this is all I know about the game
the protag of tales of zestiria looks like lu xun from dynasty warriors
”are you seriously wearing no makeup?” “thats why you look tired” “you let yourself go” “your hair looked prettier before you cut it” “your boobs and butt arent big enough” “wow your thighs” “are those scars” “you’d be prettier if-“
Admittedly, Reiji has a lot of issues and his inferiority complex can be quite tiring. He’s also a ginormous perfectionist and does not deal well with things outside of his control. So I can understand why people might not like him.
But seriously… Why don’t you try being ignored and passed over by your parents (the only people you really care about) for hundreds of years while your older brother gets all their love despite not giving a shit or putting forth any effort? People make it sound like Reiji’s just a “whiny bitch” for no reason but???? I’D SAY THAT’S A PRETTY DECENT REASON?????? If you don’t like Reiji’s character then whatever but saying that he’s some kind of emo jerk for no reason is???? ?_?????
And I dislike it the most when people say he doesn’t care about Yui just because his way of showing that he cares is different.
Wow how dare this douche patch up Yui’s wounds.
Getting the crap beaten out of him by Cordelia while trying to encourage Yui that she belongs and trying to save her—at the cost of throwing away all of his previous research related to his own goals—wow how selfish.
If you think Reiji doesn’t care, what’s your explanation for why his room’s such a mess (despite the fact that he’s a COMPLETE NEAT FREAK) while he’s trying to come up with a way to save Yui? Tornado?
And what kind of sick bastard saves a girl from drowning????
I MEAN REALLY. What, are you hung up on him not saying “I love you”? Does “I love you” really have to be said for it to be true?
Learn to read between the freaking lines, really. D:
totally the face
of someone who doesn’t care. That totally wasn’t desperation he showed at thinking he might lose her at all nope.
Also I’d like to add to the parents/family thing. You could arguably say that as of MB he isn’t completely ignored by Beatrix, but what attention he does get from her is still laced with the underlying message of ‘you need to support Shu’, and generally it seems like his family doesn’t even try to understand him at all, not even his own older brother. It’s one of the more realistic issue in the game because anyone who has a sibling, especially in a strict family, probably has that moment at one point or another in there life where they feel like they’re loved less than their sibling, that they’re only there to be ‘support’ for their sibling or your family only cares about you for that reason.
Yes, he’s petty. Yes, he’s an asshole. Yes, he’s filled with a lot of pride and envy. Yes, he could’ve gone about lashing out at his family in a different way. and yes, he’s an arrogant trolling prick. You could use all those reasons to dislike him, you don’t need to make up that he loves Yui any less than the others love her, giving him other reasons for his jealousy or just plain think of ways to demonize him further to be validated in hating him.
i preordered lightning returns and tales of symphonia today yay ; w;