We're kicking off the Negative World March Madness: Third Party Edition, where our favorite non-Nintendo games go head to head and only one may prevail. The matchups are as follows:
(1) Chrono Trigger v. (5) Resident Evil (REmake)
(2) Mega Man 2 vs. (6) Shovel Knight
Vote for the game that you think should win the matchup. Please vote on every matchup or your votes will not be counted. Not having played a game does not disqualify you from voting. If a game has appeared on multiple platforms, use your discretion in choosing which version to consider. Please cast your votes in the following format, bolding the game that you choose to advance:
(1) Game 1 vs. (8) Game 8 (4) Game 4 vs. (5) Game 5
Polls are open until the end of the day Tuesday, April 21. Enjoy! Tournament Link
Considering RPGs are practically a niche genre these days I think my tastes align very well with gamers in general. I'd actually love to give the game another shot on portable. But it's hard for me to buy a game again when I already own two versions of it.
Yeah, but I mean, Chrono Trigger is in a class of its own. Final Fantasy VI is just another RPG in a vast ocean of them. And hey, at least I got to the end of that game when I played it! Gotta give me some credit for that!
Wait, RPGs are niche now? I thought some of the bigger, most popular/predominant games last gen were RPGs. I mean, were games like Mass Effect, Skyrim, Dragon Age, Witcher and Diablo not as popular as I thought? Seemed like people were talking about them all the time. And I'm pretty sure Pokémon is still pretty popular, too.
Also, what is World of Warcraft considered?
It's funny you mentioning that you'd like to give the game another shot on a portable - I was just recently playing Chrono Trigger on DS the other week. Game still holds up! And it's not overly pricey to buy, either. I saw it on Amazon for less than $20. Not too shabby.
My reply kinda disappeared and I'm too lazy to rewrite what I said. So I'll do the short version.
I messed up saying RPGs were niche. I meant JRPGs because that's what I think of when it comes to the term RPG.
I still don't think gamers as a whole care about Chrono Trigger. That's mostly why I said my tasted differ from Nintendo fans. They tend to have a more discerning taste in games.
I'd only be interested in Chrono Trigger DS if it were under $5. I have both the SNES and PS1 copies of the game and can play them without the least bit of trouble. I can't justify paying another $20 when there are so many other games which I haven't even given the chance to enjoy yet.
@GameDadGrant It doesn't look like any version of Chrono Trigger has sold all that well, definitely not over one million copies. So I don't think the game is very popular overall, it's pretty much a cult classic. Maybe even the epitome of one.