It's time we try something different, folks. Something old. This season on Random Encounters, we're going to go on an adventure through old-school role-playing games. Let's call it The Season of Old JRPGs.
Over the next few weeks and months, I'm going to go back and revisit some old favourites, from the iconic (Final Fantasy VI) to the less iconic (SaGa Frontier). Every week or two I'll write up some thoughts, memories and anecdotes. I imagine there will be quite a few interesting things to say about what older games did right, what they did wrong, and how hold up today.
Here are some of the RPGs I have on my tentative list so far:
- Final Fantasy VI
- Lunar: Silver Star Story
- SaGa Frontier
- Lufia 2
- Dragon Quest IX
- Chrono Trigger
- Soul Blazer
Suggestions? Thoughts? Post'em in the comments, and we'll start this crazy adventure within the next couple of weeks. (Maybe after E3.)
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