This series needed more gore. Everyone loves to claim that MLA is full of "despair", yet there were only two instances that I felt genuinely disturbed and sickened by, and the second instance just ended up turning me on after I got over that.
If you develop any type of relationship with the characters, you don't need gore in order to feel despair. Gore is needed for a cheesy dick b-horror movie that people watch when they have absolutely nothing better to do.
If the most greusome death is the first one that occurs maybe halfway through the game, then the other ones have less impact. How am I supposed to feel bad for characters, where the worst thing that happens to them, is they have a heroic death?
The despiar would be much more effective with gore. What is the point of starting out with the most horrible example of death by BETA, only to have all the other deaths PG-13 by comparison?
>The despiar would be much more effective with gore.
No. Gore is fucking dull most of the time. Also, sometimes it can be better for things to be implied rather than explicitly shown outright as it gets the reader's imaginations churning, which could be in greater effect than what's directly onscreen. If it was just gore everywhere, I wouldn't be able to take it seriously and would be able to physically read from rolling my eyes so much. Forcing explicit gore over and over is trying too hard. Sparsity is the key.
>all the other deaths PG-13 by comparison
Yeah, not really. The
ones where they stay with the bomb was pretty overused, and one was particularly melodramatic, but can you really say having one's body infested with tentacles, or being ripped in half and being processed into BETA, or being violently electrocuted are pg-13? Also, there was the severed heads in the control room, and the blood splatter after. I can say that had more effect in how it was handled than if there was some cheap show of guts being thrown about.
>Needs more gore
>implying a torn up Takemikazuchi isn't gory enough already
Yes, I can get behind that. Let's do it before slavfags and Noble Confidant supporters flock in.
Sumika is mai waifu.
Also, OP is a fag. Muv Luv has some gore, but it's not the point of the story. I suppose the most gory parts of the game are:
Chomp When older Suzumiya gets splattered agaisnt the glass during Yokohama Arc
Other than that, it's all about the psychological effect. If you don't let yourself get attached to the characters, it won't be as good.
In other words, only waifufags can truly enjoy Muv Luv. >>120353193 can go jerk off to robots all he wants.
>Sumika is mai waifu.
No, she is Takeru's waifu.
You are thousands years early to compare to the bratty savior.
The best squadmate you could have. in every way.
She never told anyone about him rooming with Yashiro
You mean you never looked closely at the patch?
Fuck man, that shit isn't good for my heart. Post happy shit.
Yeah, I mean where is the problem?
Valkylies instead of Valkyries.
My Koto Sumika came in the other day from Amazon along with two kits I got on sale. I own the Koto Meiya one too and they're both really nice.
One day I'll put all of my kits together. One day.
So, I'm planning to insert the Muv-Luv series into my backlog, but I want to be able to get some shorter things out of the way first. How many hours can I expect the three main games to take if I like to read a bit slower to get more involved and immersed?
Yeah...got to take what we can get I guess.
It's just too bad both Meiya and Sumika figures hit bargain bin prices so quickly, I really wanted figures of the rest of the cast.
Damn, I completely forgot I got her in a box, stashed up.
I really need to find a normal place to live so I can put my figures on display instead of keeping them in boxes at home.
I finally built both my SD Shiranui and SD Takemikazuchi, planning to move onto my Berkut next before I tackle any of the non-scales.
Koto kits are extremely fragile, if you've never built one before, I'd recommend starting with your cheapest one or buying their cheap SD kits from Amazon and practicing.
We were never going to get the rest of them anon. The only chance would be if they adapted MLA into an anime, and there's a better chance of us actually being invaded by BETA than that happening.
Fuck those are cute. I may have to get a couple to practice on.
>The despiar would be much more effective with gore.
No. Gore is a cheap way to induce disgust and disturbance, but its excessive use will quickly desensitize the viewer/reader and is usually a sign of an idiot who doesn't know how horror works.
>chance of us actually being invaded by BETA
Well, that can't be too bad right? It could either happen naturally or
a human causality conductor could get homesick and unintentionally bring them with him.But really, what are the odds? It'll never happen!
They're like $10-$12 on Amazon for the Shiranui and Takemikazuchi 00-R. Yuuya's white SD Shiranui and Yui's yellow SD Takemikazuchi are a bit pricier but they don't look that great from the pictures I've seen of it.
I recommend getting a side cutter as well.
I posted this in the /m/ thread but they're slow and this thread is slowly dying so whatever.
Regarding this image, there's a sort of the implication that
the world still goes on in spite of supposedly Takeru's death.
What I then thought about was that
it's not like Takeru was the direct trigger to a world reset. In the end it's Sumika that decides, either consciously or otherwise, to reset the world since she was the causality conductor. Takeru could have been crippled and she reset it, or he could have been dead for a while before Sumika found out he was dead (I forget how Sumika would find out, maybe it was some physic connection to him since she was basically his creator? Couldn't she just create another one without resetting the world?).
Another thing to think about is the range of Sumika's reset abilities. As in, did it extend throughout the entire universe, and when she resets the whole thing gets put back all those days? Or perhaps just the solar system, and the outside universe proceeds the same as it always did (which could lead to multiple heroine/daughter combos if they went to the same planet each time). Or maybe it's just the Earth, and the Moon and Mars are unaffected? That means the BETA there could have been building up the entire time the looping stuff was going on; what a surprise the humans would be in for!
Or maybe there's something that addresses this that I've forgotten? I haven't read it in forever. I could be totally wrong and that'd be kinda embarrassing.
>this thread is slowly dying so whatever
Only over my dead, cold body!!
You mean the 00-unit in alternative uniform.
Sumika is Sumika no matter what world or body she inhabits.
The only good Slutmika is a dead Slutmika. Even better that she dies twice.
Go away BETA!
Your end is already sealed.
Sumika was beginning of it.
>Your end is already sealed
Is she going to
return the favor and give them a heart-stopping orgasm? Look, Slutmika, BETA-kun is all ready for your clit-dick.
Speaking of the Susanoo, I find it kind of funny that
Meiya was indirectly involved in causing the destruction of the first one, and then was directly killed by its successor.
Yeah. Fuck Meiya.
She ruins everything.
I've never heard anyone say that they needed more gore to really enjoy the despair/suffering in the movie/book/show.
We just have different tastes anon; and I believe that a good story does not need gore in order to make you feel pain. It is all in the connection that you have with the characters and the relationship that is built.
Mana is best girl
I wish I could fuck her, she is best mabu rabu
>the Sumikafag is at it again posting the same fucking pictures.
the real Sumika was dead the entire time