VanillaWare is responsible for some of the prettiest games in the industry. Grim Grimoire, Odin Sphere and Muramasa: The Demon Blade are proof of their artistic accomplishments. Dragon’s Crown, however, is getting quite a bit of attention for its character designs. As you can probably guess from the image of the Amazon character above, much of it is negative. We’re not here to talk about her though. Today, we’re focusing on two other characters, the Fighter and the Sorceress.
Atlus has just released Dragon’s Crown trailers focusing entirely on the Fighter and Sorceress. One of them is getting a lot of publicity for the character design. Can you guess which one people are concerned about?
Time’s up. Yes, it’s the Sorceress. Since she’s the subject of most of the controversy, I’ll go ahead and show you her trailer first.
It kind of makes you wonder how she manages to actually fight without spilling out of her outfit. I mean, the character art is gorgeous, but it’s hyper-sexualized to the point where I honestly wouldn’t play as her, and usually I love the mage classes. I’ll go with the Amazon or Archer instead. Even though the Amazon, pictured above in the screenshot, is a victim of fanservice, it doesn’t go overboard like the Sorceress does.
Moving on, here’s the Dragon’s Crown Fighter trailer. It’s a lot less exciting, from an game-drama standpoint.
He still does look like a pretty cool character too, even if he isn’t super-ridiculous-crazy like the Sorceress.
Since everyone seems to have an opinion about the Dragon’s Crown leads, I’ll go ahead and offer mine. I think the Sorceress art is ridiculous. I’m not offended by it, or going to call for censorship, but I already know I’ll avoid playing as her so I don’t have to see it. It just doesn’t appeal to me. Some people will like it, and that’s fine, but I don’t, and I think that’s fine too. I guess we’ll see if it has any effect on sales come August 6, 2013. Be prepared to have $39.99 ready for the Vita version, and $49.99 for the PS3’s.
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