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Bonsoir TAY, How's everyone doing? Tonight I want to talk about those games that make your eyes react as if you were cutting onions... ah yes some of you may claim"I don't cry!, It's just a little dust in my eyes" If you are one of those, then please pretend that you cry with the touching moments of gaming history, like when Kratos realizes he's been used by the Gods.
Done? Good! cause now we're getting serious. I really don't consider myself to be a super emotional person, I mean I can empathize with the characters and what's happening on the screen, but I rarely shed a tear. But there's always an exception to the rule, and well a few handful of games do make me look as if it's been raining on my face.
One of them is... *drumroll* Earthbound! And it shouldn't be a surprise, everyone around here knows how much I love that quirky and bizarre iteration of the modern world created by Shigesato Itoi. And the reason why I like Earthbound so much is how connected I feel to the game on a personal level, and how it makes me react to the events unfolding in the game, because behind all those funny one liners, bizarre enemies, and funny moments the game is pretty serious... to the point it stops telling the story of four kids trying to save the world, but your story instead.
And it does it in such a seamless and organic way... that most of us just won't notice the transition. It is truly a wonderful and unique experience. My personal recommendation is to experience the world of Earthbound at your own leisure...
I just simply love how the the can make you smile and on the next moment make you cry (much like the sequel... which for some strange reason was a selling point), it's such a bizarre combination of emotions.
And the more I think about it, the more I realize that it's all about how you resonate with the game. And for all this... I've always been thankful to Mr. Itoi, for simply doing something that no one else tried back when the game was released, cause even after all these years the game still feels fresh... and with every playthrough I discover something new about the game and myself.
Anyway... TAY I guess the real topic for tonight's GS is... have you ever felt a strong connection to any form of entertainment?
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