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This week, I bring you not only the Music Monday, but another batch of updates which are related to the pieces below. I’ve chosen these two by Hiroki Kikuta, because in spite their overall simplicity, they greatly enhance the emotional connection to the story.
I don’t know about you guys, but when I go to watch a film in the cinema, I stay right ’til the end of the credits while everyone else starts packing out like rats from a sinking ship, and there are several reasons I do this. Firstly, for the musical medley that I get to enjoy while I stretch away the agony of sitting cramped in a rather uncomfortable seat, not designed for people my height. Secondly, film-makers keep insisting on chucking little hidden scenes at the end of the credits. But thirdly, and most importantly, this is the moment we get to see the full list of people behind the scenes that put in hours of their life to create something marvellous.
Now with video games, excepting a rather select few that stray from the general pattern, the same thing happens: lovely ending music, hidden treats at the end, and the scroll of names… but you only get to see it if you complete the game! Now this is all very well when it comes to what you get out of your efforts, but what about all those people who poured their lives into making the game, and get missed by so many? Not everyone gets to see their names.
In honour to the true Heroes of Mana, we celebrate them here today. To those men and women who through sweat, blood and tears, created a handful of gems that are the games from the Seiken Densetsu series. We salute you, and bring your names to grace these pages, from the Director to the Tea-boy, you all played your part so we could play your games.
From here at Seikens, thank you for touching our lives, even though you didn’t think you would at the time.
Please find the Credits for FFA, SoM, SD3, SwoM and CoM under Staff Rolls in their respective sections. The rest of the games will follow when we get round to it (’cause there’s only so many endings I can sit through in two evenings… I keep getting stuck on Popoie gazing at the stars… yes, I did sit through all these…).
Also, if you find any mistakes or omissions, please contact me.