Certainly some of you have seen the poster hanging up in my cube. I'm not talking about the Star Wars and Skyward Sword crossover. I'm not talking about the big red Skyrim poster, although I could very well have written this to my manager who somehow had never heard of the "Arrow to the Knee" joke that it was conveying. No. I'm talking about the one with the Chrono Trigger box art (without the name on it.) The decoration with the above picture. The poster that was left over from my last job because no one knew what it was there either.
For the last time, this is not a poster from Dragonball Z. This is Chrono Trigger. You all play games. I know it. How have you all never heard of this game? It was originally released for the SNES, and I wouldn't be hard pressed to call it one of the best games for the old system. All of you must have had a Genesis. You all missed out on a lot of great games. So if you don't have a Super Nintendo, then too bad. You can only find remakes of this game on PlayStation, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, iPhone, iPad. Soon enough it will be on Android. I know it's a short list and no one has any of these systems but, hey, not everyone is a hardcore gamer, huh?
Sure I know it looks like Dragonball Z at first glance, but that's because the artwork is the same. The concept art was done by Akira Toriyama, who also did the art of the aforementioned anime. So don't start telling me about Dragonball Z. I've never watched a single episode of it and don't want to. I've only heard about it from everyone who I've ever known that is at least a little geeky from middle school until the End of Time. So I know something about Goku, Goten, Trunks, Vegeta, Frieza, Majin Buu, and King Kai. Who else is on that show? I can't name them all. It seems like there's more characters than in the entire Mario universe. Let me see. Lakitu? Naruto? God Kai? Reznov? That guy from God of War?
But some of you may be like my parents that find that it's hard to work all those buttons on a controller or like my kid cousins that think old games are too hard. Well good news, everyone! It's an RPG! The entire game is practically choosing menu options. Those of you who don't use keyboard shortcuts do it everyday, so it should be like second nature! Some of the choices are no-brainers too. For example here's what your end-game may look like:
- Crono = Luminaire spam
- Magus = Black Hole spam
- Marle = Heal like hell
- Frog = Hit stuff and maybe heal if you don't have Marle or something...I don't know you'll figure it out but just use him because everyone thinks he is cool and he has a good backstory and he talks like he's from medieval times but that's because he is from medieval times and yes I know it's complicated but just play the game
- Everyone else = What are you thinking?
ArgentStew, the Gaming Sage