Hmm, ok, obsession isn't really romantic even if the obsessed person thinks it is, but hey idk. Well to me it is necessary to enjoy the end of the game. I get what you're saying but I don't agree with it obviously and if the game repeatedly tells me over and over that he's a human then that's good enough for me. Anyway, I'm gonna see the ending of the game again soon probably and maybe I'll see it more your way or like it more after the initial shock of "What, that's it!?" wore off... but I doubt it =P. Also hopefully Ifrit won't be such a pain now that I'm a higher level. Absolutely not true. A huge part of that game has to do with how the "bad guys" win at the end and it's all your fault. You take that back, Raiden is sexy af. Hmmmmmm, but Snake is good too......... Ok, how does this invalidate my point in any way? Besides, why get frustrated at the puzzles? I didn't get frustrated. If you can't figure it out then just think about it more. So they already knew there was some twist coming? That's pretty lame. And if it's designed not to be fun then it's a bad game. Doesn't matter whether or not it "means" anything. Seems like you're operating under the assumption that the game isn't fun because it isn't fair, but some unfair games can be fun. Just look at Marco Polo. The person with their eyes closed is at a major disadvantage, but it's still a fun game. Obviously I don't know whether or not I think the landlord's game is fun cause I never played it. But if it isn't a fun game then the "well that was the point!" argument doesn't excuse it. Mother for sure has thematically-linked gameplay elements. Almost every element of FF9's design (game design, visual design, sound, etc) is arguably related to one of its major themes, which, even if not intentional on every level, is probably not accidental. But that's another long discussion for probably another time. FF7 I have no idea, but I do take back what I said about FF7 being 100% fun cause I forgot about the snowboarding. Point out where I said this. Cause it seems like you're trying to put words in my mouth (again ). Who says they're not? All I want is for the game also to be fun. If a game forgoes fun to then forget that. There's plenty of other stuff out there that can and does and is fun, whether linking gameplay with theme or not. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ You want to overwrite the Chocobo music? That's the most messed up thing I've heard all week! Wait, what?