Monday, July 14, 2008

Koei Teaches History

My 360 continues to show the vitality and tenacity of a lawyer for the Church of Scientology.

Oftentimes, when trying to adapt a story from history, real history just isn't interesting enough. That's where artistic license comes in. It can really help make a story interesting. I forget where I saw it, but there exists a list of movies that were improved by their historical inaccuracies. But sometimes it can go a bit too far. The Dynasty Warriors games (and its spawn) are a fine example of this. Having a clear, definitive victor at the battle at Wu Zhang? Acceptable. Having Edward the Black Prince team up with Henry V to battle Joan D'Arc, with elephants, and wizards? Okay guys, now you're starting to push it. Having Paptimus Scirocco and his harem team up with Judau Ashta to battle against Master Asia? Damn it, this was already fiction BEFORE you guys messed with it!

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