Tears to Tiara – 22

Arthur makes a trip to Gorsedd Arawn where Pywl’s sword Dwnwyn is.

Impressions:

Disclaimer: I don’t feel like pretending I don’t know what is going to happen, and writing a section without spoilers and then one with them, as I’ve played the game. This post will contain massive spoilers to the whole plot. If you don’t want to be spoiled, then don’t read on. I won’t spoil anything simply for the sake of spoiling it, no needless spoilers, but they will be there. Final warning.

This episode was alright. I’m glad to see they are continuing showing some of the more important parts of this series, but it’s, as to be expected, nowhere near as good as the game. That’s not to say this episode is bad, in fact it was very good, since it was a rather important event they were showing it was kind of easy for it to be interesting. Still, it seems that more than anything else the game compared to this is just far more emotional. You seem to care about the characters far more and that makes it all the more sad or just plain meaningful when they die or when they are struggling so hard in their fight for a better life. It just comes down to caring about the characters far more in the game.

There are also plenty of things they have left out. At this point, they are pretty much set in what’s to come in the rest of the series. They’ve already begun their trek towards Palladium and so the rest of the episodes will of course be the fight to get to the top and defeat the Angel and Mercidius and so on. However that now effectively confirms the stuff they are going to leave out. The one thing that surprised me the most is that they left out the whole big thing where they reveal that Rathty is actually a girl. They hint at it since they first meet her in the game, but there hasn’t been a lot of hinting in the series. Still, to leave that out completely is quite surprising. There are plenty of other more minor characters that they never delve into. Hell, they’ve hardly given ANY attention to Llyr. I mean, in the game she tries to kill herself once because she thinks she’s so useless and there is this big thing where Arawn makes her realize she isn’t useless and so on. They show how kind she is and how she tries so hard but just isn’t able to make it and they develop her character in a very interesting way, which here they’ve just done absolutely nothing with.

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