The most recent game I finished is a cute and heartwarming adventure called Tales of Hearts R (The R just means it is a remake of an existing game!). It’s a story about a young man who goes on a quest across the world to restore the shattered soul of the girl he loves, and along the way meets many friends, a few enemies, and somehow winds up saving the universe – as you do. It can also be read as a parable about the struggle to beat depression with the help and support of those around you, and ultimately the strength of the human spirit in overcoming obstacles both physical and mental.
I’ve been super busy, so I didn’t have time to chart and stitch the logo I really wanted to, which is the crystal in the bottom of the picture below, on the game case.
Instead, I stitched up a really quick five petaled flower, which is a super simplified version of the image from the stats screen of each character:
The flower here is sort of a visual representation of the character’s soul, and each petal is one of their personality traits. You can choose which traits you want that character to embody, and your choices are reflected in the flower. It also affects their performance in combat against the monsters that roam the world, with each personality trait directly influencing a combat ability.
Cross stitch really isn’t the ideal medium to do these logos in as it is hard to get the level of detail in such a small design, but I’ve started the project that way and I feel weird about changing it up halfway through, so I will persevere. The point of these logos isn’t to be a detailed depiction of the game or even an accurate copy of anything in it, but to just be a quick visual reminder for me personally of something memorable from it. In a few months, at the end of the year, I will be gathering up these little stitches from each game I’ve completed in 2015 and making them into a little patchwork something or other – I haven’t actually decided yet between a pillow and a wall hanging!
On the off chance that anyone has any use for a chart of a slightly squashed five pointed rainbow flower, please feel free to use this one that I sketched up: Tales of Hearts R Logo Chart