Day 171: Love
Uh-oh, that title spells trouble. Also, so does the fact that we’re on Mission 50. Neither of these things can be good. Day 25 was the Darkside, Day 100 was loosely associated with the Antlion, Day 150 the Dark Follower, and they shoved in that time-wasting Mission 49 in our face just now just so this mission would definitely be #50. Yup, yup, something awful is going to happen, I just know it.
Also, once again, the time skip and optional mission block imply that Roxas and Xion haven’t spoken to one another for half a month. Don’t get me wrong: that happens, that’s life. But it still strikes me that the script intended them to be apart only for so long. I wish it did seem like they were apart for a long time and that was the point, because that really is how life and friendship work sometimes and it would nice to see it represented that way, but it just… doesn’t feel like the intent, somehow? I admit that the feeling is probably coming from the fact that this timekeeping problem keeps cropping up, time and time again. (more…)