@starbreaker It might be dramatic of me to say FF4 was "life-changing," but I distinctly remember playing that game and knowing I was hooked on the genre for life. Though if I'm completely honest, 6 is probably the one that really locked me in.
Your stories sounds awesome too - I'm looking forward to seeing your work!
@jackleveledup The reason FFIV grabbed me was that Cecil Harvey possessed a certain complexity that TBH is lacking in most JRPG protagonists.
For those who never played, we meet Cecil Harvey as he and the army he commands flies home after committing a war crime; they attacked and pillaged a peaceful community of magicians, and Cecil has doubts about whether they were right to do so.
For having questioned his king, Cecil is stripped of his position as captain of the Red Wings and given what was meant to be a suicide mission but only serves to further stain his hands with innocent blood as he unwittingly destroys a village of summoners.
This is pretty much the first hour of a game that came out in 1991, and it features a profoundly flawed protagonist seeking atonement. It was pretty damn heavy at the time.
PS: More FFIV goodness at https://legendsoflocalization.com/final-fantasy-iv/
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> Your stories sounds awesome too - I'm looking forward to seeing your work!
If you're really interested, there's info about my STARBREAKER project on my website.
BTW, I do my own website, and have learned a few things in the process, so I might be able to help you.
@jackleveledup Hey! I love JRPGs! (though I spend most of my time on school and right now) As a child my favorite game was #Earthbound and I would break my heart over and over playing #Mother3. Nowadays I stick to #Falcom's games. I love the #Trails / #Kiseki series. If you want, I can rant at you about it. 😉 I wanna know what games we have in common!
@lapis Hard to go wrong with Falcom! I've played a handful of Ys games and the English Cold Steel games so far, and have been looking for the right time to play the Sky trilogy. It's been a busy year for me but I'm hoping sometime soonish I can get started on that!
@jackleveledup We're all around you... (Half of us are degenerates who are probably muted on MastSoc, but anyway.)
@grainloom Appreciate the advice. I have to imagine it's no small task to teach us scrubs that tags are not only okay, but *good* to use on this platform.
Hashtags are kinda dominated by capitalist interests on the largest social media platforms, and I have to imagine the aversion is a result of that association? Just my guess!
@jackleveledup yeah, probably. Some people seem to have this ingrained... thing, where they consider any more than ~3 tags, idk, attention whoring or something.
But we don't have full-text search and even if we did, that wouldn't be enough to group topics, so that leaves tags.
@jackleveledup Definitely. Really into the Gundam franchise, Mazinger, Getter, Gunbuster, Voltron, etc. I even build a bit of gunpla.
For JRPGs, too many to name, but... Dragon Quest III, Parasite Eve, the Jade Cocoon series, Mother 3, the Lunar series, FF IV, Live a Live, the Shin Megami Tensei games, and TWEWY were all really big games for me growing up.
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