myskaros wrote:Character development in a setting I care about is good. I just didn't care about any of the human characters, and I didn't care about their connection with the BRS universe. Unfortunately, they forced me to care if I wanted to know what was going on in the BRS world, which was not something I really appreciated.
To me, the human relationships in the anime were like a bad soap opera, with all the complicated connections between characters and semi-ridiculous setup. The OVA only had a few characters, so it was able to focus on Matou's and Yomi's relationship, whereas the anime had some ridiculous drama with the inclusion of Kagari, Saya, and Yuu/Strength's mindfuck relationships. There's nothing wrong with the drama, I'm just not a fan, therefore I didn't enjoy the anime as much.
It probably does have at least a little to do with watching order. Since I saw the OVA first, I was expecting something closer to the OVA. All the additional elements in the anime didn't add anything for my viewing pleasure, so it ranked lower. If you saw the anime first and liked it, the OVA must have seemed pretty barebones. /shrug
I think for myself it probably wouldn't have mattered much if I watched the OVA first or not. Since I'm not all that into 'action' anyway. And yeah, the anime is full of MUCH more drama, but I like drama
One thing though, the OVA's end was pretty inconclusive and just pretty much hinted at a forever cycle. That's probably another thing that made the OVA not as interesting.
Either way, this game has nothing to do with either of those. Just everyone remember that going in. It's only borrowing BRS' design. That's really it. And I mean specifically Blackrock Shooter. All the other characters are original and there's no Mato.