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Duncan
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The story of Roxas was better than Sora's in 1.5 HD Remix

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Duncan
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/4/2015 Category: Games
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DeadEnd

Pro

Roxas was only alive for about a year only to go through hell in the organization and have his memories erased and implanted with new ones of Twilight Town. After killing and erasing one of his dearest friends Xion. All previous memories of Axel and Xion are gone until its too late and Roxas has to go back into Sora. Roxas never had the chance to meet his goals for bringing Xion back. But we'll have to see what happens in KH III to figure anything out.
Duncan

Con

Let's have a fun debate.

I'll start with some rebuttal because I have a lot to go through on Sora's story. Yeah, I guess Roxas' story is more sad, but that doesn't make it better. In fact, that makes it tonally inconsistent since his weapon is an over-sized key with a mickey mouse logo chained to it. Most of his story is actually pretty stupid if you've played 358/2. Most of the game is someone disappearing with Roxas moping about it for a full five days until they return and refuse to account for it. This happens multiple times, and the format gets really samey. The one time it looks like it'll break from this is when you visit Castle Oblivion... for a single cutscene... and then cut to two weeks later. It truly mirrors the games themselves; Roxas' story is a shallow spinoff of the original, just like the game he's in.

Now Sora on the other hand; his story is much more about power, in all its forms. It's about power as a weapon; knowledge as power, and how these dynamics affect relationships. Sora's story begins with his rival Riku. Evenly matched and with the same prize in mind, (Kairi), Riku and Sora, once best friends, part ways when Riku decides to use the approaching darkness to tip the scales in his favour, unknowingly surrendering his keyblade to Sora. Sora's story is about learning to wield the power of the keyblade. He tests its ability and powers while learning his own, he begins to learn the limits of his powers, and then decides that with the key to all things in his possession, he can reject these limits. It's a much more interesting arch than Roxas' sob-story, and it matches the gameplay and levels; the Keyblade appears lighter as Sora unlocks new skills, what was once a heavy club becomes effortless to swing as he grows comfortable with the worlds. And as the limits of his strength approach in the story, the levels match that pressure, becoming darker and more threatening. Sora's tale is one with ups and downs, not backs and forths.

If you want to introduce elements from 2.5, I'd be happy to. Until then, I'll see you next round.

Duncan
Debate Round No. 1
DeadEnd

Pro

DeadEnd forfeited this round.
Duncan

Con

Just moving the debate forward a round.
Debate Round No. 2
DeadEnd

Pro

DeadEnd forfeited this round.
Duncan

Con

Moving the debate forward a round.
Debate Round No. 3
DeadEnd

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DeadEnd forfeited this round.
Duncan

Con

Moving the debate forward a round.
Debate Round No. 4
DeadEnd

Pro

DeadEnd forfeited this round.
Duncan

Con

Oh well. That's the end of the debate.
Debate Round No. 5
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