Listmas 2017: 6 Games I Played 10-19 Years After Their Release

As punctual as the Duck is when it comes to appointments and meeting deadlines, I am often horrendously late when it comes to games.  In fact, in recent years, I think I have spent more time playing catch-up than I have actually enjoying recent titles.  Out of curiosity, I thought it would be fun to…

Resonance: At the Bottom of the Night

Chrono Trigger is an exceptional game. Many people who’ve played it (perhaps even most who’ve played it) will say that it’s an excellent game; some even go so far as to call it a masterpiece of the JRPG genre. I absolutely agree with that sentiment, but I feel that “exceptional” is the best word to…

#Listmas: 10 Songs That Leave You Smiling

Hey everyone, Listmas is back this year! That’s right, the Murfvs.net Christmas tradition is back this year, and it just might be the best one yet! United We Game is once again joining in on the festivities, and it looks like this’ll be our first  list this month! Anyway, there’s a lot of listing to…

Chrono Trigger – A History

Chrono Trigger, is a role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix ( at the time Square Soft) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1995. Chrono Trigger was designed by Hironobu Sakaguchi of Final Fantasy, Yuji Horri of Dragon Quest and Akira Toriyama of Dragon Quest and Dragon Ball fame. The game was a…

What Makes a Game a Sequel?

I recently played and beat Chrono Cross, and let me tell you, it was quite a struggle. Due to a leveling up system where you really only level up when you beat a boss or when you fight the first few enemies after a boss, I had lots of frustration trying to defeat enemies that…

Listmas: Games I Played This Year

How wonderful that we’re doing Listmas again this year, as it was quite a fun holiday, and I’m just a person who enjoys listing things, no matter what time of year that may be. This has been a crazy year for gaming, so I thought today’s list would be a list of the games I…

I Don’t Have the Patience for Multiple Endings

As I’ve been saying, I have been busy catching up on a bunch of old games I was told were the duck’s quack, and one game I beat rather recently was “Chrono Trigger”, a game made by the same developers as “Final Fantasy”. The story involves our heroes traveling through time in their efforts to…

Great Games I Almost Missed

Sometimes, I like to think about how things would be if I made different decisions.  Like, if I had never decided to buy the PlayStation 2, my first venture outside my previously Nintendo-only domain, what games would I be playing now?  What would my collection look like?  I’m sure we all have times where there…

Honor to the Classics

It was rather early in 2008 when Square-Enix announced their plans to re-release Chrono Trigger for the Nintendo DS.  After playing through the fully upgraded visuals and new 3D perspective of Final Fantasy III, I was eager to see what sort of treatment Chrono Trigger would receive.  Would Square-Enix rebuild the game with a 3D engine, or keep the visuals…