Happy November! One more month and 2016 is over. Where has all the time gone? In the meantime, I’ve started my mini-autumn vacation. I’ll be off from work this upcoming week, and I’m also travelling out of town to Sokcho! Before I start packing for my mini-trip and spend time meeting friends, I’m here for another round of Timeless Thoughts, a monthly blog link-up run by Georgie and me. This month’s entry is hosted by me, so if you would like to participate, you’re more than welcome to join our link-up by submitting your entry with the link-up widget located at the end of this entry! This link-up is opened for two weeks, and your entry can be about anything you find unforgettable from your past or present! It can be an object, an event, a person — anything goes — and you can have more than one thing you miss. For this month, here’s what I’ve been missing lately!
For this month, I wanted to think back on the first few RPGs that I’ve played. I have to admit, it took me a while to even like and understand RPGs, but once I understood how the game actually worked, I became addicted to them. I haven’t played any lately, so maybe that’s why I miss them. I began to think about the ones below and how they impacted my gaming background. The three games below are quite memorable.
Phantasy Star IV
Phantasy Star IV was my first exposure to the RPG genre. My best friend had a Sega Genesis and this game. In fourth grade, on one of our many sleepovers, she showed me the game. I vividly remember four things: 1) I had no idea how this game was played 2) Rune and Wren were bloody hot 3) I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that Wren was an android and 4) Raja was green and I couldn’t fathom why he was green. Anyway, we only played this once or twice, but it was enough to make an impact on me, for when I was older, I returned to this game after I finally understood RPGs. I adore this game, but I haven’t beaten it yet (though I made it to the final boss, so I’m close!). Beaten or not, this game is a classic. It has great characters, an intriguing plot, and it ties in with Phantasy Star I and Phantasy Star II. I did enjoy the battle system, and I actually didn’t mind grinding with this game. One of these days I’ll have to actually beat it . . .
Super Mario RPG
A couple of years after I was introduced to Phantasy Star IV, I became a proud owner of the SNES, and my dad bought me Super Mario RPG. Unfortunately, I still hadn’t grasped the concept of RPGs, so needless to say, my attempts with this game were quite pathetic, haha! This game and I actually have a strange history. In my playthrough, I was doing okay in the first part, but when I left Mushroom Kingdom and went into the underground pipes, that whole area, with its dark ambience and creepy music, scared the beejeebus out of me. Let’s just say it took me a long time to get past that stage . . . I think it took me a good six months to attempt the game again. I was able to get pretty far into the game when I was older, but like Phantasy Star IV, I’ve yet to beat it. This game doesn’t rank very high with me, but this was the very first RPG I owned, so it has a tiny place in my heart, haha!
Lastly, Chrono Trigger is the RPG that made me a fan of RPGs. By the time I played this, I finally understood how RPGs worked, and I became addicted to this game. This uses time travelling as its plot, and with its great cast of characters, super fun battle system, and bloody awesome soundtrack, this game will forever be one of my favourites. My friends were the ones who introduced me to this game, and I’m thankful to them! They raved about the game and then lent me the SNES version for me to play. I almost didn’t get far in the game because when I time travelled to the future, that place really creeped me out in the game (it was just like that underground pipe in Super Mario RPG), but I persevered and actually even beat the game! Not once, but many, many times because this game has multiple endings! Thanks to my friends, I became a fan of RPGs and spent many hours playing them.
What RPGs were memorable to you? If not RPGs, what video games do you recall with fondness? Share with me in the comments!
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