|Chaos Wars, Avatar and Dreams
||[Jan. 19th, 2007|09:32 am]
Went back through the beginning of Chaos Wars last night, hoping to understand how the entire Shadow Hearts misunderstanding came to be. The significant parts are transcribed in a comment in the earlier post, in Japanese, and I now understand what happened.
Bad word choices + Uru for the win.
(BTW, in Japanese "Yuri" is named "Uru".)
Interestingly enough, Chaos Wars is not a straight line. From Radience Island there are two islands you unlock next and which is unlocked is either random or determined by some factor I haven't grasped yet. I'm sure someone out there has written a FAQ explaining it, but eh. Most games I play, I play without a strategy guide if I think it's even remotely feasible. Usually I'll give in and use one for late sidequests and frustrating bits, but at that point I'm not as desperate to avoid spoilers.
Watched the first episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, which definitely has some anime-like bits, but is overall American animation. It was all right. Worth another few episodes, at least.
Had a very strange dream last night, which had overtones of Gradius crossed with Resident Evil, crossed with something entirely unrelated. Unfortunately, no matter how I poke at it, I don't think it's story worthy. The best thing I can get out of it is themes, likely, and the girl on the other side who was so cruel. I get the feeling that there were at least three dreams, but the first one I'm having trouble placing. I mainly remember a feeling of despair and a room in a dusty house or apartment. It could have been linked into the other dreams, but if it was, I don't understand the connection. Aside from that, there was another dream or section that had to do with a girl getting a very strange pet. Story-worthy or not, I wrote the bits that stuck out in my mind down, because I don't want to forget them.