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Chrono Trigger - The one game that made me an RPG fan.
No random battles, awesome story, great characters, wonderful music and gameplay.

This game is on SNES, PS1, DS, and Wii VC. It's a "SNES" thread because the game debuted on that system.

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Posted: 11/28/12, 21:41:12  - Edited by 
 on: 11/28/12, 21:47:37
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I'm thinking of playing it again on VC - whenever I get around to it... I last completed it on the DS (for the second time) 2 years ago
Posted: 11/28/12, 21:48:46  - Edited by 
 on: 11/28/12, 21:49:10
@Smerd I just finished it on the DS for the third time. I'm working on a review which should be out soon.
Posted: 11/28/12, 21:51:14
I am currently experiencing it for the first time on DS and I am loving it, I have just got to the Ocean Temple I think I am at about 14 hours playtime, any idea how far in I am?
Posted: 11/28/12, 21:52:36
Depending on your speed and other optional areas that you can explore afterwards..probably at least another 8-10hrs

Have fun !
Posted: 11/28/12, 21:57:18
I played this game maybe three years ago on Pandareous's recommendation in one of many threads I bitched about how shitty jrpgs are (he also recommended Planescape Torment which is another equally good, if not better, rpg though admittedly in an entirely different vein). It ended up hooking me and I fully agree it's one of the best jrpgs out there. Great game that ended up circumventing a lot of problems I've always had with traditional jrpgs. Fast, active battle system. Fun characters that I cared about but didn't take themselves too seriously. Perfect length and pacing (seriously the pacing in this game is about as good as it gets).

Really it's pretty sad that just a couple years later FFVII set the mold for the future of the jrpg (though to be fair I liked that game too), and left Crono Trigger as some sort of a relic lost to the 16 bit era. I think the jrpg, as a genre, would be doing a lot better if they went back to making games like this and stopped with the absurd, overwrought bullshit that currently consumes a vast majority of games that come out under the jrpg moniker.
Posted: 11/28/12, 22:42:16  - Edited by 
 on: 11/28/12, 22:43:33
Ah, Chrono Trigger. Best game of all time. Period.

It's funny, I was just thinking of doing another run-through (with New Game +) on DS. Where you reading my mind, @Smerd?

@Oldmanwinter

Agreed.
Posted: 11/28/12, 22:44:56
Chrono Trigger is my favorite / highest rated game. Its been YEARS since I've played it, and I'm actually afraid that nostalgia fed my score a little bit. I really don't THINK so though, because I remember loving the balls out of it way back when, too, and even when I had it head to head w/ Final Fantasy III. I would like to play it again soon, but I've got a lot of other RPGs on my plate currently.

I especially liked that you could pick your own groups, and each set of 3 had their own wicked maneuver. Solid.

@GameDadGrant

NewGame+ Party, huh? Really? Does it have to be now-now, or can we wait a few months?
Posted: 11/28/12, 23:32:13
In case you missed it, Chrono Trigger will be the featured game in the Epic Center for the month of September, starting week of August 30th. If you haven't played this game before, or would like to again, now would be a great time to join up!

20th Anniversary Partyyyyy
Posted: 08/19/15, 15:55:56
@Mr_Mustache

It can wait a few months.
Posted: 08/19/15, 20:20:49
Zelda: A Link To The Past, Super Metroid, and Chrono Trigger are the trifecta of 2D gaming perfection.
Posted: 08/20/15, 02:41:55
@WrathOfSamus777

Hard to argue that! I might add in Mega Man X, but then it wouldn't be a "trifecta."
Posted: 08/20/15, 15:09:42
Quad....fecta?
Posted: 08/20/15, 20:26:15
@Oldmanwinter Replying to a 3 year old post here...

I finally played Final Fantasy VII some months back and it's an interesting game in that, as you say, it's still a good game, and it's not really nearly as over-reliant on cutscenes as it is notorious for, but I could definitely feel it pushing into a direction that I don't really like. Kind of the transition to something new and worse, though still pretty solid since it hadn't fully transitioned yet.

Chrono Trigger is, of course, amazing.
Posted: 08/20/15, 20:46:00  - Edited by 
 on: 08/20/15, 20:46:25
Epic Center run of Chrono Trigger goes GREEN in less than 3 hours.

Still time to join up; for old times sake, -or- for something fresh, new, and EPIC.
If you haven't played it yet...man, I don't know what to say.
Posted: 08/30/15, 04:26:12
ProJared's opinion of this game - The video is really well put together and warns when he talks about spoilers - however if you haven't played this game in a very very long time, then you may want to wait as it will trigger (pun!) fond memories that you may have wanted to save for the Epic Centre play through.

Posted: 08/30/15, 22:21:26
@Smerd

Thanks for all the EC advertising out there. (Your check* is in the mail!)


* The check is actually a voucher that allows you to play 3 FREE HOURS of Bumpie's Party at my apartment.
Posted: 08/31/15, 03:13:52
@Mr_Mustache

*LOLI can't confirm or deny that I played that game before
Posted: 08/31/15, 05:46:00
@Smerd

There are MULTIPLE, UNDOCTORED pictures!
Posted: 08/31/15, 20:52:08
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