Excerpt: I'll jump right into what you really want to know and save you the effort of skimming for it. Chrono Trigger DS looks, feels, sounds, and plays just as it does on the SNES. It is surprisingly similar to the original, considering that the DS cannot perfectly emulate SNES graphics or audio.
Conclusion: Concept: Remind gamers why Chrono Trigger is almost universally adored
Graphics: Akira Toriyama's character designs come through in clean, classic sprites. There are even some anime-style cutscenes thrown in
Sound: So good.
Conclusion: Also there’s a monster-battle mode. Regrettably, there’s no way for me to test out the wireless battle mode, as Play only received one copy of the game ... and since no one else has it yet (Ed note: as of the chance Heather had to review CTDS), I have to admit I can’t review it.
Excerpt: How do you explain to someone why a game is considered classic? It goes back to Shakespeare's ability to write stories that apply to anyone during any time period. Chrono Trigger is the gaming equivalent of Hamlet in that it is easily recognizable and relatable.
Excerpt: Somehow, the Nintendo DS has become the number one games console for fans of Japanese role-playing games. For them, it's better than the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and PSP. The DS, a perfect fit for 16-bit graphics, is now, largely as a result of Square Enix's commitment to it, the epicentre of this...
Excerpt: 1995 A.D. Long before the merged empire of EB and Gamestop, there was a beauty of walking into different electronics stores. In 1995, I remember being a 14 year-old with sixty dollars of birthday money to spend but not knowing what to get.
Old-school role-playing remake stands the test of time.
Common Sense Media
23 April 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a very deep game that requires a lot of patience to complete (like all role-playing games). There's some violence and animated blood when players participate in combat using swords and lightning bolts.
Summary: Some games don't stand the test of time. Chrono Trigger isn't one of those games. A standout title that remains one of the most cohesive and entertaining entries in console RPG history, it's a game that simultaneously embraces familiar mechanics while broaching new narrative territory that hadn't...