A few weeks ago I put morose fingers to keys and compiled a list of my most tear-jerking video game moments. This week I am in an exceptionally pleasant mood and would like to focus on the happy, sappy and snappy moments that made me go “awww” with gooey happiness. Please, please, pretty please feel free to add your own. Share the love.
1. Vivi and the Black Mages
This was always a bittersweet plot thread for me. I spent my first FFIX playthrough in utter terror that Vivi was going to “stop moving”. However, that aside, I found it so sweet and so endearing to see the goofy little guy find a place to belong, people to relate with and be familial with.
2. Magus’ Identity
Okay, so this subplot may have struck a chord because I’m a softie for handsome baddies with longer silver/blue hair, but … I melt every time I see Magus reveal his true identity and true motives. I never do have the heart to refuse him from my party. It’s so sappy to see him make friends!
In general, Grandia makes me extremely happy. Every time Justin crosses new boundaries, I feel as excited and nervous as a kid at Christmas. Or an adventurer exploring brand new lands, in this case. Whether it be crossing the ocean or climbing over the wall at the End of the World, I shared in Justin’s excitement when he would do what everyone else thought was impossible.
They just make me happy, dood. How can Prinnies not make you happy? They’re Prinnies, dood.
Okilly dokilly, Lusi-sprites. Back to work time for me. (uh, WTT blog timeslot. PST?) Sorry again for phoning this one in from the office.