What Happens When You Study An RPG World Like It Was Real

Chrono Trigger is an upcoming book by Michael P Williams. It's...all about Chrono Trigger, looking at parallels between Crono's world and ours, a study of the institutions of the game's world (its laws and religions), how the game's characters fit (and defy!) genre conventions and, yes, a poke at the aches and pains of … » 2/13/14 11:30pm 2/13/14 11:30pm

Why I Always Keep Coming Back to Chrono Trigger

Over the course of my 28 years of life, I've beaten more video games than I can count. I've never been the type of gamer who finds one game and sticks with it for months or years. Rather, from childhood on, I was the kid who would rent a different game from the local Blockbuster almost every week and beat it. Still,… » 1/25/13 7:00am 1/25/13 7:00am

Japan Makes Awesome Time Travel Games

Over the past few months I've been anxiously awaiting the new PS3 title Tokitowa. While some are looking forward to the love story aspect or to its attempt to make a playable anime, the core of my anticipation is something altogether different: I've been dying to play another Japanese time travel story. » 10/16/12 7:00am 10/16/12 7:00am

The Past is Full of Great Time Travel Games, But I Want Them In My…

This morning, I received a link to a twenty-year-old video. It's the first-ever preview of The Journeyman Project, as shown at Macworld in 1992. Perhaps appropriately for a game about time travel, I felt a distinct sense of journeying into the past while I watched it. What once looked so painstakingly rendered now, in … » 8/21/12 6:00pm 8/21/12 6:00pm