The Sony PlayStation is home to a lot of classic JRPG’s. One of my favorites was Squaresoft’s release, Chrono Cross. Known as the spiritual sequel to Chrono Trigger, the game delivered on all fronts. Chrono Cross’s gameplay follows the JRPG formula we’ve all grown to love. Throughout your journey, you’ll travel through two parallel dimensions, have up to 40+ different playable characters on your team, engage in a unique battle system, and listen to what is considered one of the best RPG soundtracks around.
In AD 1000, Crono and Marle watch Lucca and her father demonstrate their new teleporter at the Millennial Fair. When Marle volunteers to be teleported, her pendant interferes with the device and creates a time portal into which she is drawn. This leads to the discovery in AD 2300 that an alien parasite, “Lavos”, destroyed an advanced civilization and sucked the life’s energy in AD 1999. Determined to prevent this from happening, Crono and friends set forth on a journey to the past and beyond with the help of an old sage, Gaspar, as they travel through different time periods gathering strength to defeat Lavos in AD 1999.
Ryudo, a young Geohound mercenary, works odd jobs with his companion bird Skye. Hungry for some gold, they agree to accept a request from the village of Carbo. When they arrive at their destination, they hear a beautiful voice coming from the Church of Granas. Eager to find out who’s singing, Ryudo heads to the nearby church and finds Songstrees, Elena, practicing vigorously for an upcoming ceremony. From this moment on, the three embark on a journey to prevent the return of Valmar, the god of darkness.
Developed by Clap Hanz, The Minna no Golf (Everybody’s Golf) series aka Hot Shots Golf has always been popular around the world, known for its comical characters and fun arcade/sim type gameplay. The latest installment, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, has been available since last year, which is a very great game by the way, but we thought we should look back at the one in the series that has made the biggest impact for us.
Thanks to a stork’s lousy delivery service, baby Luigi gets kidnapped by Kamek, while baby Mario falls down from the sky and lands on top of Yoshi who was just chilling with his friends on Yoshi Island. After the sudden surprise and wondering what to do, they decide to return the mystery baby back to it’s rightful owner. And along the way, we get to enjoy Yoshi’s adventure as Yoshi and his friends go on a journey to rejoin the lost twins!