'Doctor Who' RPG: Turns Out the Storyline Goes Down Easier with Video Game Logic

April 5, 2012


Those videos of Breaking Bad and Mad Men as old school role-playing games were fun and all, but if you're going to do something as nerdy as adapting a TV show into a fake Super Nintendo RPG, shouldn't the show itself be just as nerdy? Probably not, actually. The juxtaposition between serious melodrama and nostalgic gaming is largely what made those so entertaining. Still, it works with nerdier shows, too, and as evidence, here's a video depicting the most recent incarnation of Doctor Who by way of Chrono Trigger and Pokémon. If most of those words made sense to you, you will probably like it. (16-bit spoilers!)

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