- Oct 26, 2017
Nier Gestalt's character is 38. Calling him well-functioning is a stretch but at does alright around his daughter at least.
Dante is litterally a man child who doesn't pay bills and often sits in shit and piss untill somoene finds a job for him because he can't do anything else but slay demons.
And Sazh (i think, I never played FFXIII)
This. The adult cast of characters is really refreshing especially since Xenoblade usually goes for teenagers. It really changes the whole vibe.One of my favorite things about Xenoblade X was how the vast majority of the cast were adults and how the topics of conversation fit that higher average age range.
For the core cast, you have:
And of the recruitable characters you have:
The only characters younger than 20 are:
Was kind of refreshing seeing JRPG characters chat about basic co-worker small talk topics like kids, alcohol, cars, sports, etc. I don't know about well-functioning since there's a lot of alcoholism and depression going on in there but uh... Those are pretty adult problems to have at least?
I mean there clearly not useless. Is this some sort of crack against modern Persona because there are plenty of helpful adults there.
It's funny because all playable adult characters from P2 are well adjusted (Katsuya the most)... except Ulala. She is a mess, and she know it, but still try hard to find passion and direction in her life.
Devil May Cry had been out of power for weeks on end before the events of 5.
Sure but I’ll give you only half a point because we may have gotten said functioning adult in a Japanese game but in Japan they got a baby faced angsty teenager looking to save his little imouto instead of daughter because of course they would!
This; Stocke is probably the most level-headed protagonist ever.
Majority of japanese games have adults front and centre. Like, Nintendo games alone buck the trend heavily.
Not a main character, but Elma is a star in Xenoblade X.
You’d be hard pressed to name a JRPG with an anime aesthetic with a main playable protagonist that’s over 20.
I said “star”. Supporting cast are not the stars. I’m talking about leads. Of course there’s been black characters in JRPGs, just never in a main playable protagonist role.
EighTEEN and nineTEEN year olds are still TEENagers, my friend.
By 18 in the U.S you are legally a adult, can smoke and can die for your country. Sure he's technically still a teenager but thats not how society sees it, especially in Japan where 17 is basically that adult age