Nov 25, 2009
J. P. Gray
Chrono Trigger epitomizes the best qualities of the 16-bit era JRPG. Sometimes, a lack of interactivity and a "childish" theme are exactly what allows for passive content of the highest quality. When the non-interactive art is at such a high level, even the most utterly linear gameplay feels somehow justified.
7 out of 11 people found this review helpful
Mar 13, 2008
Light-hearted, simple and yet captivating, Chrono Trigger is refreshingly different from Square's more serious and florid Final Fantasy-style RPGs. Although many conventions and clichés of the genre still adhere to the game, its accessible plot developing right before players' eyes and its endearing yet not too complicated characters achieve something that is rare in games so linear: it has replay value. It is a pity Chrono Trigger was never officially available for PAL territories as it's one of the best and most memorable the 16-bit era has to offer.
8 out of 11 people found this review helpful
Sep 10, 2006
I would not say that this is the best RPG ever. Frankly a phrase like that should not exist. I will tell you however, that it is in my top 5 favorite 16-bit RPGS list. Probably about #3. Avoid the PS version if possible. The scattered FMVS are not worth the horrible load times you must endure. Plus the opening of the SNES version is way cooler.
1 out of 3 people found this review helpful
Jun 06, 2006
YID YANG Has Left In Protest
"Chrono Trigger" deserves every bit of the critical acclaim and the mass success it has had. Sometimes it's hard to explain what exactly makes a game great; a particularly strict player would probably find some things to criticize in it, such as the rather simple gameplay and the lack of "mature" tension between characters. But above all, "Chrono Trigger" masterfully uses the time traveling concept, which constantly keeps the game fresh, exciting, and fun; with a story that has quite some twists up its sleeve, and a good deal of non-linearity, "Chrono Trigger" stands out as a definite classic of the genre.
14 out of 16 people found this review helpful
Sep 03, 2005
Chrono Trigger is not just a game. It's a world. The game is in 2D, but the world is in 4D, because there is time travel.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful
Jul 27, 2003
This is an extremely good game.
1 out of 4 people found this review helpful
Apr 27, 2003
It's obvious that this game was targeted at a younger audience, but old farts like me still love to play these games, so guys over the age of eight still make up at least half the market. I just can't see this game appealing to anyone over eight years old, unless they REALLY enjoy console RPGs and don't mind stupid kiddy dialogue, ininteresting (and uninterested) NPCs and annoying party members.
8 out of 23 people found this review helpful
Aug 25, 2002
If you've never played an RPG, play this one. If you love RPG's play this one. If you consider yourself an expert of RPG's but have never played this, go out in your backyard and hit yourself in the head with a hammer. Then play this one.
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful