May 05, 2014 5:41 pm

Aye, I see where you're coming from there. Too many characters would definitely overcrowd things... I must say, I do enjoy the way all the secondary and tertiary characters have spread out into Fanon! That way if something comes along ghat you really don't like, you can sleep easy knowing that it's not actually official canon!
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Re: Side characters

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Mon May 05, 2014 5:53 pm

Munchenhausen wrote:Aye, I see where you're coming from there. Too many characters would definitely overcrowd things... I must say, I do enjoy the way all the secondary and tertiary characters have spread out into Fanon! That way if something comes along ghat you really don't like, you can sleep easy knowing that it's not actually official canon!
If we're honest though, anything NxN that comes up, I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE, is pretty likable :P
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Re: Side characters

Post by linkoid » Mon May 05, 2014 11:49 pm

Mabey they just forgot. Writers too engrossed in writting about people making love?
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Re: Side characters

Post by Munchenhausen » Tue May 06, 2014 8:34 am

AaronIsCrunchy wrote:
Munchenhausen wrote:Aye, I see where you're coming from there. Too many characters would definitely overcrowd things... I must say, I do enjoy the way all the secondary and tertiary characters have spread out into Fanon! That way if something comes along ghat you really don't like, you can sleep easy knowing that it's not actually official canon!
If we're honest though, anything NxN that comes up, I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE, is pretty likable :P
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Re: Side characters

Post by Potato » Tue May 06, 2014 3:54 pm

Pandas wrote:I think what the problem is, is that with too many side characters that say things but don't contribute much to "the feels", would simply take away from the emotional aspect of the story.
I'd think having a world full of characters would only increase immersion and, by extension, the whole story...
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Re: Side characters

Post by Pandas » Tue May 06, 2014 4:02 pm

Potato wrote:
Pandas wrote:I think what the problem is, is that with too many side characters that say things but don't contribute much to "the feels", would simply take away from the emotional aspect of the story.
I'd think having a world full of characters would only increase immersion and, by extension, the whole story...
We all have our own opinions.
It'd be hard to pull off but i COULD add to the story,
But how exciting and sad would it be with a bunch of girls and guys teasing you or more people like kenji?
They are good for comic relief but having too many would negate the "feels" effect.
Maybe side characters as far as their family or close and loved ones. But having useless side characters could just as easily ruin it.
I guess it'd be a "make or break"

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Re: Side characters

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Tue May 06, 2014 4:08 pm

Having too many characters would end up with a 'War and Peace' style situation - if you had the time, concentration and ability to truly grapple the various story arcs that would inevitably occur, it could potentially turn out very well (you know, presuming the authors would be masochistic enough to attempt such a behemoth). However, it probably would leave a lot of people (myself included) quite confused. Or maybe just me and my lack of discernible intellect.

That said, I did enjoy War and Peace.
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Re: Side characters

Post by Potato » Tue May 06, 2014 4:11 pm

Pandas wrote:
Potato wrote:
Pandas wrote:I think what the problem is, is that with too many side characters that say things but don't contribute much to "the feels", would simply take away from the emotional aspect of the story.
I'd think having a world full of characters would only increase immersion and, by extension, the whole story...
We all have our own opinions.
It'd be hard to pull off but i COULD add to the story,
But how exciting and sad would it be with a bunch of girls and guys teasing you or more people like kenji?
They are good for comic relief but having too many would negate the "feels" effect.
Maybe side characters as far as their family or close and loved ones. But having useless side characters could just as easily ruin it.
I guess it'd be a "make or break"
Oh, they certainly couldn't all be Kenjis...
I love the interpretation of Pac-Man where he's a just a lowly worker retrieving golf balls left all over the course by the rich masters and the ghosts are all previous workers who got conked on the head and killed by incoming golf balls in the line of duty.

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Re: Side characters

Post by Pandas » Tue May 06, 2014 4:13 pm

@Potato.
All kenji's though.
That'd be an interesting fan fic to say the last X3

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Re: Side characters

Post by Silentcook » Tue May 06, 2014 4:21 pm

There is a process known as "masking" - more than one form of it, but let's not complicate things - whereby you can't afford to detail the side issues too much lest they detract from the main point.

Even without considering the increasing amount of work required, uniformly-detailed settings belong in more sandboxy games which VNs are definitely not, and it's rare to see real uniformity even there.

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Re: Side characters

Post by Munchenhausen » Tue May 06, 2014 4:25 pm

Pandas wrote:
Potato wrote:
Pandas wrote:I think what the problem is, is that with too many side characters that say things but don't contribute much to "the feels", would simply take away from the emotional aspect of the story.
I'd think having a world full of characters would only increase immersion and, by extension, the whole story...
We all have our own opinions.
It'd be hard to pull off but i COULD add to the story,
But how exciting and sad would it be with a bunch of girls and guys teasing you or more people like kenji?
They are good for comic relief but having too many would negate the "feels" effect.
Maybe side characters as far as their family or close and loved ones. But having useless side characters could just as easily ruin it.
I guess it'd be a "make or break"
Yeah, for the additional characters to work it'd have to be a bigger game, to avoid overcrowding.
There would be plenty of side stories, but not done in such a way that you have to follow them, potentially skipping over them altogether.
Just enough to not drown out the main chase for the Love Interest, y'know?
Like stupid, silly doodles with no point? You've come to the right place, friend :^)
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