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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 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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Blah_Blee 2021-06-28T13:40:27Z
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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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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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burning_vigor Chrono Trigger 2022-05-23T10:32:29Z
SNES • XNA
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riksad クロノ・トリガー 2022-05-23T04:07:22Z
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pensiero97 クロノ・トリガー 2022-05-21T15:36:10Z
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Smoogerz クロノ・トリガー 2022-05-20T21:23:12Z
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Desert05Mr クロノ・トリガー 2022-05-20T11:16:18Z
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SpicyNuggets クロノ・トリガー 2022-05-19T01:37:53Z
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Nagual Chrono Trigger 2022-05-18T21:48:22Z
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liliyanon クロノ・トリガー 2022-05-18T11:33:03Z
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mdct77 クロノ・トリガー 2022-05-18T07:19:12Z
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jman777jman クロノ・トリガー 2022-05-17T17:31:01Z
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EelSedaka Chrono Trigger 2022-05-16T21:57:53Z
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  • Randomico 2022-01-03 17:29:16.093338+00
    this is the only turn-based rpg i can really enjoy
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  • heavymetalthunder 2022-01-10 15:50:56.075061+00
    First game that comes my mind when i heard the word "perfection"
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  • brasscontraption 2022-01-19 15:46:06.038537+00
    i dont get it. i tried playing it various times but i always get stuck and theres like no story at all? unless im missing something, i dont know
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    • Gayvyn 2022-02-20 06:30:01.634103+00
      no story? what
    • heavymetalthunder 2022-02-22 20:55:11.969089+00
      No story? What [2]

      Even the unnecessary npcs have a story in this masterpiece
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  • wallrooseyes 2022-02-01 01:27:57.887519+00
    add this to the list of 'how the fuck did humans make this'
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  • deadass 2022-02-16 04:37:36.418737+00
    Something tells me I’m as happy now as I’ll ever be.
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  • Pegarange 2022-03-14 22:40:28.663157+00
    chrotro...
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  • vagabondER 2022-04-01 12:11:40.1588+00
    so many mediocre japanese rpgs in top charts lol
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    • oculi 2022-04-05 16:28:21.487745+00
      did you just call chrono trigger mediocre
    • heavymetalthunder 2022-04-06 10:13:49.56858+00
      Don't worry oculi, not everyone has to have a good taste
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