Thursday, May 3, 2012

Chrono Trigger (DS) My Experience So Far

I'm crazy about any game that was made pre-year 2000 so when a remake of one of my all time favorite RPGs is re-released, I need to have it. We all know and love Chrono Trigger's story, so I'm not going to go into that. But the adjustments made to the game in terms of it's overall functionality are what make this a good buy.

The first thing you notice as soon as the game starts is the addition of the dual-screen UI.

 The extra screen is not only there for all your menu options, but it doubles as a map, which is incredibly useful.

Another feature of the dual screen I found useful was the use of the touchscreen in combat.

 You can use your stlyus to enter combat commands and select targets. This actually makes the combat feel a little more interactive and less "button mashy".

I'm about halfway through the game now and it still feels like I'm playing it for the first time.  I haven't even tapped into any of the muliplayer features or extra dungeons, but I'm sure they'll only add to the experience.  Apparently there is a creature-capture "pokemon style" feature that has been added which I'm pretty excited about trying but I"m forcing myself to play through the main story line before I get sidetracked by all that.

Great game-play, great story and the great soundtrack makes this a must have at only $20 pre-owned.  Plus, it gives you an opportunity to pickup that DS again!  I'll post more once I've had the chance to play around with the newly added features.

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