They just keep getting bigger…
They just keep getting bigger…
I haven’t been keeping up with this blog, but I hear it’s still around. So let’s make a tally, how many of you are sick of this?
“Blah! Ban ATLUS because it’s objectifying its female characters! Blah! Ban ATLUS for doing things that other gaming companies do too! Blah! It’s not like Square Enix has never put its fictional characters in scanty outfits either! Blah! Ban ATLUS because it’s too controversial for my butthurt little ass! Blah! Ban a Japanese company that has totally different views from Westerners! Blah! I’m right! You should listen to me! Blah! Don’t buy ATLUS games! Blah! They’re hurting our society! Blah! Do as I say! Blah! I’m just full of it! I don’t care what anyone else thinks! Blah! All I want is to shove my own agenda down your throat! Blah blah blah blah blah!”
(( No offense to Yamato fans out there, and if you don’t get the joke, see this. ))
I think ATLUS was waaaaaay ahead of its fans in terms of the debates. Did anyone else play/see Devil Survivor 2? The whole concept of it is about extremists fighting for their goals and the consequences of it. Sounds a lot like what’s going on right now.
I feel that the ATLUS fans who are trying to do the right thing but are as equally as hypocritical and ignorant are like Ronaldo,
And those who are opposing ATLUS and are using extreme methods to get there are just like Yamato,
And the rest of us stuck in between are like the hero who has to decide which side to take,
I just find it so ironic, don’t you think? :3
So…there’s someone out there who is declaring that ATLUS is transphobic, homophobic, yadda yadda yadda…
In all honesty, I don’t care. Nope. I’m not going to counter this. You know why? Because it’s pointless.
This person believes that, alright, let the guy have his/her opinion, and if anyone else agrees, more power to them. Simple as that.
I will say this though, the boycotting is a little too extreme. A lot of heart and talent goes into ATLUS games and their franchise is one the saving graces of RPGs since Square Enix can’t get their act together. I don’t believe a whole lot of people, employees and fans alike, should suffer due to a handful of haters.
If there’s something that Devil Survivor 2 has taught me, is that those who go to the extreme are usually the ones to crash and burn in the end. And it has happened in reality people, extremeness never leads to anything good. So…I won’t bother. Not at all.
I’ll just continue to ignore these few individuals since they’re not up for reasoning. I’ll just continue to play me some ATLUS games and love the hell out of them.
If you’re going to post spoilers on Persona 4 The Golden, or even Arena, can you please, pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease, PLEASE put them under a “Read More” tag?
I understand that some of you are willing to get spoiled and are excited to learn as much as possible but that doesn’t mean we ALL are. Many of us are planning to buy these games when they come out, and we want to experience the game without being spoiled. Aside from the games, we will also have to buy the vita/game system as well. All of this is gonna cost us and it’ll be a waste if our experience is spoiled before we get to play it.
Please be considerate fandom! I know that this is a hard task to ask, but that’s why there’s “Read More” tags or you can simply not tag them! Don’t spoil it for those of us who have to spend our own money on these things.
I will be unfollowing the Persona 4 related tags as of today but I can still be spoiled by reblogs that others make. So please, PLEASE keep them concealed in some way!
Judging by yesterday’s fiasco’s about Naoto’s trans issue(again), and by reading several post relating to different things about Persona 4, I’ve come to a conclusion:
It is not ATLUS’s fault for making this fandom angry,
In the end, we can all complain about what we liked and didn’t like, but fact of the matter is, it was never suppose to abide by our personal views and preferences.
So P4 fans and ATLUS fans alike, just remember that you’re always going to have complaints about certain things because ATLUS does what it wants. After all, this is a company that admitted to getting off on our tears. If you don’t like that, stop buying their stuff. Problem solved.
As long as you’re an ATLUS fan, you’ll have to take the beating, because being ATLUS fan is suffering.