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Old 08/15/2017   #1
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Default Diving back into Chrono Trigger / Chrono Cross

So, I'm working myself up to likely dive back into this series soon, and figured I might as well preemptively make a thread about it.

Like with FFVII, the missus' never played Chrono Trigger before, and I wanted to get her to play through it. In regards to Chrono Cross – I VERY much forgot how in depth I buried myself into the mythos of the series. In doing some old internets wandering just now, I found out that a bit of story deconstruction about Harle that I posted on Chrono Compendium in 2011 got noticed by their site director in 2012 and put into a speculation section of their site.

I'm contemplating getting the 3DS version of the game as well, because – while I do absolutely LOVE ye olde Frog (which we can still play on my PS3 with sad loading times and everything), I'm really itching to be able to get the ending that connects everything to Chrono Cross as well. Decisions, decisions... (Also, I've always wanted to get all the endings myself. I've managed all but two on my PS1 runthrough of the game, which were... the Slideshow and Reptite endings, if memory serves and that'd only really be worth diving into for the DS version).

ANYHOW – Lots of thoughts and stuff and things, but I figured this'll help my motivation to stick to doing updates and stuff, and maybe some other people have opinions about the game version, etc. I'm not sure how soon we'll be starting a playthrough, but there will most obviously be a post about it here when we do.







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Old 08/15/2017   #2
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Omg yesss please post more about it as you two play through the game! I grew up on Chrono Trigger, I'd love to see some reactions and thoughts on it here. I was even thinking of replaying it myself sometime soon. (Still probably won't happen for a while, who am I kidding XD)
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Old 08/15/2017   #3
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I am presently playing the Chronicles version on my PSP. Saw ProJared's review and was like "yeah that game was awesome." Been a decade or so since I last played. I just repaired the Masamune.

So yeah definitely if you end up playing again I'll be down to see how things go. Might play Chrono Cross for the first time after this.
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Old 02/27/2018   #4
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Chrono Trigger comes out on Steam today:

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Hopefully "improved graphics" doesn't mean "hideous" like it did for FFs 5 and 6. But it looks okay in the trailer.
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Old 02/27/2018   #5
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The updated graphics always feel a little off-putting and muddy to me, but I'm really happy this exists. Really pleased that this version exists now.





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Old 02/27/2018   #6
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I'm seeing people say it's just the IOS port which was apparently super laggy and buggy =/

someone on reddit put a screenshot of how it holds up in game. The color work doesnt seem that bad but the textures are really bad you can clearly see where they start and end in multiple locations

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.n...A906A9C05C4CB/

I'm pretty curious to see how it looks in motion. If those tile seams still stand out in motion then oooof that is pretty bad.

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More stuffs

https://twitter.com/thatsmytrunks/st...34796816343044

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Old 02/27/2018   #7
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And I HATE that giant mobile interface.
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Old 02/27/2018   #8
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Yikes

https://kotaku.com/oh-no-chrono-trig...-pc-1823364933
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Old 02/27/2018   #9
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Good job PC port, you increased my desire to replay the SNES version.
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Old 02/28/2018   #10
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The PS1 version was laggy enough!
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Old 02/28/2018   #11
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It the DS version still technically the best/most complete one then (the removal of Frog's "ye olde knight" dialogue notwithstanding)?





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Old 03/02/2018   #12
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X-SOLDIER wrote: It the DS version still technically the best/most complete one then (the removal of Frog's "ye olde knight" dialogue notwithstanding)?





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Yeah basically. The DS version gets you the cut scenes that the PS1 version had without all the lag and loading issues. Though as you note it loses the Ted Woolsey translation charm present on the Snes version
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Old 03/04/2018   #13
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The DS version also has that ending (i.e. the one that re-solidifies that Guile from "Chrono Cross" is actually (SPOILER) Magus).
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Old 03/04/2018   #14
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IIRC it also has the old Playstation cut scene that establishes the Porre Army victory over Guardia and possibly kill Crono and Marle off screen that basically sets up Chrono Cross
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Old 03/04/2018   #15
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I don't like that they included that Guile bit. That was hotly debated for years even when debunked.
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