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Phoenix 943th Post
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| "Re(3):Favorite Love Story" , posted Wed 15 Feb 05:39:|
I whole heartedly echo the sentiments on both Lunar games. Though I have a special spot for Lunar 1, I admit the secret epilogue in Lunar 2 really strengthened its love story and made it more memorable. Thanks for reminding me about the effort it took to bring Heero and Lucia together. I guess it's all about not giving up when the going gets tough and fighting until the end for the one you love.
I feel like Lunar's love story is something so innocent and special that people nowadays might feel like it's too idealistic or unrealistic or even childish. But perhaps it's we who have become too jaded... As much as I love modern realistic western RPGs like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Witcher, Skyrim etc., the love relationships in them tend to feel more like opportunities to get laid than true love. Which is actually quite sad.
I think this is one of the reasons why I have a special place in my heart for old JRPGs... Even modern JRPGs seem to have replaced some of that genuine romance of the good old days for...well...superficial fashion shows. To this day, couples like Locke and Rachael (FF6), Justin and Feena (Grandia) etc. hold a special place in my heart for a reason...
Perhaps, it's true that games reflect the society that plays them. If so, then I can't help but feel that we have forgotten something special along the way... Namely, true love. Thanks for reminding me about this on V-day.
Hehe, I guess I still haven't chosen my favorite love story... I choose Justin and Feena. Nothing too special about their story per say...but they go through so much and stay together through the thick and thin. I think that, in the end, that's what life and love is all about.
[this message was edited by Phoenix on Wed 15 Feb 06:09]