Chrono Trigger DS

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  • Summary: [Metacritic's 2008 DS Game of the Year] When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his unfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon[Metacritic's 2008 DS Game of the Year] When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his unfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, triggering Crono's race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future. Features an engaging and unparalleled storyline, leading to the discovery of multiple epic conclusions to a journey that transcends time. An inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda. Intriguing battle system made possible by the unique combination of the Active Time Battle system and Tech skills. Famed character designer Akira Toriyama lends his signature art style to create the vibrant world that has captivated gamers around the world. Taking advantage of the Nintendo DS hardware, CHRONO TRIGGER makes its way onto the portable platform with all-new dual screen presentation and Touch-Screen functionality. A brand new dungeon and a Wireless Play mode adds exciting new dimensions to this timeless classic. [Square Enix] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 57
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 57
  3. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. GamePro
    100
    Regardless of whether you played it already or are new to the series, you owe it to yourself to check out this amazing title. [Dec 2008, p.97]
  2. 100
    Chrono Trigger is one of the most charming, endearing, and most fun role playing games I have ever had the pleasure of playing.
  3. Easily one of the best video games I've played in the recent past, and I've played quite a few of them. Whether or not you're a fan of consoled-based role-playing games, you owe it to yourself to try this one; it might just change your opinion of them.
  4. Chrono Trigger rightfully climbs to the olymp of roleplaying games. Charming graphics, great story and a neat combat system make this classic an instant hit on the NDS!
  5. Chrono Trigger DS is a remake done right, and both longtime fans and new players should pick it up.
  6. One of the best roleplaying adventures ever made is revived for the Nintendo DS, and it's as fantastic as it ever was. Despite being 14 years old this game still manages to wipe the floor with most games released in it's wake. Design, script, sound, characters, the time traveling mechanic and a number of other features are simply so ingenious that more than a decade of subsequent games has seen few titles to rival this experience.
  7. Chrono Trigger is worth travelling back in time for again and again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 83
  2. Negative: 4 out of 83
  1. AndrewC
    Nov 26, 2008
    10
    Simply the best game of all time, and this is its perfect edition. What more could you want? Even if you hate RPGs it's worth playing.
  2. JimG
    Aug 3, 2009
    10
    I don't know how anyone could give this game less than a 9. It is, without a doubt, one of the best RPGs of ALL time. If not, THE best. I don't know how anyone could give this game less than a 9. It is, without a doubt, one of the best RPGs of ALL time. If not, THE best. It's a great DS port of the original with a few newly added additions that is definitely worth the experience and price tag all over again. Expand
  3. HexenM
    Oct 29, 2009
    10
    This is the best RPG of all time.The gameplay is a the best. The movies are way ahead of their time. The music is the best and the fights are This is the best RPG of all time.The gameplay is a the best. The movies are way ahead of their time. The music is the best and the fights are cool. The game gets you hooked to the very end...... Expand
  4. Jul 1, 2014
    10
    I really can't understand why someone would give this game below 10, it's a damn masterpiece, especially for RPG/jRPG fans. Sure, the graphicsI really can't understand why someone would give this game below 10, it's a damn masterpiece, especially for RPG/jRPG fans. Sure, the graphics are outdated, but when did graphics became half of a game? Why would somebody give Chrono trigger a 4 just based on its graphics? Since when do people care anyway when browser, android and ever facebook games are some of the most popular out there? The deal is simple, Chrono trigger offers an amazing set of characters (both friendly and rivals), with constant and consistent character development till the end of the game. Hell even Townsfolk have storylines that you can explore VIA time travel. The world is absolutely HUGE and you can visit it in multiple time periods, which expand on it even more and you can instantly see the outcome of your actions. The story line to this game is great and fulfilling, leaving nothing to be desired, really. All the plot twists and the world secrets make you feel as if you're exploring yourself, making up some of the best immersion experiences I've ever felt in a video game.

    I could go on for ever, but games like this and system shock 2 etc compared to today's game industries, make me think what a friend of mine always claims. That video games have gone backwards since then.

    TL;DR : 10/10 would play again.
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  5. Jan 26, 2016
    10
    Amazing RPG. I never though the sound was important and I never cared, but when you start playing CT, The sound catch you and you keep playingAmazing RPG. I never though the sound was important and I never cared, but when you start playing CT, The sound catch you and you keep playing its sounds in you phone. Parla! Expand
  6. SaganT
    Sep 10, 2009
    9
    Chrono Trigger is an amazing game with bright ideas for originally coming out for the SNES. Traveling through all of the different times of Chrono Trigger is an amazing game with bright ideas for originally coming out for the SNES. Traveling through all of the different times of the world, and running into the creatures and characters is very entertaining. Made by the dream team (creators of Final fantasy and Dragon Quest) Chrono Trigger's greatness is contributed by its timeless game play on the D.S. It is the must have title for the D.S. Expand
  7. MaloD
    Jan 7, 2009
    3
    Grossly overrated. Having not played the original I can only assume it hasn't aged well. A game's is "depth" is only one factor. Grossly overrated. Having not played the original I can only assume it hasn't aged well. A game's is "depth" is only one factor. The gameplay is repetitive and the story is lackluster. Not only that but the game is missing the one feature of the original that could have brought this game up to a 7 for me: Co-op. When you play through a game with someone it can make up for tedious gameplay and alters the experience entirely. It's a shame to see so many respected reviewers using such nostalgia bias in their reviews. Although the remake (not reinterpretation) of a game from nearly 15 years ago suggested that it would be heavily reliant on nostalgia. Expand

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#1 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
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