An epic masterpiece!!!
This is without a doubt one of the most epic RPG'S of all time besides Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. They really stayed true to the original because they didn't change anything, they just added some stuff that wasn't in the original game. I'm not going get into the story because I don't want to spoil it, but if your into a great story based RPG then you have to buy this one. The lasting appeal is good too because the game has 13 different endings(with some variations) depending on the choices you make in the game, so you will probably go through a bunch of playthroughs before you see them all. there are no random encounters either. You can see the enemies before you fight them, although some tend to jump out and ambush you in certain areas, but most aren't too difficult except for some bosses. The graphics aren't the greatest, but once you start playing you will quickly learn to overlook that, especially if your an old school JRPG gamer.
It's the same game.
I LOVE Chronotrigger, so I was elated to see the upgraded version that DS would bring us. My 2 favorite games as a kid were Chronotrigger and FF4 (FF2 back in my day). SO When FF4 was remade with new 3d graphics I was elated! And could not wait to see the new and improved Chorno Trigger... But it's the same old game. The changes were minimal. The Graphics are the same. The sound is the same. It's the same game. What did they do? Cut/Paste this classic to a new Platform? They did that already! I counted down the days to see another old classic get a face lift.... So was very disappointed of the lack of effort that was put into This game. If I wanted the same game again, I would have pulled out my Old SNES, or my PS. If you just want an old classic on DS, this is the game for you. But to know they COULD have done to this game what they did to FF4, and didn't is very depressing. Oh well... I will just have to wait a little longer for a REAL remake. A+ to the game. F- for the lack of effort.
Chrono still REIGNS!!!
Back in the day when i was looking forward to my Nintendo Power magazine to come in the mail. I read about Chrono Trigger (SNES). I knew this was gonna be an amazing game. Especially since back in those days, anything Square touched was pure perfection. I'm so glad they decided to keep the Chrono alive. This game should not just be shared with my generation. The double and Triple Techniques was so ingenious, the storyline will grab u into the game as soon as u press that start button. Cecil (Final Fantasy II) and Chrono are till this day my favorite RPG heroes--Cloud( Final Fantasy VII) is a close third. But if you love RPG's, this game is a must buy. I rememeber i could never buy games, i always had to rent, but this game did not go back until it was completed. Even had a sleep over so we could take shifts...it was so sweet. When the PS version came out, i bought that one as well so i could see all that goodness that filled my room up back when i was a lil young buc.
Welcome back an old clasic
Well first off after reading the review about a playstation version I had to laugh because the original came out on SNES way back. The Playstation version only came out way later and was actually supposed to be a continuation but turned out to be the same just with a facelift. But when I heard they were bringing back the original version in all its 2D glory I about lost it. I grew up on the SNES and back then games were all about fun not about flashy looks. Altho nintendo hasn't really changed that recipe( which is why people seem to not enjoy nintendo systems as much wanting flashy graphics and fast pace) the release of this game I am hoping to be just the beginning. Hopefully they will begin bringing back more great SNES classics to the DS. I enjoyed every minute of this game,The look and feel are just like they used to be. If you have ever seen the original SNES version then you'll fall in love with this title, this is what a true platform RPG is supposed to be.
It is hard to say anything about this game that has not been said before, or that you may not have heard about this game. It's a classic. Even when I picked it up for the first time a year and a half ago (versus many here who got it on the game's first run) on my Playstation, I knew it right away. I picked it up, hesitantly (it had been sitting on my bookshelf for well over a year) and I could not put it down. Even without the extra endings, this is one of those games that you could pick up and replay over and over again with only getting rarely bored (the only other game that comes to mind here is Ocarina of Time). It's a wonderful game with a very engrossing storyline. While it is in a "save the world" style, it's quite different from the games of today. Not many feature the time travel style that Chrono Trigger does and does well, if not perfectly. And of course, there are always the hidden endings, as you can fight the final boss far earlier than the true ending of the game, as well as a new one for beating the hidden boss that, an ending that is meant to tie into the game's sequel, Chrono Cross. Much like a great number of other Square titles, this game features a soundtrack that is really a cut above the rest. (not unlike FFVI, VII and X) Everything fits the mood and does it well. It's one of those things you need to hear for yourself to really believe. It's a little hard to imagine MIDI sounds to still sound amazing after 13 years. Many stuck with me even after I finished the game, to the point even where I went and purchased the soundtrack for myself. The gameplay is largely unchanged. Those familiar with FFVI, VII, and VIII will easily recognize the Active Time Battle system that can be changed to "wait" mode either at the beginning of the game or by going into the options menu and switching it out. (Speaking of options, I'd like to note my agreement with other video game magazines that have said that it is almost impossible to go into the options menu, change your settings, and be able to come out unsatisfied that you weren't able to change something. The options menu is very intricate) The new DS mode utilizing the touch screen is wonderful and best played with the "Wait" setting. This is only because chances are your reflexes may not be as fast with tapping a screen as they would be pressing a button. So with that in mind, I tend to opt for the alternative, which is the original SNES style. While not as cleaned up as the touch-screen version, it actually gives a much greater feeling of nostalgia than the other version. The amazing thing about the touch screen with Chrono Trigger is that it really does not feel just "tacked on." In battle it is used to it's fullest, which is a great thing as always. No matter which style you use (and this actually intrigued me the most) your characters' HP and MP statuses are displayed at the top of the screen, so you always know when you need to heal. When in battle, it also displays status ailments. All of the menus outside of battle use the touch screen with hotkeys on the screen making things more quickly accessible. It's far cleaner than ever before. The final thing is that there is a map now, which makes retracing steps far easier (but not making your initial way through, as the amount shown on the map increases only as you explore the area, much like in the DS version of Final Fantasy IV, if you have played it). The translation and graphics have been fixed up as well. The translation is probably one of the biggest changes in the game. Some people will be offended by certain changes made (see the only one-star review for this item) and even I was surprised when I first noticed the absence of Frog's old accent. Still, I found it a wonderful reworking and, in a way, reimagining of what Chrono Trigger really was supposed to be. The graphics have been adjusted, but only minorly so. Mostly it was done in an effort to fit the game onto such a
One of the best RPGs ever made.
I played Chrono Trigger for the SNES like it was my job. At the time, I considered it a true masterpiece; unforgettable characters, an amazing soundtrack and a unique battle system. I was pleased to find out that the DS remake shows that this game is timeless - it's still just as good, and still just as fun.
The added content is hit and miss. The ability to view all the Playstation FMV cut scenes is a true delight, as they are beautifully done. Seeing how to get all the endings is a big help, as well as a bestiary and other goodies. Nice touch, Square-Enix.
On the other hand, the added quests don't even feel close to the quality of the original game. They are tedious, slow and unnecessary. I definitely appreciate Square-Enix trying to add value to a 15 year old game, but there isn't any need. In addition, the translation difference was something I noticed right away. Casual players, or players new to Chrono Trigger won't notice it at all, but hardcore fans of the original will definitely notice. It certainly is improved grammatically and uses a better selection of vocabulary, but I miss the campy dialogue of the original (how could they leave out "Good morning, Crono!")?
For those who haven't played Chrono Trigger, this is the best RPG on the DS by far. For those who have, it's a great excuse to take a trip back to Guardia and experience one of the greatest games ever made.
From a huge Chrono Trigger Fan
I'm about as huge of a Chrono Trigger fan as there is, from my Chrono Trigger watch, to my mousepad, to my clock. Sad to say, this re-release looks to be a disappointment. I just got finished beating the DS version of FF4 for the 3rd time, and what they did with the game was incredible. They retouched the characters, enemies, and environments, and even re-did the spells.With Chrono Trigger however, its virtually the EXACT same game as the game that we all played and loved years ago. No retouching of spells and graphics from what I can tell from the limited content shown in the trailer. The only hope I hold onto is that they are re-releasing this game to test the waters and see if it would still be a good business decision to make an actual sequel to this game (Chrono Cross doesn't count as a real sequel to me). The game is timeless, but it's annoying to get nothing new at all for being a fan of one of the greatest games made.
A Great Port To The DS
I remember playing this game a few years ago on the PS1 and i absolutely love it, it was my favorite game and is still in mty top 5. Then i saw this game come out for the DS so i bought it and my memories of this game are coming back, this game is great, the only thing i had a problem with was it was so a like to the the ps1 or super nintendo game. If the would of changed it up a little bit it would have been nice but it is still a marvelous game. I really enjoyed visiting this game again it brought back great memories, also if you have never played this game before and own a DS it is a must buy, you will instantly grow to this game. I hope you have fun with this game and enjoy to its fullest potential. The story in this game is great and really pay attention to the greatness of this game. This is a Masterpiecec
gameplay,graphics,story it has it all
this game is just as good as when it was first released all those years ago.even better in my option.gameplay,graphics,story it has it all.
And I thought Final Fantasy was great
This is the best RPG game I have ever played! The variety of characters provided allows the player to select a party that fits their fighting style. You get to explore the game pretty much freely and are provided with a variety of places across time. Whether playing old school on the SNES or on the go with the DS, this game is an adventure that has stood the test of time.