I have a lot to thank my mom for, but I’d wager that my general avoidance of sweets is one of them. It’s not that I have anything against candy (except chocolate, because I’m secretly history’s greatest monster), but I don’t go out of my way to get my hands on it. Same goes for stuff like cake and ice cream; honestly, a few weeks ago I had Pop-Tarts for the first time in years. As a result, I’ve never known the pain of cavities. Likewise, I’d imagine that axing the most heinous of food groups has helped me keep my figure svelte and lithe -- and not at all comparable to a skin-clad sack of bones.
Still, I know the taste of sweets. I know the effect. There are just some foods out there that are pure bliss in edible form; I’d count a warm blueberry muffin among them, for example. Will eating sweets lead to regret later? Possibly. Probably, if they aren’t eaten in moderation. On the other hand, sometimes you just have to indulge and take in whatever you can get. Sometimes you just have to spoil yourself.
That’s what Tales of Zestiria does for me. Because the more I think about it, the more I realize I’m absolutely in love with this game.