Today’s entry comes once again courtesy of Nick Rycar, who is looking at the horrific aspects of a classic RPG and its sequel.
Today we’re going to take a look at yet another game with a colorful aesthetic and cheerful characters that make it an odd choice for an article in a series about horror games. Unlike our last go-around, however, this time we’re not going to need any personal anecdotes or surprising revelations to get to the dark implications at its core; this time, the abyss is right there in the story’s text, if we take the opportunity to see it. Since H.G. Wells popularized the concept more than a century ago, time travel has always been a fertile breeding ground for uniquely existential crises, and today’s topic is no exception. Set the Wayback Machine for 1995, and make sure your flux capacitor is in good working order, because we’re about to get wibbly wobbly and timey wimey with Chrono Trigger.