I decided to finally go back to the regular story again at long last. I considered going for an even 100 between pages, but they’re already messing up the timeline & I can’t always hit a specific page count on purpose. Better to stop an a nice place rather than risk it. I think I’m at a point where I can handle normal pages again. I’m sleeping enough that most of the time I can function for most of the day without hitting a wall where my body demands sleep. If it urns out I can’t handle things, or something else goes wrong I’ll figure it out. You guys have been more than forgiving with me so I’m not terribly worried about the future, state of the world not withstanding.
I finished Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth. Actually I finished it several days ago. It was really short. That was the only disappointing thing about it. I would have happily played hours and hours more of it. It’s so incredibly similar to Symphony Of The Night and that’s exactly my favorite type of this type game. As a fan of the series the story was bittersweet. An immortal being who associates with humans will always be parted from their friends as time marches on. Joining the new era of the stories via this game was a cool idea. Lodoss War was one of the first anime titles that was readily available in the ancient times before it was cool to like it. I really hope that if you’re in your late teens, or twenties, and a fan of anime and manga, that you’ll circle back to these tales by any means you can. I expect that almost everything is out of print at this point, but someone must have archived them someplace on the internet. I’m pretty sure I have at least one soundtrack CD on my shelf if not two. They were so crazy expensive back then. I don’t remember if I have a VHS or not. If I do I doubt I have the means to actually watch it. My guess is that most of my VHS tapes have deteriorated from lack of use. I only ever replaced a few with DVDs over time. I worry I won’t be able to see some of these things ever again as we move into the era of not actually owning anything. Honestly I’m glad I’ll likely be dead before humanity actually gets there completely. On some level it’s hypocritical of me to say that when I haven’t offered physical copies of my own work, but in my defense it’s very difficult and I’m a barely functional human on a good day.
In any case it was a lovely gift and I appreciated the time I had with it. I may revisit it at some point to see if I can unlock the alternate ending, but the conditions for doing so may be beyond my ability. The bullet hell mechanics are a bit fast for my old reflexes.
If you want to check out the game yourself it’s available on basically anything. I prefer physical but if that’s not a problem for you it would be easy to just wait for a nice sale and pick it up cheap from whatever eshop you prefer.
Anyway, I guess I’ll end off with my plea for support on patreon or subscribestar via the links above and wish you smooth sailing until we meet again.