The 30-Day Gamer Challenge – Day 14

The 7th Saga

A game that changed your opinion about something

For today’s entry, I was initially thinking along the lines of political or philosophical perspectives somehow influenced by some magnificently meaningful video game, and my brain was working overtime to figure out if such a thing has ever existed. After much thought, I’ve arrived at a far simpler solution: a game that changed my opinion about a genre.

The 7th Saga on the SNES was one of the first RPGs I actually managed to stick with and complete, and I absolutely fell in love with it. I’m fairly certain it’s what really sold me on the genre, after an early encounter (too young to appreciate, really) with Dragon Warrior left me sour on the monotonous, turn-based, limited-action experience that RPGs seemed to offer.

After running through the 60-plus-hour quest and experiencing the… saga… of the game’s seven playable characters, magic, weapons, towns, [way too strong] enemies, [kinda weak] storylines, etc., I began to try out and enjoy other RPGs, as well. I started to enjoy them very, very much, and still do, from time to time (when I’m not cursing their archaic design).

I did revisit the Dragon Warrior series, of course, and things turned out a bit differently when I did — RIP Dragon Lord. :-P

Day 14 = The 7th Saga
Day 13 = ANY Silent Hill game
Day 12 = Peggle
Day 11 = Demon’s Souls
Day 10 = Chrono Trigger
Day 9 = Shadow of the Colossus
Day 8 = Super Mario Bros. 3
Day 7 = Braid
Day 6 = Passage
Day 5 = Gears of War
Day 4 = Final Fantasy X
Day 3 = Animal Crossing
Day 2 = Too Human
Day 1 = Braid


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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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