Assuming the Role: Part 6 – The end of Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VII

Before you all think that I have given up my endeavour to play the top rated RPG games of all time (as chosen by Jodi and Mariona), you are wrong! I have been constantly playing a variety of games at the same time, hence why it’s taking me so long.

So firstly, I am proud to announce, that after 30 solid hours of game play, I finally managed to stick it to Lavo’s rear-end and complete Chrono Trigger!
I must admit, it’s possibly one of the best games I have ever played. The storyline and dialogue are pure awesomeness, and although the graphics are dated, it is extremely addictive. I think it says a lot if an RPG game can get me hooked, and so if you haven’t played it, I suggest you go out now and BUY BUY BUY it! (Yes! Buy it THREE times).

In other news, I finally managed to get hold of a PS3 (for my birthday, thanks to my brother), and I downloaded Final Fantasy VII. After a couple of hours, I realised there was no way I could play this game on a home console. It is far too dated, with (by today’s standards) terrible graphics. Instead I decided that if I was ever going to play this game, it would have to be on a portable device.
So, managed to procure a PSP (thanks Kate), I downloaded the game again and continued where I’d left off.
After 10 hours of playing I have decided that I can’t take any more. There was one point in the game, where I had it on for nearly an hour without playing, simply because it was cut scenes and dialogue. I nearly fell asleep.
I think there’s some RPG games I can handle (Mass Effect, Fallout 3, Chrono Trigger), and some I can’t, and Final Fantasy most certainly falls into the latter category.
I know that everyone waxes lyrical about how amazing it is, and how FFVII is possibly the greatest game of all time… but it’s not for me. I tried it. I haven’t quit yet though. I will stick out the 20 hours, as much as it may kill me, but as soon as that’s done, I’m moving onto something far more interesting.

In other news, I’m still playing Knights of the Old Republic (which I love), and I’m still waiting for people to play Diablo 2 with online – please submit your applications.

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  1. February 2, 2011

    You and i are in the same boat. I can barely ever complete RPG’s. All that mindless grinding and obscene difficulty curves if you dont kill everything that moves at all times. Chrono trigger is one of the only proper JRPG’s ive ever completed (i would never put games like Mass effect and fallout in the same ball park as Chrono trigger and FFVII). Square Enix should just stick to making movies, the games have been a case of S.S.D.D for so long now that its just ridiculous.

  2. February 2, 2011

    Yes, I agree. Mass Effect and Fallout are a completely different kind of RPG. It’s funny though that I actually managed to complete Chrono Trigger, considering the gameplay – It is a testament to how awesome it is.

  3. February 2, 2011

    yeah i cant put my finger on why i stuck with Chrono trigger all the way. The story was definately great, but it was easy to follow (unlike FF which is so convoluted) but in terms of gameplay there isnt much difference. The characters are much more likable aswell, but i dont think this is why i stuck with it. Who knows, its an increadible game all the same. I wish i could find another RPG that i could properly stick with till the end. ive played so many and always get bored.

    I found it funny that u said that the graphics on final fantasy were so outdated when really they are better than chrono trigger. Its just that retro is cool, where as final fantasy style graphics just look messy by todays standards.

  4. February 2, 2011

    I think it’s more that, playing FFVII on a big HDTV really made it obvious how dated the graphics were. But playing Chrono Trigger on a DS was just perfect. And in all honesty, FFVII is much better on the PSP.
    I’ve heard that “The World Ends with You” is really good (DS), so that’s the next one for me to try.

  5. February 2, 2011

    ah yes thats another great one. played that on the DS. thanks for reminding me of that one. brilliant game, and i did also complete that. i also completed the new Megaman RPG’s on the DS. they were good aswell. give that a shot.

    if you have an iPhone check out Infinity Blade. Best game of all time however is Shadow of the collussus on the Ps2 (Recently re-released on PS3). Im hoping you have already played it, but if not, stop what you are doing and go play it lol.

  6. February 2, 2011

    OMG! Yes, I have Infinity Blade – hours of fun! lol.

    Thanks for your suggestions 🙂

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