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Vintage Game Club: Chrono Trigger


We considered several classic Japanese games for the VGC's next joint playthrough, and the title that finally rose to the top is Chrono Trigger. Routinely listed as one of the greatest video games of all time, Chrono Trigger innovated the RPG genre and established a standard of quality few games since have matched.

In 1995, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Hori and Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball fame joined Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the Final Fantasy series to form the collaborative "Dream Team" that created Square's Chrono Trigger. The masterpiece that emerged takes players on a swashbuckling adventure through time, allowing them to explore the world's present, future, Middle Ages, antiquity, and even prehistory.[1]

If you've never played Chrono Trigger - or if you have, but would like to play it again and discuss it with friends - we'd love to have you join us. As I've pointed out in the past, we all have busy lives, so the club requires nothing but your interest to join. If you decide to start a game with us, but can't continue it, no big deal. The club is just a framework for bringing us together. We're here to have fun and broaden our knowledge and awareness of important games.

A few details:

  • When do we start? - This Friday, March 20. The game is available for the SNES, Playstation, and Nindendo DS. We're aware these versions aren't identical, but if you already have one on hand, there's no reason to purchase another version to play along with us.
  • How will it work? - We'll try to play together at roughly the same pace and post our thoughts as we go along. We will organize the forum threads so they flow in a way that reflects the unfolding of the game. We hope these posts will look more like a conversation and less like a series of disconnected comments. You're free to jump ahead or take your time, if you like; the thread system will allow you to play at your own pace. Post daily, weekly, every once in awhile - whatever works for you.

We hope you'll join us for Chrono Trigger. All are welcome.

The Vintage Game Club