• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Feb 13, 2018
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  • Summary: In the midst of an unending war for dominance between two super-powers, Special Intelligence Agent Stocke is assigned to a routine escort mission that goes horribly awry.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Feb 12, 2018
    92
    At the end of the day, whether you’re taking a nostalgia trip back in time to revisit this classic or if you find yourself in Historia for the first time, it’s definitely worth playing.
  2. Feb 5, 2018
    90
    Whether or not Radiant Historia needed a re-release, and even if the new story content is a bit superfluous, the core of the game is as wonderful as it was before. Several quality-of-life tweaks simply make a good game better, and whether you're playing for the first time or just want to revisit a favorite, Perfect Chronology is worth picking up.
  3. Feb 21, 2018
    90
    One of the greatest portable RPGs is back. The bonuses and extras of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology are pretty good, making a must have to everyone that love this genre.
  4. Feb 8, 2018
    85
    This new edition of Radiant Historia is more of an enhanced one than a proper remake. But it comes with significant additions that bring about a perfect opportunity to rescue a game that clearly deserved more attention.
  5. Mar 17, 2018
    85
    Many remakes and remasters fall short of reaching the success of their predecessors, but Perfect Chronology is not one of those. While the new content is mostly optional and the aesthetics virtually identical, the experience of the first Radiant Historia is preserved the way it should be, with the gameplay tweaks benefiting the overall experience.
  6. Mar 20, 2018
    80
    Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology offers a staggering amount of content for the price — there are nearly 300 different events to see, and the campaign can finish with dozens of possible endings. Patient RPG fans looking for intriguing story hooks and puzzle-like battle mechanics would do well to try it. Those looking to simply enjoy the narrative without being punished can also dip into Friendly mode and enjoy the experience as well.
  7. Feb 6, 2018
    60
    The new difficulty options, bonus dungeon, voice acting, and new character portraits feel peripheral to a game that remains largely intact.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Mar 5, 2018
    10
    One of the best classic JRPG's I've ever played. A must get for the 3DS library.
  2. Jan 8, 2019
    10
    This is one of those games that you must have in the system if you are a JRPG fan.
    The storytelling of the game is brilliant, with plot
    This is one of those games that you must have in the system if you are a JRPG fan.
    The storytelling of the game is brilliant, with plot twists, well-constructed characters and a never-easy-to-do-well time travels that allow you to have a great time. The battle system is simple but deep enough to make good strategies and the voice acting is incredibly good.

    It's in my top 10 JRPG's of all time
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  3. Feb 15, 2018
    10
    Absolutely a MUST BUY for 3DS owners! This game is stunning- the story is breathtaking and it reminds me of Chrono Trigger with amazing storyAbsolutely a MUST BUY for 3DS owners! This game is stunning- the story is breathtaking and it reminds me of Chrono Trigger with amazing story and cast of characters. if you like Time-Travel and if you like Chrono Trigger and old RPG classic stuff this is not to be missed. If you haven't played the original then definitely pick this up because what you are getting is absolutely worth the price! If you enjoy Fire Emblem or RPG games this is just amazing!

    There is only one drawback on this game - no 3D.. So if you love playing games in 3D this game is unable to do that.

    Atlus has done it again! With the SMT, Persona, Demon Souls, Dragon Crown and now this! Atlus is the new Square Enix! Enjoy the story and adventure because this is definitely 9.5 -10!! .
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  4. Apr 30, 2019
    8
    So, as a preface: the original DS version is easily a 10/10 for me, and has been one of my absolute favorites since I first played it back inSo, as a preface: the original DS version is easily a 10/10 for me, and has been one of my absolute favorites since I first played it back in high school. This rating is entirely based on the changes made in the remake, most of which are... baffling?

    Let's start with the new art style. I'm absolutely biased here, but it's just so... generic, when the original art was interesting and better fitting for the game. This is especially obvious with Eruca's design; not that I'm bitter or anything.

    On to what actually makes this version worth getting: the voice acting. It's great. REALLY great. But even that has its downside: they edited a LOT of the dialogue, in ways that just seem unnecessary. While somehow NOT fixing the typos from the original. (Looking at you, "alseep.")

    And then, there's the rebalancing. In the original, making money was relatively easy; I never had to grind overmuch in order to buy what I wanted. In this version... well, it's obvious that they're trying to get people to pay for the DLC.

    As for the new story content... well, they tried. But all it really does is undermine the original plot, without even the benefit of being interesting or at all plausible.

    In conclusion: the game is ABSOLUTELY worth playing. Go on, get it! But if you don't care about voice acting, I'd say just go for the original.
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  5. Feb 13, 2018
    8
    God I love Atlus, they do a remake so well, this is beautiful, it holds the mystique and ambiance of the first version, and blows you awayGod I love Atlus, they do a remake so well, this is beautiful, it holds the mystique and ambiance of the first version, and blows you away with that new Atlus charm. A must get for the 3ds library Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2018
    8
    Never played the original, this is a fairly Solid JRPG from all I have played so far.
    The story is tight and captivating, the game does not
    Never played the original, this is a fairly Solid JRPG from all I have played so far.
    The story is tight and captivating, the game does not rely too much on classic cliche, and the battle system is simple but with enough depth to play around.

    The time travel system is easy to grasp and become second nature pretty quickly even if I have to say you can get a bit lost trying to found out exactly the quest you want, or looking back for certain thing.
    The difficulty is on the lower side for Atlus title so don't hesitate to play on hard or maybe deadly.

    +Music is good
    +Story is captivating, despite being political fiction non-stop.
    +Character are likable
    +battle system is easy to grasp

    -Rather short for JRPG
    -poor environment, low effort graphic for a remaster.
    -Repetitive area, you won't explore a lot of new places

    I would not say this is an underrated gem, but it's a good JRPG.
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  7. May 24, 2018
    1
    Sub-par and unnecessary remake of the DS game. Atlus just wants to make quick money off of small-brained fans of their branding and totalSub-par and unnecessary remake of the DS game. Atlus just wants to make quick money off of small-brained fans of their branding and total newcomers to their games instead of making new games. Expand

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