Oh, the hours these games have eaten.
My wife and I don't always see eye-to-eye on this classic gaming stuff, but the one thing we can agree on is this: PlayStation-era RPGs had it right. These were the glory days of Squaresoft, but they weren't alone - Japanese companies were churning out hit after hit, and some of the best role-playing games ever made landed here.
Our (that's right, 'our') meager collection of RPGs barely scratches the surface of what's out there, but isn't that what this blog is all about?
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete is a holdover from my original collection, one of the games I couldn't bear to part with. Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy Anthology, Final Fantasy Chronicles and Chrono Cross are games I married into (score!).
I once had a copy of Xenogears, but my young, naive self loaned it to a friend of a friend - not one of my brighter decisions. Of course, I never saw it again.
This copy was purchased at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo last year for $35. The Final Fantasy VII was purchased there, too... at only $30.
Oh, and it's the black label misprint version, too.
No, you can't borrow it.