Ok, I know the topic may be confusing abit... but I will try to explain, I was walking outside today at work. I felt the cool yet relaxing fall air, Nice outside, abit moist, chilly and just like any other weather or season feeling outside, it reminds me of a time when I played a RPG in similar settings.
Seems that certain weather and season effects just do that to me.. puts me in a mood to play a certain RPG, or remember a time when I played one. (This may be different to you, you may remember a different game, like around Winter, you may have LOVED to play Madden or something)
Well for me, around this fall season. I always am reminded of Lunar 1 and 2, always had them around the fall and winter seasons. Going home and remembering how relaxed I felt when I loaded it up and played.
Winter /fall time or so, I also played Vay which was a great RPG. As well as FF7, back when the cold crisp air was there, you were able to snuggle into a blanket and play with some warm cocca around. Just trying to beat the next boss.
Fall /winter Season, warm, sometimes cold, crisp, yet relaxing, I played alot of things here. Suikoden 1-3, seems I always played that series around this time.
Springtime, Popful mail when I played with my friends, also played games like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV.
Summertime, warm, hot outside, I never could get into the mood TOO Much for RPGs.. no matter what I tried. Which would explain my twitchiness on why I cant get into a RPG right now.. sigh. But with this new fall coming in.. Im starting to get into a serious RPG mood.. right now playing Phantasy Star Online. Just guess I couldnt focus. Around this time, I play various games. Not so much RPGs. Just anything to keep me busy.
I guess you could say I love RPGs like people do books. People love to read books outside, where they can feel stimulated to read (Or in some cases even write one), Where people feel the most inspired, creative and so on. For me, I guess it is around the whole Fall Winter area, between them. Not so much the springtime or summertime. I love to play the games, its like reading a interactive story. I think that the seasons themselves put me in a mood to be inspired and wanting to read or play. Seems that way.. today I felt it very much so. Wonder what makes it that certain times of the year you get inspired to do things. Maybe it is easier to be inspired when its relaxing out and not hot or muggy or anything. That or maybe sis and I are just weird and like colder weather lol.
Its just hard to fully describe the feelings, but if I walk outside. I can tell you "Oh this weather reminds me of this game that I played around the same time period.. and I kinda feel like playing it again" Sometimes I do just that.. right now I am reliving Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. Just feel like it.. just relaxing to play.
Who knows.. I am just weird I guess, Ztype said the same in IM lol. But still.. if your a artist, a writer, a book reader, maybe you understand what I mean, when you feel the most inspired or desire to do things or open your mind to imagination and so and when it feels the most fun to you.
Anyone have this kinda effect with their games? Or Book whatever. Just something weather/season related and your activities or desire?