3:11 PM GMT
RPG: Random Post of Gladness
So i’m playing this RPG game,
because I completely adore RPG games,
the levelling up,
the journey you take with the characters as you raise them as your own,
the freedom of choice,
the combat systems,
the lush cinematics….
*ahem* i’m gushing…
where was I? Oh…I’m playing this game and i’m getting a little down in the dumps because it’s one of those RPG titles where you actually have more characters in your party than available slots for in-battle line-ups. To be a little more specific in this case, 4 characters to 3 slots. It makes me sad because i’m trying to develop all my characters pretty equally and don’t like leaving one out.
Then I realise that the main female protagonist has a pretty poor Light Special Attack (that’s right - they have different special moves in the light and in the shade…like I said; this game is freaking awesome). Her move consists of ranged healing powers. This would be useful if I didn’t already have a plentiful supply of healing vials, and she has yet to level up far enough to learn a Light Special with a focus on attack.
This leaves me feeling kinda bummed out because, well, she’s the main female in the storyline and isn’t repping as well as her male counterparts in the badmutha moves department.
Then I enter a cutscene and something happens. Guess who joins my party?
Meet Viola - She has moves that are beyond awesome in every way, effect and animation alike, and that’s before you even get past their names:
Light: Sacred Strike
Dark: Bone Crumble
The icing on this beautiful Japanese-crafted cake?
Viola wields a bow and arrow.
Yeah, you heard me, fellow archery lovers.
I’d even bet money that she’d take Katniss to the cleaners.
I think I pee’d a little the first time I fought with her in the line-up.
I kid, before you hit that unfollow button.
My heart is a very warm and fuzzy place to be right now, folks.
I do love you so, Eternal Sonata, you lovely thing, you.