Day 8: Favorite Character You Have Played
Day 7: Favorite Edition
Day 6: Favorite Deity
When I was growing up I'd spent a lot of summers at my Aunt and Uncles house and a lot of time breaking in the Sega Genesis they picked up at a yard sale. One of the games in the library was Phantasy Star III, Generations of Doom. I've often hear it is the most hated of classic Phantasy Star games but I'm always been baffled as to why. As a kid I loved it, playing the originally three today I still love it. Nothing quite beats an opening where you the young prince has his bride to be stolen by a racist dragon. The kidnapping mirrors history as you go on a quest to save her, find love and unravel the true story of your ancestors and lastly get married. When you finally do, you play as your kids, and then their kids. Generations of Doom.
Player gripes aside there were a few times where young and naive Rhys used his crazed and unexplained magical powers to save the day. My favorite was a particularly righteous trap that involved a rope that was greased down a slope tricking people into falling down. At the bottom of the barely scalable slope was a gelatinous cube that was slowly moving forward to gobble the party. Hacking away bit by bit Rhys held it off while most of the party tried to ascend to safety. When there was no more room to maneuver he blasted every last ounce of spellfire he had and created a hole big enough that he wouldn't be immediately swallowed! -He was eaten next turn- Fortunately, his companions returned the favor and slew the wicked jello.