Square, Square, Square.
So many years it took me to get over you. It took so long to even admit that I was in a one sided relationship with you. I found the strength though, the strength I needed to move past you. I left you behind after Final Fantasy 13. I came to terms with the fact that the last Final Fantasy I actually played through and beat was 10. It hurt to not beat 12 or 13. I had played you from 1 on. It wasn’t just Final Fantasy either. I would buy something just because it came from you. That’s some trust.
I left you behind because I felt deflated with your actions to me. It wasn’t that you couldn’t give me a stunning visual experience, because you could, but because I gave you so much of my time and dedication, and I did not get emotionally fulfilled. Do you know how empty I felt playing 12? How little I cared about Lightening? Honestly, she had the personality of a paper bag.
There were times, many times, that I wondered if I made the right choice leaving you behind. Hearing that Final Fantasy 13-2 was a good game, that it had value, you made me doubt myself again.
Now you did the only thing you could have that would have guaranteed that I would return to you. You gave me back 10.
Oh, Tidus, how annoying you are in the beginning, but how much I love you later on. Yuna, you beautiful soul, so selfless going towards something that you know won’t end well. Auron, you wonderful man on a mission. All of you, really. You gave me back the perfect game for me.
I think you did this to lure me back with your soft words and beautiful songs. It worked. I have now spent hours upon hours, happily grinding and lending money to some shady store operator. I just want to keep going, but not too fast, so I can take it all in and relive it again, but like Yuna, know it isn’t going to end well.
After I’m done maybe I will try 13 again.