imma vent for a sec
i’m tired om so tired 💤
rlly vibing w/ poetry rn
since it’s A3′s fourth anniversary in Japan, i can’t help but think a little more about it.
I started playing a3 exactly 461 days ago according to the app. I was sucked in by some screenshots i was seeing on twitter when it lautched in the english server. the stuff i was seeing were so fun i wanted to discover the plot for myself, and it hadn’t disappointed ever since.
i don’t really get sucked in in slice of life stories so i honestly didn’t expect to get this involved in a3. I also came in completely blind which really made the plot stand out even more for me, discovering it with twist and turns.
A3 has a very solid story, and very good and solid characters that are easy to empathize with, or relate with.
but imo, the real strength of a3, above all, is that they’ll present you those flawed characters, who all have some stuff wounding them, holding them back, may it be trauma or anxiety or family and stuff… and they address how those stuff heavily affected them… and then process to give them storylines to recover from it.
Since a lot of the storyarcs are easy to relate to, the recovery arcs always hit me right up.
in a way a3 just… feel like a safe place even as the player. We see the characters bloom and grow past the stuff that were heavy for them, and we grow with them as it goes.
It’s been over a year for me, and the fact the game has a “the time passes in game just like IRL” vibe with the events timing or the blog posts really make the growth hit even harder when you follow them step by step.
And i just.. can’t get enough, and it’s part of why i don’t know yet if i’ll read the JPN server translations because i really like going step by step in the story, along with those characters.
a3 really is quite a gem of a story for me… and i’m just so grateful it came into my life when it did.
Onto new years ahead!
I’ve had fucking enough of my manager lmaooo