(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
@Mr_Mustache I've got quite a few games coming up. I'll have to think hard before committing myself. Whether I join the next will have lots to do with that and little to do with the actual game chosen. And if I'm still trying to beat this!
Shining force II is very tempting, and definitely tickles my Sega bone (that sounds kinda gross). I don't seem to have a copy on cartridge right now, but if I track one down, I can play on my Sega Nomad! Not sure about the rest of you, but PSIV has been about 90% of my total gaming time over these last several weeks. Mustache probably plays nearly as much a day as I do a week.
I've tried to get into Shining Force a few times, but it's not for me. Just seems like a sub-par Fire Emblem. And there's only so much old-school RPG I can handle at a time. Gonna be plenty busy with other games though (mostly Oracles), so I'm probably out no matter what epic center does next.
@Mr_Mustache Yes, if by trooper you mean "still in the middle of last week." I don't think Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Denpa Men 2, and a steady string of busy weekends all summer qualify for Epic Center, unfortunately. But in case I'm wrong, I can prep a quick Week 1 for this weekend! - Clean like a madwoman before guest(s) arrive. - Make vegan curry for your straight-edge brother-in-law. - See if he'll play Nintendo Land with you. - Offer to take the boys to see Iron Man 3. - Dishes. If I'm lucky, I can surreptitiously sneak off to play Phantasy Star without him noticing the rudeness of doing so.
I got to the zombie villages last night and realized Rika and the chav still had Psy-mail on. I bought some new stuff and hopefully they won't die quite so fast now!
Absolutely YES!!! I am enjoying myself. More than I can say. I simply don't play as much as I used to. As a family we watch a bunch of TV, so my console time is limited. That's why handheld gaming is great, cause it let's me game more than I would otherwise. And I enjoy 'retro' equally, if not more, than modern gaming. So spending time with classics is great. I'll get back to Fire Emblem and Luigi and Lego (and the rest) later.
The nonsensical tech and skill names are really starting to get confusing with how many I have now, it's so much to remember! There's a list of techs many pages back, but what about the skills? I still have no idea what some of them do!
Lawnmower repair, grocery shopping, cooking dinner, gym, etc. I kind of hate days like this but they happen a lot. I didn't even get around to the site fix I wanted to get to today and I doubt that I will.