of all, let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Rekka
Alexiel and I currently live in Yokohama, Japan. I have been living
in Japan since 2005, mostly in the Nagoya area. I just moved to
Eastern Japan last year. I'm an avid RPG gamer who is always on
the look-out for unique stories in games. I tend to avoid the
mainstream, hyped-up titles. I love music, animation, and collecting
animation artwork. Should anyone need to contact me, please E-mail
me at the following...
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My Introduction to the Game
While rummaging around the various RPGs available for direct download
via the PSN, I tried out this new game by JRPG. I downloaded the
trial version and quickly got sucked into the story and the interesting
characters. The trial version ended quite abruptly, which left
me running my butt down to the nearest convenient store to purchase
a pre-paid card for PSN credits in order to download the full
version of this game. I could not be happier.
I am not all that familiar with games by JRPG. I purchased another
PSP game by them last year to play on the flight to and from Japan
for Christmas, but I never got very far in it...and ended up selling
it at Book Off for extra cash. I don't even remember the name
of it... But this game--something about it really struck me. As
you can tell with the extra effort it takes to set up a Web site,
I've really grown to love this game. :)
Although JRPG / imageepoch is a relatively small company, the
game itself does not suffer one bit from this superficial stigma.
One area, specifically, is the music. The number of sheer epic
musical pieces in this game is astounding. One would think that
such an unknown company would not be able to afford to have an
excellent score made for their games, but this one is worthy of
the excellent rank.
Of course, that could be saying
too much high praise. lol For many, many years I thought a excellent
game would enevitably make me cry. I don't typically cry for any
reason, but if a story is really good or if I felt a strong attachment
to any character, it could happen. In the past the only 3 RPGs
that made me cry were... Xenogears/Xenosaga, Baten Kaitos, and
Shadow Hearts 1 & 2 (ugh, that ending theme "Getsurenka"
from SH2...gets me EVERY TIME!!!).
But now, either I have become
a major softy or the story in games these days have gotten better,
I seem to be crying much more over them. lol I sobbed several
times during this game. I think the first was at the end of Farel's
chapter and then multiple times throughout Lars' chapter, most
especially the scenes that dealt with Farel/Ema (I let Farel choose
Ema the first time around). At one point, I was playing for several
hours and was starting to get tired, so I put my forehead down
on a table with the PSP under it. During the said emotional scene,
a couple tears actually fell on the PSP beneith. lol Lame, right?
But I seriously enjoyed playing this game, even if it makes me
Anyway, thanks for checking out
my first fan site for anything in YEARS! It feels really nice
to put all of this together, from scanning images, editing photos,
and encoding the Web site...! It may be frustrating at times,
but it is fun.
Please feel free to E-mail me
about anything regarding the game or this Web site. :D