KingTubb I agree with the sentiment, but Pelican Town only has like 12 people. That’s too small a town for me.
esper What is your greatest regret in video games? (41:10)
I had an upsetting and maybe profound one in Disco Elysium. This anecdote is without my interpretation of what I did, but oh well. I failed to fulfill a sidequest. I didn’t try because it seemed numerically impossible. This was connected to a character that resonated with me maybe more than any other character. I just felt kinda sad and weird, and I eventually rolled the save back to try again and do that character justice. I suppose reverting to an earlier save isn’t necessarily a game sin, but I’ve been trying to change my own tendency to paper over any mistakes in a game. This felt like an incredibly appropriate game to try to accept all the wrong choices and missteps I made. I think I made the right call, but there were still weird feelings all around.
esper What is your most treasured video game possession? (08:23)
This is a bizarre question when approached from the in-game item interpretation. I’m sure the majority of people listening and in this forum have spent hours smashing our fingers into a certain challenge for the party boy lampshade hat or similar. However, once you get it, who cares. This is such a Zelda staple; you need a sword to go into this forest, and playing the game before you get the sword totally sucks. Then you get the sword. That moment is always great, but you doing treasure it, nor should you. One particularly obtuse Zelda and challenge example is getting the Hylian shield in Skyward Sword. You had to fight 11 bosses in a row, three of which were the stupid avocado monster. Having that shield didn’t significantly improve my experience with the game, but I still did it in the normal and hard mode playthroughs I did of that game. So it’s a weird compulsion.
I personally feel like any appreciation or value I have for an in game item vanishes immediately when I turn the game off. Maybe delving too deep into this is a little close to NFT territory. Oh well, I know the real answer is the Dead Cells soundtrack CD in my car.