Tears to Tiara – 07

Everyone goes to Londinium to watch the tournament being held there.

Impressions:

Disclaimer: I don’t feel like pretending I don’t know what is going to happen, and writing a section without spoilers and then one with them, as I’ve played the game. This post will contain massive spoilers to the whole plot. If you don’t want to be spoiled, then don’t read on. I won’t spoil anything simply for the sake of spoiling it, no needless spoilers, but they will be there. Final warning.

They really seem to be deviating from the game with this episode, and where this episode seems to have things going. First off I don’t even know who the hell that general woman was in the end, but she appears to be in the scenes for next episode and is important, yet she’s not in the game at all. Not to mention the tournament is nowhere near the same. In the original game, everyone takes part in the tournament. They fight through enemies and eventually fight he mayor who turns out to e some monster and sues magic and such. It’s a big deal because then Arawn becomes mayor of the city and frees it from the empire. Now, that may still happen, they may still fight the mayor and such, but they ever watched Rathty and Octavia fight like that. Octavia never had this much of an introduction at all. In the game they just find Octavia already having gotten in a lot of trouble with her superiors because she didn’t respect them, which is shown in the series. However the big thing is when they meet her, Arawn plans to hire her, because if she goes back she’ll be killed as he knows they are stockpiling corpses. They haven’t even mentioned the stockpiling of corpses so the problem isn’t that they are changing minor events, they are changing the whole dynamic of the relationships between the characters and THAT really pisses me off.

I don’t mind so much that they change things; Llyr’s changes are fine because the circumstances in her being with Arawn turn out the same and so on. But both Octavia and Rathty have completely different character relationships now. There still seems to be a bond forming between Octavia and Morgan, which is important later, but the relationship between Octavia and Arawn seems to be devastating far too much from the course of where it is supposed to be.

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