@2 years ago with 2 notes
#chrono trigger #gaming #guilty pleasures #but not really
I swear, I haven’t played a game this good since I finally beat Tales of Vesperia and that game had me on my fucking toes. It’s so hard to find an amazing video game of this caliber nowadays. I seriously don’t know how these creators of video games come up with something so beautiful. The artwork, the music, the landscape, the immersive quality of the game, the gameplay itself, the STORY AND IT’S MULTIPLE ENDINGS, the character design and the backstory for each character, etc. I can go on about Chrono Trigger. I don’t even know where to start if someone were to ask me about the game, but since I love music (contrary to popular disbelief) this is probably where I’d start off at because Yasunori Mitsuda is a fucking god of a composer. This guy, even after losing his work for 40+ songs at the time, still got his shit together and made a soundtrack that made my ears climax at levels I didn’t think was possible. I’m a person who absolutely loves the waltz beat and Mitsuda uses this and composes such great music in that time measure that fits with all scenarios and areas in the game. Just thinking about Magus’ theme gets my shit rock hard omfg.
This game is beyond perfect. Along with Radical Dreamers and Chrono Cross, these three games give a story so amazing and music so awesomely written that I can’t think of another “trilogy” that made me feel all those feels bro. Just… everything. I can’t even fathom the work put into this game and all of the features and story and level design. The designers, composers, story/plot writers, and programmers must have all went through hell to make a game so fun and captivating.
Chrono Trigger was the first game I played that had multiple endings, or at least it was the first that I actually beat that had multiple endings. All of these endings, no matter what, made me feel like I had actually beaten the game. Some questions were left unanswered, but many games and books happen to be that way. That’s when sequels come in like CHRONO CROSS. I’m a huge fucking fanboy for these two games holy shit all the feels in the world are spit into my and my insides turn on like a blender and all the feels are just shredded up and mixed so I don’t even know what I feel but then I get goosebumps and fixate myself on it until I find out the story. God, my emotions swell inside me and I have to be the one to save the girl or save the world, whatever that is happening. Honestly, I can get so engaged in a game versus a book or a movie or show. Don’t get me wrong, watching or seeing something from afar is nice and it’s fun! It’s a way to experience something as a third party. When I play a game like Chrono Trigger, I can BE that experience that someone else is watching. I am immersed within the world and travel through different times to try to save the world along with my friends from an evil that threatens to ruin the planet it’s been consuming. I gain experience, both literally and figuratively, and people can learn certain lessons from games better than they can from watching an episode of Arthur or some other shit I don’t know. In games, it’s so much simpler to fall in love with someone or absolutely hate someone because you can actually be a driving force in the relationship with that person. I know, they don’t fucking exist okay, but do the people that are watched on the screen exist either? Not to be existentialist or be like “Hurr Schrödinger’s cat”, but you’ve never met them. They don’t know about your existence so as far as you know, neither of you exist… okay that’s all fucked up and such but really, come on. I really don’t mean to bash on anyone, but I know people bash on gamers all the time so this is in defense of all the gamers out there who fall in love with games and are made fun of it because people don’t know how to respect games. Respect the story that has come out of it and all the interactions that people have with the sprites and NPCs and such.
I feel more people should fall in love with these older games than the newer ones that only give a small instant gratification. Games with story shouldn’t just be played for the game or the challenge, but for the story that you become a part of. This is the way the artists wanted it to happen. I mean, they care that they get their money… they want people to go play it, but I’m sure they enjoy it when they know someone out there is being the hero of their time and of their living room or bedroom or whatever.
I would like people who don’t play games to pick one up that they’d fancy and imagine themselves as the sprites on the screen. You’ll have more fun than you think.