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    BOTW In Today's Scope of RPG's

    The Legend of Zelda is a game series that many of us cherish dearly as gamers. However, when the previous Zelda games came out it seems as if they were all ahead of their time (Ocarina of Time, the Wind Waker). This doesn’t seem to be the case now. Although BOTW is a great game, it seems to borrow pieces from other recent RPG’s: such as Skyrim and the Witcher 3. Do we as a community think that this is Nintendo giving a nod to these other great games, or are they falling behind in the RPG community?

    • I think it's a sign that fresh blood is entering Nintendo. People who have played these other games and RPGs. By understanding and improving on the mechanics and systems from games in the wider marketplace, Nintendo has been able to polish BOTW to perfection.Although, this could be seen as "falling behind", I think this is proof of Nintendo changing in some ways. For better or for worse, it's hard to tell yet. – Dimitri 2 years ago
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    • Honestly, there are so many people who eat up Nintendo IP's regardless of the content of the video game. I personally loved playing through BOTW and enjoyed the new direction the game moved in, but I think the developers don't have anything to worry about when making new games within their traditional IP's. In other words, it may not necessarily matter how far they fall behind other triple-A RPG's because Nintendo has such a loyal fanbase. I do believe however that this was the right direction for them to move in. – gavinrayr 2 years ago
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    I am a huge fan of both the shows Big Brother, and Survivor. However, the confessionals in Big Brother have been on a downward spiral for a very long time. For the past few seasons it seems like the confessionals are severely scripted. This goes against the whole point of the show because the show Is based on raw emotions. I hope that the developers of BB read your article and understand the greatest of the diary room!

    The Power of the Confessional: Strategy and Complaining on Reality TV

    I believe that YA literature is a genre that can get discredited for the clichés that come along with many of the major titles. However, these clichés aren’t always associated with the less known titles. For example, Patrick Ness is my favorite YA author and I don’t think that the majority of his books follow many trends. Like any other facet of art, sometimes you have to dig deep to find something that really suits you. This can definitely be the case for YA literature.

    Has Cliche’ in Young Adult Literature Decreased It’s Appeal to Adult Readers?

    I believe that the debating over the necessity of the origin story isn’t focusing on the real problem at hand: the oversaturation of hero movies in Hollywood. I believe that origin stories are important; however, they become less and less important when the gap between different adaptation lessens. For example. I think that it’s ridiculous how fast a Batman movie was made after the Nolan trilogy was over. Instead of repeatedly pumping out the same hero movies, perhaps Hollywood could try to branch out more. To illustrate, I wouldn’t mind a movie on heroes like Martian Manhunter, Zatanna, and Night Wing.

    Origin Stories: Do we need them?