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Chrono Trigger

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

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  One of the greatest RPG's ever made.

| | See all Mark3h's reviews (9)

I bought the DS specifically for this game. Worth every penny.
The game itself can be very punishing to those who aren't very experienced at these sort of games, older games were much harder in general.

If you are a fan of RPG games, this game is a must. Easily one of the greatest RPG's ever made.

  A Must Have for Fans of the Japanese RPG

| | See all deanlowdon's reviews (468)

Originally released on the Super Nintendo in 1995 this, slightly enhanced, DS remake yet again demonstrates exactly why Chrono Trigger is considered a classic of the genre.

It is worth mentioning from the start that if you played the SNES or PSone version you will find very little new here aside from a few touchscreen features and extra options. Despite this Chrono Trigger still stands the test of time admirably in large part thanks to the brilliantly told story that puts most modern efforts to shame. Anyone who has played any of the earlier entries in the Final Fantasy series will know what to expect in terms of gameplay. Setting out to save the world you soon run into like minded people happy to join your quest and building a balanced party is, as ever, key to success. Player initiated and random turn based battles are present but do not occur too often allowing the game to maintain a good pace throughout.

Add to this a large(ish) world map that the player is free to explore as well as thirteen possible endings and it is hard to believe that this game is nearly two decades old.

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  A Must Have for Fans of the Japanese RPG

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Originally released on the Super Nintendo in 1995 this, slightly enhanced, DS remake yet again demonstrates exactly why Chrono Trigger is considered a classic of the genre.

It is worth mentioning from the start that if you played the SNES or PSone version you will find very little new here aside from a few touchscreen features and extra options. Despite this Chrono Trigger still stands the test of time admirably in large part thanks to the brilliantly told story that puts most modern efforts to shame. Anyone who has played any of the earlier entries in the Final Fantasy series will know what to expect in terms of gameplay. Setting out to save the world you soon run into like minded people happy to join your quest and building a balanced party is, as ever, key to success. Player initiated and random turn based battles are present but do not occur too often allowing the game to maintain a good pace throughout.

Add to this a large(ish) world map that the player is free to explore as well as thirteen possible endings and it is hard to believe that this game is nearly two decades old.

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  One of the best RPG's - now in a portable version.

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If you have played this before, you have probably done so "illegally", since it has never been released in Europe before.
So this is your chance to give Square something back for all those hours of fun this game has given you.

And if you've never played it before, please do, this is an amazing game!

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  Chrono Trigger

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What a game. I read a review of this game that suggested the original was one of the best games ever, but this remake wasn't far behind. Truth is, I'd never even heard of this game before. However, I thought I would give it a go, and I am so glad I did. This truly is an amazing game! I'm not going to break it down and give every single piece of Chrono Trigger a rating, I'm just going to say that the entire game is awesome and I would recommend it to any DS owner. I just hope they re-release Chrono Cross for the DS as I now have a bit of an addiction to this game and will need the sequel to help cure it!

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  Brilliant

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This is possibly the best RPG ever, if not the best DS game so far.
The story is incredibly interesting and surprises you all the time, the soundtrack is excellent and the game looks great.
My favourite part of the game is the fact that the battles aren't random, you can see the enemies on screen and when you do fight them you fight them on the same screen instead of a special arena, also the real time battle system works well and is much better than the turn based fighting of most RPGs.
With plenty of side quests, multiple endings, secret dungeons, item and enemy lists and the arena mode you'll be playing this game for a long time after you've completed it once.

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  I waited over 10 years to play this most excellent r.p.g.

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I had a S.N.E.S. back when Chrono Trigger first came out and was really disappointed that square soft at the time wouldn't release this fantastic game in the U.K. Many people consider Chrono Trigger to be one of the best games of all time and I can see why now at last. The story is brilliant and the music is wonderful too. The battle system was ahead of it's time and the game has aged very well indeed. The graphics have aged the most but when it comes to role playing games I will put my neck out on line and say, it is maybe overall better then The Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass or at least just as good. Chrono Trigger really is one of the best games on the DS and should not be missed if you are a fan of r.p.g.'s. The new touch screen controls work really well and once you start playing you will be hooked. Please Square-Enix give us The Secret Of Mana, Final Fantasy 6 and the Super Mario RPG for the DS too. We UK gamers deserve these games and we love our r.p.g.'s too. I know that two of those games that I spoke of you can get on Wii shop but they are better suited for the DS really.

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  Brilliant

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I do haveta admit they have transfered it across to the DS beautifully. The cut scenes are gorgeous and the DS battle system has been done very well, it just works really nicely. It's good to see a game put onto the DS that has actually been thought over as to how to utilise the features of the little handheld. I can hardly remember a time before Chrono Triiger on the DS lol

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  Finally Released in Europe After So Many Years

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If you were to pick a JRPG that wasn't Final Fantasy then what would you pick? Well most of them will refer to Chrono Trigger the fantastic game on the old Snes console and unlike it's Final Fantasy cousins has survived it's remake without changing much in fact rarely changing anything at all as you can decide to play retro style using buttons which is handy seeing as my touch screen is wearing out.
If you reconise the art style then you'll know it's Akira Toriyama's art, it's also the most successful thing Toriyama has ever done which isn't dragon related which is quite an achievement for a man who has a thousand uses for the word Dragon.
Also this was done by Square Enix. They revived a title that everyone wanted instead of making yet another Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy game which at this point are getting very tedious.
Another achievement this game has is it's gameplay and story, using a fast flowing gameplay forces you to make decisions quickly and the story has been carefully tuned to make sure nothing is out of place and everything makes perfect sense. It also has a beautiful musical score.
Even the characters are quite well rendered and you'll find plenty of paths to take on your quest including numerous side quests.
I have nothing bad to say about this game which is quite rare for me but trust me when I say that this is the best RPG ever made.

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  The best RPG ever made is reborn...

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I am led to believe from many claims of friends and professionals alike, that "Chrono Trigger is one of the best RPG's ever made, if not THE best". Having never had the chance to play it, I disdained and shrugged this statement aside for almost 10 years, and recently decided to pick it up for DS on a whim (as those of us who are earning usually do =/ ). Now, which side did I pick? "Nothing special", or "best RPG ever"? Besides the fact that I doubt the first group exists, I have indeed joined the latter.

For a start, the game manages to pull out a fairly decent storyline that allows you to care for the characters, and really gives some point to the quests that stand in your way between you and the final goal. Despite Crono's lack of speech, the other characters referencing / referring to traits of his gives the character some flesh (One of the main characters is actually his childhood friend). Whether it be the disgraced Frog, compassionate Lucca, or upbeat Marle, you're sure to find someone you can empathise with here - and none of them are annoying like some RPG characters these days. The storyline is superb really, and drives you back and forth between multiple time periods - the other strong point being that it's always obvious what is required of you by the game and you should rarely find yourself stuck with nowhere to go.

The locations and music are sublime, whether it be Guardia forest (taking on duller shades of green further back in time) and it's soft, heartwarming melody, to the post-apocalyptic proto domes of 2300 AD with the desolate music of those without hope, the setting and sound of the game is spot on. It will set the scene for you, and it really draws you into the situation - peace in the past, the plights of the future.

Gameplay is mainly split up over searching around the world for your way to the next goal, solving puzzles, and defeating bad guys while doing so. Fighting is never a chore, and most battles are different every time. Fighting is ATB (Guage fills, you take your turn), but enemy units are seen on the map, allowing you to choose your fights. What's more, enemies react and change formation throughout the battle with your three heroes, giving you strategic leverage (for instance leaving Crono active until those three blobs line up for one wind slash :D ) to manipulate the battle in your favour. All of the characters have significant use too, and none of them are redundant. Whether it be powerhouses Crono and Robo, healer Marle, long range fighter Lucca, or the versatile Frog, you will find a combination that works. Overall, the battle system is action packed, and really keeps you on your toes (I reccommend you play it on active, i.e. while you choose your actions, enemies are still able to attack).

So overall, what is there left to say about this game? It's an utter classic, and if you've never played it before, there's never been a better time to invest in such gold. If you have, why not reinvest in a trip down delicous memory lane. Every minute of this is essential, trust me. 10/10

Pros:
+ Sublime battle system.
+ Varied and well-realised settings keep it all fresh.
+ Powerful storyline with strong characterisation.
+ Time travelling mechanic is intelligent and well used.
+ 13 different endings dependent on your actions.
+ Perfectly pitched difficulty with little need to grind.
+ Tons of DS extras.
+ Epic soundtrack.
+ Perfect conversion of it's retro ancestor.

Cons:
- Why'd it have to take so damn long to reach us?!

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