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Let us go see our son again... by Shade-Duelist Let us go see our son again... by Shade-Duelist
The most intense moment in my earlier gaming days was this: at the end of 'Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals', after Maxim has used all his energy to stop the island falling on Parcelyte, he's dying and sees his (already deceased) wife Selan standing at the stone he's destroyed, inviting him to come with her and see their son one last time. A powerful moment of love spanning beyond death - and, as if that wasn't tear-jerking enough, when they see their son Jeros, he smiles - as if he knows his mama and papa are right there with him!

This is my entry for :iconnintyfans: contest 'My most memorable Nintendo moment'. Because the best moments are always brought to you by Nintendo. Always.
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Kermitthefrog223456 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
Maxim: Now that we beat the game, you want to visit the Ancient Cave?
Selan: I'd love to!
Maxim: Alright...
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AgeofZero Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
technically, Nintendo PROVIDES the best moments. This moment was made by Natsume. Credit where credit is due, in my opinion.
But I agree, this was one of those defining moments in my childhood.
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Shade-Duelist Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
...Okay, in this case it's true. But the confusion comes from the fact Nintendo did publish it. So Natsume made it, but Nintendo brought this moment to us.

Also, sadly, this was one of the times a video game made me cry, but not the first one. That spot's reserved for Secret of Mana. It just was so sad...
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AgeofZero Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I don't count that in the way you counted it. If Natsume made the game, wrote the story, built it off the first one (which was done by Taito) with some help from NeverLand(?), then they should get the credit.
(I know Taito made Fortress of Doom. I know Natsume was involved with Rise of the Sinistrals. That's about it. XD)

Nintendo didn't make anything but the software. They weren't involved in the intricacies that make Lufia and Secret of Mana so beautiful. Sorry, I get kinda mad when credit is given to the wrong people.

Also, Secret of Mana is my favorite game ever, for all time.
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Shade-Duelist Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
But that's not what it's about. I say the most beautiful moments are brought to you by Nintendo, but I don't claim that everything's made by Nintendo. I am not giving the credit for Lufia (or Secret of Mana) to Nintendo when I know Taito/Natsume (or Square) made these games. But the point remains that those games, beautiful though they are, were made for the Super Nintendo and as such are made by Nintendo indirectly. But I honour your point of view, so I changed my art's description to say '...are brought to you by Nintendo.' instead of '...are made by Nintendo.'
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AgeofZero Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Ah, you didn't have to. I wasn't all THAT mad about it and I didn't mean to make you change it... Sorry. XD
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Falchion1984 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
In the DS remake, if you do a re-play, Iris intervenes in such a fashion that she dies instead of Maxim and Selan, who get to go home. I can't help but wonder how that will impact the canon if the other games in the series are remade.
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Shade-Duelist Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You mean it?! :wow: that'll change EVERYTHING, of course.
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Falchion1984 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
If I were in charge of remaking Lufia 1 (which would be bad, since I suck at math and, by extenstion, computer science and accounting) then I would make it so you could import save data from Curse of the Sinistrals. The default game would be where Maxim and Selan died whereas you could import save data where they came back alive. I also think Jeros should play a role since, logically, he is the hero's grandfather. He could, in both versions, train you. Also, perhaps, in the version where Maxim and Selan live, he can advise you on side quests. For instance, perhaps Maxim and Selan foresaw that the Sinistrals would return and took certain steps such as finding unique weapons and armor. After all, you have to be alive to do that. And, perhaps Jeros recalls clues about how to find them but, since he's quite elderly by this time, his recolection is incomplete. Perhaps Jeros' pesonality and dialouge could also be different depending on the version. Perhaps, in the default where Maxim and Selan are dead, he obviously doesn't recall much about them and, where the rest of the old team is concerned, won't talk about them much since he seems to blame them for his parents' deaths. And, in the alternate version where Maxim and Selan survive, he just won't shut up about the stories about his parents and their comrades in arms and can also teach you some advanced tricks he learned from Tia, Guy, Dekar and Artea. Well, if there are any more Lufia remakes, let's hope Nintendo shares my genius. Sorry about the spoiler back there but, if you want to know more, feel free to ask.
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Shade-Duelist Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, you have it all planned out... you should hire people who are better than you at computer science and accounting and market this, it'd be such a hit! :woohoo:

The ideas do sound nice... it'd definitely have an impact whether Maxim and Selan were still alive.

Or maybe, if a replay of Lufia 2 keeps our two heroes alive at the end, a replay of Lufia 1 gives you all those perks!

I share your hope that Nindendo shares your genius. Because it definitely is genius. :nod:
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Falchion1984 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Coolness, and thanks. I'm guessing ou haven't played the DS remake of Lufia II? It's perhaps not as good as the original but it has its charms. Some big differences, besides the alternate ending, are that Tia stays on after the wedding (she and Dekar get together) and Dekar rejoins you in time to accompany you to Doom Island.
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Shade-Duelist Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my, that's what I always hoped for, Tia and Dekar getting together - and here I thought they were one of those 'unlikely couples'... Now I need to get a DS! And Lufia II! (and, for good measure, the remake of Final Fantasy 6!)
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Falchion1984 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Is there a remake of FFVI? I've been hoping for one.
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Shade-Duelist Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, on GBA (Final Fantasy III Advance). That was a little mistake of mine - that's what I get for replying to y'all from my evening classes :giggle:
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