Welcome to another edition of Nostalgia Game Review, where I highlight games from the past and see if they're worth playing today. This edition, we shall take a look at Chrono Trigger.
A favorite of Youtube Let's-Player Chuggaaconroy's, Chrono Trigger was released in 1995 for the Super Nintendo. It also saw a release on the Playstation with a Japanese release and as a part of Final Fantasy Chronicles. One of many notable RPG's made by Square, Chrono Trigger also saw a release on the Nintendo DS (with more content), Windows, and for mobile phones. The artist who designed the game was none other than Akira Toriyama, the artist behind the Dragon Ball Z series. Toriyama was part of the "dream team" that worked on the game; the others included Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series, and Yuji Horii, a freelance designer and creator of the Dragon Quest series.
You can play the game on a turn-based system or an action-based system. There are seven characters that you can choose from, each with their own special characteristics. Chrono Trigger has 13 different endings! That's right, 13. There's even a new game+ to go with this game, giving you more incentive to play Chrono Trigger.
Chrono Trigger is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, RPG created for the Super Nintendo and Playstation. The music is one of the greatest parts of the game, with great battle themes and music fitting particular moods (i.e. a cathedral and prehistoric times). There's also a sense of adventure to go with the game as this music plays. You feel like there's more that the game offers, which makes you want to play Chrono Trigger even more.
The story for Chrono Trigger is also flawless. It takes you on a journey to stop a dark wizard named Magus, who eventually helps you take out the real final boss Lavos and the Queen. The game also shows the backstories behind characters such as Frog and Lucca. For example, Frog looks for vengeance for his fallen mentor, Cyrus, while Lucca works on machines because of a childhood incident involving her mother. Chrono Trigger does a fantastic job telling these stories, taking you on many intriguing journeys to the end.
There's also the replay value of Chrono Trigger that I loved. When I first beat Chrono Trigger, I thought I was done with the game before the aforementioned 13 endings. This is especially true in the later versions, where you can train monsters to battle. Chrono Trigger certainly goes the distance in giving more content after the game's over.
Chrono Trigger is a classic that should be played during your quarantine. It has so much to offer and so much to check out. If you have a system to play it on, I highly suggest giving Chrono Trigger a try.
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