Here in Minnesota, we're known for roughly four things. One of those is being a tremendously forgettable state, the existence of which creeps back into the collective consciousness only via collapsing bridges, a bats**t insane
bag lady presidential candidate, or everyone's favorite, a Minnesotan writer desperately seeking some recognition for said forgettable state. The remaining three things consist of "winter," "more winter," and "Jesus Christ, still more winter." It's unreasonably cold here, and thus we tend to play a good deal of video games during the colder months, rather than tread the barren, frost-eaten hellscape that is the visual equivalent of a Norwegian Black Metal album.
Still, the economy is rather dismal, and games are expensive, so one must be economical about these things. Shooters and terribly short, and I'm rarely in the mood for puzzle games, so RPGs are ideal for the occasion. They're involving, story-driven, and most importantly, they're ridiculously long. Thus Square-Enix has some good news, in the form of three classic RPGs to be released on PSN during November and December.
First off we have Chrono Cross (which sadly, I have never played), coming out next week on November 8th. Arriving November 22 is Final Fantasy V, putting you in the shoes of Bartz as he battles the fiendish Exdeath. Lastly we have Final Fantasy VI, considered by many to be the best in the series, on December 6th. As the PlayStation Blog notes, "This one made it all to #9 on IGN's top 100 games of all time back in 2007. And in 2009, Game Informer went one better and named it #8, while G4TV named it #1 in their 'Top 5 Must-Own RPGs.'"
Luckily I have a PSP, and as it happens, am a fervent enthusiasts of these turn-based lovelies; thus I'm on board. So until I draw my dying breath upon the snowy plains of Minnesota - my weary soul wrapped infinity's embrace beneath a starlit sky - at least i'll have classic RPG goodness to keep me warm.