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.
Ahh, yes, the big kahuna! Final Fantasy VII, developed by Squaresoft at the time, was released in 1997 for the Sony PlayStation and when it did, the game gained immediate popularity around the world and revolutionized the Japanese RPG genre with its engaging story, cinematic visuals, and one famous scene that touched the hearts of many people, but I can’t just spoil it for you (though I’m pretty sure the whole world knows by now). I had never experienced so many emotions in a game until this game came along. Just ask anyone who has played it. They’ll give you the same exact reaction.
The RPG classic, Final Fantasy VII, returns to the PC, now with brand new online features, including achievements, cloud saves, and character booster, a feature that allows you to buy anything you desire, as well as the ability to increase your HP and MP to their maximum levels.