Author Topic: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel  (Read 3597 times)

Vehek

  • Errare Explorer (+1500)
  • *
  • Posts: 1687
    • View Profile
Re: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2008, 05:41:26 pm »
I read the whole thing, and ugh.

V_Translanka

  • Interim Global Moderator
  • Arbiter (+8000)
  • *
  • Posts: 8325
  • Destroyer of Worlds
    • View Profile
    • http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/v_translanka/
Re: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel
« Reply #76 on: August 28, 2008, 06:38:34 pm »
I don't see why they couldn't create a new installment AND pump out a PSP port/remake of CC...

Otherwise, I don't see anything big about those posts...I mean, what? Like we don't know some people don't like CC (some for stupid reasons)? Yeah, those guys on the CT board on GameFAQs aren't completely unique.

ZeaLitY

  • Entity
  • End of Timer (+10000)
  • *
  • Posts: 10592
  • Spring Breeze Dancin'
    • View Profile
    • My Compendium Staff Profile
Re: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel
« Reply #77 on: August 28, 2008, 06:45:37 pm »
Because, when I see that stuff, I have one of these moments:


maggiekarp

  • Crimson Echoes Beta Squad
  • Time Traveler (+800)
  • *
  • Posts: 810
  • ʇ ı  ʇ n o q ɐ  p ɹ ı ǝ ʍ ˙ ˙ ˙ ƃ u ı ɥ ʇ ǝ ɯ o s
    • View Profile
Re: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel
« Reply #78 on: August 29, 2008, 02:24:43 am »
I whined at a friend of mine to finally finish Chrono Trigger recently. He thought it was a solid game but still doesn't love it (apart from the screwed up leg eating part)


[friend of mine]: Listen I am not the biggest Chrono Trigger fan but CC doesn't belong in the same universe. It doesn't deal with any of the same themes. It barely touches on the characters, and when it does, it's to kill them off. I mean basically it seems like a sequel produced to enrage the fans.
...
maggiekarp: [friend] what would you like in a chrono sequel
[f]: I dunno. Alternate worlds wasn't a bad idea, but it was implemented with all the subtlety of an old man staggering down a hall at you with a severe case of priapism
[f]: Ideally there would be more than two with four locations each.
[f]: Fewer characters. Keep the battle system the way it was, it was probably the best part
[f]: Honestly I don't see much need for a sequel
[f]: It's pretty complete
[f]: You try to hard to make a sequel, you get idiocy (CC)
[other friend]: I could see a sequel on a simplier system, like the DS
[of]: too much complication is bad for time travel.
[of]: I liked the stupid time travel fun of CT
[of]: dfsfdsd priapism
[f]: Yeah it doesn't make any sense if you think about it
[f]: You can't make it logical, they shouldn't have tried to be Xenogears
[f]: I guess I liked that part in CC where you were in like the expressionist painting and met the little imp lady
[f]: They can leave that in
[f]: more expressionist painting parts
[yet anudda friend]: i just liked the level system
[yaf]: where grinding could help you but not very much
[f]: And yeah, it was nice not having to grind and level up constantly
[f]: Basically, mechanically I think CC was pretty interesting. The only issue is the characters were virtually identical
[f]: I even like the graphics, most of the music. It's a very well designed game, it's just somehow terrible
[f]: I can't explain it
[f]: I guess it's that the plot is moronic and it really has no soul
[f]: There

Kebrel

  • Springtime of Youth
  • Magical Dreamer (+1250)
  • *
  • Posts: 1333
  • नार्य काम संस्कृत
    • View Profile
Re: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel
« Reply #79 on: August 29, 2008, 02:32:28 am »

V_Translanka

  • Interim Global Moderator
  • Arbiter (+8000)
  • *
  • Posts: 8325
  • Destroyer of Worlds
    • View Profile
    • http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/v_translanka/
Re: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel
« Reply #80 on: August 29, 2008, 03:05:06 am »
It's not his fault he got the name Chief Crying Bear...

Quote from: F
The only issue is the characters were virtually identical...no soul

That's the heart of the argument against CC that your friend brought up (well, the only part worth noting). The characters just don't seem up to par. Everything else was fine.

maggiekarp

  • Crimson Echoes Beta Squad
  • Time Traveler (+800)
  • *
  • Posts: 810
  • ʇ ı  ʇ n o q ɐ  p ɹ ı ǝ ʍ ˙ ˙ ˙ ƃ u ı ɥ ʇ ǝ ɯ o s
    • View Profile
Re: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel
« Reply #81 on: August 29, 2008, 10:57:49 am »
It's the only argument worth noting because for the most part he was praising the game and listing parts he did like. I'm just saying that while CC did a lot of things right, the things it did wrong leave a bad taste in the mouth of a lot of gamers. Not just nostalgic ones, as this example doesn't even really like CT and only beat it recently.

x_XTacTX_x

  • CC:DBT Dream Team
  • Radical Dreamer (+2000)
  • *
  • Posts: 2079
  • I got myself a Paper Clip.
    • View Profile
Re: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel
« Reply #82 on: August 29, 2008, 09:01:06 pm »
I actually played through CC first, and when you do that it makes both of the games incredibly more enjoyable. I can't explain why, it just does. Play through Cross, then Trigger, Then Cross again. That's what I did, and both of the games were spectacular and -dare I say it- Satisfying. I can't understand the whole rag on Cross.

V_Translanka

  • Interim Global Moderator
  • Arbiter (+8000)
  • *
  • Posts: 8325
  • Destroyer of Worlds
    • View Profile
    • http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/v_translanka/
Re: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel
« Reply #83 on: August 30, 2008, 05:00:46 am »
I played CC before RD...and ended up liking RD a bit more.

Boo the Gentleman Caller

  • Guru of Life
  • Lavos (+4000)
  • *
  • Posts: 4612
    • View Profile
Re: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel
« Reply #84 on: August 30, 2008, 01:32:59 pm »
I played Trigger first and joined the super fan bandwagon then.  Then I played Chrono Cross (got it the day it came out).  Got Legend of Mana just for the Chrono Cross demo only to find that the demo was only in the Japanese version of Legend of Mana.

Didn't play Radical Dreamers until about 6 months after the retranslation came out.  Enjoyed, but the whole "choose your own adventure" aspect wasn't as exciting as literal gameplay (to me, but I also understand "to each his own").

mr.redskins

  • Earthbound (+15)
  • *
  • Posts: 30
    • View Profile
Re: What Chrono Trigger Fanboys Really Wanted in a Sequel
« Reply #85 on: September 02, 2008, 12:40:58 am »
I want a Full new Chrono Trigger game Badly:(