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Captain's log, stardate 1312.4,
I have come back to my hometown, visiting the parental units. Stuck within the confine of my old bedroom with no cable (couldn't even watch the NBA finals yesterday, but I got to read about it :D, right?), I decided to take out my Nintendo DS and continue an adventure across time. So let's tackle a video game today.
Corridors of time:
Out of the games I own, only a handful do I revisit on more than one occasion, this being one of them. No matter how many time I play this game, it truly never gets old for me; from the traditional JRPG style, to the soundtrack, and the cast. Although he has no speaking lines, Chrono is one of my favorite game characters; the stoic, selfless, warrior that stops a monster plaguing generations of people (as opposed to someone like Squall, who just cries for most of Final Fantasy VIII).
The absurdity of the story, as told by a 10 year old, never fails to amaze me either (wake up => festival => hero of time), and re-experiencing it now is still the same; the journey and discovery of the worlds fate is a masterpiece in classic gaming. One of the most intriguing and defining moments of this tale is during the Kingdom of Zeal's fall; seeing a power hungry individual cause the destruction of an advanced civilization and the fall of a hero. It is moments such as these that keep me playing.
So as I finish writing this, I suppose I will get back to playing Chrono Trigger. In light of re-releases such as Final Fantasy III and IV, I wondered how I would feel with a graphical remake. I would probably love it, but I guess I appreciate this version having been untouched; reliving this game as I first experienced it.