This is a game I've been wanting to play in English for slightly more than half of my life now. It's strange as hell to wake up one day and check romhacking; something I rarely do anymore, and find this news posted front and center, mere minutes before my checking the page. I was (and still am, a little bit.) stunned. Jaw, meet floor. Patched the rom I downloaded in 1998 from some obscure, long-forgotten website. OML? Cherryroms? Emu2000.net? Plasticman? I don't remember which one; it might've even been one of those crappy geocities websites that came and went. Back when finding stuff to download was still challenging and rewarding. And painfully, painfully slow.
This brings the whole thing full circle; digging a lot of good and bad memories from that time period. That was the year I developed my first crush, got my computer taken away for looking at porn (ONE FREAKING TIME. This is by far the most irrational thing my parents ever did, happy to say.) almost failed the grade I skipped forward to...
Sorry. Getting hit hard with a nostalgia tsunami.
A couple days later; I'm actually a little bit scared to play it now. Am I ready to give up the mystery? Do I hold onto the memories of awkwardly navigating through menus I did not understand, making significant progress despite not know what I was doing or why? That palpable sense of adventure associated with doing so?
Yep. I think it's time. The remnants of my 13 year old self demand satisfaction.
Sincere thanks, to everyone involved with this project.
It might sound lame, but...If for only symbolic reasons, this is significant to me. Does my jaded heart a fair amount of good.