dark themes in games/stories

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Re: dark themes in games/stories

Post by Svanhildr » Sun May 15, 2016 10:17 pm

I love dark themes, as long as there is also light as in good and happy moments as well.
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Re: dark themes in games/stories

Post by Pace675 » Mon May 16, 2016 11:53 pm

As long as the story is good (and yuri content) I will buy.

With that said for me to say retweet it(lol my social network is so small it ain't funny) it; it takes a COMPELLING story and strong characters to fall in love with a game.

So far all the games I have purchased; Loren, SOTW, PSCD, and a few others had great stories and character to bring the world to life. As long as the status quo is is used (with yuri mind you : P ) you will get my money tossed at you in a very expeditious manner XD

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Re: dark themes in games/stories

Post by jack1974 » Tue May 17, 2016 6:46 am

Haha I laughed at this sentence:
Pace675 wrote: you will get my money tossed at you in a very expeditious manner XD
yes I plan to take great care about the story anyway, no matter if it's dark or not. I'm curious what people will think about SOME QoT scenes, since that game has both funny moments but also some very dark ones. We'll see :)

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Re: dark themes in games/stories

Post by DarkWolf » Tue May 17, 2016 9:06 am

jack1974 wrote:Haha I laughed at this sentence:
Pace675 wrote: you will get my money tossed at you in a very expeditious manner XD
yes I plan to take great care about the story anyway, no matter if it's dark or not. I'm curious what people will think about SOME QoT scenes, since that game has both funny moments but also some very dark ones. We'll see :)
I think that mixing dark moments and funny/cute ones is a best way to go as it makes a story more realistic and deepens a characters by giving them a chance to be shown in both lights.

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Re: dark themes in games/stories

Post by CruelLove » Mon May 23, 2016 1:46 am

Maybe. Mixing the two might also lead to either one feeling shallow or out of place, which can be detrimental to the story.

Anyway, I enjoyed the mood in SotW, but I felt the one in Loren iacking sometimes because it often felt too "heroic", if that is the right word. There are some darker moments here and there, but often feel left to the wayside in the grand scheme of things.

Still excited to what you will put out though.

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Re: dark themes in games/stories

Post by fabulaparva » Mon May 23, 2016 6:35 pm

CruelLove wrote:Maybe. Mixing the two might also lead to either one feeling shallow or out of place, which can be detrimental to the story.
Got to agree with you there. And for the love of everything that is good (or evil,lol) in Aravorn, please no fake deaths!! *I'm looking at you, The Walking Dead and The Game of Thrones*

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Post by jack1974 » Mon May 23, 2016 6:39 pm

Lol you know that you're talking about a fantasy world where resurrect is the name of a spell? :lol:

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Post by fabulaparva » Mon May 23, 2016 6:41 pm

In fights, they are always just 'knocked-out' anyway, not dead. :P

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Post by jack1974 » Mon May 23, 2016 6:44 pm

Yeah haha. Back to the previous question, I agree that mixing "comedy" stuff with serious is risky, but if it's done well, is cool. I mean even in GOT there are several fun moments (like the Podrick "sex scene") and works well :)

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Re: dark themes in games/stories

Post by DarkWolf » Mon May 23, 2016 7:00 pm

fabulaparva wrote:
CruelLove wrote:Maybe. Mixing the two might also lead to either one feeling shallow or out of place, which can be detrimental to the story.
Got to agree with you there. And for the love of everything that is good (or evil,lol) in Aravorn, please no fake deaths!! *I'm looking at you, The Walking Dead and The Game of Thrones*

I don't think this has to be a bad thing, for example in SOTW
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I had never had problem with Rowinda's death at an end turning up to be fake and I liked how it was done.
So I think it all depends on how it is done.

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