Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Aeris' Death

Having a little tete-a-tete with Nadia Oxford over on gametheoryonline which you're welcome to follow. (I say 'follow', although such public discussions do tend to degrade or dissipate rapidly.)
For those who never experienced the death of Aeris in Final Fantasy VII, I've exhumed it from the youtube vaults for your emotive pleasure. It truly was a seminal inspiration and, to this day, remains one of only two gaming moments to 'manipulate' me to tears. I'd say that's a true accomplishment, and that the attainment of such a degree of emotional attachment is a noble and worthwhile pursuit, every bit as valid in games as in other media. However, others may disagree.

So take out those handkerchiefs and enjoy.

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