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29 January 2011 @ 06:43 pm
Finished with Nausicaa  
I finished reading Nausicaa last night. The ending was a bit odd in comparison to the rest of it ("Killing is bad, except those guys. They all need to die so we can live." What?), but overall it was quite well done.

I also recently found the Japanese edition of the old NES RPG Crystalis, titled "Godslayer: Haruka no Tenkū no Sonata" ("Godslayer, Sonata of Distant Heaven"). It's even more based on Nausicaa than I remembered. I mean, I knew it had the direct homage in the poisonous fungal forest filled with insects, and the remnants of the old pre-destruction world who are working to save the new world from behind the scenes. But, for example, in Crystalis, the first little girl you talk to says, "Welcome to Leaf, the Village of Wind." In Godslayer, she says, "ここはかぜのたにのむら" ("This place is the Village of the Valley of the Wind") to you. That's a bit more direct. I wonder what other things I find as I go through the game?

The hilarious part is that the save system didn't work, so when I hit "Continue" I started from the beginning without going through the intro, so I never picked a name, so everyone is calling me "データーなし," which is pretty much the equivalent of saying, "Hello, [insert name here]." I giggle every time one of the NPCs addresses me.
 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: 安室 奈美恵 - Hide and Seek
 
 
 
q99q99 on January 30th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Nice to meet you, insert name here! :D
dorchadasdorchadas on January 30th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
It took a bit to click, so I was scratching my head trying to parse the first sentence it appeared it. Then I facepalmed when I figured it out. :p