View Full Version : Onion Kids or Named Characters?

Del Murder
01-15-2010, 07:50 AM
Do you guys prefer the blank slate onion knights of the original game, or the defined characters of the DS remake?

There is the allure of the Dragon Quest hero type, where you can truly immerse yourself in the story by filling the character with your own style, but I think I prefer the characters in the remake. Maybe I don't have enough imagination. :p

01-15-2010, 04:52 PM
The DS characters: Luneth, Arc, Refia, and Ingus.

01-15-2010, 10:53 PM
Oh, yes, definitely the ones with names and personalities. I get a better read on the characters that way. Can't stand the blank-slate ones.

Del Murder
01-15-2010, 11:38 PM
Seems to be overwhelming so far! I thought the character models in the DS version were a lot cuter, too.

01-16-2010, 12:39 AM
I've only played the DS version, but I think I would definitely prefer those to blank characters. If you have a complete unnamed character with no personality, I think you have to go a little further to allow the player to immerse himself more (see: WRPGs). Or you could just pull a Suikoden and make the main character have some BFFs who will just speak for him.

Actually, now that I think about it, FFT is the only game where I actually prefer using "blank" or "generic" characters over (most of) the named story characters. Maybe I just like the pretty outfits.

Del Murder
01-16-2010, 01:14 AM
What made this game cool was that the characters changed their outfits when they changed jobs. Even outside of battle!

01-16-2010, 01:21 AM
I liked the characters in DS on the count that they all weren't guys.

01-16-2010, 04:53 AM
I voted for the blank states because you all suck and have no imaginations.

01-16-2010, 09:47 AM
What made this game cool was that the characters changed their outfits when they changed jobs. Even outside of battle!

Yeah, I love this!

01-16-2010, 07:04 PM
I think "personalities" is a bit of an overstatement for IIIDS, but I do prefer the named characters, only because I can have several characters on the same job without feeling like I'm playing as identical quadruplets or something.

01-26-2010, 04:50 AM
I prefer the named characters of the Nintendo DS version than the nameless orphans of the Famicom version. I speculate that if the Famicom had the resources that Squaresoft would have created individual personalities for the purposes of this story as this was the last time that they created a nameless party as seen in Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy V followed the same formula as Final Fantasy III, but we have characters from that game like Bartz with actual personalities, so it seems like a step backwards that they would create nameless characters unless it was to save cartridge space.

01-26-2010, 01:27 PM
I might have been able to appreciate the Onion Kids more if I had played the original on the Famicom.

01-26-2010, 07:03 PM
I like the named characters :p

Wolf Kanno
01-31-2010, 06:17 AM
I'm appalled that you didn't include the names Muuchi, Doug, J. Bowie, and Melfi :colbert:

Banana Sticker for the first person to tell me the significance of these names. I want details as well. :p

01-31-2010, 07:07 AM
I think "personalities" is a bit of an overstatement for IIIDS, ...

I concur.
But then again I don't think they could have added all that much without some more serious revisions of the game script.

02-01-2010, 02:20 AM
I prefer the DS version's characters. They have more personality and are cuter.

Aerith's Knight
03-23-2010, 11:57 PM
Personalities are always great for the story, but I mean, Onion knight, the name alone could raze a continent.

03-30-2010, 08:11 PM
I voted for the blank states because you all suck and have no imaginations.

This. I like blank slates myself. I really loved playing ye olde rom for this reason.

Kawaii Ryűkishi
03-30-2010, 08:32 PM
I might have preferred real characters if they were decent, but the party in the remake aren't. So I remain all about my Onion Swordsmen.

03-31-2010, 05:34 PM
I would have liked the remake ones if their names weren't so terrible

Hot Shot
03-31-2010, 06:24 PM
Well I prefer the blank Onion Kids cos I like to name them after me and my friends. Also, I don't feel that having character personalities added to the game's story/experience.

04-04-2010, 09:31 PM
Arc is a good name! :zombert:

04-04-2010, 10:37 PM
Sorry, but I prefer the DS remake with named characters etc. Was kind of annoyed they went with the awkward 'Onion Knight' name for Luneth in Dissidia. Kind of makes the remake redundant, or something.

I would like them to do a full-fledged remake of FFI with characters with names and personalities, too. That'd be sweeeeeet.

04-08-2010, 05:35 PM
That's because it wasn't Luneth. It was the original Onion Knight from 3.

04-08-2010, 11:49 PM
I prefer the DS guys more. Luneth looked awesome in it lol

04-11-2010, 10:25 PM
I like the individual designs, but not for obvious reasons. I named my party as follows:

Luneth: Yuki
Arc: Kyo
Refia: Tohru
Ingus: Momiji

08-21-2010, 03:54 PM
Personally, I've only played the NES version. I just named then One, Two, Three, and Four because I couldn't think of anything creative.

08-21-2010, 11:22 PM
I think I like both, but I'll lean toward... the DS characters. Mainly because I found Luneth adorable, and the personalities were overall very enjoyable.

Though I don't really have a problem with blank slate characters.

09-02-2010, 12:12 AM
I just started ff3ds, and I have to say the two characters I've gotten so far are adorable ^_~ I kinda liked how ffiiines started out with them all being basically brothers or bffs though.