Author Topic: Is it possible to beat Lavos the 1st time you encounter it in the Ocean Palace?  (Read 4906 times)

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Yeah, Japan does not like Christianity. Any reference to Christianity in anything like FF = doom and evilness.

Um, that's not a problem with Japan...It was more an old problem with Nintendo USA & censorship values at the time, really.

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Censorship, it belongs in certain places. Video games they need to make up their minds about ratings. Like Smash bros 1 to Melee, they had the same themes, nothing more was added to the elements otherthan gameplay and it somehow went from E to T. For awhile i thought because of that me and my friends made jokes how the third would be M.

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@ V: ...Really? I don't think it's a coincidence that the name of an angel, and one that means "Path to God" at that, is the main villain in FF7, and that the main villain (sorta) has a carriage with a halo over it in FF8, plus the whole thing with Yevon in FF10... All of which came after SE split off from Nintendo, I might add. (I do know that for the earlier FFs, there were censorship issues at the time -- Holy to Fade and whatnot) Or I might just be wrong. But I do think it's something to note. Doesn't really matter to me, since I'm not Christan, but... *shrugs*

Eh, yeah, since more often than not you've been right and I've been wrong, even in the short time I've been here, let's just say that you're right. I don't want to get into an argument.

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I just don't understand how what you're referencing equates to Japan not liking Christianity...>_>

Kefka's final form also highly resembled a seraph, having 3 sets of wings...I'm sure there are more religious implications as well. The series (& a lot of non-fiction, really) draws a lot from multiple religions.

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See? I said, you're right. Besides, it isn't really my place to talk about something like this. It was just something I noticed.

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It's moreso the American versions that have more censorship than Japanese versions. A lot of Crono's moves weren't Lightning themed but rather Heaven themed before he decided to adventure to America.

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It's because America is so obsessed with being politically correct and polite.  By removing any potentially "offensive" religious connotations in their games, Square removes any chance of offending anyone.

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I don't see how Crono, the good guy could be translated to heaven = satan.
But from what I've seen, it can be done.