Chrono Trigger 'A Game to be Remembered' Quick Review
When Nintendo Power released screen shots of what was to be known as Chrono Trigger, I went nuts. I knew that a game with similar graphics to Secret Of Mana was going to be something promising, something out of this world, and was it ever. As soon as I put my Chrono Trigger cart into my SNES I felt the magic right away(boy did Squaresoft know how to make games back then).
This game has it all for an RPG. The graphics are superior, the music by Yasunori Mitsuda was the kind of music that gelled with this game, I can safely say that Yasunori was the right man for the job. If anything the soundtrack can be listened to for hours at a time.
Now like every other great RPG this had the map feature, smooth graphics and awesome game play. The fighting sequence was a little different to that of the early Final Fantasy games but different if a good way and it's always hard to compete against Final Fantasy, it's actually really comparable to the style of Secret of Mana. The story line was so magical, each character with a unique personality. As soon as you start the game the adventure begins from the get go. Now what makes this game truly unique is the fact you can 'time travel' to figure out clues and unlock certain stories. You also have the ability to use Techs which are character attack moves. Depending on who's in your party you can learn Techs that involve all 3 characters, very cool.
This game truly deserves a 10/10 for it's uniqueness and overall game play. This is the total package when it comes to RPGs and I don't want to say anything more to give away the game. So if you haven't tried it don't waste anymore time and pick up a copy.
Your Friend Kefka
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
An Ode to Time Travel
There are few things in the world that truly satisfy. Sure, they may taste good or provide some entertainment but they lack an ingredient. An aura. Chrono Trigger is such an item that possesses this aura for myself, and from what I've gathered, many others as well. It has a simple enough plot: Boy wants to do great things, meets a girl, embarks on adventure. Simple. Chrono Trigger is far from simple, however.
The game itself is an adventure. It could be best categorized as an RPG. The graphics are average for their time, but the journey one embarks on is far from average. Time travel. Medieval times. Knights. Magic. Revenge. Death of loved ones. The importance of conservation. Always being mindful of where you came from. How our ancestors shape who we are and the environment we know and love. Simple ideas that all come together and create a magical world. As a kid of perhaps 10, I loved this game. I loved the characters and the simple dialogue. I loved the epic music and it created a mood for the environs. I loved the interesting characters that came from all walks of life. I loved every bit of it.
I opened the game today, having not played the original SNES cartridge since I had sold it to Funcoland to finance an N64. This was at the hayday of Goldeneye and I had to be part of the excitement. I regret that day because Chrono Trigger is a one in lifetime find. It's perfect in every way. I popped the game in and all the great memories came rushing back. Being a kid, recess, drawing pictures, pretending characters were my crush, imagining myself as a wizard, of sorts. All the great things are still there.
Chrono Trigger is elegant in every way. This game is not cheap, but great things seldom come free. If you own an SNES, buy this game. It's a treasure and a steal at any price. If I were to estimate the amount of fun I have had because of this game it would surely top 200 or 300 hours. A typical movie last about 1.5 hours and costs you about 10 dollars admission. 1.5/10 = .15 hours of entertainment per dollar. Let's look at Chrono Trigger. 50 bucks on average, but around 250 hours of entertainment. 250/50 = 5 hours of entertainment per dollar spent. This doesn't even take into account a movie which provides poor entertainment. I'm telling you this game is classic.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Best SNES Game of All Time
Chrono Trigger is one of my Top 5 all time fav games. This game has a great amount of game play considering it is on SNES, the story line is very easy to follow and you will find youself getting sucked in. I have played the game multiple times and still go back for more. Plenty of sidequests and different armor, weapons, and combinations to use. Right amount of characters so it isn't confusing and each character you will receive a solid background about. Very different and enjoyable battle techniques using 2 players for a special double attack or all 3 for a triple attack. Travel through time to help save the world, make a few friends along the way and enjoy yourself. Please take the time to play this great game just to experience an RPG classic.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
A Rare Game From The Age Of Super Nintendo.
Sure this game is old, and looks just as old, but I can remember when this game first came out, I was kind of disappointed when I seen that this game had a battle system not unlike Final Fantasy, but in the end none of that mattered as I was overjoyed with this game's story line witch takes you on a journey through time to stop a powerful being from destroying everything, I know it sounds like some bad movie but trust me Chrono Trigger is worth your gameing time even if you only play it once. This game has more side quest than you and I put together can count on our finggers and toes, and it porbabley has more endings than any other game around even the ones from the moder age.
Now that you know my felling on this game onword to the Pro's and Con's.
[.] Seven playable character's and the ability to change between them when you get to a certen spot in the game.
[.] Every character has different abilities some have magic some do not but all of them are powerful in their own way.
[.] Large variety of bad guy's to slay.
[.] Time travle.
I can go on but...
[.] Some bad guy's look the same just a different color.
[.] Small world map for.
[.] Not so long even with all the side quest.
I rate this game an 8 out of 10
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
One of the best RPGs ever
You can't go wrong with this game. Time Travel, Magic, Dinosaurs, Robots, having a frog as a character, multiple endings, it has it all. For any fan of RPGs, this one must be in your collection. For non-RPG players, this game has a lot of appeal because it's a step away from traditional RPGs. The plot is amazing and very deep. This game has been one of my favorite games since my early childhood.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.