Well it seems the Nazi Mods have taken to the streets, and are running wild deleting posts.
My post wasnt offensive, it was direct, to the point and honest.
Well Sony, this is the final nail in the proverbial coffin.
For many reasons, this one included, I am DONE with Sony. I will never spend another dollar on anything with the Sony name, or that is in any way affiliated with Sony. (and I spent thousands a year on digital entertainment for my family ... kids, wave bye bye to Sony)
Dont worry my children, we'll be getting the newest Xbox on launch day.
You'de think for a company of Japanese racists, Sony might be more tolerant of free speach. Oh wait, that was an oxymoron.
Those of you who know me, know how to reach me ... as I wont be coming back ... ever.
To everyone else, show these racist, elitist **bleep** how you feel by taking your gaming dollars elsewhere. Let them cry to their shareholders over how much money theyve lost.
Best of luck to you and I hope you do come back at some point. I'm certainly not that angry about this, although I am disappointed. Not sure what was so offensive about my post, though, that it had to be deleted.
I would like to caution everyone in regards to this topic, though. While I think it's an incredibly interesting topic to discuss, these can also get out of hand VERY quickly. I just ask that everyone be respectful of others' opinions so we can have some responsible, intellectual dialogue.
So I watched the video and pretty much stand by my initial post. a corrupt religious institution is an easy method of introducing a primary villain in a story, primarily because it's a topic that gets people pretty riled up regardless of what side of the fence you're on in regards to organized religion. Again, going back to historical instances- The crusades, the treatment of Native Americans by the religious settlers, and even into the modern day with the Taliban or other religious extremist groups- religious groups have perpetrated many unspeakable atrocities against those who they view as heretics. Not only that, but it's simply an incredibly interesting approach (at least IMO) from a storytelling perspective. Certainly much better than the amnesia-stricken tween who is suddenly thrust into saving the world from an evil superpower.
As far as the "god killing" that the video mentions, that's a little far-fetched. It's not uncommon for a villain in a game to want to become god-like, and gaining immortality. Just because you have to destroy a character who has become an evil demi-god doesn't mean that the game advocates the downfall of god or a religious institution. And going back to the battle with Kefka, the amount of Chrtistian symbolism in EVERY art form (literature, music, film, and even gaming) as far back as modern art can be traced is astounding. The use of Dante's Inferno and the depiction of the Jesus/Mary symbols isn't shocking whatsoever.
Final Fantasy isn't anti-religion. It uses reigion as a storytelling device. Also, listen to the little goomba at the end of the video. He makes some decent points.
I've never looked at the FF series as "Anti-Religion". I've looked at the games as, they give us a unique cast of characters who eventually come together with a common goal of eliminating the corrupt individuals and psychopaths from their respected worlds. I've loved playing the FF games over the years, but they're just videogames. SE isn't sending any messages. They're just telling stories and making money.
Thats pretty naive dont you think?...there is obviously a message...did you even watch the video?
I watched the video before I posted. I've noticed the religion and mythology in these games since FF1. The information in the video is not 'news' to me. I've only ever looked at FF, and many other rpgs, as just stories in videogames. It'll never matter to me if any company is trying to send me a "message" through a videogame. I have my own beliefs. Videogames aren't meant to be taken seriously anyway. Well, those are my thoughts.