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Chrono Trigger

クロノ・トリガー

Developer / Publisher: Square
11 March 1995
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After a science experiment with a teleporter goes wrong and teleports a young woman named Marle into a different era in time, Crono and his friends find out about their ability to use time portals to travel through time, which eventually leads to their discovery of a post-apocalyptic future in which Earth was destroyed by a powerful being, and their decision to use their powers to go back in time and prevent this horrible future from happening.
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They simply dont make em this good anymore. A perfect distillation of everything a 16 bit era RPG could do right. Dense, well written, fun combat, insanely good soundtrack, and art by Akira Toriyama. A perfect storm rivaled only by some of the other legends of the genre like the Mother games.
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Alguns passos à frente de seu tempo, no gameplay e na narrativa.

Como esse jogo é empolgante, meu deus. Prova cabal de que não é necessária dificuldade para acelerar o coração do jogador.

É tudo impecável aqui. Que bom que eu escolhi este como meu primeiro JRPG, que venham mais.
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Chrono Trigger, the spawn of an all-star collaboration between Squaresoft's Hironobu Sakaguchi, Dragon Ball's author Akira Toriyama, and Dragon Quest's creator Yuji Horii, is a densely-packed work that excels in its charming characters, narrative details, and memorable moments that flow like clockwork. The courtroom scene and campfire scene - in particular, can very well rank among the greatest cutscenes of all time. Much of these strengths lie in its time travel feature (quoting A Link to the Past) and its influence over side quests, loot, and multiple different endings (not just 2 or 3) with a notable attention to detail. Adding to that recipe are unique, clever arrangements and implementations of battle encounters, dungeon variety, puzzles, etc. All expertly crafted and strikingly polished, with a stellar soundtrack. The combat is nowhere near as strong, but it does employ a unique, top-down on-map battle perspective, mostly centered around AOE and team compositions on top of its ATB system. Simple, with enough intriguing mechanics to experiment with, but the game's surrounding factors often leave combat in the background, which limits much of its potential.

That weakness - however, may ultimately be a consequence of its greater aspects. By reducing the focus on combat, Square set yet another benchmark to the JRPG canon for later generations. The story-focused format refined by the likes of Dragon Quest V, Phantasy Star IV, and Final Fantasy VI has finally reached formal perfection.
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This game is beautiful
This probably is my one experience crying with a game (my memories are very layered and crossfaded, sadly), but god, what an experience it was...

A pitch-perfect game, designed with a lot of heart, and dealing with the humanity (essence) throughout history, and it shows all of it. From the sensible, even if rudimentary relationship of the characters in ancient history, to the future and hopelessness of the post-apocalypse, this game really shows range, and all of it (the combat system, the story, the music, the design, the characters) contributes to a certain feeling of empathy, not only towards your personal acquaintances, but to others, as they are as human as you.

What a beautiful, beautiful game.
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HelderMusMet 2021-05-07T17:04:16Z
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Chrono is easily among the best RPGs of all time no question, it is tied with FF VI and VII for what I'd call the best RPG. Chrono Trigger is a game I didn't play until after I graduated college, like I mentioned in other reviews during Winter break of my final year in college I had a Final Fantasy marathon and played 4 of the main Final Fantasy games, but I waited until I was done to finally get to Chrono Trigger, and well it brings back some memories. It was an absolute amazing experience, Trigger is everything Final Fantasy VI is but more, it had deeper characters, a more engaging story, and the music was equally as good. Everything about Chrono is just so memorable, I loved the areas, the bosses, the characters, the story, the variety.

What Chrono Trigger gets right is it gives you different endings, you can get depending on when in the story you take on the final boss, which is interesting since you are able to fight him at virtually any point once you unlock the time travel. Its so cool going to different time periods as well. It plays very similar to Final Fantasy VI, you have your typical timed combat, magic, and special abilities. I like how there are different formations and you don't just fight enemies in a straight line, which adds more immersion. Plus you can combine your skills with other party members to do special attacks.

Chrono Trigger is just such a great experience from start to finish with no dull moments and every area is designed well and it has fun bosses, cool party members, and isn't too difficult and requires little grinding. Plus it brings back positive memories for me the first few weeks after I graduated college back in early June. I think I'll replay this again soon, its just the perfect 2D RPG and has such a unique style and no other RPG that came after really captured the same magic as this.
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A clunky game that doesn't really play the way it looks like it should. Grandia has a similar "open battlefield" combat that works much better (and has cuter girls). This is more or less your usual Final Fantasy style with the combatants arbitrarily scattered around the screen. The characters also have very few moves so it's not very nuanced at all. Simply put, this game is nothing special. It's just a straight up, run of the mill, garden variety RPG that happened to be in the right place at the right time. Its fame is pure happenstance.
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Xalechim クロノ・トリガー 2022-09-28T01:10:30Z
2022-09-28T01:10:30Z
5.0
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singaboutme クロノ・トリガー 2022-09-27T22:16:10Z
2022-09-27T22:16:10Z
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Ca_Game Chrono Trigger 2022-09-27T16:41:13Z
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Monja クロノ・トリガー 2022-09-26T21:37:18Z
2022-09-26T21:37:18Z
5.0
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darjawa クロノ・トリガー 2022-09-26T08:32:41Z
2022-09-26T08:32:41Z
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bup02 クロノ・トリガー 2022-09-25T23:26:54Z
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Tyraffe クロノ・トリガー 2022-09-25T16:47:50Z
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aus10 クロノ・トリガー 2022-09-24T03:13:06Z
2022-09-24T03:13:06Z
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OddBody クロノ・トリガー 2022-09-23T14:14:24Z
2022-09-23T14:14:24Z
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Kamon クロノ・トリガー 2022-09-23T07:13:47Z
2022-09-23T07:13:47Z
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Funkermonster Chrono Trigger 2022-09-23T06:57:31Z
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pensiero97 クロノ・トリガー 2022-09-22T23:37:37Z
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  • blokrenblossbroms 2022-05-30 22:52:45.915393+00
    [played this as a child] - and, recall it have little personality compared to Final Fantasy VI [ファイナルファンタジーVI]
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    • blokrenblossbroms 2022-06-01 22:58:38.451848+00
      I still slide in such an opinion, as an adult.
    • Greek_Gamer 2022-06-22 07:57:28.806281+00
      I have like the exact reverse opinion
    • palceu 2022-06-25 14:21:03.094358+00
      I have like the exact reverse opinion [2]
    • mcluskyism 2022-06-30 21:33:59.496873+00
      I have like the exact reverse opinion [3]
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  • blokrenblossbroms 2022-07-02 05:58:48.265827+00
    Chwono Twigger.
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  • tdstr 2022-07-02 23:41:06.388417+00
    earthbound without any of the fun offbeat bits and also the combat is worse
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    • cohetesnaranjas 2022-07-26 03:10:12.765322+00
      "the story of earthbound isnt that great lol"? if you analyze the events of the game considering how PSI is connected to all of them it drastically changes your whole view of seeing the game and even the planet you're living in. i agree that the combat in chrono trigger is better imo :)
    • palceu 2022-07-30 15:15:30.96341+00
      Gotta give to earthbound for its originality and influential quirkiness, but the story and specially the gameplay don't come close to being as gripping as CT
    • mcluskyism 2022-08-24 14:30:52.89021+00
      CT is better across the board.
    • Bakumatsuroman 2022-09-23 23:24:24.663854+00
      lol what? CT's combat is ATB but good while EB's combat is boneless DQ3.
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  • Convalescence 2022-07-18 22:13:01.510466+00
    If this is fast paced for a JRPG then I will never touch a Final Fantasy game. By the time i'm at the time egg chapter doing all the side quests I am feeling the bloat of this style of game so hard.
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  • kettlereturns 2022-07-24 14:59:56.976361+00
    find it innovated in a lot of areas and generally is fantastic but there is slog in a lot of areas and a lot of lazy puzzle bosses where it's easy as fuck if you know what to do and irritating 1 hit as fuck if you don't
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  • TheDavidLol 2022-08-02 03:18:40.293784+00
    Don't go to the Nintendo eShop and search for Chrono Trigger.

    Worst mistake of my life.
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  • Convalescence 2022-09-08 19:38:52.290512+00
    It's a good game. Don't quite understand it's extremely high placement on the charts, but I feel that way about a lot of JRPGs that get so much praise here and elsewhere (pokemon, FF).

    weebs I guess? more power to em
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  • SirWinslow 2022-09-18 03:01:53.384164+00
    is this the worst combat system out of any game in the top 100?
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    • royalheap 2022-09-23 11:54:27.220832+00
      It's not great but its still way better than things like planescape, pathologic, or pokemon
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