( Shadow of the Colossus, spoilers )
If you've completed the game, you should probably read this
. Fanfiction, yes. But it works.Persona 4
AKA the game that ate my life until I realized I didn't even like most of the characters*, and I'm still uncertain about what I should think about the plot/narrative. Both the Good and True endings were ridiculously, teeth-rottingly cheesy, and many of the implications the game cast on gendered behaviour were uncomfortable at best. (Here
is a rant on the issue by someone much more eloquent than me.)(*pretty much the only characters I liked by the end were two very minor supporting characters and the main villain. The rest I had grown tired of. Especially you, Yousuke.)
On the other hand, the game had excellent dialogue, mostly excellent voice-acting (though no one could pronounce their name), and every technical decision from colours to sounds was just so fine and consistent and stylish
that it was a treat
to play. I could spend minutes just flipping the menu open and closed. Seriously.
In case you've happened to finish the game, I'd recommend this fic here
...should I ever meet the localization team, I'll offer them a free glass of whiskey, is all I'm saying.Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne/Lucifer's Call
Everything I ever could have wanted in a videogame!!, etc etc. Over halfway through the game, started not a week ago, oops. Possibly going to have nightmares over Aradia's first appearance. Also--
Mysterious old guy in a wheelchair: So I lost these candelabra that grant access to my labyrinth (of Amala
). Help in getting them back would be much appreciated!
Labyrinth (of Amala): *presents itself*
MC: Salvador Dali, WE MEET AT LAST
(Though the Second Kalpa reminded me of Silent Hill more than anything.)