June 11, 2007

MOK-KOS

I've been a fan of the Xenosaga series from the moment it was announced. Early rumors reported it as a spiritual sequel to Xenogears (one of my favorite games of all time). In some ways it turned out to be that sequel, but in the many ways necessary to make a financially successful game, it failed miserably.

In a severe over-reaction to complaints that the Episode 1 characters looked too "cartoony" by people (re: morons) in the US, the developers revamped the character designs to make them more realistic. One casualty of this change was the bonus figure included with the special edition release of Episode 2. Somebody didn't have their head screwed on straight when they approved the mold. The Japanese took to calling it " jashin MOK-KOS" for its almost demonic and ugly appearance.

The first I'd ever heard of MOK-KOS was seeing this Flash file linked from the now-defunct zenosaga.com forums. Every once in a while, MOK-KOS will make a cameo appearance in some little thing coming out of Japan. That Lucky Star crossover yesterday reminded me I still had this file. I always get a chuckle when I see it.

Posted in Videogames by: Will at 10:24 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 You might get a laugh out of this, then... worst Saber figure ever: 123pichosting.com/images/7754saber.gif

Posted by: Avatar at June 13, 2007 04:07 PM (dlP4b)

2 That is horrid. Was everything from the neck down as equally disturbing?

Posted by: Will at June 13, 2007 08:44 PM (olS40)

3 No, but only because the face was sooooo bad. It's quite terrible on any kind of conventional scale.

Posted by: Avatar at June 13, 2007 08:54 PM (dlP4b)

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