For those of you who haven't heard about it, Live-a-Live is an old SNES RPG that was never released outside of Japan, but has somewhat of a cult following in the US. It's pretty much a seven-in-one RPG pack, with a secret chapter after you complete the first seven, and then a final chapter where the first eight converge into one storyline. I just thought I'd post some of my thoughts on it.
WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!
-Where did O-Di-O come from? Was he a transformation of the Kuu tribe chief, or did he actually kill him? Or was it something completely different?
-What exactly was the purpose of the ceremony where Beru was supposed to be sacrificed?
-Why is Pogo so cruel to his supposed "friend," Gori?
-What exactly is a "Gigigaga Waka?" A "Beast Kaburi?" A "Busubusu Stick?"
-Where did Iwama come from? Is he Ode's pet, or some sort of giant ancient fish spirit who chooses to live in a castle moat, or what?
-Is there any way to give that merchant in the dungeon a drink?
-What is the purpose of that jar that asks you for Koban?
-Why does CircleTrap react so violently to mice?
-...SurprisedGuy? What kind of name is that for a piece of leg armor?
-What exactly do the Coal Tar and Horse **** traps do? They aren't shown during the ambush of the Crazy Bunch, but they work as traps, and they do seem to eliminate gang members.
-Were all of the Crazy Bunch created from the anger and hatred of the defeated 7th Cavalry, or just Dio? If it was the latter, then where did he recruit the others?
-Why is Odie so big compared to Masaru? I don't mean in battle, it's pretty much a given that enemy's battle avatars are bigger than those for allies in this game. I mean, his out-of-battle sprite is twice the height of Masaru's sprite.
-This is the only chapter with no Watanabe incarnation.
NEAR FUTURE CHAPTER
-I know that taiyaki is a fish-shaped pastry, but is it fish-flavored?
-Where do the Crusaders get their robots?
-Is there any point to watching the wrestling match on TV at Chibikko House?
-Before becoming a robot, Taro was a "red-eared tortoise." Kind of odd, seeing as tortoises- like all reptiles- don't have ears, of any color.
SCIENCE FICTION CHAPTER
-The references with Kirk and Darth were pretty obvious, but are the names Huey and Rachel references to anything?
-Has anyone noticed that after you beat MotherCOM, the name of the computer changes from "OD-10" to "OD-01?"
-A woman in Lucretia during Orsted's send-off mentions that her sisters live in Familia. All right, but Familia has a total population of four, and only one woman.
-Who names their child Hash or Uranus?
-All of Straybow's "Paper foo" spells were actually supposed to be "Purple foo." Makes more sense with his other spell names having colors in them.
-IMO, Straybow is one of this game's few bishonen, along with Zaki, Oboromaru, Ryouma, Akira, and arguably Orsted.
-Akira knows what a battery is, but Masaru doesn't? Kind of strange, seeing as I'm from roughly the same time frame as Masaru, and I know what a battery is. But then, batteries might have changed somewhat between Masaru's and Akira's times.
-Has anyone else noticed that when enemies are hit with elemental spells, they glow with a different color depending on the element of the spell?
-The only female PCs in the game are Beru and Lei.
Well, that's it for now. I will definitely get HP chapter 9 up tomorrow or Saturday. Over and out.