MMOrigins: The Only Living Boy in Vana'diel

Back in the early days of gaming, most levels had time limits and any number of things that would kill you. They told you who you were and what you were doing and gave you strict limits. Dragon Warrior let you tell it what your name was, and it let you take the game entirely at your own pace. The idea that you could choose to not follow the game's main story, that you could wander about the world and never bother rescuing the princess -- that was eye-opening.

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