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Bad Player wrote:
Rubia Ryu the Royal wrote:
Not to beat this dead horse again, but never say Athena can be replaced by Trucy.
So what else would Trucy do should she have remained as the main assistant? Rather, what could she do to add to the game that wasn't already done in AJ? These are questions that are first brought up when developing a game, as they should be.
The same thing Maya did in GS2/3, or Kay did in GK2 8D
And then Apollo gets to question his life up to now.
But really, Maya also had Pearly to chat with, so GS2/3 weren't so repetitive (not to mention, GK3 wasn't only with Nick). In GK2, though, Kay was just around because she wanted to be, and Gumshoe actually had much less of a role, albeit was still very important.
In fact, if we want to draw more parallels, we can draw a loose one with Gumshoe's role in GK2 to Apollo's role in this game. Shafted, but still very relevant.
Eh, I don't have a great answer, but if GS5 was AJ2 and continued the Gramarye plotline, Trucy would've easily had the plot relevance needed to be included.
Oh, geez. It's not about those magicians, it's about Apollo's history and his relation to his profession. That's what he needs most at this point. (Heck, if his dad was actually brought back to life somehow, he wouldn't be part of the troupe either.) And that probably means Trucy still wouldn't get that much out of it until the end or something if Thalassa ever considers stopping by again.
This is what I was talking about regarding how GS6 will be like GS3.
Also, people were talking about how Polly wouldn't really be a 'senior' to Trucy in the same way as Athena, especially since Trucy seemed to be better than Polly in AJ, but... I don't buy that. First, with the Gramarye plot, Polly could become a 'senior' to Trucy in a brother-sister relationship. And second, while Trucy may have helped Polly a ton in AJ, in GS5 Polly could've been shown as more competent than Trucy, which would've helped show a change and growth in his character as he gained experience from GS4 to GS5.
No, she's not a "senior" to him in any way except regarding how long she's been there. She's not a junior to Apollo either - at least, not yet. As far as they are concerned, they are friends and associates on equal levels, not brother or sister. There is a timing with this.
In fact, if Athena was introduced as a junior to Trucy, not as a lawyer but as a psychologist-in-training ('cause they're all in-training until they hit 22, AA rule of thumb), her role as an assistant will still be crucial to the game's story, but she won't be taking any cases herself, giving Apollo a little more room to muster up some rep against Blacky and Taka (unless Nick takes that case instead and the entire Themis Academy tapes the trial because the guy is a star). Heck, she or Trucy could be the secret weapon that help Apollo by holding back Taka from... no, wait, scratch that. Taka can't be stopped unless he wants to. Welp, with Perceive on hold, what to do? Mood Matrix.
No matter what, Athena will be staying. Or should I say, Widget will be staying. It seems to me that poor Trucy doesn't have much to do, then. (But I would have liked to see her free the hostages herself. Trucy Wright, Master Magician, at your service! Whee, sleight of hand and stuff.)
Talking about Trucy as a potential assistant with new stuff...
How about a 'double perceive' feature? Where a villain has two separate tells and you need to watch for both at the same time? Or perhaps Apollo questions someone and watches them for a tell while Trucy attempts to spot a tell from an accomplice in the gallery?
Ooh, I like that second one, but it seems more of a plot point than an actual game mechanic. Not very often are crimes set up with accomplices.
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