Wednesday, September 10, 2008

JJNN Wednesday: Games - 06

Welcome again to JJNN for Wednesday September 10th, 2008. Today we will be taking about my favorite game of all time.

I think everyone out there, even the people that hardly ever play video games, has a game that is special to them. A game that they call their favorite. What is that game for all of you? For me, that game is Chrono Trigger. It was the first game that I was totally absorbed into. I loved the graphics (at the time) and the way it played. I spent hours and hours on that game leveling up so that I could get every ending. Even to this day I still want to go out and buy the old system and get the old cartage and play it once again.

Fortunately for me, I don't have to go that far. It turns out that I don't have to go as far as buying the old system. According to this source and this source Nintendo is putting Chrono Trigger out on the DS this winter! Yay! I think I found my Christmas present to myself.

Here are a few pictures from the new remake:

Looks a lot like the original, right? Even after 13 years it still looks good. The only difference is in the first picture. The brackets around the characters and the two bars below them. The reason for those are the fact that the game is going to be played with the DS's touch screen (though it can be played the classic way as well) and the new fighting system that the game is going to use.

According to the second source Chrono Trigger is going to be using ATB ver.2 as its battle system. ATB stands for Active Time Battle. It is the same type of system that is used in some of the final fantasy games. It means that the time keeps flowing throughout the battle. Time does not stop to let you make choices. Look at the picture below.

The bottom blue bar is the ATB bar. When that bar gets full the character can make an action. When 2 or 3 characters are ready they can perform combos with each other to inflict more damage. This is like the original game.

The game looks good so far and I can't wait for it to come out. Here is the teaser trailer. Enjoy.

Any way, it is now time for the word of the day. Today's word is 懐かしい(なつかしい). It is pronounced natsukashii and means something like a thing from your past that brings back memories. There are a lot of words in Japanese that are just hard to translate into one or two English words.

That's it for today. See you next time at JJNN.


  1. I don't remember you playing this one but if it came out 13 years ago, I was at college. My favorite game from when we were kids is Kool Aid Man. I wish they'd bring that one back. Although I'm sure it would lose some of its charm to play it as an adult :)

  2. Hah

    I loved that game. That was quite a while ago though. I recently go a shirt that shows the koolaid man on his back with x's for eyes and all his koolaid spilled out. Under the picture it just says OH NOOOOO!!