I had an ask awhile back about my top 5 Path moments, and this was the top one. it’s actually probably one of my favourite experiences as a gamer. it was also made extra urgent and cool because while I was in a chase sequence, inside the Prison chasing Path were our other two players, the Endings Sidereal fighting multiple new baby Primordial souls, and the Eclipse Mercy fighting his own childhood sweetheart, the Moonshadow Abyssal who summoned the Prison. it was extremely high stakes and high energy and it will always feel like one of my favourite gaming moments:
Absolutely transcendent moment as Path, in his N/A level moonsilver armor designed to absorb the souls of dead animals, absorbs all the souls of Lethe from the massive hekatonkhire prison that had stolen them into the Labyrinth. He had just unlocked the greatest power of the suit, designed to mimic colocation, and with great effort, could step between realms of existence. He carried the souls, pursued by the Infinite Prison, from the Labyrinth to the Underworld, from the Underworld to Creation, from Creation to Yu-Shan, and from Yu-Shan to Lethe, where he gave them up again, populating the river with all the missing souls. The Prison immediately dissolved in the river, unmade by forgetting, and his moonsilver suit unravelled, overtaxed with the strain Path had placed on it. It became a moonsilver bridge, instead, bridging the twisted knot in the river Lethe that had resulted from Path and Rem redeeming deathlords and sending them off.
It was a super beautiful sequence, of my Lunar hero stepping between worlds cradling tens of thousands of potential lives, in the ultimate use of the artifact he’d had since the beginning of the game. We literally designed the suit before we designed the character (since originally it was just “let’s play Exalted: Metroid”), so getting to use it past its full potential and then lose it entirely in one scene was really weighty to me.
A thick fog rolled down between the lines of dun-coloured houses, and the opposing windows loomed like dark, shapeless blurs, through the heavy yellow wreaths. Our gas was lit, and shone on the white cloth, and glimmer of china and metal, for the table had not been cleared yet. Sherlock Holmes had been silent all the morning, dipping continuously into the advertisement columns of a succession of papers, until at last, having apparently given up his search, he had emerged in no very sweet temper to lecture me upon my literary shortcomings.
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
I'm sick, stuck in bed and bored af so let's talk some more if you're up for it. What was your favourite Promptis moment in game?
being sick sucks dude.
spoilers for the answer here.
my fave promptis moment is actually when noct’s alone/after he knocks prompto off the train. you can hear the pure, raw pain and regret, fear and concern there for prompto in his voice when he’s on the phone. and how doggedly he hunts for him from then on out. chapter 13 is noctis literally being tortured by mirages and illusions of prompto while he searches for him desperately and ardyn calls him his ‘heart’s desire’. honestly, how did the writers sit there and write that and expect us to actually accept their pitiful excuse for a romance between noct and luna?