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GF Rating
8.6

2221 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Faithful port of a Classic

posted by Eakin3 (PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL) Feb 13, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Let me get this out of the way up front: Chrono Trigger is one of my favorite games ever. It's the product of a collaboration of some of the greatest minds Squaresoft ever hired at the company's peak. The story focuses on a small group of adventurers who travel through time to prevent a dark post-apocalyptic future from coming to pass. The battle system is streamlined and accessible to newcomers, but just deep enough to keep RPG veterans satisfied chaining together double and triple techs. Admittedly it is not an especially difficult game but it's a highly enjoyable one.

So why didn't I give it a 10? My only critique is that the new features tacked on for the DS port are sub par. There's a new "monster arena" type area as well as a new town that's full of fetch quests that opens up near the end of the game, but neither of them really offer much incentive to use them or add much to the story.

This game is, hands down, a must buy if you like RPGs but never experienced the title on the SNES or the PS1 port. The main story is a good 25-30 hours long and the new game + feature and a dozen possible endings make multiple play throughs rewarding. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I have.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

An excellent game no matter when you play it!

posted by Akumakei (SEATTLE, WA) Nov 21, 2009

Member since Nov 2009

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

I was going back and forth whether to buy a PSP or DS, and finding out that Chrono Trigger had been ported to the DS made it no longer a question. This game alone makes the DS worth the investment.

If you've never played Chrono Trigger before, buy it because you will love it.

If you've played Chrono Trigger before, buy it because you will remember how awesome it is!

If you already have Chrono Trigger, play it again because it never gets old!

Finally this game that many (especially those commenting here) believe is one of if not the absolute best RPG ever written is portable!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Simply the best

posted by DarthEnder (DANIELSON, CT) Aug 23, 2009

Member since Aug 2009

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

For all intents and purposes, the best RPG of the 16-bit era. And probably the best storyline of any j-rpg ever.

Now I can play it on the DS? Fantastic.

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