So yesterday I visited my brothers and they said we should play a game called Moon Hunters. They said it was an amazing game that's fairly short and plays a bit like Zelda with a bit more chaos to the combat. They said the story was all about failure and futility and with a mission like "The moon has gone missing, go out into the wilderness and find it" I suppose that's to be expected.
In the first town we met a spirit who talked about how the moon had phases and stuff.
We did a level and a load of fighting and made camp.
Then went to the second area and there was a ritual circle on the ground and I said we had to activate the circles in the order the spirit mentioned and I remembered the details.
So we did that and then the end boss showed up but no sooner had this happened the spirit from the start showed up and I think it killed the boss for us. Then it congratulated us and we found the moon and peace was restored and everyone went on to be known as mighty and wise heroes. The world was saved!
My brothers lost their shit! They were whooping and hollering and saying that this never happened before and thanking me for remembering the moon sequence from the spirit from the first town.
I just felt weird. What the heck happened? It was one video game puzzle... One hack and slash level... and a final boss that got taken out by an NPC. Then the world was saved and we all got to be heroes of legend. I only killed a few baddies. But it seemed to mean a lot to the rest of them.