FFXII has no main character.

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User Info: GZay_Returns

GZay_Returns
7 years ago#1
Vaan was just the POV to a story about a group of individuals:

The story in Final Fantasy XII is perhaps more adult this time, concentrating more on political machinations. You control a group of characters, but, says scenario designer Daisuke Watanabe, there is no one main character.

"For Final Fantasy XII we wanted to get away from the clichés," he says. "Basically in previous RPGs you had one main character, they were all kind of very similar, but in this game there is actually no main character. Everybody has their own main story. It's about numerous people, not just one person."


Source: http://archive.videogamesdaily.com/news/200611/034.asp?f=034.asp
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User Info: AlmasNo1Fan

AlmasNo1Fan
7 years ago#2
i hate to use a wikipedia page

but gzay you really need to read this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Identifying_reliable_sources

>__>
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User Info: GZay_Returns

GZay_Returns
7 years ago#3
i hate to use a wikipedia page

Did you read my OP and visit the URL source I provided? How is that not proof? You think Daisuke Watanabe is telling a lie in that quote?
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AlmasNo1Fan
7 years ago#4
gzay the minute i opened up the source, and considering its a media-based source, not a thesis or doctoral, and it said november 2006 i simply closed it.

read the page i gave you. you do this all the time.

the picture in my head of you is that you were the person who ran around screaming the world was going to end in 2000 because of the articles in 1996. >__>
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User Info: GZay_Returns

GZay_Returns
7 years ago#5
gzay the minute i opened up the source, and considering its a media-based source, not a thesis or doctoral, and it said november 2006 i simply closed it.

*Facepalm*

Sorry, but if the scenario writer of FFXII says there's no main character then I choose to believe him. Him saying this makes it fact and the URL in the OP containing the proof.
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User Info: AlmasNo1Fan

AlmasNo1Fan
7 years ago#6
gzay, did you even read your article? >__> or did you just read the one paragraph? because i took the time and read it all and its pretty clear theyre saying that there's not 1 specific character given the spotlight and the level of subjectivity is left to the player to decide.

in other words ffxii = ffvi ( so much for the originality they are claiming, here's the article i compare it to: http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager.offset=2&cId=3178085 -- this article is current and discredits the claims made in yours. ffxii was not the first to execute this subjectivity idea. you should of cross-referenced this, like... what you're suppose to do when you state a source o.o; o btw mines from this year :P )

but maybe im just different because my degree is in communications, but i think that we're sort of in the territory of common sense hence why i badger you all the time. you're either the most ambitious poster i have ever seen, or clearly the worst researcher alive. or maybe both.

yeah, ill go with both. :)
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SolaFide
7 years ago#7
I agree with TC
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User Info: Hiroshi_Mishima

Hiroshi_Mishima
7 years ago#8
From what I've seen of the game, I'd have to agree with AlmasNo1Fan in that this game reminds me a lot of how Final Fantasy VI had no central character that the game supposedly focused on the most, like how at its core Final Fantasy VII was about Cloud and Sephiroth.. although it really felt forced at times. Rather, it has a main cast of characters who the focus switches to depending on the situation and point in the story. If I had to pick someone the story focused on most, I'd have to say either Basch or Ashe, but I haven't finished the game and can't say that for certain, especially since all of the 6 main characters you have in your party have played fairly large roles throughout the story.

But I do feel that Vaan isn't Main Character material, as I just don't feel any real attachment to him. I could see bits of other characters in him, such as Locke or Ramza, or even Tidus (just a little bit), but he just doesn't stick in my mind as someone I genuinely like or care about.

Honestly, many of Final Fantasy's games don't focus on a central character and instead has a main cast. These aren't like Zelda or Sonic games where the core of the story centers around the one playable character.

User Info: DeGroteJ

DeGroteJ
7 years ago#9
FFXII has no character.
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silly_sausage
7 years ago#10
No matter what, I'll always see Vaan as the main character. Mainly due to the fact that it's his little story of like, sneaking into the *spoilers* and stuff and finding himself in scenarios way over his head. So I see the events of the game revolving around him, from his perspective. That and the fact you walk around town, interact with people and do mini-games with him only. You can feed me any crap about how Ashe or Basch are way more important to the story, which is true, but I still see it as Vaan's experiences of being with them.
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