My sincerest apologies for missing yesterday. I literally spent all... uhh... *finger counts* ... 4 hours of free time I had last night on homework, catching up on like... 3 classes-worth of work that I missed on one project. I ended up falling on my bed and crashing there on top of a stack of tracing paper, regular paper and pencils. I feel like shit today but that shouldn't stop me from posting anything today! Actually, it's kind of a bummer that I don't feel so hot and that I post something about...
Essentially, the saddest scene I've ever sat through in gaming was the end of Persona 4. No one died, no one betrayed the group... it was just... Persona 4 is of a rare breed. It's characters are painstakingly well-developed and the journey you go through together is a series of events that form a Loctite-solid bond. By the end of the game, you feel a connection to each and every one of them. They... they kind of end up being your friends. Not your character's friends, I... I literally mean your friends.
So when the end finally comes around, something hits you. It might be happiness, it might be sadness. For me, it was emptiness. I was kind of literally transplanting my own emotions into the game's world and was feeling every bit of what was happening. It's something special-- something I don't think I've shared with any other game.
Days of Gaming Recap!Feb 13th, 2011 - Day 1: Your Very First Videogame
Feb 14th, 2011 - Day 2: Your Favorite Character
Feb 15th, 2011 - Day 3: A Game That Is Underrated
Feb 16th, 2011 - Day 4: Your Guilty-Pleasure Game
Feb 17th, 2011 - Day 5: Game Character You Wish You Were
Feb 18th, 2011 - Day 6: Most Annoying Character
Feb 19th, 2011 - Day 7: Favorite Game Couple
Feb 20th, 2011 - Day 8: Best Soundtrack