Post Reply how would you write the battles in a persona fanfic?
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Posted 6/18/15
would you do it rpg style like the games or is there an easier way to write them?
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Other than if you're actually creating a game itself, you're better off stepping away from the RPG format. Yes I'm aware that both Yugioh and Pokemon have established themselves with that format, but honestly, most of the time it's boring as all fuck.

My recommendation? Quick and brutal. Action, in general writing, ends up being desensitizing to the reader if it's used too often and for too long. To see what I'm talking about examine something like Dragon Ball vs Ghost in the Shell [1995]. Yes I'm aware these are both shows, but the rules are just as true for writing in its own right.

When you look at the battles in Dragon Ball, they're consistently getting longer and larger in scope, especially once you hit Dragon Ball Z. With this style of writing, it doesn't surprise us when someone finds even greater strength and power, there's no excitement to it because everything is too chaotic and exhausting. Compare this to Ghost in the Shell, when the longest fight scene is at the very end of the film and even then, is no longer than 15 minutes. Every fight scene is also very brutal. This combination is what makes the fighting and the violence in Ghost in the Shell so memorable and concise in its delivery. It's over before you can come to terms with what was happening in the first place.

Basically what I'm trying to say is that, if you make the Persona battles as long as they are in RPGs themselves, you'll end up either exhausting the reader, or worse, boring them. Take a look at the original Persona 4 animation [not golden, for the love of god not golden] to see how they updated the format. It might give you some ideas for what you might wanna do for your fanfiction.
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yeah i was going to say , because writing it in rpg format is boring and like too much work lol. thanks for the suggestion!
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fire3 wrote:

yeah i was going to say , because writing it in rpg format is boring and like too much work lol. thanks for the suggestion!


No problem. When it's all said and done, feel free to PM it to me, even if you don't post it on here, I'm interested to see how it plays out. Not a fanfic writer myself, but I do think that it does require its own kinda talent to write. Good luck

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Posted 7/1/15

LITVoid wrote:


fire3 wrote:

yeah i was going to say , because writing it in rpg format is boring and like too much work lol. thanks for the suggestion!


No problem. When it's all said and done, feel free to PM it to me, even if you don't post it on here, I'm interested to see how it plays out. Not a fanfic writer myself, but I do think that it does require its own kinda talent to write. Good luck



thanks! i will post the link to the story once i finish.
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