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Chrono Trigger, arguably the best sprite-based Japanese RPG ever made, is finally available for iOS. I downloaded it. Have started playing it. And the nostalgia is overwhelming. For the unfamiliar,...
12-08-2011, 09:14 PM #1
Chrono Trigger For iOS: Overdose of Nostalgia
Chrono Trigger, arguably the best sprite-based Japanese RPG ever made, is finally available for iOS.
I downloaded it. Have started playing it. And the nostalgia is overwhelming.
For the unfamiliar, Chrono Trigger was released in 1995 and is a traditional sprite-based RPG in the vein of Final Fantasy titles before FF Vll. The iOS version is gorgeous and appears to be a high-res port of the Nintendo DS version, as it includes two additional areas included only for the DS.
The combat system differs from the FF games by not transporting characters to another battle screen once the combat is initiated. Battles aren’t random either, players can actually see enemies on the map and initiate combat by walking up to them (different for its time). The combat system is incredibly deep, complete with cooperative attacks called Techs allowing for nearly a limitless number of attacks.
The only noticeable gaffe is the on-screen text. It is a pain in the freaking corneal lens to read. Also, controls with the controller overlay tend to cover up a sizable, but not unbearable portion of the screen.
Chrono Trigger’s unique combat system, time travel infused story, and gorgeous sprite-based graphics are available for $9.99 in the App Store. Grab it now if you’ve never played, and even if you have, it’s a painless way to relive a little of the mid-90s gaming glory.
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 12-08-2011 at 09:17 PM.
12-08-2011, 09:19 PM #2
Now just waiting on chrono cross. I liked it better than trigger.
12-08-2011, 09:50 PM #3
Awesome, I don't have to play it in an emulator anymore
12-08-2011, 10:00 PM #4
I have been waiting for this game to officially come out for years so i wouldn't have to play in the emulator anymore. Unfortunately i only have an ipad now and it doesn't work for ipad.
12-09-2011, 12:00 AM #5
12-09-2011, 12:47 AM #6
FFIV > CT. Know your JRPGs.
12-09-2011, 02:27 AM #7
Chrono Cross' only decent thing was the intro vid and especially its music. Other than that, the game was a huge dissapointment. No character progress, 100000 npcs to collect with no background... story was a mess as well. Trigger was way more original. Cross had a nice battle system imo though, but was not enough to keep a CT fan. I remember finishing cross in like 2 -3 months due to the large periods of inactivity in the game since i felt like i was forced to play it just to brag that i finished another game... Chrono Trigger FTW! ! !
Last edited by gren; 12-09-2011 at 02:33 AM.
12-09-2011, 03:56 PM #8