Materia's(The girl's?)Yeah. Spiritus calls her out in the video. I'm surprised they didn't try to make it a bit more obvious than just having the guy say the girl's name for no real reason in the middle of a throwaway sentence. It's like they realized at the last minute that they didn't say who was who and they couldn't think of a better way to slip it in. Where are the name tags that everyone else has ?
I'm quite curious about these two, though. They're both saying this world is theirs, and they're both calling out to the heroes for help, and Spiritus is quite clearly not a bad guy even though he's replacing Chaos. I don't really get if these two are enemies or if they're just rivals but working together.
For some reason I was expecting an English trailer to come along soon enough, forgetting that this was for Japanese arcade. So I'll translate what they're saying since it sounds interesting :
M : Do you see this beautiful world ? But this appearance is only temporary. This world is heading to its destruction. Everyone, please, save my world, with your strength-
S : You say this is your world ?! Shut up, Materia ! This is my world. You guys, my world is headed to destruction, come fight for it !
M : The faces of the heroes who remain in my memory...
S : The strength that the warriors once dedicated to me... Together, let's make use of it !
So Spiritus seems to be some deity of bravery, guts and strength, this type of thing, calling for the kind of heroes that won't stop punching back (he says the heroes devoted / consecrated their power to him), and Materia seems to be a deity of undying justice and kindness or something like that, if I could venture a guess based on the specific heroes they seem to summon (although I think some of them appear for both of them, but they do seem to be fighting each other in the last group shot). I just can't tell if Materia and Spiritus are both facing each other, both thinking this is their world and the other needs to GTFO, or if they are supposed to work together - I can't tell if Spiritus' "together" is about the heroes or about Materia and himself and they just don't like each other but they'll fight for the world they share. Context says it doesn't seem likely that his "together" is about the heroes, but the final shot has them facing each other, so I dunno. I'm really curious. Spiritus is a type of character that I really don't think I've seen much in games and stories before, no one dares make a story putting a god of fighting on a pedestal like that. Like an asura, but the good kind.
If I struggled to the end of my determination, to the end of my way of life with my followers, if the result is ruin, then this ruin is inevitable. Grieve. Shed tears. But you cannot regret.
Last Edit: August 27, 2016, 09:57:55 pm