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* ''Lost Odyssey'' had its moments in the main story - primarily the death of [[spoiler: Kaim's daughter, moments after he's finally been reunited with her, after having believed her to be dead for 15 years]] - but it's in the sub-section ''The Dreams of a Thousand Years'' that the tears really start flowing. While having no impact on the actual game-flow or story, these tidbits of memory from Kaim's thousands years of life - watching people being born, grow up, and die, being happy or in despair, dying young or in ripe old age... with atmospheric music and artisticly-rendered background imagery, these simple, written tales don't just tug your heartstrings - they play them like a harp. Which is probably a good thing, since that's basically the ''only'' point of their existence.

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* ''Lost Odyssey'' had its moments in the main story - primarily the death of [[spoiler: Kaim's daughter, moments after he's finally been reunited with her, after having believed her to be dead for 15 years]] - but it's in the sub-section ''The Dreams of a Thousand Years'' that the tears really start flowing. While having no impact on the actual game-flow or story, these tidbits of memory from Kaim's thousands years of life - watching people being born, grow up, and die, being happy or in despair, dying young or in ripe old age... with atmospheric music and artisticly-rendered artistically-rendered background imagery, these simple, written tales don't just tug your heartstrings - they play them like a harp. Which is probably a good thing, since that's basically the ''only'' point of their existence.



** "Letters from a Weakling" deserves a mention: Kaim's friend Alex marries a woman named Myna and brings her to his home town, a small and insular village. Myna is of a different race and doesn't speak the language well; she tries, but no one in the village accepts her. The entire time, Myna writes to Kaim, lying about how happy she is - Alex intercepts the letters in order to read them and forges answers from Kaim telling Myna to stay strong and that he'll visit soon, while sending his own letters begging Kaim to visit. [[spoiler:A while after having a child, Myna completely breaks down. She writes one last letter to Kaim which Alex does not send on, and after receiving Alex's forged reply - once again telling her to "stay strong" - she hangs herself. Alex visits Kaim to tell him about Myna's death. Kaim beats the crap out of Alex, who confesses everything, admitting that he wanted Kaim to support Myna because he was too weak to do so himself. The story ends on a happy note: Alex resolves to make sure his son is accepted as Myna was not, and when Kaim visits the village generations later, Alex and Myna's descendants live there side by side with the other villagers. Still, it's one of the sadder stories.]]

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** "Letters from a Weakling" deserves a mention: Kaim's friend Alex marries a woman named Myna and brings her to his home town, hometown, a small and insular village. Myna is of a different race and doesn't speak the language well; she tries, but no one in the village accepts her. The entire time, Myna writes to Kaim, lying about how happy she is - Alex intercepts the letters in order to read them and forges answers from Kaim telling Myna to stay strong and that he'll visit soon, soon while sending his own letters begging Kaim to visit. [[spoiler:A while after having a child, Myna completely breaks down. She writes one last letter to Kaim which Alex does not send on, and after receiving Alex's forged reply - once again telling her to "stay strong" - she hangs herself. Alex visits Kaim to tell him about Myna's death. Kaim beats the crap out of Alex, who confesses everything, admitting that he wanted Kaim to support Myna because he was too weak to do so himself. The story ends on a happy note: Alex resolves to make sure his son is accepted as Myna was not, and when Kaim visits the village generations later, Alex and Myna's descendants live there side by side with the other villagers. Still, it's one of the sadder stories.]]


* ''LostOdyssey'' had its moments in the main story - primarily the death of [[spoiler: Kaim's daughter, moments after he's finally been reunited with her, after having believed her to be dead for 15 years]] - but it's in the sub-section ''The Dreams of a Thousand Years'' that the tears really start flowing. While having no impact on the actual game-flow or story, these tidbits of memory from Kaim's thousands years of life - watching people being born, grow up, and die, being happy or in despair, dying young or in ripe old age... with atmospheric music and artisticly-rendered background imagery, these simple, written tales don't just tug your heartstrings - they play them like a harp. Which is probably a good thing, since that's basically the ''only'' point of their existence.

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* ''LostOdyssey'' ''Lost Odyssey'' had its moments in the main story - primarily the death of [[spoiler: Kaim's daughter, moments after he's finally been reunited with her, after having believed her to be dead for 15 years]] - but it's in the sub-section ''The Dreams of a Thousand Years'' that the tears really start flowing. While having no impact on the actual game-flow or story, these tidbits of memory from Kaim's thousands years of life - watching people being born, grow up, and die, being happy or in despair, dying young or in ripe old age... with atmospheric music and artisticly-rendered background imagery, these simple, written tales don't just tug your heartstrings - they play them like a harp. Which is probably a good thing, since that's basically the ''only'' point of their existence.


** The very first story you unlock, 'Hanna's Departure', is about the daughter of innkeepers who befriends Kaim. Despite being extremely young, she has an unnamed condition that will kill her before she grows up. Unable to travel, she asks the patrons of the inn about their travels, having adventures vicariously through them and experiencing the world she'll never get to physically see. Kaim ends up finding a degree of solace in telling her stories, since he leaves out the details of his mercenary life of blood and warfare, instead choosing to focus on a flower he saw, or a ravine he drank from, or the sight of the ocean. The story itself is about [[spoiler: Kaim's final journey to see her as she is unconscious and dying, and telling her about the adventures he's had since he last saw her. Even though she is dying in her sleep, Kaim tells the stories anyway, believing some part of her hears them. Finally, he tells her that she's about to start her own journey, and even as the immortal Kaim promises he'll see her again on that journey, he knows it's a lie. She DiesSmiling while he says they'll meet again.]] It's the hardest [[{{Ingonyama}} this troper]] has cried in a long, long time.

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** The very first story you unlock, 'Hanna's Departure', is about the daughter of innkeepers who befriends Kaim. Despite being extremely young, she has an unnamed condition that will kill her before she grows up. Unable to travel, she asks the patrons of the inn about their travels, having adventures vicariously through them and experiencing the world she'll never get to physically see. Kaim ends up finding a degree of solace in telling her stories, since he leaves out the details of his mercenary life of blood and warfare, instead choosing to focus on a flower he saw, or a ravine he drank from, or the sight of the ocean. The story itself is about [[spoiler: Kaim's final journey to see her as she is unconscious and dying, and telling her about the adventures he's had since he last saw her. Even though she is dying in her sleep, Kaim tells the stories anyway, believing some part of her hears them. Finally, he tells her that she's about to start her own journey, and even as the immortal Kaim promises he'll see her again on that journey, he knows it's a lie. She DiesSmiling while he says they'll meet again.]] It's the hardest [[{{Ingonyama}} this troper]] has cried in a long, long time.]]

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** The very first story you unlock, 'Hanna's Departure', is about the daughter of innkeepers who befriends Kaim. Despite being extremely young, she has an unnamed condition that will kill her before she grows up. Unable to travel, she asks the patrons of the inn about their travels, having adventures vicariously through them and experiencing the world she'll never get to physically see. Kaim ends up finding a degree of solace in telling her stories, since he leaves out the details of his mercenary life of blood and warfare, instead choosing to focus on a flower he saw, or a ravine he drank from, or the sight of the ocean. The story itself is about [[spoiler: Kaim's final journey to see her as she is unconscious and dying, and telling her about the adventures he's had since he last saw her. Even though she is dying in her sleep, Kaim tells the stories anyway, believing some part of her hears them. Finally, he tells her that she's about to start her own journey, and even as the immortal Kaim promises he'll see her again on that journey, he knows it's a lie. She DiesSmiling while he says they'll meet again.]] It's the hardest [[{{Ingonyama}} this troper]] has cried in a long, long time.


** ''LostOdyssey'' still has me reaching for tissues on every part of A Thousand Years of Dreams, especially the first one, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHM2JUhIwAg Hanna's Departure]]. Watch and you will understand.


** For this troper it was "Don't forget me, y'hear!" because his grandmother was in a very similar situation between having a stroke and her death.


* [[spoiler: Lirum's death]], [[spoiler:Seth's return through the mirror]] in the ending. And if you're not bawling your eyes out at A Thousand Years of Dreams, you are one ice cold bastard.

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* [[spoiler: Lirum's death]], [[spoiler:Seth's return through the mirror]] in the ending. And if you're not bawling your eyes out at A Thousand Years of Dreams, you are one ice cold bastard.

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* [[spoiler: Lirum's death]], [[spoiler:Seth's return through the mirror]] in the ending. And if you're not bawling your eyes out at A Thousand Years of Dreams, you are one ice cold bastard.


* [[spoiler: Lirum's death]], [[spoiler:Seth's return through the mirror]] in the ending. And if you're not bawling your eyes out at A Thousand Years of Dreams, you are one ice cold bastard.


** Alex and Myna's story deserves a mention, to explain, [[spoiler: Myna gets married to Alex, who is from a relatively closed of country town, the problem is she isn't the same race, doesn't speak the same language as everyone very well, but is trying, but the town never accepts her, the entire time, Myna writes to Kaim, lying about how happy she is, while her Husband, Alex, intercepts the letters, reads them first and then sends a letter as Kaim telling Myna to be strong, and he'll visit soon, all the while trying to convince Kaim to come and visit, all the while his own health is decreasing. A while after having a child, Myna completely breaks down, writes a letter to Kaim which Alex doesn't send to Kaim after reading, and tells her again to stay strong, two days later, Myna hangs herself in the barn, tells Kaim that she's dead, to which Kaim responds by beating the crap out of Alex, in anger, Alex reveals everything he's done, and the reason he tried to rely on Kaim was because he knew he was too weak to help his wife out, but Kaim is strong, he resolves to make sure his Son is accepted.]] The tale ends on a relatively positive note, with the town now filled with a mixed race of people, and both races getting along, but still, it's one of the saddest stories in the game, and made this Troper stop playing for an hour because he felt too depressed to continue playing right afterwards.

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** Alex and Myna's story "Letters from a Weakling" deserves a mention, to explain, [[spoiler: mention: Kaim's friend Alex marries a woman named Myna gets married and brings her to Alex, who is from a relatively closed of country his home town, the problem a small and insular village. Myna is she isn't the same race, of a different race and doesn't speak the same language as everyone very well, well; she tries, but is trying, but no one in the town never village accepts her, the her. The entire time, Myna writes to Kaim, lying about how happy she is, while her Husband, Alex, is - Alex intercepts the letters, reads letters in order to read them first and then sends a letter as forges answers from Kaim telling Myna to be strong, stay strong and that he'll visit soon, all the while trying to convince sending his own letters begging Kaim to come and visit, all the while his own health is decreasing. A visit. [[spoiler:A while after having a child, Myna completely breaks down, down. She writes a one last letter to Kaim which Alex doesn't does not send to Kaim on, and after reading, and tells her receiving Alex's forged reply - once again telling her to stay strong, two days later, Myna "stay strong" - she hangs herself in the barn, tells herself. Alex visits Kaim that she's dead, to which tell him about Myna's death. Kaim responds by beating beats the crap out of Alex, in anger, Alex reveals everything he's done, and the reason who confesses everything, admitting that he tried to rely on wanted Kaim was to support Myna because he knew he was too weak to help his wife out, but Kaim is strong, he do so himself. The story ends on a happy note: Alex resolves to make sure his Son son is accepted.]] The tale ends on a relatively positive note, accepted as Myna was not, and when Kaim visits the village generations later, Alex and Myna's descendants live there side by side with the town now filled with a mixed race of people, and both races getting along, but still, other villagers. Still, it's one of the saddest stories in the game, and made this Troper stop playing for an hour because he felt too depressed to continue playing right afterwards.sadder stories.]]

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* [[spoiler: Lirum's death]], [[spoiler:Seth's return through the mirror]] in the ending. And if you're not bawling your eyes out at A Thousand Years of Dreams, you are one ice cold bastard.



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** Alex and Myna's story deserves a mention, to explain, [[spoiler: Myna gets married to Alex, who is from a relatively closed of country town, the problem is she isn't the same race, doesn't speak the same language as everyone very well, but is trying, but the town never accepts her, the entire time, Myna writes to Kaim, lying about how happy she is, while her Husband, Alex, intercepts the letters, reads them first and then sends a letter as Kaim telling Myna to be strong, and he'll visit soon, all the while trying to convince Kaim to come and visit, all the while his own health is decreasing. A while after having a child, Myna completely breaks down, writes a letter to Kaim which Alex doesn't send to Kaim after reading, and tells her again to stay strong, two days later, Myna hangs herself in the barn, tells Kaim that she's dead, to which Kaim responds by beating the crap out of Alex, in anger, Alex reveals everything he's done, and the reason he tried to rely on Kaim was because he knew he was too weak to help his wife out, but Kaim is strong, he resolves to make sure his Son is accepted.]] The tale ends on a relatively positive note, with the town now filled with a mixed race of people, and both races getting along, but still, it's one of the saddest stories in the game, and made this Troper stop playing for an hour because he felt too depressed to continue playing right afterwards.

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