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dekachin 49 points ago +50 / -1

No characters that resonate with my dick

LOL

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DefinitelyNotIGN 9 points ago +9 / -0

Now I'm imagining Soul Eater ultimate attacks. "Alright, Dick Resonance, GO!"

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IamM 3 points ago +3 / -0

See, I saw that and instantly imagined a bunch of scientists gathered around a dead body. "So we did the math, and at exactly 55 decibels this game will harmonically resonate with the dick."

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WhitePhoenix 9 points ago +9 / -0

These Japanese degenerate brothers in arms, they're no different from you or I. For we all enjoy big anime tiddies and big anime booties all the same.

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AnotherSchwarzesMark 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hey, you don't speak for all of us! There's the flat gang, too and don't forget that(but the big anime booty is alright with me ;) ).

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onetruephilosoraptor 5 points ago +5 / -0

Sounds like a Jojo attack. Hamon Beato Dick Resonance

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TakenusernameA 2 points ago +2 / -0

Someone needs to make a band called "Dick Resonance" so it can become a stand.

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Telia 35 points ago +35 / -0

well there's trying to cater to woke foreign market but also catering to ESG standards maybe someone should let them know about ESG if they dont already know

"why is it every time this happens the game's soul gets taken over completely"

Because globohomo sucks the soul out of everything.

Also i dont know why that word was censored with a bar but he was complaining about black skin.

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TheRealLiszt 22 points ago +22 / -0

Mass media swamps diversity. It makes every place the same. Bangkok or Tokyo or London: there's a McDonald's on one corner, a Benetton on another, a Gap across the street. Regional differences vanish. All differences vanish. In a mass-media world, there's less of everything except the top ten books, records, movies, ideas. People worry about losing species diversity in the rain forest. But what about intellectual diversity --- our most necessary resource? That's disappearing faster than trees. But we haven't figured that out, so now we're planning to put five billion people together in cyberspace. And it'll freeze the entire species. Everything will stop dead in its tracks. Everyone will think the same thing at the same time. Global uniformity.

  • Michael Crichton, "The Lost World (Jurassic Park)" [1995]

There have been Cassandras warning this was coming for over 30 years.

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WhitePhoenix 8 points ago +8 / -0

Michael Crichton also talked about the Gellmann Amnesia effect. aka how leftists read modern media, and when they see an error in reporting when the media gets it wrong about something they know about (ie video games), they kick up a fuss about how much they fucked up, but then they move to the next page about something they're not an expert on and they don't question the media they're reading. They completely forgot about how badly the media fucked up talking about some other subject.

It's fucking bizarre.

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IfThatIsWhatYouThink 6 points ago +6 / -0

The Lost World

That book's title just took on a whole new meaning to me, and it seems it had to have been intentional with a paragraph like that.

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when_we_win_remember 5 points ago +5 / -0

Those two books are very good. The movies were good for movies, but they didn't try to do justice to the books, which is just as well since it would've been impossible.

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Megascandal 3 points ago +3 / -0

His Andromeda Strain should be required reading.

It had two major points towards the end. A Panacea that cures all is worthless, because the moment you stop taking it all the things that your immune system should be getting practice against come back to a vulnerable immune system. Even minor diseases could be fatal.

Even an extremely deadly disease will eventually adapt to become less deadly, because if it doesn't it will kill itself off.

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Assassin47 9 points ago +9 / -0

They really need to be told because this is pervasive and before you know it has already taken over.

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WhitePhoenix 6 points ago +6 / -0

even our jp bros have their own version of the term shitskin lmao

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altmers_are_aryans 31 points ago +32 / -1

Would Misty be allowed to exist today? Tomboy; red head; she's obviously craving to have a dick made out of the corpses of her cut off breast tissue

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dagthegnome 39 points ago +39 / -0

red head.

I've heard Misty will be black in the reboot.

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tensigh 18 points ago +18 / -0

We call that the "MJ" effect.

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Erithal 12 points ago +13 / -1

The letters of ginger rearranged form: n-----

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aloha_snackbar22 6 points ago +6 / -0

igger

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IfThatIsWhatYouThink 6 points ago +7 / -1

At this point I think the "Postal Dude" is the only red head character that isn't in danger of being turned into a nigger for pandering points.

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WhitePhoenix 5 points ago +5 / -0

FRIENDLY PSA, ALL OF YOU FUCKS GET POSTAL: BRAIN DAMAGED

It's good. Very good. Don't be fucking put off about the first level and seeing "Trump supporters". The game makes fun of EVERYONE, including furfags.

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WhitePhoenix 2 points ago +2 / -0

bruh is this actually true lol

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Adamrises 10 points ago +10 / -0

Honestly I think Misty's outfit would be the first thing attacked, and loudly enough to stop everything else.

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AnotherSchwarzesMark 3 points ago +3 / -0

Just...don't show them the original manga or heads will pop.

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Adamrises 2 points ago +2 / -0

That applies to most major series who started in the 80s/90s.

I think page 2 of the original DragonBall just has Goku's dick on full display.

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trump4045 6 points ago +6 / -0

first round of attack: oVeRsExUaLiZeD

if that doesnt work, then round 2: uNdErAgE, which will get traction with the masses.

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lapalapa 1 point ago +1 / -0

They could make her a lesbian. And an activist. Maybe make her follow the directions of a black superior in her activist org. There's tons of possibilities to keep her recognizable brand and recontextualize her into the message.

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Steampunk_Moustache 26 points ago +27 / -1

It's like reading KiA posts from 2018.

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Brennus 18 points ago +18 / -0

I really hope these people know we hate it when they design things for the non gaming western population of feminist busybodies.

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LastRights 17 points ago +17 / -0

Those characters are hideous abortions, but let's not pretend that these Pokemon Switch games aren't shameless low-effort cash grabs.

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onetruephilosoraptor 7 points ago +7 / -0

Pokemon Legends Arceus was on switch but it was actually good.

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WhitePhoenix 5 points ago +5 / -0

Pokemon games pretty much cater to the adult man/womanchild demographic. Do you ever wonder why there is a disproportional number of idpol fucks and easily offended fucks on that platform? There are more women playing on that platform than any other mainstream gaming platform which means you have a very high chance of dealing with far leftist types.

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TakenusernameA 5 points ago +5 / -0

Which is a real shame because the Switch is an amazing piece of hardware. It achieved everything that the PS Vita was trying to accomplish.

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TakenusernameA 2 points ago +2 / -0

All pokemon games since Black 2/ White 2 have been low effort cash grabs, and one could argue that the 2 version model was an egrigous form of macro-transaction from the very start.

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SparkMandrill83 15 points ago +16 / -1

I mean, the Japanese have had a lot of pseudo LGBT people in their anime for decades now. Gurren Lagann is beloved and it has a character that outright says he's gender noncoforming. One Piece has characters like this too and its the biggest anime of all time over there.

That said, all of these designs are indeed ugly.

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LibertyPrimeWasRight 30 points ago +30 / -0

The one piece gender-benders are upfront and played for laughs, though. No “these guys are totally women, for real!” they’re very obviously freaky and treated as such.

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Hardcore_Facestab 10 points ago +10 / -0

This reminds me of the Twisted Sister band from the 80s. Imagine the REEEing that band would cause now.

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when_we_win_remember 4 points ago +4 / -0

Imagine the Reee-ing that Buffalo Bill would provoke today.

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WhitePhoenix 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah, it's either implied through subtext (aka Cardcaptor Sakura and the main character's obviously lesbian but wont admit it friend) or it's so fucking in your face it's meant to be over the top because it's funny.

They don't fucking advertise about how lgbtbbq their anime are.

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Crazy_ 3 points ago +3 / -0

Kiku in the Wano arc of One Piece is a very typical anime trap though.

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AnotherSchwarzesMark 2 points ago +2 / -0

Benthram's still one of my favorite characters though, doesn't matter that he looks like a drag queen. An absolute chad of the chads who doesn't give a fuck, can be anyone with his powers and I don't know anyone who did not like him after Impel Down.

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ObsidianSword 22 points ago +22 / -0

LGBT people in their anime for decades now

It's actually wrong. Japan has hundreds of years of history when it comes to LGB and cross dressers (who totally look like boy/girl not some ugly mess), but gender related anything is completely new. Japanese biological male trannies have been traditionally called "new half", meaning half-man half-woman, they are NEVER treated as actual women.

Also, Japanese audience is fully aware boy who looks like a girl thing is a 100% fantasy, unlike Western soy autists who take that shit way too seriously.

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Bouldabassed 18 points ago +18 / -0

Idk, I know what you mean, but I feel like there's a big difference between when its every now and then for some sort of comic relief versus shoehorned in all the time and 100% serious not in any way meant to be comic relief.

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kxitx 12 points ago +12 / -0

the amount of isekai manga with some batshit insane overly muscly man with a perpetual five-o-clock shadow who "identifies as being female" (or similar) and acts "girly" is quite high

I'm fairly certain such characters are the authors poking fun at the trans lot

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Bouldabassed 10 points ago +10 / -0

Yeah I'm aware of this trope. While I'm not really a fan of it, it doesn't grate on me if it isnt meant to be serious.

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folx [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

The Okamas from One Piece literally look like stereotypical troons though.

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Adamrises 5 points ago +5 / -0

Different nations and cultures have considerable different notions of what crossdressers and wierd in between gender shit are. Comparing drag queens to crossplay traps in Japan, despite being arguably the same, is completely useless.

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cartoonericroberts 14 points ago +14 / -0

Being conscious of the foreign market

Which is to say the tiny percentage of the foreign market which is groomers hanging out on the pokemon subreddit all day.

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dbomb 14 points ago +14 / -0

it's funny because sword and shield had characters people were finding attractive. Even the MC female character could be customized to be pretty good looking (at least not an eyesore like the people in the top right image) and plenty of people thought she looks good even at default.

Given the current political trends, I guess they decided it wasn't enough to dumb down pokemon gameplay, animations and storyline (sword and shield had pretty much non-existent villians; the danger was completely by accident) but also to destroy the graphics and character designs even further.

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Adamrises 12 points ago +12 / -0

Sword and Shield's positive legacy is almost entirely going to be "yeah but the cast was really hot." Probably the only reason anyone will even remember it soon.

the danger was completely by accident

The danger was intentionally created by an imbecile who thought himself a "well intentioned villain" overblowing an environmental disaster a 1000 years away and turning it into a real disaster right now.

Its one of those things were its written so badly it turns around and becomes incredibly realistic to the actual climate change activists.

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Assassin47 10 points ago +11 / -1

Poricore Getto daze!

How idioms are "translated" in fansubs.

(then you get a 1 second text wall explaining the meaning)

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DefinitelyNotIGN 17 points ago +17 / -0

I prefer that. It allows me to learn more about their culture, rather than mass white-washing it a la "are you one of those gamergate freakshows" (actual "translation" from an official sub and dub) style you get from official sources.

The fucking white supremacists at Crunchyroll are terrified of their audience seeing any Japanese culture in their lol-cow-lized works.

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Assassin47 11 points ago +11 / -0

I hear you, mostly just playing up the meme. Though it doesn't have to be either/or - there's something in between a non-translation only marketed to weebs vs. 4kids changing sushi to hamburgers. The woke virus is a whole nother level. Anyone invoking gamergate is not a real localizer. They're a demon-possessed commie subversive agitator.

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Adamrises 7 points ago +7 / -0

Its also important because a lot of times there is no way to actually translate it and retain anything close to the meaning, so leaving it is necessary.

Honorifics are a classic case. Because no fucking high schooler calls their class mates "Ms./Mr." which is what a lot of translaters use "san" for. So you end up with retarded shit sounding even more stilted than if you had just cut the entire word out.

For a recent example. A very emotional flashback in Xenoblade 3 involves a character screaming "MAAM MAAM" before using her actual name. Its pretty obvious in the Jap version it was likely "sensei/senpai" or one of the many other titles Japs use for their superiors, and the switch to her actual name is significant because of their culture around using names.

Whereas by trying to "translate" it you just end up making him sound like an idiot and turning an important scene into a joke.

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DefinitelyNotIGN 6 points ago +6 / -0

And the most agonizing one, from Railgun which made it overtly impossible to watch, translating "Onee-sama" as "Sissy". And it is used. A lot. Because the main character is referred to as that by multiple characters. Not even an ATTEMPT at trying to convey the context behind it, and it makes the whole thing a cringefest.

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Adamrises 3 points ago +3 / -0

It always fails. Because Japs have a strong aversion to using names ever that English just doesn't have.

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LaptopWillEatThisAcc 5 points ago +5 / -0

Do you recall what chapter that flashback was in? I'm curious what it's like with the Japanese voices. Another kind of galling thing it did with honorifics is replacing Sena's use of "Mio-chan" with "Mimi", which I think comes across as more childish than originally intended. Oh, and all the fake swears, spark and such. I really should have written down what scene it was in, but there was at least one instance of "kuso" being replaced with "spark". Which is weird, because it does have some actual English swearing, too. I'm also beating myself up for not knowing enough Japanese to be able to recognise if Juniper truly was referred to with female pronouns instead of the vague, non-binary "they" or "them".

I'm incredibly disappointed with Xenoblade 3's localisation, and it's kind of making me look back at the previous games and wonder how badly they got fucked up, too. I had actually read a little about some changes made to 2, like the Holy Grail becoming the Aegis, Sheba's explicitly-a-harem being toned down to an "entourage", and various weebier moments with Tora also being censored, but I don't think I ever read anything about changes to the first game.

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Adamrises 3 points ago +3 / -0

Its recent for me, so late 2 or early 3. It was Taion's.

I can forgive the fake swears for at least being consistent in a fantasy world. They at some point didn't know what the word "city" meant so clearly language modified in their world. And it would almost be worse if every swear was actually there because jesus they use a lot of them. It would be 'fuck' twice a cutscene at minimum.

I'm usually fine with changes if the spirit is still there and it still feels natural. The famous blushy-crushy was made far more funny by them even attempting to try and translate moe.

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LaptopWillEatThisAcc 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ah, that one. I found an upload of all of Chapter 3 with Japanese voices so I could listen to it easier (specific scene starts around 4:00, obviously use caution to not skip ahead), and it sounds like Taion actually addresses her as Nami-san constantly, instead of only using her name at the end like the English version does. Have to remember that localisation can change the script in ways that can make subtleties in the original version of the scene harder to discern.

I get that, but now it's kind of inconsistent with the previous games, since none of them had fake swears. I guess it does help emphasize the fact that Aionios' is clearly a very different kind of society, but I just find it weird. With the frequency - although I'm clearly not the best person to be trying to judge this, I don't think the characters swear quite as much in the Japanese script as they do in the English version. Again, the only Japanese swear I know is "kuso", but the only instance of that I remember is the one that got replaced with "spark", and that's probably just because of the dissonance of seeing a fake swear and hearing a real one.

Yeah, I agree that they mostly kept the spirit of 2 intact, but I just tried looking it up and there was actually some fairly explicit things around Tora and Poppi that were changed. Here is a video that covers everything.

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Adamrises 3 points ago +3 / -0

Taion actually addresses her as Nami-san constantly

So even more generic bad translation, they just turned the "san" into Maam and called it a day. To think I gave them too much credit.

but now it's kind of inconsistent with the previous games, since none of them had fake swears.

I'm not far enough in the game to say for certain, but the entire gameworld feels enough like a seperate entity to have its own speaking styles. Much the same way that every Titan in 2 had a completely different English Accent randomly, whereas here they are are intermixed.

Regardless, I find it quite amusing because instead of going the full route of making absurd idioms and phrases be shouted constantly, they just word swapped. Making it very easy to substitute it back. Which works because Lanz feels like the type to actually just swear constantly, but if he did the ratings board would have a fit.

some fairly explicit things around Tora and Poppi that were changed

Considering even in this tamer version people got pissy about their relationship, I never doubted it got turned down. Keeping Poppi's naming scheme after elementary and middle school girls would have blown fuses everywhere.

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RamonBorrell 2 points ago +2 / -0

Take the nihongo pill and learn to read moon runes. Forgo the need for tranny localizers or awkward translations.

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WhitePhoenix 7 points ago +7 / -0

For those of you who are wondering what the JP version of "woke" is - it's the term PORIKORE aka political correctness.

ポリコレ

OG GamerGate supporter Lunar Archivist put it best:

https://twitter.com/LunarArchivist/status/1284288361134465026

Some JP bros call them the Politically Correct Yakuza - I've seen some people call these fuckers the pronoun squad which also works.

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FutaCumDiet 6 points ago +7 / -1

At this point, literally the only character designs with fuckability is the actual Pokemon themselves. Don't fucking lie.

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LibertyPrimeWasRight 8 points ago +10 / -2

What about Nessa, or whatever her name is? Black water gym leader from Sw/Sh.

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onetruephilosoraptor 4 points ago +4 / -0

You forgot the Sw/Sh redhead. Her name was I think Sonia in the english version?

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LibertyPrimeWasRight 4 points ago +4 / -0

Oh, yeah. Her too.

I think there are even more; Ice gym leader (Melony?) is pretty good-looking under the thick fur coat iirc. But I definitely couldn’t name any but the most wel-known Pokémon characters, so I wouldn’t be able to give a great list, or compare Gen over Gen.

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AnotherSchwarzesMark 3 points ago +3 / -0

Probably one of the hottest character designs to date, ngl. Nessa's amazing and should be the go-to standard for water trainers at the least.

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WhitePhoenix 3 points ago +3 / -0

hey imma gonna have you put your dick away for a sec

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redman012 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah, Pokemon as a franchise does a pretty good job of making its named girls hot AF but this isn't it.

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onetruephilosoraptor 5 points ago +5 / -0

Pokemon Legends Arceus had good designs. What the fuck happened?

The female characters in that game: Akari, Arezu, Mai, Irida and Palina were fine.

What the fuck are these new designs?

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TakenusernameA 4 points ago +4 / -0

I think the suits at gamefreak saw that someone had somehow made a decent pokemon game post 3DS leap and decided that couldnt be allowed.

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BetterNameUnfound 4 points ago +4 / -0

So that Grusha thing was real?

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tensigh 4 points ago +5 / -1

I'm learning some great Japanese vocab with this post!

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soge 3 points ago +3 / -0

私も

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SoctaticMethod1 3 points ago +4 / -1

Is this the actual character portraits when you start a battle or when you are in free roam as I know the graphics can only do so much. There's a HUGE difference to gym leaders in game models to battle portraits.

Besides unless they want more smash or pass with pokemon, they better have some hot gym leaders!

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FutaCumDiet 12 points ago +12 / -0

It's a mainline game in 3D made by Gamefreak. It's going to look like shit, period.

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SoctaticMethod1 3 points ago +3 / -0

True but like anything popular usually has some great fanart

No not the furry stuff

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FutaCumDiet 3 points ago +3 / -0

No not the furry stuff

Coward.

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SoctaticMethod1 2 points ago +2 / -0

I already know one of my fetishes, furry isn't one but hot women in full battle armour

Look up Zone Raiders from C&C3, that started it for me

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altmehere 4 points ago +4 / -0

Is this the actual character portraits when you start a battle or when you are in free roam

The first and last appear to be from battles, with the middle one being in free roam.

That said, I don't think the problem people have is really the graphics. It's the character designs, and art style more generally.

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SoctaticMethod1 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah they seem toned down from the last time I played them years ago and they were hardly strippers then. It's weird considering this is Japan, they know that the three things that sell the most are cute, sexy or badass so you at least go for one of those three.

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TakenusernameA 3 points ago +3 / -0

Digimon master race continues to win.

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anon12 2 points ago +2 / -0

is there an archive or link or something?

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Sgt_Thundercok -6 points ago +3 / -9

Eh, you're a bunch of degenerates for being into this shit in the first place. JFC men have become so neutered over time and seem to stay like an adolescent in to their late 20's or worse. A bunch of beta boys playing dress-up Barbie in their video games even.

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pertivi 4 points ago +5 / -1

beta boys

Would you like to sell me some PUA material and teach me how to pump iron?

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Sgt_Thundercok 1 point ago +1 / -0

Just try and work on reversing the pussification already done to you.