It’s that time of year, again! The holiday season is upon us, what with everyone sporting the traditional post-apocalyptic garb, hosting reenactments of savage war and the destruction of civilization, grandparents sitting around the fire and telling tales of how the Earth’s axis shifted and all creatures became mutated only a short 100 years ago. The real reason for the season!
Isn’t that how everyone celebrates The END DAY? ‘Cola fans may recall that we celebrate the anniversary of The END DAY every year on October 1st, in memory of one of the staff’s favorite outside-the-mainstream games,
Phoenix Wright Hatoful Boyfriend Crystalis.
Don’t feel ashamed if you’ve never played Crystalis yourself—some of the staff had never played the game, either! That’s why we decided that this year should be an introduction for all those uninitiated among us. Six daring GameCola staff members tried their best to survive the first half hour of the game in order to retrieve Akahana’s statue. They stabbed tiger men. They stabbed sleeping men. They stabbed windmill machines and ice walls and vampire bosses. Only one, however, made it to the statue and lived to tell the tale!
Who was the triumphant winner?! Watch the video as Anna Bryniarski, Mark Freedman, Dan Castro, Robyn Tyrfing, Joseph Martin, and editor emeritus Paul Franzen stab and die their way through Crystalis in order to be crowned as this year’s winner! Alex Jedraszczak, Nathaniel Hoover, and Matt Jonas officiate.