Doesn't just match Chrono Trigger's quality, it surpasses it
20 February 2004
Conclusion: If you have to buy only one PlayStation RPG, this is it. Too bad it wasn't released in Europe.
Pros: When Chrono Trigger first came out in 1995, the gaming community was amazed. No previous game had had such a quality storyline and such a unique battle system. Yet, after finishing it, the loyal fans of CT had a distant fear lingering in their minds-- the dreaded "curse of the sequel".
Cons: Thought the story in CT was complicated? Well, this one will knock you off your feet. Don't get me wrong, the story is fantastic (and fits together with CT very well) but it is extremely complicated with many aspects to consider when trying to figure out the grand picture.
Very original, very enjoyable, but still....somewhat lacking.
J. David Taylor, MobyGames
21 November 2003
Conclusion: A very good game, and one that you should certainly consider if you own a PlayStation 1 and/or 2.
Pros: The graphics are the best I have seen in a PlayStation RPG. The OST had some really great works, with the rare exception of a few mediocre songs. The Battle System was really great, as it was original, interesting, and made this game more fun in this way than your average FF Battle system clone. (Don't get me wrong--Square does a really good job of making original battle systems for
Cons: There was nearly zero character development. And this was due, in part, to how many different characters their were. I mean, people have their story, and then they each have a different manner of speech, (accent, ways of wording things, etc) and that's pretty much it. I would say the most developed character is Kid, but, take Serge, for instance. He's not a character! He's a protagonist zombie who only talks when possessed by other people! NPCs are more developed char...