Comic 197 - Complaining about the Service.
9th Apr 2017, 5:03 PM
Complaining about the Service.
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Fan service is a tricky subject in games. I don't believe a game should be demonised for having it, or heck even based around it, but it can detract when overdone. Worst case to my mind, Soul Calibur IV. I still don't know what Cassandra was thinking with that outfit.

The Tomb Raider series went out of it's way to re-invent it's protagonist without an emphasis on sexual features though with it, she quickly became a magnet for disaster. I guess fan service acts a shielding system. Whether it's worth it or not is up to the individual.

Oh, and this script was actually written by my brother, Firebrand128.
Drackon edit delete
Meh. I find that if I don't like something​, I usually don't​ pay any attention to it. Sadly, that's not always possible.
User comments:
TheMario360 edit delete reply
The writer of Once Stung wrote this? The more you know I guess.
CidYoshi edit delete reply
I actually thought that was Roll talking with Lara. And then thought there were 2 Laras. Who is the dopleganger?

Fanservice... lets not lie people... we all like a bit of it here and there. The issue here is about how much, and what kind. I definetly dont want to see it over and over and it being suggestive.

The other problem comes from fans who are all about it. It makes other more important things be ignored in favor of seeing female assets.
Lemonado Girl edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
Yeah, I'm not a fan of overly fanservicey stuff. Like, I'm here for a game/show/whatever else, not to be shown as much of the female body as is deemed permissible.
Swagner edit delete reply
Why else would chainmail bikinis be so popular? Fanservice is better protection than inch-thick steel plating.
Drackon edit delete reply
Was that a reference to the Red Dragon Inn games?

EDIT: Also, liking the All Might picture. I'm guessing your a fan of anime?
Swagner edit delete reply
Not really a specific reference, more of a general-purpose observation.

Also, yes, very much a fan!
Guest522 edit delete reply
More like a reference to GURPS :Dc
Victor J Lazarus-056 edit delete reply
Victor J Lazarus-056
I like Fanservice, but when it takes away from the gameplay, then it's a problem.

Still, if not at the Meggy Memorial Hospital, then where did Lara get her Surgery? Sounds rather odd. Then again, she could have had it in another hospital.

Still, I wonder if the Star Fox Unit will make a return. I mean, aside from a one shot joke, we haven't seen them, and I've seen characters from obscure games make two appearances in some cases.

Especially Arch Janitor Roger Wilco. Would have never known he existed if not for this comic.
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
Probably the same place Dante from Devil May Cry turned from a 30-something badass into a 20ish emo brat.
Lazruth (Guest) edit delete reply
So, wait, if the Memorial doesn't offer that service, who does? I'm not kidding, I am legitimately curious about that now!
CidYoshi edit delete reply
For what it seems, the ACTUAL creators of the videogames do it. Who creayed Lara Croft's new game? Who did would be the responsable one.

This procedure is foil to the Moe train.
JacktheCat779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Fanservice doesn't bother me. I don't care how a female character looks as long as they are good character and or can be badass.
KDefinition (Guest) edit delete reply
*UP*. Blowing *UP* space pirates.

Please, god.
Guest522 edit delete reply
I dont get it. It says blowing up. It has always said "blowing up" there. Eurasia has always been our allies.
Umbreon-MegaAbsol edit delete reply
Where is doctor Kirlia? Is she still arguing with Tsareena?