Final Fantasy Chronicles PlayStation

Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  1. 100
    "Final Fantasy IV" is an outstanding and epic work that impresses despite its advanced age...Although the visual and audio aspects have aged poorly, "Chrono Trigger" is nevertheless an invaluable offering to its genre.
  2. Sit this collection on the shelf beside Final Fantasy Anthology and you'll happily own some of the best RPGs ever made.
  3. A true blast from the past that earns classic status in this reviewers eyes. Please do yourself a favor and live or relive some of the finest moments in videogame history.
  4. 94
    Chrono Trigger alone would get a 10 here for its multiple endings and End Game+. Then you add in FFIV...
  5. Good RPG’s are few and far between and while those addicted to eye-candy might not be as interested in these titles, they are fantastically addictive while maintaining a good plot and well-established battle systems.
  6. Having never played either of these back in the day, I can assure you that both of these games rank among the best RPGs ever made.
  7. It’s a testament to the thought and heart that went behind Chrono Trigger that, despite a new loading problem, the game is still more fun than most of its present-day competition.
  8. The only thing holding it back from being a perfect conversion are the sound effects, which seem muffled and slightly off key. Ignore them and play the game, the new text is so worth it.
  9. Unfortunately, though the two games were visually stupendous in their respective times, they look quite dated by today's standards, and this will probably turn off those looking for a bigger thrill for their gaming dollar.
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    83
    Nothing on the Legacy of Kain scale, but compared to the SNES carts it’s like a mosquito that won’t leave you alone. [Aug 2001, p.112]
  11. These are both high-quality RPGs that, for the most part, stand the test of time.
  12. The updated version features a brand new dash feature allowing the player to navigate dungeons and towns much more quickly. This is a very welcome addition as in the original game making your way through these areas quickly became tedious.
  13. Quite worthwhile in the absence of anything new from Squaresoft.
  14. I feel Chrono Trigger is the bigger reason for purchasing Final Fantasy Chronicles. It has a huge quest and darn near endless replayability.
  15. There aren't many bonuses to FFII and CT and it's disappointing. No making-of, no pages of artwork - just barebone games. Still, they're two of the best RPGs around.

Awards & Rankings

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8
#8 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
9
#9 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2001
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 16, 2016
    10
    Chrono Trigger and FFIV together is (was) an absolute must have when they released. The Chronicles opened them both up to a larger audience ofChrono Trigger and FFIV together is (was) an absolute must have when they released. The Chronicles opened them both up to a larger audience of newer RPG fans.
    They are both absolutely must plays. I played CT on the SNES so I knew going it what it was. I had not played FFIV until this, so I was happy I was finally able to.
    FFIV pulled no punches and casuals easily could get beat into submission. That said if you're an RPG veteran you will learn and adapt. Chrono Trigger is just a great, basic, nuts & bolts RPG. Everything is superb.
    While both of these are not at the top of my list anymore they were at the time and still demand the respect as what RPGs should be. Both are must plays.
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  2. Aug 3, 2016
    10
    i think this was the last final fantasy on the PS1 and if it is it is VERY perfect but it is overshadowed by other popular final fantasy gamesi think this was the last final fantasy on the PS1 and if it is it is VERY perfect but it is overshadowed by other popular final fantasy games but it is still perfect. Full Review »
  3. Jul 1, 2015
    9
    Game: Final Fantasy Chronicles
    Genre: RPG
    Developer: Squaresoft System: Playstation (PSX) Total Score: 93/100 Value Score: 9.3/10 •
    Game: Final Fantasy Chronicles
    Genre: RPG
    Developer: Squaresoft
    System: Playstation (PSX)
    Total Score: 93/100
    Value Score: 9.3/10

    • Story: 10/10
    • Characters: 10/10
    • GamePlay: 9/10
    • Graphics: 9/10
    • Sound: 10/10
    • Music: 10/10
    • Length: 8/10
    • Replay Value: 7/10
    • Player Value: 10/10

    Pros
    +Everything that made the original Final Fantasy IV great
    +The hard type difficulty of the original Japanese version on SNES is implemented
    +Includes Bestiary, Sound test and cutscene viewer for Chrono Trigger
    +Includes animated cutscenes for Chrono Trigger
    +Comes in 2 discs which is great for collectors

    Cons
    -Saving/Loading times due to the porting job from FFIV SNES data to FFIV Chronicles PSX data
    -No New In-Game Content
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