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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 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 19, 2022
    98
    Long awaited masterpiece Chrono Cross is back, and the HD remaster done by Square-Enix fit perfectly as an ode to the series started in 1995 with Chrono Trigger. Now with the sequel-spin-off Radical Dreamers for the first time released across the world and finally translated, The Radical Dreamers Edition does and outstanding job reminding us how epic was Chrono Cross back in 1999 and how it's still up to date in 2022 in terms of quality and gameplay. One of the best JRPG ever made with new 3D models, 2D redrawn work on HD and power-up buttons. Probably the best HD remaster from Square-Enix made to date. Not a single technical issue despite controversy across social media, we played 50+ hours on four different Xbox consoles, and even PS4, just to find out Switch and Steam ports are the ones having real trouble on framerate and delay, not on Xbox nor PS4.
  2. Apr 5, 2022
    80
    The completed restoration is more or less in line with expectations: the inclusion of Radical Dreamers, a discreet reinterpretation of the audio / visual sector, a good localization in Italian and new game mechanics to attract younger users or newbies to the genre. Now that we have seen the re-release of Chrono Cross, another question legitimately arises: when is the return of Vagrant Story?
  3. 80
    I found that this game will bring nothing but hours of entertainment, with 40 uniquely different characters to play and a story that unravels as you play and defeat enemies along the way. It’s definitely a game to have in one’s collection.
  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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Apr 13, 2022
    10
    Tested on Xbox One FAT, Xbox One S All Digital and Xbox Series S (50+ hours)

    Game is exactly in almost every sense than PSX original. Only
    Tested on Xbox One FAT, Xbox One S All Digital and Xbox Series S (50+ hours)

    Game is exactly in almost every sense than PSX original. Only Switch and Steam ports are quite worst with a lot of FPS issues.

    Same sounds, same OST, same graphics and particles, same everything. No loading screens or troubles at all, game is fine in every sense.

    Don't know why people is killing it. It doesn't make sense.
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  2. Aug 2, 2022
    0
    A lazy remaster completely undeserving of your money. Unforgivably low frame rate; glitching achievements; inconsistent features acrossA lazy remaster completely undeserving of your money. Unforgivably low frame rate; glitching achievements; inconsistent features across different versions. Square Enix have promised fixes, but they appear to have abandoned this game.

    If you want to play Chrono Cross, play the original. This is the worst way to experience the game.
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  3. 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.