I thought I read somewhere that Lailah was supposed to be like an older female character? I've been trying to not read too much ToZ info (since I don't want to be spoiled on everything before playing the game) but I mean "older" as in her appearance, like with Cruxis in ToS or something. Which if that's true, then her voice seems like they are trying to hard to keep a cutesy childish tone while still making her seem older? idk
She does seem older, but honestly, even if she’s Alisha’s and Sorey’s age, her voice still sounds horrible. Honestly, the forced high-pitch is the least of my worries since that’s mostly a personal preference and I’m really not into high-pitched voices, but it still doesn’t change the fact that her VA has no emotion or different intonation in her voice while speaking. It sounds like she’s reading the script without feeling a single thing. It sounds horrible tbh.
Unless this is a case similar to Minae Noji (Milla) in which the lack of emotions was part of the character, then I have no idea why Lailah’s voice is the way it is. I’m really hoping this will get fixed with the English dub.
I think I’ve already said it before but I’m going to have a final say on this because it ticks me off to no end. I’ll say again that I do wish character designers wouldn’t default female characters to certain types of clothing so I understand the frustration in that department. That said, this game series has had many awesome female characters with shorts that kick ass.
Regardless of the outfit, Sophie is still a strong fighter. Nobody gets fatally hurt even if their skin is exposed in this series. What is impractical in our world might be practical in theirs. Thats the kind of universe these games take place in.
Another awesome lady with shorts.
Actually Alicia’s shorts looks to be a part of some type of suit not too different from Leia’s. Leia is a great fighter just the same.
I feel like its a bit hypocritical to attack her outfit but to have said nothing for these characters or many others.
There’s a couple of reasons as to why Alicia’s getting flak for her shorts even though these guys aren’t.
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I would also like to point out that the thing about what’s impractical in our world may not be on theirs is not a valid argument since we have no proof whatsoever that it may be different in that regard between the worlds.
As a matter of fact, it’s not even that shorts are impractical in ours when it comes to close quarters combat - because it isn’t. The problem lies in the enormous discrepancy between pants wearing female characters and male characters.
(Examples: Rutee and Bruiser, Presea and Regal, Jude and Leia, etc)
It’s not that there aren’t females covering their legs (see: Farah, Ange (though neither wear pants) and Hermana), but that’s not even where the problem lies anyway. It’s the fact that Namdai continues to insist that showing legs 80% in female characters specifically is a nice thing.
It’s really not and Alicia takes this problem to a whole new level in the sense that she’s a knight wearing “battle” panties.
Really, I don’t mind all the environment plots. After all, we’ve had a million of these plots shoved down our throat by now and the world still doesn’t understand that, if you keep polluting the air, a giant space octopus is going to come down and devour your planet!
Gotta keep being hamfisted about this until the fans learn their goddamn lesson. Destroy all Blastia 2k14, and write to your state representative today about how important it is to call on the spirits for alternative energy sources. Don’t be afraid to be a world tree hugger, Martel’s great at giving hugs back!
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There’s a lot of untagged NSFW content in the Tales of the Abyss tag atm, just wanted to warn anyone that tracks/visits the tag.
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