Okay, so let me just start by saying that Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is one of my favorite games on the SNES, hell, one of my favorite games. Simple as that. I first rented it from a video store when I was quite the youngin', but I was never able to finish it in the week long rental time. A year or two later, the video store I got it from went out of business, and was selling all of their inventory for pretty cheap prices, so I bugged my parents to go and get it for me. They did and I have been, since then, in possession of one of my favorite games of all time. I mean...what's WRONG with it?
I mean, just look at that box art. Beautiful. One thing that caught me from the start is the different visual style. It wasn't the Mario that I was used to, but I was more intrigued than anything. The writing was great across the board. So many hilarious dialogues, even most of the minor NPC's will give you a chuckle or two, if you look around for them. The game is full of beautiful maps and worlds, great graphics for the SNES. But what really stood out for me was the music. Out of any game I played as a child, I remembered this music more than any.
The Forest Theme...oh man. The Forest Theme. If you are nostalgia-ing as much as I am right now, you understand what I'm getting at. The music is goddamned beautiful. I could very well fill up this entire post with different pieces of music from the game. My general conscience is telling me no...but...
So intense. Like really. I find myself dancing to the boss fights...heh.
You can have these songs too. Just because they're equally beautiful. I hope I'm not the only one who tears up when they hear the Sad Song. It's...Sad.
I haven't even gotten to gameplay yet.
Gameplay works as your simple RPG, but with each characters having their own special abilities. GENO WHIRL. 'Nuff said.
There are plenty of things that you can do in this game, from composing music to Yoshi racing. Not to mention all the secrets, which I'll leave for you to figure out on your own, if you haven't already.
Well, I could honestly talk about this game for hours upon hours, rave about how amazing it is, and have a big ole Nostalgia Party...but...I'm gonna leave it here. Thoughts? Opinions? You cried too with the Sad Song? I'd love to hear them.