Monday, February 23, 2009

Tales of the Abyss: Time to...Die?

Currently finished: Episode 20

In the recent episodes, semi-important people are dropping dead left and right. While most of them are what you would considered unfortunate or unavoidable, some of them just feels it's been set up that way so they can add some more death toll to the story...

Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely no problem with important characters dying in the story. In fact, I like stories that has deaths of major characters because it makes good tragedy material. However, the effect of death of characters aren't always equal. It actually feels so much less satisfactory when the story writer decide to kill off a character just because he/she feels like it. Quality tragedy caused by well constructed plot is great. But cheap death, in my opinion is worse than cheap ways to save a characters' lives.

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