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Thoughts on the Media Mix?

Media Mix Fatal Frame V Zero Movie Shadow Priestess Novel

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Poll: Thoughts on the Media Mix? (10 member(s) have cast votes)

Which new media did you enjoy the most?

  1. Fatal Frame V (7 votes [46.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.67%

  2. Fatal Frame: Shadow Priestess (3 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Fatal Frame: The Movie (5 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  4. A Curse Affecting Only Girls (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 OFFLINE   Hex

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:14 PM

As of right now, 3 out of the 5 new media have concluded/been released, with the manga and Hollywood movie still chilling, so I wanted to know how you guys felt it went.  Did the new material help enrich the series and your feelings toward it, were the themes and imagery connected well and given to the right people?  

 

 



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 05:05 PM

I haven't watched the movie yet but I wasn't a fan of the novel. It felt too different to me and focused much less on the parts I enjoy about the series (camera obscura, haunted location filled with ghosts, creepy human sacrifice rituals) and too much on girls who are into girls (not that I have a problem with it, just not my thing).

The manga, on the other hand, I am enjoying a lot. It feels much more like the core series and is still adding something new. We have more character interaction than we usually see in the games, and the way the ghosts are portrayed and how they connect to the characters is awesome. It's nice to see that they kept the camera in an important role too and actually gave. It a connection to the main character other than "they found it and decided to randomly pick it up and use it".

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 05:27 PM

The less said about the game the better, as far as I'm concerned - let's call it "underwhelming" and leave it at that. Not been following the manga for quite a while because my attention span with ongoing things is just awful. The novel was pretty much the worst thing I've ever read (did anyone like it? At all?) but it made the movie even more enjoyable, which is really its only saving grace. I'm honestly not sure why Otsuka was hired to write this, because traditional FF is so painfully obviously not within his ability or interests. Would've preferred the ZN writer again or Shibata. At least they have no woefully out of place crossover characters to give the entire story to. It just feels like such a waste of the first novel we've had in over a decade and I can't forgive that. We can always reread ZN, I guess!

 

The movie, on the other hand, was above and beyond all expectations, on pretty much genius level. Almost nothing I'd change about it and, while it has pretty much nothing at all to do with FF, it still manages to turn Otsuka's trainwreck into something kind of recognisable and even with some game nods, plus it's a really quite good movie in its own right as long as you don't expect to really be scared, which is far more than most game adaptations can say. Still have no hope for any potential Hollywood one, though. The bar is too high after Asato (bless her name and the ground she walks on). Unless they cast Sean Bean.

 

Another media mix in the future? Not for me. Lots of hype for lots of disappointment with one (terribly underrated) light at the end of the tunnel so far (maybe I'll finally read the manga when it finishes, whenever that is). The movie was worth it, though. Just about.


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#4 OFFLINE   midwinter

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 05:52 PM

Huh, I never posted in this topic? I could have sworn I did. Anyway...

 

Zero Movie > FF5 > Shadow Priestess > A Curse Affecting Only Girls

 

For reasons I've already rambled about at length. I would have struggled with where to place Shadow Priestess until quite recently, but that's been dragging lately. I think it still could be really great if it stopped being so repetitive! As for the novel, I still think it's deeply flawed, but I skimmed it recently when I was organising my ebooks and I think it has a nice mood and atmosphere, even if the plot and characters let it down. As you're reading you do get a sense of quiet and clarity and that kind of damp early-spring chill. So I guess I got one good thing out of it.







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