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What? Just because he can read kanji doesn't mean he did any work in regards to interpreting what is actually there. That's like saying: "Hey, I read Faulkner. Interesting story, but I thought it sucked." As far as I'm concerned, it seems that those cryptic messages to indeed have some deeper meaning. They didn't put it there just for dramatic effect (though, I'm sure that was part of it).

Also, I don't think any of that pertains to real life.
Even if the writings some how pertain to some fictional prophecy, its still there only for dramatic effect. Anything in a video game is just there for dramatic effects. Games are just commercial products created to make money, and that's as deep as they are ever going to get.
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Even if the writings some how pertain to some fictional prophecy, its still there only for dramatic effect. Anything in a video game is just there for dramatic effects. Games are just commercial products created to make money, and that's as deep as they are ever going to get.
Oh, sorry. I forgot, we live in America--this is all we expect these days. You're telling me you have never gained anything from a:
game
book
movie
(insert etc. dots here)
Or hell, a newspaper?

All of those things are 'commercial products;' should we expect to gain absolutely no knowledge from any of them?
    
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Oh, sorry. I forgot, we live in America--this is all we expect these days. You're telling me you have never gained anything from a:
game
book
movie
(insert etc. dots here)
Or hell, a newspaper?

All of those things are 'commercial products;' should we expect to gain absolutely no knowledge from any of them?
from books and other writings yes I have. Even from some movies, a deeper meaning can be found.

But I have in my time played a lot of video games, and I have yet to see any true philosophical messages or meanings in any video game.

And yes we live in America we do expect these types of things now a days, because depth and historical culture is something absolutely lacking in American society. Maybe as individuals we can find and express notions of depth, but as a society America is hollow and empty.
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from books and other writings yes I have. Even from some movies, a deeper meaning can be found.

But I have in my time played a lot of video games, and I have yet to see any true philosophical messages or meanings in any video game.

And yes we live in America we do expect these types of things now a days, because depth and historical culture is something absolutely lacking in American society. Maybe as individuals we can find and express notions of depth, but as a society America is hollow and empty.
For the most part, yep.

Go play The Legacy of Kain. Some of the best writing I have seen in a video game.
    
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For the most part, yep.

Go play The Legacy of Kain. Some of the best writing I have seen in a video game.
I have a while back, but then at that time I was 15, and I thought FF7 had a deep and meaning full story.
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The Chinese part doesn't contain any prophecy at all. Now if the other languages did then I won't argue with you. But all the Chinese was just some verses from ancient poems. As far as I can remember, they didn't seem to directly relate to the game's story at all. I think I still have AC on my comp, I'll go back and check though.
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I have a while back, but then at that time I was 15, and I thought FF7 had a deep and meaning full story.
metal gear is an awesome game. awesome story and really said something to me. same with bioshock. i think some game dev's are not "in it" only for the money.
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