That honestly makes no bloody sense.
vampko wrote:And I think Gear's the face of the series
But, either way, it's just our opinions. I'm surprised you didn't like EN Gear, but ah well. For me, she was better than the JP one ~
The series is named "Neptune", based upon the story/stories surrounding the character "Neptune", it's her series. Gear got time in the spotlight, but Neptune is the sole reason for this series existence.
Neptune is the face of the series, because it's entirely based around her. Even in Mk2, it was still about her and the CPUs, moreso
If Gear was the face of the series, the game would be called "Chou Jigen Game Nepgear" not "Chou Jigen Game Neptune".
Admittedly, I liked her for a bit, but she's not the type of character that I prefer. >_>
! That's not always true. For example, in the Arc the Lad series Arc is only the protagonist in the first
game. In Arc the Lad II Elc is the protagonist and Arc is reduce to a playable character. In Arc the Lad III Alec is the protagonist and Arc just makes a short cameo. I mean you could argue that Arc is the "face of the series" too but that doesn't mean everything has to revolve around him as the lead character. Hell Donkey Kong was kidnapped in Donkey Kong Country 2 and 3 and they still kept the name "Donkey Kong
Oh boy, there's a lot of things out there with artifact titles, such as Baldur's Gate II having nothing to do with the city of Baldur's Gate, Alundra II never even mentions the titular protagonist of the first game, I could go on. Many of these games are continuations of previous stories or technically spin-offs just set in the same mythos.
Heck, even Final Fantasy is one, as it was called due to being the last game Square was likely to ever make due to going bankrupt, but it ended up a huge success and the name stayed, despite the very few recurring elements the games have.