(ALL VINTAGE EC GAMES ARE CONTINUED IN THEIR OFFICIAL DISCUSSION THREADS!)
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Hello, true believers! Welcome to Negative World's newest RPG-centric Club Hub, springing off the heels of the Fire Emblem Club. Way back when, Nintendo Power introduced a monthly walkthrough / in depth Role Play Game section (right around the beefiest SNES RPG era), but since they aren't around anymore to use it, Negative World will bring it out of the ashes, dust it off, and roll with it (two things of note: #1, this is not in reaction to Nintendo Force Magazine at all -- I know that because I thought of it in the shower this morning, so THERE; and #2, I just looked up "Epic Center RPG" on Yahoo, and there is apparently another RPG-based site that has that, ugh. I guess we're looking at a "Ghostbusters" / "Real Ghostbusters" thing now... Whatever..).
For anyone who grew playing SNES RPGs, and were a fan of them, they surely resonated to the point where they still hold office as some of your favorite games of your entire videogame life, systems, generations, and decades later. The NW Epic Center (run primarily by myself, with the aid of some special friends occasionally) will help to expose some of those games that didn't quite get the recognition they deserved, and also to relive some of the greatest games EVER as we play through them again -- together -- and open up a whole new dialogue on these lost treasures.
Chrono Trigger is held by many (myself included) as The Greatest RPG of All Time, pun not intended. It is a benchmark title in the genre, and even after 20 years the game is discussed daily and held in high regard, even in the face of juiced-up, HD "masterpieces." Is simpler sometimes better? Sure, but we're not talking "Dragon Warrior" simple here; we're talking 16-bit perfection at its finest. I'm personally a bit worried about pursuing this game once more; it's been a long time since my last jog through it, and I'm afraid I might have the rosiest pair of glasses that any shot of nostalgia could ever produce. We find out later this month, for better or for worse. (C'mon, it's gonna be fine -- we're talking Chrono Trigger here!! THE BEST, JERRY, THE BEST!!)
Sunday, August 30th marks the start of Week 1 (if you prefer to start your own quest AFTER Sunday, like Monday, or Tuesday, or Wednesday, thats fine!). Golden Sun ran 6 Weeks. GameDadGrant will be our DUNGEON MASTER for this one, and we figure the playthrough to run about the same length. Less than two months. I'm told the total quest should last you between 20 and 30 hours.
See ya soon!!
Dungeon Master: GameDadGrant
You Did It! Chrono Trigger Complete: VofEscaflowne Scrawnton Mop it up Ludist210
Finished Week 6 last night. I feel like I'm overflowing with power. Bought some stuff from Cheat Rippo, anything special we're waiting for? I got a badge in there, and a Star Piece. I can tell you I don't want to keep paying 64 bucks for Life Shrooms.
What level are you guys at? I've got 30 Badge Points, 40 HP, and 20 FP. Whatever that comes out to.
@Mr_Mustache I think Star Pieces are the only noteworthy things. It's probably not worth it.
I have 25 HP, 30 FP (got that after the boss) and 30 BP. I don't feel that tough, but I guess it's because this chapter forces you to use jumping almost exclusively even though we just got a new hammer. And those bees would not stop kicking my ass. I could never sneak past them or get the first strike.
Done week 6.
Yet again, something I remember not liking too much turns out to be one of my favorite parts this time around. I know I keep saying this, but for whatever reason it continues to be true. This was my least favorite chapter last time I played the game, but now it just might be my favorite. And the optional fight with Kent C. Koopa before the chapter was terrific. It requires some strategy, even if you choose to use Lullaby.
@Mr_Mustache Yeah, there's just the one badge from Rip Cheato. Not sure how many star pieces he has, but he has a few. I do know that, after you buy ten things from him, after that, all he has is... a dried shroom, I believe. So if you want to 100% the game, then buy his first ten items.
This is it. Only one more Star Spirit needs to be rescued before we can put a stop to Bowser once and for all. Or at least until the sequel. Our kingdom spanning adventure is ending on a high note as we head to the snowy Shiver City. We're going to do a bit of detective work before trekking through an icy path to the mysterious Crystal Palace where one last foe guards the final Star Spirit. Merlon's son has requested that we meet him, so there's no time to waste. The warp pipe to the Shiver Region is in the sewers. Let's get going!
PAPER MARIO EPIC CENTER
Goal: Save the last Star Spirit. Select "save and quit" afterwards.
1. Get the Attack FX E badge in Shiver City
2. Get the P-down D-up badge in the Crystal Palace
3. Get the P-up D-down badge in the Crystal Palace
Brrrr, Shiver City sounds FREEZING already!! Great name to illicit said feeling.
--Anything you can think of that I need to do before I start my trek? I already grabbed the Ultra Boots and did some of that stuff (mid-Week 6), so I don't think I have anything else to do yet. When does that door in the sewer open up? Soon? Will we know when?
EDIT- And I just wanna say (since I haven't in a while) that despite the activity, I think you're doing a great job with everything. You're offering up enough information in the initial post where I don't feel like I'm missing something, whereas I think I have a problem providing TOO much information, and end up spoilering out the entire thing. So yeah, good job, dude, thanks.
Had no real problem with it. I would have gone a bit faster had I remembered that there were 2 more paths on the bottom of the hub area. But with 8 straight days of work half of which I was in another city for 4 days, I really wasn't feeling it.
I just had problems with the berries and having enough room for them. With as many Syrups that were getting dropped, I had to start dropping them myself. Naturally, I went back to Tayse T. to see what she could cook up...and I was VERY disappointed.
Did you get to fight one of those shiny guys? I wasn't ready for it, and he got away. Bummer.
Flower Fields is probably my pick for the worst chapter in the game. I didn't like it either. Lots of running back and forth for pointless reasons and no interesting story stuff in between. No real interesting enemies either.
But fortunately I think this next chapter is the best in the game. The stuff in the town is one of the few funny parts of the game, and the dungeon part is decent as well. It helps that there are more partners and battle options to play around with for this chapter as well.
@Mr_Mustache I thought it was impossible to get all 256 items without a cheat device.
@Mr_Mustache Ah, well the absolute most you can get is 254, since you can't have both the Cursed Shield and Paladin Shield at the same time. And I think that means there are 255 items total in the game.
I look forward to seeing a screenshot of your inventory with 254 items in it spitting on Paper Mario's paltry 10 items!
EDIT- Getting an Economizer or a Tintinibar is a bitch though, isn't it?? I seem to recall those being near impossible to get, almost to the point of legendary / mythological status. Am I mistaken? I've probably owned both before, but yeah.