Chrono Trigger PC port gets final major content update

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    When one of the most beloved classic RPGs, Chrono Trigger, was announced to be receiving a PC version, many were excited. That excitement quickly turned into disappointment when fans realized that Square Enix had merely given the mobile version a direct port to Steam. Since the initial controversial release back in March, Square Enix has been issuing updates to the game, and patching it to fix problems, such as changing the clunky mobile UI, adding keyboard and mouse support, and more. On August 3rd, Patch #5 was released, which will be the final major content update for the game.

    The latest update allows for players to rebind keys on both keyboard and controller, resolves an issue the game had with crashing on certain GPUs, and also adds the "extras" menu from the PS1 and DS version of the game. this unlocks when you complete the game at least one time, and lets you see all cutscenes, illustrations, sample the soundtrack, and view every ending you've unlocked.

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  1. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

    B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N I'm better than you I think

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    At least SE is working on improving the game, though you'd think they'd give what is widely regarded to be one of their greatest games a bit more care and attention.

    You'd still probably be better served playing this on another system.
     
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  2. Reploid

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    Months to patch a 16bit game. Well, crap.
     
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  3. Priestiality

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    The DS version, preferably.
     
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  4. Memoir

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    Eh, with as big as they are as a gaming company? You'd think they wouldn't skimp on major ports like this. I could understand a few minor bugs, but the port was lazy.
     
  5. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Or least did the same thing for Romancing SaGa 2.

    Seriously as much as people complained about this game and they did something about it, I had figured the same treatment for that one would also been enforced. I know people probably care more about this game than Romancing SaGa, but that game should have more focus. This is the first time the game has been available to a wide audience since 1993 JAPAN ONLY SNES release, and all they do is slap the android version on to consoles. It's a new game to many of us compared to chrono trigger.

    I'm not saying that either one is more important than the other, or that either of them are bad as a game, just that I wish the same attention to a Fan Favorite game was given to a more obscure game.:blink:
     
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    I'd just hate for them to see the back-lash, or lack of sales because of their lack of effort/affection, as folks not wanting any more chrono content. I still want my chrono break and/or chrono cross remake, dangit.
     
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    Now if only they would go back and give ff5 and 6 this attention... :(
     
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  10. Viri

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    It's funny how they fucked up a 20+ year old game port so bad. All they had to do was just copy and paste the DS version to the PC, and add a few keyboard controls, a few graphic resolution settings to it. Bam, people would have been happy.
     
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  11. supermist

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    Is the disappearing cat bug finally fixed?

    EDIT: Yes, it finally is.

    Now if we could only get officially implemented filtering options (like bi-linear) or different dialogue box colors that'd be great.
     
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  12. Rune

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    They might as well port this to the Switch now.
     
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    Nice, but still not going to buy this meh port. You're better off just playing the DS version than this thing.

    Dunno if this update will fix it, but I can never seem to get the game to actually control properly for some reason on my laptop because of the shitty mobile touchscreen controls they kept with this port. It would always act like I'm moving the "virtual touch" analog stick up, even when trying to play with a gamepad/keyboard >.<
     
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    The lack of care given by S-E to their PC ports is a mix of amusing and downright pathetic. As a poster said above, the way they handled bringing SaGa for the first time to English-speakers was nothing short of atrocious, on a game that by its very nature is already NES-hard, what with random skill learning and such.

    That Chrono commands such power as to force them to implement fixes is something that sincerely makes me proud to still hold this game in my Top 5 since I was pretty much a child.
     
  15. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Did anyone even complain about Romancing Saga 2 when it became available? I just checked steam and the reviews for chrono trigger is 7X more than Romancing Saga 2. Just shows how something more popular gets more attention than something that could have been better presented to westerners especially for the ones who never had a chance to play this game.

    Beside the obvious mobile port of the game, they didn't even bother to include a manual for a unconventional game which is my real gripe with it, despite having far simpler games having them like Sonic Mania.:blink:
     
  16. SS4

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    Your best bet for those are the GBA version with the SNES sound patch.


    And as for my thoughts in regards to CT to add to this thread, forget this updated PC version get the DS version like everyone said or even the SNES version.
     
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    Whew, glad I never spent money on this port.

    Those sound restoration hacks are a godsend. GBA Snes ports sound like garbage.
     
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    They pretty much set it up for failure. It was a quick and dirty port job and that's that. I mean, if the mechanics they employ in these games of changing characters around all the time, random skills, unscaled difficulty and etc. were common it would be one thing... but it's literally the opposite. Better luck in 10 years or so when they remake it in 3D, I guess.
     
  19. Sonic Angel Knight

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    But then it will be like Secret of Mana :blink:

    Kinda wish they considered using graphical art style that Arc system works did with Dragon Ball Fighters Z to make a Chrono trigger HD or something with voiced characters and cutscenes. But no body but me wants that. :ninja:
     
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  20. tbb043

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    Naw, i mean it's okay, but the original woolsey translation is better than the ds one. reallyt just the psx version with badly pressed discs making load times a bitch should be avoided of the older ports. and if you have a way to play psx backups, just copying that to CDR should work better in that regard, it did when I burned a copy.
     
  21. Medveitsi

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    i think PC is now the best version of the game
     
  22. eriol33

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    I guess I could buy this game now. My first jrpg ever finally eternalized on the pc. I hope there will be mods
     
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    port to vita pls
     
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