Once upon a time there was a masterful Super NES RPG developed by Square (now Square-Enix) called Chrono Trigger in which the protagonists traveled back and forth through time in order to stop the end of the world from occurring in 1999. Aside from a sequel (Chrono Cross), an obscure semi-sequel (Radical Dreamers), and the occasional re-release on other consoles (Sony PlayStation and Nintendo DS), the property has pretty much been retired. Despite the limited further development, many fans still praise the original as the best game in the series and long for a new installment done in a similar style. Back in 2004 a group of Chrono Trigger fans decided to create their own sequel. Five years later the result was an unofficial creation subtitled Crimson Echoes. Their stab at Trigger was just days away from release when Square-Enix's legal team swooped in and issued a cease-and-desist order, blocking the game's free distribution under penalty of all kinds of costly legal proceedings. And that was the last we ever heard of Chrono Trigger: Crimson Ech—
Well, how about that? I haven't tried Crimson Echoes, but any fan project that sees actual completion without the team behind it falling apart due to squabbles and disinterest surely deserves a little attention (even if it does defy the will of the lawyers). It sounds like an interesting unofficial expansion of the Chrono Trigger world. This is also more evidence in favor of my theory that sooner or later everything in gaming comes back around.