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Day 29 - Your thoughts on guest characters 
29th-Nov-2012 11:29 am
November 30 Day Soul Calibur Meme
Day 29 - Your thoughts on guest characters

I mostly don't mind the guest characters. I think they're fun and sort of random and an interesting addition. The only one that annoys me is Link, because back in the day there was a ridiculous amount of fanfic for him and I was just like, you don't even go here.

But at the same time, if it weren't for Link, I would never have found out about the Soul Calibur series! He is what made a bunch of Gamecube-owning friends of my brother interested in the game, and those friends made my brother interested in the game, and he bought it even though I was convinced I would HATE the game. ... I was wrong. :)

So yeah, that's pretty much it as far as my thoughts about guest characters go -- some are forgettable and some are overhyped, but I think Link was pretty key in expanding SC's fanbase a lot, at least from my point of view, so well-chosen guest characters can be a very effective marketing scheme.


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How about you? Who has been your favorite guest character and who has been your least favorite? Who would you like to be a guest character in your dream SC game? Or would you rather they stop the whole guest character thing altogether?

[Other days in the meme]
Day 01: Favorite game in the series
Day 02: Favorite female character
Day 03: Best game opening
Day 04: Favorite male character
Day 05: Favorite song from Soul Edge or Soul Calibur I
Day 06: Best weapon/fighting style
Day 07: Favorite voice
Day 08: Favorite stage
Day 09: Favorite minor/supporting/non-playable character
Day 10: Favorite cutscene/ending from any game
Day 11: Favorite game mode (e.g. arcade, customization, Tales of Souls, etc.)
Day 12: Favorite outfit design
Day 13: Worst outfit design
Day 14: Your favorite pairing
Day 15: Favorite song from Soul Calibur II or Soul Calibur III
Day 16: Your favorite Soul Calibur quote
Day 17: A character who is underappreciated
Day 18: A character who is overrated
Day 19: Least favorite character ending
Day 20: Character you're most like / identify with
Day 21: One way the Soul Calibur series could be improved
Day 22: Least favorite character
Day 23: Your favorite platonic relationship
Day 24: Best backstory for a character
Day 25: Favorite song from Soul Calibur IV or Soul Calibur V
Day 26: Fighting style you're the best at
Day 27: Soul Calibur or Soul Edge?
Day 28: Favorite joke weapon
Day 29: Your thoughts on guest characters
Day 30: What you love most about Soul Calibur
ff - tidus
Comments 
1st-Dec-2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
I don't really mind guest characters, but I'd prefer they stick to ones that at least kinda fit in somewhat. Ezio was a great choice, and Kratos wasn't too bad I guess(though I never played Broken Destiny so I don't really know), but the Star Wars ones were really out of place.

Surprisingly, my favorite guest character to play as was Spawn in SC2. Unlike Heihachi who was broken out the wazoo(read: stupidly overpowered) and Link who was broken out the wazoo in the other way(read: hilariously godawful), Spawn actually played pretty well. Too bad he was also out of place, but really none of the SC2 guests fit in as well as I'd like. Aesthetically, Ezio is by far my favorite of the guest characters.

My least favorite guests aesthetically have been the Star Wars ones and Angol Fear. My least favorites to play as were Link and Yoda, both of which were laughably bad to play as in their respective games.

I really don't know who I'd like as a guest character. Most of the ones I can think of either completely don't fit or are ridiculously obscure.
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