Obsidian Would Revive Chrono Trigger, Despite Huge Flop in Alpha ProtocolThe guys who brought you Alpha Protocol, “generally speaking, a terrible game,” are pretty buddy-buddy with Square Enix now that they’re working on Dungeon Siege 3.
And in a recent interview, Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart threw out there that he’d like a stab at reviving Chrono Trigger – arguably the best RPG ever made, and among the most lauded games of all time.
Urquhart instilled terror in my heart with this quote:
“I think it would be fun to take the setting of a Japanese RPG, which is a weird mix of fantasy and sci-fi mashed together and make a Western RPG out of that…I think that would be cool. I mean it’s kind of Star Wars, that’s kind of what Star Wars is a fantasy in space. I think that would be interesting.”
Like Star Wars? You’re kidding, right?
Obsidian has a track record of making sequels to great games. It’s currently preparing to roll out Fallout: New Vegas, after taking the reigns from Bethesda. And it was responsible for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, which wasn’t awful, but fell short of the big footprints its predecessor laid down.
Alpha Protocol, despite its faults, has endeared some players and critics. And it’s fine to go messing around with Fallout 3 and KOTOR – but Chrono Trigger? That’s a catastrophe waiting to happen. Especially when the company’s CEO may or may not have any idea of what the game is even like.
I’d potentially perform human sacrifices if it meant the gods would grace us with another entry into the Chrono universe, but not from Obsidian. In fact, I think I’d go ahead and perform sacrifices asking the gods to prevent Chrono Protocol from happening.