Backer Feedback/Discussion #3
Welcome back everyone!
Before we get into a discussion, we would like for you all to know that our graphics production has been going great! We WILL have screenshots for you next week! We are currently polishing up the graphics that have been made so that they can be shown at their intended detail.
For this week's discussion/feedback, we wanted to ask you a very personal question.
Has an RPG game ever made you cry?
I actually look for games with very emotional and involving story lines to play. I find that if a video game, or other media, can evoke enough emotion to move someone to tears, then they have succeeded in whatever they were doing!
I'll go first.
There have been many times in my time playing video games where I have been moved to tears or otherwise emotionally struck. Most recent examples include the ending to Zelda Skyward Sword and the first few hours of Xenoblade Chronicles. Both of those games had excellent music and dialogue to accompany those scenes and it really created a wonderful viewing experience.
Of all the RPG games I have played though, one stands out as the most emotionally moving game, Lost Odyssey. I believe that everyone whom has had the pleasure of playing this masterpiece knows exactly which scene I am referring to. Of course, I will not include spoilers, but there is a scene that happens around Ten hours into the game which is the most intense, depressing, yet hauntingly beautiful scene that I have ever witnessed. From that point on I knew I was in for a ride, and Lost Odyssey certainly delivered!
So what about you? Care to share any personal stories? We would love to hear them!
Moving on to our second question, what do you think about love stories in an RPG game? Do they have their place? Do you often find them cheesy, forced, or otherwise lame?
I am often a sucker for a game with a love story. There are some that I really loved like Tidus and Yuna, Kaim and Sarah, and even Emil and Marta! But I do find that many RPG games are plagued with terrible love stories. These are often found in games with stereotypical characters and cheesy dialogue.
Knowing your input of this will greatly help us in how we write some of our characters. Obviously we will hide all the details so as not to spoil anything ;)
We will have a nice update for you next week which include screenshots (Finally!) and new music! We would have shown you some graphics this week, but decided to add in a little more polish just for good measure.
See you all then!