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  • Summary: CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION is a remaster of "CHRONO CROSS". The 3D models have been upgraded to HD, new illustrations have added, and all kinds of new features are now included. Additionally, the game that formed the bedrock of the story, "RADICAL DREAMERS - Le TrésorCHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION is a remaster of "CHRONO CROSS". The 3D models have been upgraded to HD, new illustrations have added, and all kinds of new features are now included. Additionally, the game that formed the bedrock of the story, "RADICAL DREAMERS - Le Trésor Interdit -", is included in this edition. CHRONO CROSS is an RPG that transcends time and space, unfolding across two interlinked parallel worlds. With over 40 party members to meet, people and dimensions will intertwine in this epic drama about the planet itself.

    New Features in the Remastered Edition
    ・3D models converted to HD
    ・Refined character illustrations
    ・Higher-quality background music
    ・Switch enemy encounters on or off
    ・Background filter feature
    ・Battle enhancement features to make combat easier
    ・Auto-battle function
    ・Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font
    ・Change screen resolution
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 5, 2022
    90
    Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is a great game for anyone who loves JRPGs or wants to check out Chrono Cross for the first time, or again. The updated graphics and battle mechanics make this worth the lower price tag.
  2. May 2, 2022
    80
    Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition on PC feels more like an enhanced port offering both Chrono Cross and Radical Dreamers with some quality of life improvements on Steam. The classic graphical style is how I enjoyed Chrono Cross, and it has been a joy to finally experience this game after all these years. The new graphical style sadly has too many issues to bother with right now on any platform sadly. I've also enjoyed checking out Chrono Cross on Steam Deck over the last week or so where it runs quite well after some tweaking, and it's a great way to play it if you have the option.
  3. May 4, 2022
    78
    In all Chrono Cross is an intriguing cult classic brought back for fans old and new alike. Even despite the touch ups the graphics are clearly that of an older game thanks to the specific style that they chose when originally making Cross, and it isn’t a perfect remaster, some issues do appear in performance (FPS drops occur occasionally). It has an intriguing story and concept that provides a fascinating spin on the classic time travel tropes of ‘saving yourself’ since in Cross, it's already far too late, and you don’t even know why.
  4. Apr 5, 2022
    75
    If Chrono Cross The Radical Dreamers Edition allows a new audience to discover a cult PS1 game in good conditions, the latter could have been better. On the one hand, this remaster benefits from updated graphics, an improved soundtrack but also new accessibility options and exclusive content that makes it interesting both for neophytes and for those who know already the title. But on the other hand, between the lack of a tutorial, perfectible menu ergonomics, but above all a still unstable framerate, this update could have offered a better rendering. It remains to be seen whether patches will correct some of its problems in the future to make the experience even more pleasant.
  5. Apr 9, 2022
    60
    Chrono Cross is an incredible game that has been deserving a remaster for far too long. It's a shame that, after all these years, it had to arrive in such a sorry state. The Radical Dreamers Edition does some minor work in improving and upgrading the experience, but with such poor optimisation, it's a headache to enjoy the experience. Longtime fans might be able to forgive the issues and savour the incredible visual novel side-story Radical Dreamers, but a game as iconic as this deserves better.
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  1. Apr 10, 2022
    5
    Getting 404 when I try to leave a longer review. 5/10 because it runs worse than original.
  2. Apr 22, 2022
    4
    I really have no idea how they manage to screw their ports up this badly. This port has loads of problems. First of all, the FPS is terrible.I really have no idea how they manage to screw their ports up this badly. This port has loads of problems. First of all, the FPS is terrible. There is no in-house vsync option unless you go into the control panel. The main battle theme still sucks and is annoying. The combat feels sluggish due to the FPS issues. The movies look horrible.

    Now there is a caveat that may actually make this worth a purchase. Mods. Mods literally do Square Enix's job for them and fix it. With mods you can have better video quality, 4k backgrounds, replace that terrible battle theme and fix the FPS issues. Is it worth it if you don't mind modding? Actually, it goes from a 4/10 to a 9/10 with mods BUT this really shouldn't be something we have to fix. Square Enix should take their time, take at least six-eight months and actually deliver a great remaster but they never learn... so it's up to you if you think it's worth fixing via mods. If you plan on playing it vanilla, just find a PS1 copy or use emulation because this is not the way to experience it.
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  3. Apr 9, 2022
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. You don't put HD models on **** upscaled backgrounds that look smeared and smoothed to death. Expand
  4. Apr 9, 2022
    0
    When your game not only runs worse than free, open source emulation, but the dusty old Playstation 1 Original running on original hardware?When your game not only runs worse than free, open source emulation, but the dusty old Playstation 1 Original running on original hardware? That is a complete failure. 0/10. Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2022
    0
    One of the most beloved games from my old now PlayStation 1 just got an "Remastered" launch for PC and boy oh boy, once again Square EnixOne of the most beloved games from my old now PlayStation 1 just got an "Remastered" launch for PC and boy oh boy, once again Square Enix prove to be just lazy money grabbers. This is not a remastered version is just an horrendously ugly upscaled game with bad fps worst even then the old PlayStation game. Such a shame of what you have become Square Enix, you used to be my hero, i own every single game of Square Soft i love them all but lately you abandoned the path of quality and think only about profit. That's it, this was the last SE game i bought. Expand