College Humor has released a parody video of what a Doctor Who RPG would look like, and I love it. It's done in the style of Japanese role-playing games (JRPGs) as they appeared on the Super Nintendo. The clip recounts the adventures of actor Matt Smith's 11th Doctor, from the 10th Doctor's regeneration all the way to...well, spoliers.
These style of games were some of my favorite as a kid, and a major part of my argument when I get into Sega Genesis vs. Super Nintendo debates. Final Fantasy III (VI in Japan) is still one of the best Final Fantasy titles in the series, and I can't count the number of times I've played through Chrono Trigger. Though I've moved on to more modern, action-oriented RPGs, these menu-based interactive stories will always hold a place in my heart.
Some of the highlights from the Doctor Who RPG include:
- In Pokemon parlance, "A wild AMELIA POND appears!" and "DOCTOR used FISH FINGERS and CUSTARD!"
- While fighting a Weeping Angel, a soldier in the party choses BLINK instead of DON'T BLINK. Bollocks!
- "RORY left the party...also, existence."
- The explanation for the huge reveals in the episode "A Good Man Goes to War" is "WIBBLEY WOBBLEY TIMEY WIMEY STUFF."
As you can see, the maker of the video has a pretty good handle on the in-jokes Doctor Who fans share and love about the geeky series. Now all we need is a petition for Square Enix and The BBC to team up and make this a reality. Leave your opinions of the video below in the comments, but please note that I did not title the video, and so I cannot be held responsible for the abbreviation. Also, the video contains numerous spoilers from seasons 5 and 6 of the show.
(via College Humor)