Adrenaline was pumping through me as I selected my moves. Once my four characters were ready I put the controller down on my desk and let the game play out. The only thing that was riding on the mix that my choices and the random number generator would soon decide was some of my time. Something that I am coming to value more with each passing day, which is entirely what made Final Fantasy 3's final dungeon so intense. Of course, I would have liked to have a little bit more security so I would have have to repeat the game if I failed, but then again I was playing the game to play the game to begin with. So the whole "loss of time" is really just spending more time on the game only some of it does not "count" to what I save. What is the difference between replaying the game this year after playing it in 2002 and replaying that one segment twice today? The proximity really adds to the feeling.
Replaying is a weird thing because I tend to find I believe I remember more than I actually do. There are of course parts that come back to me as I experience them again. There are most definitely the parts that cannot really be experienced the same way twice. However the bulk of the games that I replay years later really seem to have pats that I enjoy yet just passed through my brain to be filled with some other memory along the way.
What does this mean for my non game memories? Are they "more cherish-able" because they are not games? Or will they fade just as easily? Rhetorical question, but something that simply replaying a game has put into my head.