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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: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Apr 5, 2022
    100
    Chrono Cross has always been an essential JRPG, and this The Radical Dreamers Edition remaster makes it feel even more important. The story, the design direction, the way it handles its parallel worlds and characters, its battle system, and its precursor game that shows how it grew? They’re all extraordinary. Like Chrono Trigger before it, it is historically important and an example of exemplary game design.
  2. 95
    I went into this review with a little bit of trepidation. I adored Chrono Cross the previous times I’ve played it, but it’s been a good decade or so since I last did so. I was just as riveted playing the game on Switch now as I was years ago, enjoying building a different party and exploring the world in a different way. The speed-up and toggles for enemy encounters and battle boosts were welcome in this playthrough, mostly because I could toy with elements and characters more than I did in the past. While Radical Dreamers isn’t much more than an alternate history curiosity, the fact it is actually localized and legitimately available outside of Nintendo’s long inactive downloadable Satellaview network is incredible. Chrono Cross is a wonderful game - hands down my favorite PlayStation RPG - and the Radical Dreamers Edition is the best and friendliest way to play it.
  3. Apr 5, 2022
    90
    Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is a great game with fantastic elements that can entertain players for many hours.
  4. Apr 5, 2022
    78
    One of the best JRPG ever made lands in Europe for the first time, with localised text and the addition of Radical Dreamers. It’s great to be able to finally play it, even if it falls short as a remaster.
  5. Apr 21, 2022
    75
    It is a pity that the game has not been given a newer jacket, because the appearance due to the graphics is now not completely up to date. But if you play long enough, the jacket secretly fits like a glove and you have a smile on your face non-stop when you play Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition and that's ultimately what counts!.
  6. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Jun 28, 2022
    70
    Ultimately, I'm equally delighted and disappointed. Maybe there's a better version of this game available in another world? [Issue #59 – May/June 2022, p. 22]
  7. Apr 25, 2022
    55
    I can't help but say that this is an emulated version of this classic title more than anything else. I love the fact that we got extra features; however, the game's terrible framerate and the super-lazy-applied technique to smooth the visuals are extremely deceiving, which ended up causing a melting effect in backgrounds. Square Enix should've handled this more respectfully.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 11 out of 19
  1. Apr 9, 2022
    10
    Chrono cross deserves better than this remaster, Chrono Cross deserves a full remake.

    Anyway, still is Chrono Cross, the best game i've
    Chrono cross deserves better than this remaster, Chrono Cross deserves a full remake.

    Anyway, still is Chrono Cross, the best game i've ever played. This score of 10 is for Chrono Cross, not for the remaster.

    The remaster deserves 5.5, but it's still Chrono Cross game. So, who cares? Just buy it, and enjoy.
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  2. Apr 11, 2022
    10
    The game that I was waiting all these years. I'm very happy to have it a third time in a remaster version. Yeah, like the original one, bewareThe game that I was waiting all these years. I'm very happy to have it a third time in a remaster version. Yeah, like the original one, beware of the FPS..... except that, just go play it ! :) Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2022
    8
    This review is coming from the standpoint of someone who loved the original Chrono Cross. Giving this a 9/10 after playing through nearly theThis review is coming from the standpoint of someone who loved the original Chrono Cross. Giving this a 9/10 after playing through nearly the full game. Yes, the frame rates are not great, and are at many times cringey and unacceptable - But, the added "speed up" is a game changer. It overcomes the frame rate and allows battles to feel quick and seamless, a fresh breath of air especially during the segments where you must power through multiple battles while listening to the same song for the duration.

    My only other gripe is while the characters were remastered and upscaled, the background graphics look untouched and fuzzy. That said, I can't seem to put the game down.
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  4. Apr 11, 2022
    2
    It says a lot about a game released in 2022 that runs objectively WORSE than the base game did in 1999.

    Constant Frame Rate dips into the
    It says a lot about a game released in 2022 that runs objectively WORSE than the base game did in 1999.

    Constant Frame Rate dips into the 10's when it should be easily locked at 30 fps.

    This game is yet another entry into the line of terrible remasters done by Square Enix for a simple cash grab.

    Stay away at all costs.
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  5. Apr 11, 2022
    2
    Really.. 23 years later and game is so poor? I preferred to play it on my PS1 instead of playing it on SWITCH.. frame rate drops to 10Really.. 23 years later and game is so poor? I preferred to play it on my PS1 instead of playing it on SWITCH.. frame rate drops to 10 sometimes.. it is unacceptable
    I love this game but not in this version. Not worth buying for now - waiting for some updates..
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  6. Apr 12, 2022
    0
    vou dar zero pelo motivo de ser um remaster porco feito nas calças e pelo fato absurdo de em pleno 2022 nao ter a porra da legenda em português
  7. Apr 11, 2022
    0
    Do you like Chrono Cross? If yes, play the original on your emulator. This version is worse in all the aspects. Shame on Square. Decaying company.

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