(This kinda holds true for anime too but I'm far more itnerested in the video game aspect of it)
This topic was inspired by an observation from someone else so I don't think it's just in our heads but hear me out.
Those of us who are fans of things like JRP Gs
might have noticed the change in themes and messages from the games of our earlier days.
One need only contrast the earlier Final Fantasy which were very much about legendary heroes who were fated to arrive and slay evil. Heck, this idea was there all the way up to FFVIII.
With FFIX things started to change but FFX marked the complete shift in the other direction. I've heard FFXIII is the same but I haven't played it.
The change is even more clear to Xenofans like myself. Xenogears and Xenosaga were both written by the same guy but while Gears had Fei, The Chosen One
destined to free the world, Saga has Screw Destiny
etched in almost every area of the story.
So we see how things swing from our heroes are heroes because the universe is good and made them that way all the way to the universe is just out to fuck you over and you become a hero by asserting your free will.
So I'm just wondering...is this all in my head? has anyone else noticed this mood swing? Any guesses as to its cause if you have noticed it?
And I think I probably used the first trope incorrectly. My apologies.
edited 2nd Mar '12 11:20:33 AM by Nikkolas