Sunday, November 2, 2008
Rosalind's 'Heart Event' in Rune Factory 2
I do not know how to make a video. All my time is spent in writing rather than learning how to manipulate graphics, although I have some interest in that. In any case, the music in Rune Factory 2 is rather wonderful and I was struck particularly by the tune that accompanied Rosalind's Heart Event. I therefore uploaded it to YouTube.
The quality both of the picture and of the music is poor but perhaps it will give players an idea of the delightful music in this game. I decided not to play through the event on the little video, as the text would be very unclear and would detract from the music. I have included the text of the event below.
The actual event is a picnic. Rosalind has prepared the most exquisite dishes for your character. As always, he is very sweet in his acceptance and his appreciation. She asks him to meet her at the Alvarna - North Square. As soon as you speak to her there, the music changes to her 'heart event' theme.
Rosalind: (with music) I’ve been thinking that I’d like to share all of the new recipes that I’ve been creating with some one.
Me: Okay. (It looks like I’m the only person she has to share them with.)
Rosalind: So… On that note…
(blushing) If it’s okay with you… To repay all the favours that you’ve done me… I would be honoured if you allowed me to cook for you. I’ll prepare every recipe I’ve invented!
Me: F-F-For me?
Rosalind: Of course. If this doesn’t appeal to you, you can say no…
………………………. But still… If you can, I’d really like for you to taste my food, Freyr…
Oh, what am I saying? It’s not like me to be so… so pushy.
Me: Rosalind! It’s not very often that I have the chance to sample your food. How could I pass up an opportunity like this? I’ll absolutely let you cook for me!
Rosalind: R-Really? Yaaaaay! Thaaaaaak you.
Rosalind (with music): How about we have the meal at Alvarna – North Square? Everything tastes better when you eat it outside, doesn’t it?
Me: Outside? That sounds great.
Rosalind: Okay. I’ll start making preparations. Why don’t you head to Alvarna- North Square a little bit ahead of me, okay? My food-loving father gave this food his seal of approval. So you better be thrilled!
Rosalind stands next to Yue at the top of Alvarna – North Square. This definitely is a ‘Heart Event’ as the music changes as soon as I speak to her.
Rosalind: Freyr! Come over here. I made us a picnic. Please, eat up.
Me: This looks delicious! Let’s get started!
Rosalind: Let’s eat.
Me: *munch munch munch*
Rosalind: How does it taste?
Me: This taste of this is… exquisite. And it smells wonderful. It really wraps around your tongue… but it’s subtle, too.
Me: This is really an amazing dish!
Rosalind (with music): Sounds like you like it. That’s good… All the testing I did with my father was worth it.
Me: Yummy, yummy. *munch munch munch*
Rosalind (blushing): Ah, Freyr, you’ve got some rice on your cheek. Here, I’ll get it for you…
Rosalind: Okay, I got it. Calm down, please. Savour the food.
Me: *munch munch* *gulp gulp* *munch munch*
Me: Whew, I’m full. That was quite a feast.
Rosalind: I’m glad you enjoyed it. I hope I’ll get another opportunity to cook for you some time!
Me: Heh, I can’t wait! Thank you!
Rosalind: Ah, look at the time. I’ve got to get home. It was very nice spending the time together today. Rosalind: (blushing now) Thank you for helping me make such a nice memory.
Me: Thank you for the feast. Tomorrow I’ll be back to working for you again.