It’s been about 18 years after it first came out and I’m pleased to report that it’s still good. This has been my first actual full playthrough, as when it first came out I was always watching my older sister play it, so the soundtrack and imagery is deeply intertwined with my childhood.
(Also. hey. pssst. If you don’t know about em, Piano Collections and Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec are super good).
Despite my memories of Squall being kind of a huge dork, it turns out having now gone through adolescence and several years of depression - he’s actually an extremely relatable huge dork. A lot of the character interactions are even more charming than I remember. Some of the more touching moments of the game retain their punch even though I decided to rename Squall and Rinoa Pikachu and Meowth this run.
It is a very pretty game. IMO.
Anyway thanks for reading this shoddily put together post about the video game I like, I would like to read your posts, too. It’s suddenly 3.30AM and I think I could probably have Blue Fields on in the background forever.