What's the best way to play Chrono Trigger? Are any of the ports better than the SNES version?
The rest of you guys can correct me if I'm wrong, but the DS version only has a single extra sidequest... and that sidequest happens to be zero fun, a huge pain in the ass, with relatively pointless rewards.
It's three new "sidequests": Arena of the Ages, Lost Sanctum, and Dimensional Vortex.
The iOS/Android port discards the Arena, but keeps the other two.
Best version would be the DS one by far, followed by maybe mobile/SNES, then PSX. PSX has awful load times.
Do yo preffer playing on a TV or on a shitty and tiny screen?
I was just trying Ps1 Chrono Trigger right now, the loading times are hell but it looks so damn good.
Improved translation, the FMV scenes from the PS1 version but without the horrid load times.
Also it's portable.
The arena is ok I guess.
I played it on the SNES, some less than stellar optional side content does not ruin an otherwise great port.
The DS screen is crystal clear, my old CRT was really not. Besides, it's not like you're not holding that screen up to your face.
I really can't understand how anything but the original can be a "definitive version".
Oh, lots of scenarios for that one.
1. Localization fuckups. EXAMPLE- Final Fantasy IV
2. The original was rushed, but we got the fixes. EXAMPLE- Pokemon Red/Blue
3. The original was rushed, but we didn't get the fixes, they just re-released a Jap-only superior version. EXAMPLE- Brigandine Grand Edition
4. The original was great, but could have been so much more. So we got a port/remake. EXAMPLE- Lunar: Silver Star Story: Complete
5. The original was great, but could have been so much more. So we _didn't_ get a port/remake. EXAMPLE: Tales of Destiny R: Director's Cut (NOT RETROOO! REEEEEE! REEEEEEEEEE!)
On the subject of 'definitive versions'.
I've been playing Sonic 1 Android on a GPD XD, and I'm ready to say that either that or the 3D classics version is the definitive one.
Just passing that on.
>Is the DS version really that much better?
Bestiary, FMVs, portable, and a better translation.
I think the aspect ratio got fucked and the screen is like 16 pixels smaller but those are all the downsides. Yeah, the extra dungeon sucks, but it is optional.
Depends on what you're looking for, if you want
>more accurate if slightly drier translation
>Woolsey translation and those nice anime FMVs
PSX, but keep in mind the loading time is shit
Can someone explain to my why the fuck the PSX version was so horrible? I think I've beaten this game at least 2-3 times on each port, but what the hell was with the PSX one? DId they drop the sound quality for the SFX from 16 to 8-bit or something? Shit was super beepy-squeeky.
Also, fuck the cutscenes they added. Shit was unnecessary and you had to watch the scene twice, once in and out of cutscene.
SNES version is the definitive veriosn, but the DS version is good. I even think the PS1 version excellent. If you are an ADHD kiddie like most of this board, then maybe skip the PS1 version.
I was just recently gifted a cartridge of chrono trigger: crimson echoes for snes. Its some kind of romhack / fanmade / homebrew type thing. Is it any good? I have never played the original mind you. Gonna sit down and play it in the next day or so
The only major issues I have with the DS version is the translation while more accurate to the original Japanese script lacks a lot of character as a result. Now everyone talks very formal and boring (Just like Japan)
The 2nd problem is the font for the text in the DS version is TERRIBLE. Considering it's on a small screen just adds to the pain.
Just enjoy the original SNES one. The FMVs are great on the PSX/DS version but it's like......... 8 of them and they are rather short, you can watch EVERY one of them on Youtube in less then 6 minutes
Play the SNES version. Then, when you go to replay it, play the DS version.
Sonic is a bit iffy due to just how big the hacking scene actually is, and sometimes a hack just does it better. Sonic 3 Complete for example.
FFVI is arguably this case too after Square fucked up every release in some way.