Sakuya & Hermit or Elk & Mia...?

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Sakuya & Hermit or Elk & Mia...?

Postby ART1984 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:11 am

Personally, I'm beginning to like Sakuya and Hermit as a pair better than Elk and Mia (though that makeout scene in GIFT will always be cemented into my brain for eternity...)...Hermit's backstory was much more interesting and Sakuya made a good teammate/best friend/romantic love interest/etc. to him. Plus, it's good to see a "Mia" back in some form.^_^_^ Thou, it would have been funny if as a shout out to the original games, Hermit pranked Piros the Fourth stating his armor "sucked anyway" and to try again.:P I mean, Piros the Second was just a Balmung ripoff anyway...Piros the Fourth would probably be the same thing I imagine. Who do you like better? Elk and Mia or Sakuya and Hermit?
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Re: Sakuya & Hermit or Elk & Mia...?

Postby ataraxia » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:34 am

Hermit and Elk are kinda boring, but I'm fond of Sakuya and Mia.

... So, why are you comparing these two sets of characters anyway?

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Re: Sakuya & Hermit or Elk & Mia...?

Postby VirusCoreS » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:52 am

I like Sakuya/Hermit. But I like Elk/Mia more. Because their relationship is like tragic love story. Though I'm not really fan of those two, but I like their story.

They are from different world. Elk is human and Mia is an AI. There's no way they could be together (unless Elk is doubleware :D) As if being AI is not enough, Mia is actually Phase 7, Macha.
Even after Kite resurrect Mia, Mia is still dead in RA Plan, lost forever.
And now Endrance become Epitaph user of Macha... ironic.
This pair deserve a whole new spin-off. ~3~

Addition: yeah, I'm against EndrancexHaseo. Even though I laughed at their relationship in GU, I only thought as it was a joke. Because, Elk should be with Mia, not Haseo. Not even billions of fangirls can change my mind! :D
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Re: Sakuya & Hermit or Elk & Mia...?

Postby Sadivinedevil » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:20 am

Although I like the relationship between Sakuya and Hermit in Quantum it really isn't as fleshed out as Mia and Elk's in the series in general. There are at least 8 entries in the series that in some way mention Mia and Elk and about 4 of those go into a lot of depth. I still can't get over the emotions that experienced while reading Another Birth 3 and 4 as Mia deteriorated and Elk had to endure her abandoning him and her temporary death that followed, believe me when I say that Another Birth's portrayal of this is almost 100 times more devastating than the game's. Then there was the reference to Mia's permanent death in the first G.U. Novel that was almost just as emotional as the Another Birth novels. I'm sorry, but Mia and Elk are many levels above any other pairing in the series so far because of how much focus is on them throughout the series. I'll admit though that there are a lot of great pairs in this series and Hermit and Sakuya are another great pair.

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Re: Sakuya & Hermit or Elk & Mia...?

Postby (Phantom) Thief » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:32 am

I appreciate Sakuya & Hermit because their friendship actually lasted. Elk & Mia are the better story though. Unfortunately they became well The Endrance. Watching them through G.U. either with AIDA or Macha made me feel melancholy. And playing through The Chup Chop Case just made me sad.

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Re: Sakuya & Hermit or Elk & Mia...?

Postby Tolby » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:43 am

Sadivinedevil wrote:Although I like the relationship between Sakuya and Hermit in Quantum it really isn't as fleshed out as Mia and Elk's

Thats the only thing I hate about everything after G.U. they touch on characters and move on. I think I could look up Haseo's social security number if I wanted to. I'm loving everything after G.U., I would gladly forget everything I know about Haseo for more info on any LiNK or onward character.
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Re: Sakuya & Hermit or Elk & Mia...?

Postby ataraxia » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:59 pm

Making another multi-part game series at this stage is risky. .hack just isn't as popular as it used to be. Just looking at .hack//The Movie's sales should tell you where it all stands. It did pretty poorly.

All things considered, we'll be lucky if we see another proper .hack title again. You probably shouldn't even entertain the idea of the movie and Versus being localized outside of Japan. There's a reason we didn't get .hack//Link, you know. As a fan, it pains me to say this, but unless CC2 can make something really grand, I don't think the franchise can survive anymore. CC2 seems pretty desperate to keep .hack alive, but I can't say I'm terribly optimistic.

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Re: Sakuya & Hermit or Elk & Mia...?

Postby VirusCoreS » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:06 am

ataraxia wrote:Making another multi-part game series at this stage is risky. .hack just isn't as popular as it used to be. Just looking at .hack//The Movie's sales should tell you where it all stands. It did pretty poorly.

All things considered, we'll be lucky if we see another proper .hack title again. You probably shouldn't even entertain the idea of the movie and Versus being localized outside of Japan. There's a reason we didn't get .hack//Link, you know. As a fan, it pains me to say this, but unless CC2 can make something really grand, I don't think the franchise can survive anymore. CC2 seems pretty desperate to keep .hack alive, but I can't say I'm terribly optimistic.


still, they should at least including English subtitle option. That way, 'didn't get localized' part wouldn't really matter. I'm sure many of us already got used to Japanese VA (I don't think I can bear to listen to Marshall's Kite after I listen to Sayaka Aida's)
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Re: Sakuya & Hermit or Elk & Mia...?

Postby Tolby » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:14 am

If that .hack is dying thing was directed at me, there has been plenty of releases after G.U., they could have focused on the same characters. Though at the same time I'm glad they didn't has I've gotten a lot of new favorite characters.
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