In this turn-based Japanese RPG, young Crono must travel through time through a misfunctioning teleporter to rescue his misfortunate companion and take part in an intricate web of past and present perils. The adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, triggering Crono's race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future.
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I completely forgot everything about this game until I saw it here. I remember that it was a fine enough time, but I really didn't care for the writing; neither the story nor the characters that much. I have no real desire to go back and try it again. I think I need to be an rpg guy to truly enjoy this.
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A long time ago, i hated RPG's. I just couldn't get into anything, i knew there was a lot of good shit i was missing out but it just never got to me. However as i was a child, one RPG interested me and this RPG was Chrono Trigger. I replayed as a child multiple times and never got to beat it, always got stuck at the robot dragon and at that time i couldn't understand English to know how simple it was to defeat him.
As the years passed, every time i heard some Chrono Trigger music i remembered how much i loved this game and i didn't even beated at the time. But one day i decided to finally replay the most loved RPG and after my journey i finally understand what is so special about this game... the game is just perfect.
A ambitious time travel RPG being made by a perfect team, a easy at times but fun combat system, memorable characters, a amazing journey with epic moments and a masterfully crafted soundtrack made with pure passion. Just this game intro alone is one the best of it's genre, the main theme of the game plays and makes you pumped more than ever to start this crazy journey and when i ended this journey, every time i hear that music again i can't help but to remember the epic moments this game have. The story, the villains, the whole aspect of time travel, boss battles with amazing cinematic atmospheres, it's just so many things i like about this game, man.
I can understand that for some people it might be dated or they just straight up don't like it but for me it's just everything a RPG needs. It's the game that made me lose all my pointless hate for RPG's back in the day. A without equal journey is what defines Chrono Trigger for me.
Beautiful art and music, and a pretty decent storyline that weaves into each time period you visit. Combat is phenomenal, even if some bosses rely a bit too much on specific gimmicks. My only other complaint is that the final chapter opens up the game to too much of a grind-session just before the final dungeon. It brings the pacing to a stark halt. I quit here and watched a YouTube walkthrough instead of going through all the (mandatory) side quests. All that being said, however, Chrono Trigger really was a lightning-in-a-bottle moment for video games.