Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chrono Trigger!

Chrono Trigger (クロノ・トリガー Kurono Torigā) is quite possibly the best RPG ever made.  It came out in 1995 for the Super Nintendo and was later re-released for the Playstation and then on the Nintendo DS a few years later.  You know a game is incredibly epic when it has to be released not once, not twice, but three times!  

Squaresoft created a "dream team" which was composed of Hironobu Sakaguchi, the original creator of Final Fantasy, Yuji Horii, and Akira Torimaya.  The musical score was partly created by Nobuo Uematsu after the original producer fell ill.

Why is this game so great?  It is a combination of all the aspects of an RPG that make it successful.  An incredible storyline with characters that develop, interact, and grow alongside a vast world.  A terrific battle system with cool combos and tough boss battles unparalleled by current games today.

The awesome part is that you can play this masterpiece on nearly any device today.  If you are lucky enough to have a super ninendo console, you can enjoy playing it there, or if you have any newer generation mobile phone, PSP, DS, etc.  You should be able to emulate it there!

RPG's Today...

We all know that Role Playing games rank superior among any other genres ever created by man.  The question though is: Which one is the best?  Are the games of the past better than the ones being created currently by developers today?  Some argue that games are becoming too focused on graphics while gameplay fails hard.

Right now, no one in the right mind would argue that Final Fantasy XIII is better than Chrono Trigger.  Even though the graphics are a million times better and there is actual voice acting and breath taking cinematics, it lacks the heart and soul that Chrono Trigger brought upon its release.  The musical score of Chrono Trigger is even better than that of most modern RPG's produced today, even though it is ancient.

Final Fantasy has been one of the greatest RPG series ever produced, and even if they create games of lower quality, people will still buy them to see how they rank among the others.  Final Fantasy VII was the pivotal point when RPG's became well known around the world.

Every year there are new series that are created to rival established series such as Final Fantasy, but it is tough to create games that carry the same level of depth and quality.  In upcoming blogs I will discuss more in depth the future of RPG's, MMORPG's, and talk specifically about certain noteworthy games and ones that were completely TERRIBLE