Earlier today, there was much joy and celebration as beloved JRPG classic Chrono Trigger dropped into the Steam store, with little to no fanfare prior. And now we know why: this version isn't all it could be.
Despite Square calling it a "definitive version of Chrono Trigger," citing updated controls, revamped graphics and sound and challenging new dungeons from the DS version of the game, as well as animated cutscenes, it's actually more rubbish than fans would like.
If you fork over fifteen dollars or 650 PHP for this game, you won't get the SNES classic you or your parents remember, as its based on a mobile port of the game released back in 2011. That's not inherently wrong, but when that version features muddy splotchy graphics meant for lesser screens, then it's totally wrong.
It's pretty much the Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI PC port scandal all over again.
That's too bad, as Chrono Trigger is widely regarded as one of the greatest role-playing games of all time. Released on the SNES way back in 1995, Chrono Trigger was created by an all-star team that includes Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii, Final Fantasy luminary Yoshinori Kitase with Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama doing character designs.