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Black Omen (Chrono Trigger)

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

April 2013 is Hi-Tech Month for Oases of Beauty. Today’s featured world is the Black Omen from Chrono Trigger, a JRPG for the SNES.

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2300 AD (Chrono Trigger)

Posted by on Dec 24, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

In celebration of the world’s end, December 2012 is Apocalypse Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry takes a look at 2300 A.D. from Chrono Trigger, a JRPG for the SNES.

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David “BGH” Kempe’s Top 12 Greatest Games

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Lists | 4 comments

The next installment in our Top 12 series, David “BGH” Kempe selects his own list of the top 12 Greatest Games.

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Xenoblade Chronicles coming to NA

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Anecdotes | 1 comment

North America gets some exciting news, and some renewed hope for a struggling fanbase. Should we ask for Mother 3 next?

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Why don’t we remember Final Fantasy 6?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2011 in In-Depth | 4 comments

DDJ recently finished play Final Fantasy VI, and he’s shocked that people tend to regard and remember Chrono Trigger better than its predecessor. Here, he tries to figure out why Chrono Trigger was so much more memorable than Final Fantasy VI.

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