- Dec 30, 2005
Do you have a link to the Japanese scene with that "missed the most" quote? I'd love to see if that's true.
As for that window-gazing scene, I felt the same - it felt like, at the very least, Nomura hadn't forgotten what he seemed to have been setting up in II between the two of them. But then, I thought, throughout the game, that we'd get more on SoKai too, considering what seemed to be building, and then it was ignored through 90% of the game and still not given an actual conclusion in the end.
It feels like Nomura either A) doesn't know what he wants to do with any ship even though he's setting a number of romances up, B) is saving things for future releases, but ignoring what we have right now, C) is confused in his feelings on trios and romances or D) something of all of the above.
The actual video of the scene or the cleared up translation?
But that's the thing. You see, if Riku and NaminÃ¨ is his future intent [now], then at least throw in some semblance of basis, like he did with Roxas and Kairi, to cement it or to actually show she's even a concern in his mind in KHIII. We got nothing. On top of that, if that's the intent, then close the only other relationship she has with the other boy aside from Sora she has a tie with. Instead we get Roxas thinking about her through Sora (like what happened with the HPO scene in San Fransokyo), which implies that not only does he care about her, NaminÃ¨ is obviously important to him. Cue Sora's little down face after. The star scene just adds context.
Common sense says, that's something that should be buried (or start to be buried), not kept. Especially when you have the 2.8. credits throw them into couple montage galore and have Days continue what occurred in KHII with Roxas' unique psychic link with NaminÃ¨ where he sees her in his dreams, both which are within installments after KHII and with Xion's existence already there.
Doing any of the above is not difficult. For someone who can actually write anyway.
And I am officially triggered because that scene alone with Riku picking her up overshadowed her awaited return to being a person. That's all that's being talked about concerning her one moment to shine. We already got scraps with her. This adds insult to injury. To say I'm upset right now will be utterly correct.
All I needed for Nomura to do is provide closure to the characters I care for and their relationships. So I can officially leave this conundrum of a series behind. It's why I'm even here after years of inactivity with the intent to spoil myself. I was expecting something ala KHII.
The guy couldn't even deliver on that, leaving me unsatisfied and shaking my head at the possible uncertainty of NaminÃ¨'s (and Larxene's) treatment.
My only fave who escaped not just the shipping mess but walked out of this game unscathed in general was Roxas, limited screen time and all. Bless his lucky soul.