Post Reply First-person shooters got me back into mecha anime
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Posted 8/28/17 , edited 8/28/17
Years ago, I was turned off by mecha anime, due to their over-dramatic, needlessly complicated storylines. And even then, that was mostly because I wasn't at the right age for shows like Gundam Wing and Evangelion, and at the time, anime was among the most inaccessible mediums in the late 90's and early 2000's.

At the same time, the closest thing I could ever get to anime were Japanese RPGs, including the Dot Hack series, Golden Sun, Star Ocean 3, Tales of Symphonia, and the Xenosaga trilogy. But then the years flew by, and first person shooters were overtaking JRPGs as the go-to gaming genre. And not without a good reason, either: Because they play at their best with team objectives.

And now that I have streaming services like Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu, and Funimation, I could just freely envision mecha anime as non-interactive, team-objective first-person shooters reinforcing teams of mecha working together to raid and/or defend a centralized objective. I like heroes a lot better when they're in groups, and mecha anime should not be any exception, alongside shonen battle anime, magic girl anime, and Super Sentai.

Just something I wanted to bring up.
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