As many of you have heard the next Endurance Run is to feature Ryan and Patrick playing through one of the most beloved RPG's of all time; Chrono Trigger.
Without a doubt this is a fine choice, its an epic story full of frogs and time travel and swords and all sorts of amazing shit that has it consistently called one of (if not the) greatest JRPG's ever made. I've never played it myself, but anyone I know who has swears that its an absolute masterpiece.
Some were disappointed with this announcement but I was nonplussed for the most part until Jay444111 blew my god damn mind (someone might have mentioned it before him, but I only read his comment so...):
Personally I think they should've done Earthbound
Suddenly I was struck with a profound sadness knowing that one of the strangest, funniest and downright disturbing games of all time had been overlooked in favor of something amazing and iconic but for the most part normal.
Which isn't a bad thing but in terms of watching people play a video game, i'd rather fo with Earthbound because everything in Earthbound is bat shit insane.
From the Starmen to the Apple Kid to the Happy Happy cult and the sentient vomit, the game is crazy on a level thats right up there with Persona 4 and Deadly Premonition, it probably surpasses them in that category!
Hell this is a game where one of the status conditions is that you are on shrooms! One of the healing items is a hamburger!
It just seems like the perfect fit to me: the cult following, the crazy stories around its release and localization, the crazy developer, the interpretations of its ending, the completely absurd plot and world, how crazy japanese it is and the mediocre but functional gameplay.
I dont seriously expect them to change their minds or anything, but it does seem like a missed opportunity to me.
I'll watch the new endurance run no matter what game it is, but I get the feeling that i'll be thinking of Earthbound a whole lot while I do.
So discuss! Yell at me for being dumb! Share some Earthbound love!