Video games are something I've loved for a long time––probably ever since I was a young kid playing DOS games on the PC and other games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. While nowadays I much prefer playing console games they are all still important to me. Here you'll find shrines to some of my other favorite video game subjects which fall under a different title. Check them out below.
Aetherial ♣ Y'shtola
"It is as Louisoix foretold... The coming of chaos has rendered the laws of nature mutable, blurring the boundary between the material and aetherial planes... Little now stands between us and the primals. But they're not here yet."
I never thought I'd see the day where I'd shrine a Final Fantasy character, especially considering I cannot for the life of me get into the series, even if I have played the odd game. Still, here we are. Y'shtola is easily one of my favorite characters in XIV, and out of all my favorites she was the only one which I made the effort to build a shrine for. While much of this shrine is still under construction I'm hoping to finish her soon. I'm not sure when but I have an end of expansion lull so I should take advantage of that while I can!
Radiant Dawn ♣ Yrel
"We cannot allow the Warsong to continue to nip at our heels. We cannot allow the ogres of Highmaul to regain the glory of their lost empire. We must protect our own and bring justice to Nagrand before it brings ruin upon us."
For the longest time I knew I wanted to shrine a character from World of Warcraft, but I struggled with who to shrine. The game is filled with so many deep characters, and so much of their backgrounds can only be found outside of the game or in game content that no longer exists. When I met Yrel that was it. Something about her grabbed onto me and wouldn't let go, no matter how much I tried to shake her off. Since questing alongside her and watching her grow she has only become even more incredible to me.
Precious Memories ♣ Rune Factory
"Let's go on an adventure together, riding the wind, and carving our path forward into the future! Past, present, and future will all merge into one single story. Let's go on an adventure together as travelers of the wind!"
The idea for this site was a suggestion from a friend and one I was completely on board with. Anyone who knows me knows how crazy obsessed I am with this game, and it's all my sister's fault for it as she randomly let me borrow it one day (that was a big mistake). I've played other Rune Factory games in the past, but Rune Factory 4 is the only one where I didn't get bored of it really fast. Instead, the complete opposite happened and now it's one of my most played games and one of my favorite games ever.
Transformation ♣ Shiki Misaki
"I keep trying to sound brave, saying we need to win the Game, but I’m scared of getting a second chance! What if it’s like the Reaper said? I don’t want to come back to life if it means being jealous of Eri all the time."
Shiki was a character I never expected myself to like as much as I do. When I learned the truth about her I found her to be someone I could easily identify with, and someone I could relate to. Because of that I wanted to make a shrine to her. While I struggled with the shrine I was able to open the site when I adopted her fanlisting. Unfortunately the shrine was only partially completed when the site went online and remained that way for too many years. Thank goodness for random spurts of inspiration.