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  • Alternate Aesop Interpretation: There are many people who interpret Moon's complaints about the perfect City of Forms as commentary on RPG Maker's "perfect" sprites and how most artists who utilize RPG Maker cannot match the perfection, which discourages them as the City of Forms did for Moon. However, the intended Aesop according to Word of God was that art was more interesting when it deviated from formula rather than perfectly adhering to said formula.
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  • Awesome Music: Space Funeral has a very eclectic and memorable soundtrack. Among the artists featured, there's the underground Japanese rock band Les Rallizes Dénudés ("White Waking"), Soviet lounge music composer Vyacheslav Mescherin ("Penguin's Dance"), the BBC Radiophonic Workshop ("One-Eighty-One"), 60's psych rock group Love ("7 and 7 Is"), and early electronic musician Ruth White ("Evening Harmony," "Beginnings," the ominious spoken-word piece "Spleen," and much more).
  • Enjoy the Story, Skip the Game: As great as Space Funeral's story is, the game's combat is extremely easy. Most enemies can go down very quickly just with the default attack, and after getting the Zorg Cannon you might as well skip straight to the final fight. The only thing that balances the combat is the level cap being 20 and the game being incredibly short.
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  • Genius Bonus: It seems nonsensical at first, but it also seems to have elements of Platonic Philosophy right at the heart of it. The City Of Forms is totally based on Plato's idea of The Forms, the perfect ideals that make up the true nature of reality. In real life, Forms can only be percieved through reasoning, but it seems that The City of Forms is actually made of Forms, which would imply that this city is, in fact, made of pure perfection. Therefore, everything else in the world is imperfect, and falls short in comparison.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Blood Caverns, thanks to the ominous red color all over everything and the insanely creepy poetry being recited throughout.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Dracula appears in his three-room manor at the edge of some frozen wastelands. You don't even have to talk to him. But if you do, it's pretty funny.
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  • Tear Jerker: 20th Century Boy's Final Speech, where he reveals that he's Leg Horse's brother.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Moon is a female, but for most of her scenes, she appears as a red-blue monster who can shapeshift into other forms, most of which resemble male characters seen throughout the game. Flavor text from one Mystery effect reveals that Moon is female, but other than that, there is no real way to figure out Moon's gender. It is only when the protagonists defeat her and undo her alteration of the City of Forms does she revert back into her true form, which resembles a stock female RPG Maker sprite.
  • Widget Series: While the game itself is rather surreal, it makes much more sense if one is familiar with RPG Maker games or the Eastern RPG genre as the game is mainly a satire of the aforementioned.

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