Chrono Trigger (finished): 7 out of 10
Loved this game when I was a kid and still enjoyed it very much, but it's not the spotless masterpiece everyone makes it out to be. It can be quite unbalanced with the gameplay (I waited all this time to get Magnus, and I find that I leveled up my characters so much that he just slows me down), the combat, though probably something special at the time, is boring by today's standards (but fun by generic Final Fantasy standards), the story, though above average for most JRPGs, isn't anything to go crazy over, and the characters range from absolutely generic and boring (robot, nerd girl, princess (I named them Fag, Cunt, and Bitch)) to incrediblybadassoneofthebestinvideogamehistory!!! (cavegirl (I named her Pussy) and Magnus (I called him Anus, hehe)).
But it certainly has a certain charm that kept me playing almost nonstop (beat it in like two days). So really, I can't put my finger on what I like about it, but I'll say it was definitely worth revisiting and it will continue to hold a special place in my heart.
Anyway, this is only my first attempt at reliving my childhood by playing old RPG favorites. Next on my list is Secret Of Mana (which I'm already like 2/5's of the way through) and then Final Fantasy II(IV) (which I played for a couple hours when I first got it and can say I wasn't really impressed).
Actraiser (practically finished): 6 out of 10
On the other hand, here's a game I never played. I didn't think it was possible, but somehow mediocre platformer + mediocre godsim = completely badass addicting game. I'm going to be beating this before I start on Secret of Mana (mostly cause it's so fucking easy). This is just one of those games that, when I'm playing it, I have to finish it, no rest, no food, but meanwhile I'm like, "how elementary". It's like a classic Disney movie where you can find a million things to nitpick, but you just keep watching.
So the first part of this game is the platformer/action game which, while challenging, is ridiculously fucking easy by SNES standards. It's probably normal by today's, which I guess I'd be fine with if it was today, but I guess I psyched myself up too much. It's really tight controls, really basic gameplay, and really easy. What else can I say? Mediocre.
Second part is the godsim which makes the platforming look like Battletoads. You'd have to be a retard to screw this up. But I since I've never played a godsim prior, I was completely hooked at first, but it's starting to get tiresome.
By my calculations, I should have put this game up on my shelf and let it collect dust, but for some reason it's fucking addicting as hell, at least it was, good thing it's almost through cause any longer and it would have overstayed its welcome. There was nothing like this back in the day and still nothing like it today, I think genre mergers like this should be further explored upon cause if a game that combines two mediocre games into one incredibly fun game, just think what two incredibly fun games can do!
I always ask myself what kind of people write those absolutely terrible gamefaqs reviews and now I remember.