hey bones, do you have a game that you know is corn on the cornball but you still love it to pieces? i just replayed the childhood classic tomb raider legend and discovered it's mine. it's got cheesy one-liners, absurd plot (they find out king arthur is REAL and he's under a roadside attraction in cornwall), and it's only serious for like, half a minute. anyways was just wondering if you had any similiar games you hold in the same regard lol. hope you have a nice day :-)
i cut my eyeteeth on the legend of dragoon back in the day- god help me i still have an enormous fic i wrote in high school floating around out there about some of the background characters
that i still kinda want to turn into a proper novel someday– but yeah, cornball heartfelt badly translated cheese is the name of the game.
because that’s all it needs?? really?? to make the cheese part of the heart and soul of the thing?? its earnestness, its willingness to commit itself to being emotional and forthright and brightly colored. stories like that don’t have time to be sheepish or cynical, they’re here to prove to you what CARING ABOUT SOMETHING!!! VERY LOUDLY!!! IS ALL ABOUT!!!!!
it’s a hard market to corner though, because you’ve got games that are optimistic but also very definitely cool, or games that are adorable that still carry a hell of a lot of weight– but at the end of the day you’ve got all those old jrpgs you played as a kid and hell, flower, probably.