The longer your email signature, the less I trust you. Not totally clear why.— rands (@rands) September 11, 2014
This Player’s Guide was released by Nintendo in October 1995, a few months after the game’s North American debut. Billed on the cover as “the complete guide to the past, present and future—straight from the pros at Nintendo,” the large-format guide in fact leaves much unsaid. Unlike the colorful early strategy guides from Japan, Chrono Trigger Player’s Guide is a mostly no-nonsense document. There are no illustrated bestiaries, no bonus comics, no interviews, and no mail-in prize giveaways. And a later unofficial guide from BradyGames published to coincide with the PlayStation port feels more like a technical report than a companion for playtime.
One of my high school friends had a brother playing through Final Fantasy 3 with those HUGE BradyGames guides – I think it had a table of EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF ARMOR AND WEAPONS in the game – it took about something like 100 pages.
- Further Reading: Nintendo Player’s Guide
A brand used to be a mark that was burned into an animal’s flesh against it’s will. Just sayin’.— Sean Heber (@BigZaphod) September 11, 2014
A familiar theme appears at 2:12.
Final Fantasy was released in Japan in 1987. Moody Blues’s The Other Side of Life came out a year earlier.
I tried to keep a datebook one summer, but it didn’t work out. I’d get confused and write down things just to write them down and I came to this realization that I didn’t do enough things to keep a datebook.
- Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero