Chrono Trigger was first released in 1995 and seeing as it was developed by the creators of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, it's pretty likely that gamers were expecting something pretty special. Sadly UK gamers would haver to wait 14 years to play this special RPG on DS as it wasn't originally released over here.
The story of Chrono Trigger takes place in multiple time periods and this is where Trigger differs from many RPGs. Starting off in 1000 AD, the games hero - Crono - heads to the Millennial Fair, a celebration of 1000 years of the land.
But his inventor friend's teleporting machine goes wrong and the Princess arrives in the middle ages.
All this happens in the first few chapters of the game and the great thing about the world is that as you travel to different eras to complete different tasks, the landscape changes with time. This allows for some fantastic storytelling and puzzles.
But the story is not the only thing that Chrono Trigger has got going for it. The gameplay varies from other console RPGs in that it does away random encounters and places enemies in the world for you to battle.
On top of this, the game features the 'Active Time Battle System' which has featured in many games in the Final Fantasy Series. With unique skills or 'techs' for each party member plus the various items at your disposal, battles in Chrono Trigger are actually fun.
Chrono Trigger's soundtrack is one of the best in gaming. While it doesn't change much from the original, there wasn't really any need for alterations as the tracks are worth the price of the game on their own. They also feature in one of the new additions to this DS version of the game: the Music Box.
This allows you to listen to every track featured in the game and is a nice yet simple addition.
However, compared to the other new features, the Music Box is tiny. Boasting two new dungeons and a Pokčmon-esque monster arena, Chrono Trigger DS puts the icing on the already amazing cake. Without the updates, it's worth buying and even if you've played through the game before, it's worth playing again.
Why? Because Chrono Trigger is simply the best RPG of all time.
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