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    I am actually pretty sure Maou's English new Enlightened name (at least Maou returned later as title Fiendlord) comes from the fact that he lives two lifes. You know. The Janus Twinface.

    Yeah, I bought the Japanese walkthrough for 9 Euros. Unfortunately the names are not in the Japanese manual and Jina's/Gina's name is not written out in our letters so I translated it. But hey, at least they wrote Chrono, Marl, Lucca, Eira, Kaeru, Robo and Maoh. It also never knew until years later that Marl(e)'s abbreviation and nickname comes from the fact that her name is not Nadia but Marledia.

    What is cool in the original is that the Geno Dome is called Genocidome. It puts more emphasis on how the AI is another Agent Smith super killer AI.



    If I had to choose without actual evidence I would see the game as evidence enough and I would say her name is Jina and not meant as Gina. Ji (the specific Kanji though so they would take creative freedom by just thinking of the syllable of the katakana) means hour or time.
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    Since you are such a Chrono Trigger fan: Did you know that Ozzie, Slash and Flea were with a probability of 99% named by Toriyama-san? Their original names are puns of Vinegar, Mayonaise and Soy Sauce. I think you get it.

    Gohan, Chichi Vegeta, Freeza, Bulma, Trunks, Yamcha, Kuririn, Chiaotzu, Tenshinhan, Jiren, Toppo, Nappa, Turles, Bardock, Gine ... Toriyama-san loves funny names and puns.

    Also nice to read C(h)rono's mother is called Gina/Jina. I don't think I have ever seen the name before.
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    I see, maybe I'm romanticizing Sakaguchi a bit much in my mind ^^ I do miss Ito's hand in things more than anyone's I feel. Every time I read about his contributions to the games he worked on it blows my mind how much from that alone it feels like he just "gets" how player engagement and enjoyment works.

    Sounds about right in terms of difficulty lol. 4x Cut is so incredibly powerful. Though Ruby can get pretty tedious because it both has such absurdly high defense and yet can hardly really touch you if you got a Ziedrich. Hope you had fun still. I'm still on .hack//G.U. myself, just about finishing up the second part of the trilogy after about 45 hours playtime total, but it'll probably be another five or ten before I start the third to finish up at least some of the grindy sidequests. Didn't do it for the first volume, but they're a lot more rewarding this time.

    Heard a lot of good about Papers Please although I have a hard time picturing what the game is actually like to play, and all I've seen of it is making calls on whether or not to approve people's visas or permits of stay or whatever, but there seems to be a lot more to it. Curious, have you ever played Odin Sphere?
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    Ah I see... well I guess Sakaguchi being gone would also definitely have a big effect on any future entries, not to mention Ito's mysterious absence. I also heard there was supposed to be a third game called Chrono Break which got cancelled, or is that just an urban legend?

    Also curious, have you finished FF VII by now?
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    Oh man that really is a damn shame. Is it because Cross didn't match up to expectations or just... no apparent reason?
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    Sheesh the English and Irish have a horrendous history together. Makes me wonder how the current issues surrounding Brexit are affected by these enduring strifes and tensions. And I guess "not much has changed" in regards to keeping parties divided. That's something that goes all the way back to Roman times and earlier, with Caesar and others openly utilizing "Divide & Conquer" as a strategy. Devious, inhumane, but undeniably effective it would seem.

    Gotta say though I can feel your passion for this ^^

    Btw I'm currently watching a YouTuber playing through Chrono Trigger again who's posting the alternate endings alongside the main storyline run, and I'm using that to see the optional endings I didn't get to see yet. Feels like the whole #1 game of the Heisei era thing kickstarted a sort of revival of appreciation for the game almost, though maybe it's just coincidental.
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    Jesus smurfing christ, I guess religion was in no small part just another 'weapon' they tried to use to gain a position of superiority huh.
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    Accidently huh O.o that sounds awfully convenient but I can kinda see how that might occur. Interesting though. Kinda not too surprising to hear they exacerbate tensions like that but still feels pretty irksome ngl. What was the predominant religion in England at the time they were prejudiced against Catholicism?

    And yeah it's not hard to imagine why Ireland and Russia kinda struggle back and forth between those ends. A study in human cycles indeed >.<
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    Do you know the Final Fantasy Peasant? He is a nice guy but even though he uses official sources he moves too close to theory territory.
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    Another problem that I have with the plot is the fact that Brahne's turn is not actually explained on a responsibility level except for very slight hints about pushes that are not fully elaborated on and all. Many people think Kuja just made use of her grief, negative feelings et cetera and basically naturally influenced her and like Kuja said, giving her greed a push. Apparently many think there was no evidence of Kuja using any other methods for that "push". But the problem here is that her corruption happened already shortly after he met her and became so extreme which led her to even sacrifice her daughter is just such an extreme that I wonder how people think there is no evidence for it. She did not care for her daughter up until that greed left her. After Cleyra she even wanted her to be killed for being useless and also for having stolen the royal crystal. Even if you "become evil", it is just not believable that you have no problem killing your own people unless you have no morals and we knew Brahne was a good a caring person before so there were some. That is why it strikes me odd that people think Kuja pushed her by just providing her with what she needed instead of using some magic. And I do not mean mind-control but just something that fuels her emotions and making lher a moral void. Any other thing is truly unbelievable because if Kuja without powers and only with advice and spells was enough for her then she is not even close to being as good as Garnet thinks, and as said, we already saw in the end that this is not true.

    This is why it bothers me to have all information I could get but narrations still not telling enough. It only can make sense this way if she is so good but apparently so many do not even consider that.
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I feel I have a theme going here. Like the BoF1 entry, anyone who took a quick glance of my list will know I'm a pretty big Suikoden fan, you'll also notice I snubbed one of the main entries and most of the spin-off/gaiden games. I'll say right now, that I have to actually play Suikogaiden due to lacking the proper emulator, which is why

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by Wolf Kanno on 04-14-2019 at 10:23 PM
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Anyone who simply glances over my list will notice I have a strong affiliation with Capcom's classic and underrated RPG series Breath of Fire. They will also notice I left one entry out of the list, and while my BoFII entry hints as to some of the reasons, I figured I would lay it out here

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I feel like the year 2001 was an odd year in gaming. One of the first time where you really felt like the end of an era and the beginning of a new one was coming. Sony was gearing up to release the successor to the smash hit PlayStation and if you looked around the gaming scene, it seemed like every company was jumping ship to get on board what the PS2 could do. Square had released their PS1 swan song FFIX even though they would still support the PS1 with

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