Monday, October 1, 2007

TGS Video Games Museum highlights Japan's taste

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Hidden away at the very end of the second hall at Tokyo Game Show was a booth dedicated to, supposedly, showcasing top of the class video games from generations past. Several stations were set up, around 12 or so, which allowed gamers to step back in time and play those great games that perhaps they hadn't had the chance to play before.

All well and good you might think, until you notice that the majority of the games are RPGs and a large proportion of those are from the Final Fantasy series. This particular "museum" (which failed to showcase anything older than the PlayStation 1) was clearly tailored to the very specific tastes found in Japan. Still, why not just cut out the middle man and call it the "Final Fantasy Museum"?

We were a bit snap-happy and took a few photos of the booth - the gallery for which can be found below. Our favourite image shows two old rivals sitting side by side in perfect harmony. Seeing Final Fantasy VII and Zelda: Ocarina of Time together like that really tugged at our heartstrings. Other games shown at the booth included:
  • Phantasy Star Online
  • Dragon Quest VIII
  • Brain Training
  • Final Fantasy XII
  • Final Fantasy XI
  • Taiko Drum Master

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[via] Joystiq

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