But do you break objects in your house because your favorite character changed appearance or do you try to burn down Konami or go out of your way to destroy their reputation because your favorite character wasn't in the game? That's the difference between "fan" and "fanboy", unless you want me to use another word to replace fanboy such as obsessed lamer.
wow, I have to ask, has anyone here seen anyone actually go to such an extreme?
cuz I haven't, thankfully. hehe, well, I guess I'd call such people "obsessed fanatics" or something. I'm pretty much against obsessions in general myself. They can get unhealthy. I guess I find obsessions to be childish, since the last one I had was with Zelda when I was 10. I don't care if other people have them though, that's their thing, as long as they're not being assholes and assuming everyone feels the way they do when something doesn't go their way.
Anyways, what I ment by finding the word "fanboy" being thrown around as kinda funny, I ment how the deffinition seems skewed. I mean, here it seems a fanboy is someone who hates, while I've always thought it was someone who loves something so much that even if the sequel was litterally a piece of crap stuffed in a box with the franchise and developer name on it, they'd still love it. Maybe it's different in this case... say, for example if someone refused to play and hated a Castlevania game just because Alucard wasn't in it, I'd probably call them a Alucard fanboy and not a fan of Castlevania at all.
That said, yes Richter is the man. So much that he refused to degrade himself to join this freak parade!
Also, I guess some characters still looked good even if they were different, but even Carmilla (who some people say turned out best) looked better in Circle of the Moon if you ask me (though not as typically evil looking, and her dress wasnt exactly battle ready). I guess her change makes the most sense, I mean her most notable look has always been nude and riding a skull, and all they could keep from that design was her blue hair (which wasnt even in her CotM version). Plus, her new LoS version looks even worse, imo. Maria was no doubt the worst, not because she's young again (but c'mon she was never a "loli" before, just a little girl), but because she looks rediculous even for a fighting game (hell, even for an RPG). All the tougher guys are reduced to leather-clad s&m freaks, lol. Eric was a pretty boy shota! I don't know how anyone could not dislike the changes in this game, even in Japan. How can anyone screw up a simple character like Death? (futuristic, abstract, metalic skelleton thing?). The only character I think actually looked as good or better than the original was Cornell, though he was in monster form.
In the end, the problem for me wasnt the odd designs really, but that if you're going to play an all-star fighter full of your favorite characters from the series, you'd expect them the look something like them, right? They should have at least tried to go for all of their most recognizable forms. It's like if they changed all the costumes and designs of all the characters in Smash Brothers, imagine the outcry if that happened!
I agree though, I think if Konami gave the idea another shot, with at least Kojima character designs (she knows how to change things while still keeping to the source well enough), I think it'd be an awesome game. Kulanator I think had some good ideas for changes for a sequel a few pages back.