So for this project I had trouble initially coming up with a story to really talk about. I knew I didn’t want to just do something like an Aesop Fable as that would feel too simple and easy honestly and I just wouldn’t be that passionate about it. But when Mel told us that we could tell a story about a game or movie or some kind of experience that we had with said game or movie, I knew immediately what I wanted to talk about especially with my love of analyzing the media I engage with and discussing that love with other people.
So I picked to tell a “story” of sorts about a wonderful game for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 called Nier. (To be honest this is more me telling you of my experiences with the game and breaking down what I feel about its themes and what not in about 5 minutes.)
Nier to me is a sort of unappreciated masterpiece. It’s the type of experience that comes around every once in a while in every medium. Something that comes off as special and that the creator involved (in this case Yoko Taro, who by the way could be a whole case study in his own right in my honest opinion and highly recommend watching any interviews he has done within the past 3 years). Almost as if the creator really had true heart and a true vision about their work even if they didn’t have the full on budget to get every part of it they wanted to across.
In a way it’s fairly inspiring as someone who wants to create meaningful art and that even if something isn’t the most polished product, or makes a ton of money, it could still resonate with people and become beloved in that way and I hope to be able to hit at least that with some kind of audience someday (though money and success along with those is always very nice too).
Sounds Used: sword-01.wav: https://freesound.org/people/audione/sounds/52458/
Book, Flipping Through Pages, A.wav: https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/416179/
Music (Shadowlord’s Castle Memory, Shadowlord, The Lost Forest, and Ashes of Dreams New) and dialogue used are from Nier which is owned by Square Enix.