Friday, November 25, 2011

Zelda Team Inspired by Farbrausch?

I've poured roughly 20 hours of my life into Zelda: Skyward Sword so far. It's definitely a good game. Best Zelda of all time, as IGN claims? ... We'll see. But one thing that I noticed immediately is the striking resemblance that Fi, the chick that's digitally embedded in Link's sword, has to Farbrausch's Candytron.

"Fi" of Zelda: Skyward Sword, 2011
If you're not familiar with the Demo Scene, you're probably wondering what I'm talking about. I'll be blogging more on this topic later, but the short version is:

Back in the 90's there were a bunch of bored hackers. Originally their computer talents were used for malice and/or entertainment purposes. But over time they began creating digital artwork known as demos. Groups were eventually formed and sanctioned events where they could compete were created.

Farbrausch is undoubtedly one of the best of these groups in history.
Candytron babe of Farbraush's demo, 2003

Ok, so we've seen the "digital hot chick" in video games before *cough - Cortana*, but aside from the physical comparison, there's the creepy vocoded voice and Fi is quite musical in nature. She likes to prance around striking poses that brought back these memories from 2003.

There's at least one difference, however. Fi wears clothes.

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