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Jan 5th 2011 at 6:39:55 PM

So who here as played this fantastic game

Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Jan 5th 2011 at 6:47:55 PM

Me. It was ok and while I am sure it was amazing for its time I felt it fell flat leaving me relatively unimpressed. The music was rather good at least.

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
Myrmidon The Ant King from In Antartica
The Ant King
Jan 5th 2011 at 6:51:26 PM

It's not the same without I Yellalot.sad

Kill all math nerds
Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Jan 5th 2011 at 6:53:41 PM

No. No it's not Myrm. I Yellalot was who I thought of first when I saw this...

I WILL FOREVER MOURN YOUR PASSING I YELLALOT.

edited 5th Jan '11 6:53:52 PM by Aondeug

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
Electivirus A-HYUK!
A-HYUK!
Jan 5th 2011 at 7:03:41 PM

-snerk-

Anyway, great game, though I don't think its aged too well. I still played the fuck out of the DS rerelease, though. Never did get all of the techs. =d

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Marioguy128 Geomancer from various galaxies
Geomancer
Jan 5th 2011 at 7:08:09 PM

It's kind of fun.

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ACDrawings YOSH! from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
Jan 5th 2011 at 7:23:40 PM

Ad say a god number of us have, including meself, in fact I just recently downloaded and am currently playing a fanmade sequel.

It's a good game and I yearn for advanced versions of it.

When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!
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Jan 5th 2011 at 7:28:48 PM "USE YOUR WORDS NOT THE FABRIC OF THE UNIVERSE" ''memyselfand I 2"
Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Jan 5th 2011 at 7:30:04 PM

Banned for yelling a lot.

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
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One Winged Egret
Jan 5th 2011 at 7:35:47 PM

I played Chrono Trigger when it was new, still one of my favorite RPGs. If it came out right now I don't think it'd be notable though.

edited 5th Jan '11 7:35:54 PM by Clarste

Emperordaein Grant us eyes from Australia Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Grant us eyes
Jan 5th 2011 at 8:07:27 PM

You know, the more I played this game, the more I hated Chrono Cross for taking a giant steaming dump over almost every facet of the story.

Dalton is now my most hated game character of all time.

edited 5th Jan '11 8:07:42 PM by Emperordaein

A corpse should be left well enough alone...
Jan 5th 2011 at 8:23:55 PM

Bought it with Christmas money and am listening to the credits roll (yet again) as I type this. I managed to keep myself unspoiled about a lot of it, and a number of scenes were surprisingly moving. I'm sorry, Lucca's Mother!

Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Jan 5th 2011 at 8:34:04 PM

Oh that one part is one of the few in the game that touched me genuinely. I was going in completely blind to the game and that caught me off guard. It was my fault too which added to the impact.

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
Jan 5th 2011 at 8:44:01 PM

The game that turned me into an RPG fan for life. If you can't tell by my name, I loved the hell out of it.

Jan 6th 2011 at 12:08:37 AM

Still one of my favorite games.

Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Jan 6th 2011 at 12:13:11 AM

Never played it. I know I'm missing out, but on what, exactly?

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Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Jan 6th 2011 at 12:19:55 AM

A game that was a thing for its time. I found the story to be rather uninteresting save for a few small sidequests. Particularly Lucca's. The game is very, very, very easy the first time through. I hear the new game plus is harder, but I never played it. It has multiple endings which was an exciting thing though Capcom beat Square to that with Breath of Fire. The music is pretty damn golden though.

edited 6th Jan '11 12:20:51 AM by Aondeug

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
ACDrawings YOSH! from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
Jan 6th 2011 at 12:21:56 AM

[up][up]A Fascinating story, some interesting character, a fun RPG based on a... what was it called? an ATB meter or something?

Anyhow, the time travel story is interesting, and there's just something about a game where you can complete the game without the main protagonist that really fascinates me.

The game is sort of hard to explain. It's apparently one of those things that is 1) a JRPG for people who typically don't care for them, 2) one of those great classics 3) A game that was sort of excellent for it's time and some that play it now may not see what's so special about it, but that may or may not happen.

I played it in this day and age for the first time and still found it to be amazing, but I'm not as game savvy as most, so maybe to you it might look tired and cliched, I don't know, it's hard to explain.

edited 6th Jan '11 12:22:08 AM by ACDrawings

When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!
Jan 6th 2011 at 12:28:59 AM

Some of the things Chrono Trigger has going for it:

  1. A fast-paced story. While this may not sound like much, in this day and age, with slow and deliberately-paced RP Gs being the norm, the minimalist approach to this story really stands out. They tell you just enough to let you know what's going on and what the characters' motives are, and then move on. Personally, I find it refreshing.

  2. Easy to pick up battle system. Again, very noticeable in today's age, where RP Gs (especially Japanese ones) are trying to become more and more complicated and cater to micromanaging. Chrono Trigger's system is extremely old school. You got three party members, Attack, Magic and Item. That's about it. Except for...

  3. Combination attacks. Every character (except one) has Combo attacks with every other one. It's an awesome system that never really got explored again.

  4. A time-traveling, epic story. Okay, first off, let me say that the rules of time traveling aren't really all that consistent. Timey-Wimey Ball does become a problem, but what's important is that the plot (again, in stark contrast to modern RP Gs) is secondary to the experience. The game isn't really too interested in taking itself seriously as much as it is having fun with a concept that, up until this game, had never really been explored.

And that's about it. If I gush too much more about it, I might end up creating Hype Aversion.

Longfellow Fractally long
Fractally long
Jan 6th 2011 at 2:12:17 AM

Chrono Trigger is an breezy, adventury RPG with fine time-travel gameplay and first-rate music. The battles aren't anything special. Good for beginners to RPGs. And that music really is damned good.

It's the kinda game where it's like "Let's go!" rather than "How long are you gonna brood before we can go?"

edited 6th Jan '11 2:19:16 AM by Longfellow

It Just Bugs Me
NativeJovian from Orlando, FL
Jan 6th 2011 at 7:47:38 AM

You know, the more I played this game, the more I hated Chrono Cross for taking a giant steaming dump over almost every facet of the story.
I feel obligated to point out that I absolutely and completely loathe this attitude, and that's all I'll say about it for fear of derailing the thread otherwise.

CT was pretty entertaining, though it suffers somewhat from the "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny problem. Since so many RP Gs adopted many of the things it was the first to use, it seems somewhat flat in comparison.

Vos iustus a diversis genus delirus.
Jan 6th 2011 at 10:40:22 AM

I don't know about that. Chrono Trigger has tons of merits that haven't aged badly. The fast-paced story unique miniquests are some examples.

And yeah, I have to say that I disliked Cross as well. Even taken on its own, without comparison to Trigger, it still fails hard in a lot of respects.

Jan 6th 2011 at 10:50:27 AM

Love the game, violently despise Chrono Cross for wrecking. Have had to come to terms that my hate for Masato Kato's hijacking of the series had reached Malstrom-levels, and have since started letting go.

Longfellow Fractally long
Fractally long
Jan 6th 2011 at 10:56:31 AM

I was wondering when Rebochan would weigh in :}

It Just Bugs Me

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