I don't know a damn thing about Chrono Trigger and never claimed to. I'm just tired of people making a big fuss over a game that looks about as run of the mill as a Street Fighter game. Sure, the name is hueg liek woah, but does it really deliver where a Dragon Quest/Final Fantasy/Tales of/Pokémon/Phantasy Star games don't? I've only ever played a handful of JRPGs that really go the extra mile and make themselves noteworthy. If Chrono Trigger were a fighting game, it'd need to be a Power Stone or a Smash Brothers - not a Street Fighter.
And Akira Toriyama's art style may brush off any conventions of femmy-looking-dude slash, but it only brings to mind shitty fighting anime and DeviantArt morons who can't draw anything but that garbage.
No, Chrono Trigger DS excites me about as much as a naked, fat leper with bad skin and poor bathing habits. I'd much rather someone re-release a more original, exciting and stylized game, in the meanwhile. Alas, TEi stands alone, and that's the story of my life.
Heh, it's cool, TEi. I thought you'd played it. Someday, though, you should give it a try. It's a great RPG, that it is. BTW, Tales of the Abyss is quite fun so far...although I haven't gotten too far into it. ^_^
Anyway, Sqaure's decided to confirm this nice little surprise, even going so far as to issue a press release and a NA holiday release confirmation. There's even a bonus dungeon and wireless multiplayer battling. Click here for more details.
Chrono Trigger is a very different RPG than most, especially from that era. It's more of an action RPG, but not quite on Mana level. The story is different than most at the time, as well. Instead of pseudo Medieval settings, it takes place in a contemporary (mostly) setting before the time travel aspect. Also, the heroes don't win, exactly. The main character dies, for gosh sakes! Yeah, he's brought back, but that must've been unheard of in 1995. Also, the localization was quite good. Renaming the Salad trio Flea, Slash and Ozzie was genius. Akira Toriyama's designs are also great. I don't get the hate for Dragon Ball & Dragon Ball Z. I like both animes. Are the fans annoying? Hell yes. Does that affect the shows quality? Nope. It's not the greatest anime ever, but it's enjoyable at times. Also, it's the first game I can be sure of to have a Pink Floyd reference. That's awesome. One last thing: Are whiskered frogs a Japanese caricature like octoroks? Or is it just the way Toriyama draws them?
I really really wish this was a VC release, but obviously Square is gay to the nth degree. Bastards...
The extras, as far as I've heard, include an extra dungeon and the ability to fight your friends over Wi-Fi. Don't really sound worth it to me, but they are adding DS "content" in the sense of "touching, feeling, good" type crap.
Honestly, I think youy all should get an emulator (oh noes, he said the E word). I think it's a joke that SE expects people to pay $35 ($40 probably, knowing Square-Enix) for what is essentially a SNES port. This could easily be on the VC, XBLA or PSN.
It's money gouging is what it is. Now, there is nothing wrong with remakes, but there needs to be some "make" in there, not just "re". What is sad is Square-Enix has made plenty of outstanding remakes on the DS. So why is it they can release an SNES game.
I think everyone should go get a ROM (R word) of the game. Sure, there may be new things, but this is ultimately a kick in the pants to fans who have waited so long for a remake or a sequel.
Was going to make a "change" American Kirby, but I'm not that skilled at Fireworks.
I'm not going to run around in circles clucking like a moron until I know a lot more about the game. Think of these ports like a DVD release. Sure you've seen it already, but this ones going to have some extras in that weren't in the original. And if it doesn't... then don't buy it.