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NW Epic Center: Chrono Trigger: FINAL WEEK
 
* * * * * Chrono Trigger - Week 5 * * * * *

(Plain English: Scroll down to the bottom of the "OP" if you're lagging behind for previous weeks)


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Prologue:
i Okami Club
ii Fire Emblem Club

Epic Center:
01 Ogre Battle
24 Secret of Mana
39 Phantasy Star IV (cont'd)
67 Earthbound (cont'd)
99 Breath of Fire II (cont'd)
110 Paper Mario (cont'd)
123 Golden Sun (cont'd)
136 Chrono Trigger

(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.


Next up..



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!!


CHRONO TRIGGER

Dungeon Master: GameDadGrant

You Did It! Chrono Trigger Complete:
VofEscaflowne
Scrawnton
Mop it up
Ludist210



Week 4 Complete:
GameDadGrant
mrbiggsly
DapperDave

Week 3 Complete:
Mr_Mustache (and Mrs_Mustache!)

Week 2 Complete:
Smerd
Dark weres
warerare
sirmastersephiroth

Week 1 Complete:
Anand

Triggermen:
HammerLord
Koovaps

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

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Posted: 12/22/12, 00:24:09  - Edited by 
 on: 10/31/15, 03:51:49
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Shame on me for not thanking ChrisBG99 and T-Bun for DM'ing this thing for us. Great job, guys. Solid pacing.
If you can ever help us again in the future and it isn't too much hassle for you, I'd love to have you back in that role.

@Zero

Yeah, it all just flew by me. *sigh*, ah well. Can't win 'em all.
Posted: 10/27/13, 00:15:42
Week 8 done! Just in time, I think. I had none of the rare equipment, and most of my team was sub 80, but I kicked his butt. Or prayed his butt. Whatever. Final thoughts: Rot in Hell, Ghosts of Starman!
Posted: 10/27/13, 01:33:51
@VickiL

Pretty good completion percentage this run! Mixed emotions..


If you want:
Posted: 10/27/13, 02:10:11  - Edited by 
 on: 10/27/13, 02:20:24
@Mr_Mustache

Well, some people really love this game, though it isn't for everyone. I do wonder what most new players think of it. I'm sorry you didn't like it, but you finished it like a trooper, so good job!
Posted: 10/28/13, 01:46:51
Everyone is done who is going to finish, right? I doubt Koovaps is making a big comeback at this point...
Posted: 10/28/13, 01:49:46
@VickiL

I don't know if I've mentioned this or not, but I'm a new player. I've already posted my thoughts in the previous page, so check them out if you're interested.
Posted: 10/28/13, 02:30:47
Well thanks guys for this last two months. Even if Stache was a complete killjoy. But don't worry, I'll fix him. I'll fix him but good.
Posted: 10/28/13, 06:13:54
@Mr_Mustache

Is it intentionally cut off at the end like that? Feels like they left it unfinished. Maybe I just wasnt' paying good enough attention.
Posted: 10/28/13, 13:14:35
@Hero_Of_Hyrule

I couldn't quite remember the end, so I was skipping all the post play commentary, even if it wasn't spoiled, until I was done. Just read it. I'm really glad you liked the game! I've played it a couple times, but this was just my second time beating it. I usually drop out around Fourside, where it starts getting hard to figure out where to go next, though I do enjoy the game very much. Which reminds me...

@chrisbg99

Thanks for running this! I finally beat the game again and can hold my head high.
Posted: 10/28/13, 18:18:43  - Edited by 
 on: 10/28/13, 18:19:20
VickiL said:
I'm sorry you didn't like it, but you finished it like a trooper, so good job!

THANKS VICKI.

@chrisbg99

I like to think of myself as "The Control." You guys are all WILD VARIABLES.

--Are you BOF'n with us?

@TheOldManFromZelda

I'm not sure what happened with that. I guess they were all done?
Posted: 10/29/13, 00:38:46
@Mr_Mustache

Yeah, I guess.


This was a lot of fun! I'm glad I finally participated in one of these things. It was totally worth it, and I'm glad I got to experience a true gem from the SNES days. I can't believe this passed my radar as a kid! I don't have Breath of Fire II, so I'm out on that one.
Posted: 10/29/13, 12:29:14
Count me in for Breath of Fire II. It's been on my backlog for some time, and I'll be glad to knock it off soon enough.

@TheOldManFromZelda

Butbutbut Wii U Virtual Console has it! So you CAN have it!
Posted: 10/29/13, 16:09:29  - Edited by 
 on: 10/29/13, 16:40:15
@ludist210

Interesting.....

EDIT: Oh, I see it starts Dec. 1st! That should be doable, plus it's on the VC, so sign me up as a 'maybe' right now. Will definitely be awesome to play off-screen.
Posted: 10/29/13, 16:31:41  - Edited by 
 on: 10/29/13, 16:37:01
Zero said:
Everyone is done who is going to finish, right? I doubt Koovaps is making a big comeback at this point...

Yeah, probably not. I fizzled out a while ago. I was enjoying my time too. I just have wildly erratic gaming habits. Eventually I feel guilty even seeing this thread knowing I failed to complete yet another game. I will keep playing this in the background, though. Finishing games is way overrated!
Posted: 10/29/13, 19:27:47
Koovaps said:
Yeah, probably not. I fizzled out a while ago. I was enjoying my time too. I just have wildly erratic gaming habits. Eventually I feel guilty even seeing this thread knowing I failed to complete yet another game. I will keep playing this in the background, though. Finishing games is way overrated!
Koovaps is Anand confirmed!
Posted: 10/29/13, 19:43:48
@ludist210

Woo!

@TheOldManFromZelda

Yessss, do it! There's fishing!!!

Koovaps said:
I was enjoying my time too. I just have wildly erotic gaming habits.

Ooh, babyyy.
Posted: 10/29/13, 23:29:54
@Mr_Mustache

Breath of Fire II Purchase: CONFIRMED!

Very perfect that it starts in December. I still have to finish off WindWaker!
Posted: 10/30/13, 12:49:22
@TheOldManFromZelda

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I'll get this thread all dressed up in early November, huzzah!

I guess I'm DM'ing?
Posted: 10/31/13, 00:18:22
Breath of Fire II window dressing is up. Got myself, Lou, and Ludist confirmed; DW and DVH, were you guys in? I think Jew Drop is going to play, too..I'll have to talk to him again soon. Just had some vicious appendix surgery recently.. (He's at home, recovering.)
Posted: 11/10/13, 00:52:05
I'm definitely in. I'm trying to convince another agent of mine, "Jaymonius" to sign up here, as this game is his jam, and he would love to discuss it with new players and old.
Posted: 11/12/13, 01:21:48
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