September 9, 2013
Chrono Trigger Review (Super Nintendo, 1995)
I finally played Chrono Trigger 18 years after its release and it may be my favorite game of all time. Why is that? Well, it's the first RPG I've touched since Final Fantasy VIII. I remember liking the games involvement and having 3 more discs to look forward to. But I can't say FF8 really counts since I played it without a memory card as adolescent, ouch! I haven't touched an RPG since, the whole thing faded from me and I never looked back. Besides, I only bought it 'cause of the hype I kept hearing and I was able to pick just one game at Sears, so yeah that's how advertisement works folks.
After playing Chrono Trigger I attempted to play other SNES RPG classics such as Final Fantasy III (VI), Secret of Mana, Earthbound and Super Mario RPG. Although I liked certain elements of each, such as the music in Final Fantasy III (VI) or the art design from Secret of Mana I think Chrono Trigger ruined the RPG genre for me. In fact, those games didn't seem to lure me in like Chrono Trigger. To make a quick comparison, Chrono Triggers like mixing Final Fantasy III (VI) with Super Mario RPG and Zelda: A Link to the Past touched with music like Stickerbrush Symphony from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. I now have a list of RPG's I want to play since I skipped them every generation, I wonder if Final Fantasy VII is as good as they say it is...
Publisher: Square (1995)
Reviewed: 09/2013 by @xbmcxbox
Released: Super Nintendo, PlayStation, PSN, Nintendo DS, Virtual Console, iOS, Android