I just played Chrono Trigger for over an hour.

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In Japanese.
Not that I could read alot of it(one character speaks in an insanely thick and formal SAMURAI dialet, the royal family speaks high keigo which I oddly understood... not sure what that means. Alot of Kanji, too), what I did read is alot funnier, and I wouldn't have to read it anyway.
I could play it in russian, swedish, arabic... DOESN'T MATTER. I can play it with my feet without looking directly at the creen. I'VE DONE IT BEFORE.

In fact I set the battle modes to harder ones just for more of a challenge.
THE ATTACK NAMES ARE DIFFERENT AND IT DOESN'T MATTER.
I haven't played it in years and I can just go "Oh, now I need to do that, so I'll press this sequence of buttons and kill"
SPINAL FUNCTION.
If I did a blood transfuction I'm sure the recieving human(in addition to getting high from all the meds) would BE ABLE TO PLAY CHRONO TRIGGER.

That's not very long, either. I used to do 4-5 hour stretches. I don't remember how long it took to beat lavos when I'm SUPPOSED to lose...

I've seen all 11 main endings and variations of most of them.
I used to level up by playing the game through.
Fight the same series of wimps in the forect for an hour or two? I DON'T THINK SO. I think I'll BEAT THE GAME 3 times.
The same way EVERY TIME.
Fastest way to winning.
Then I'd work at accumulating more items and becoming so strong NOTHING could stop me. But only after completing EVERY POSSIBLE SIDE STORY.

This was accomplished in part by a trick my brother (ex-in-law) found.
He spend 6 hours fighting the same battle over and over.
Steal the same item from the same monsters.
I was FLOORED when I heard that.
He had a save on the system with MAXED OUT magic power on EVERY character.
Then I went on to bit by bit max every character as much as possible.

Then I lent it to my then girlfriend, and somehow that save was erased.
it's wuite possible the fact that I had a Game Gear save on it that was so fucked it screwed the system, but she may (VERY DOUBTFUL) have deleted it on purpose, but I think she was ashamed of ACCIDENTALLY deleting it and lied.
But I don't remember if you CAN just delete a save in CT....

This game was my sole entertainment source save random TV things for 2-3 years.
THAT'S INSANE.
I had an old-school Geocities site(long gone, I loved it) dedicated to subtexts and retardo descriptions of characters.
I sprayed my hair the color of my fav character, I bought a replica sword like the one he carried, GREW MY HAIR TO THE SAME LENGTH.
Used his name on EVERY message board, wait, they were all CHAT ROOMS then.
Remember CHAT ROOMS?
There was a CT chatroom I had regular DAILY meetings in.
I SOMEHOW developed a crush on the webmaster until I saw she was really palsied and horse-like.
Still cool. Not attractive.

WOW.
This is the most meaningless crap I've ever written, but it's a bit of an insight onto how far into things I get.

Any CT fans?
Anyone else have a similar past with a different game?

The GZeus (The GZeus), Friday, 18 August 2006 05:18 (fourteen years ago) link

I loved Chrono Trigger, but this is just unhealthy!


After you've beaten the game, doesn't it only take like 20 minutes to beat it again? You can just do the fair and then use the opposite platform on the time machine to go straight to lavos, right?

Dan I. (Dan I.), Friday, 18 August 2006 07:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Ok you're insane but yes it's a flipping good game!

Darramouss ftw! (Darramouss ftw), Friday, 18 August 2006 12:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, but that only gets you one ending.
Hell, you have to be incomplete by one conversation to get the ending where Crono talks...

The GZeus (The GZeus), Friday, 18 August 2006 13:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, the New Game + lets you battle Lavos whenever you want but that only gets you one ending.
Hell, you have to be incomplete by one conversation to get the ending where Crono talks...

The GZeus (The GZeus), Friday, 18 August 2006 13:32 (fourteen years ago) link

I've never seen that ending! What does he say?

Dan I. (Dan I.), Friday, 18 August 2006 17:32 (fourteen years ago) link

He says: "Wow travelling through time and killing things was way more fun than going to that fucking fayre my mom wanted me to go to."

Darramouss ftw! (Darramouss ftw), Friday, 18 August 2006 21:30 (fourteen years ago) link

I basically (except not as whole-hog) did this with Vagrant Story, where I pumped up my agility so much that my character could automatically dodge all physical attacks.

c('°c) (Leee), Friday, 18 August 2006 21:54 (fourteen years ago) link

He says something dumb like "Hay, what are you doing? We have to go!"
But he says saomething entirely different in Japanese.
There's ALOT of censorship and mistranslation in CT.
That ending is RIDICULOUSLY censored.

If you do a google search for something like "chrono trigger" "endings" you should be able to find the site that lists them all. They also have save states for SNES9X(I think) that take you right there. you MAY have to beat Lavos's last two stages. I don't remember, I only used it for the English version.

The GZeus (The GZeus), Friday, 18 August 2006 22:02 (fourteen years ago) link

I love your use of timed caps I must say. You should be a games journalist. Way better than those coked up gamespot wankers any day.

Darramouss ftw! (Darramouss ftw), Friday, 18 August 2006 22:40 (fourteen years ago) link

That's how I talk.
Sudden volume changes and overdone emphasis.

If I talk with Weeze (friend: www.myspace.com/sirweezejunk), since we BOTH do that, we rarely part without sore throats.

The GZeus (The GZeus), Saturday, 19 August 2006 05:35 (fourteen years ago) link

"I was otherwise very normal before I became 4 years old"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Tuesday, 22 August 2006 00:41 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

o boy o boy
http://www.square-enix.co.jp/ctds/

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 2 July 2008 11:59 (thirteen years ago) link

BAN DARRAMOUS!

Ste, Wednesday, 2 July 2008 13:04 (thirteen years ago) link

to be fair he did settle down a lot once Jol finally got sacked

MPx4A, Wednesday, 2 July 2008 13:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Fight the same series of wimps in the forect for an hour or two? I DON'T THINK SO. I think I'll BEAT THE GAME 3 times.
lost meme opportunity

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 2 July 2008 17:49 (thirteen years ago) link

On one hand, I'm feeling, "fuck yes! best game ever! not forgotten by Squenix!" but on the other, "fuck, I paid $80 for this shit back in 1996, and already played it for like 100 hours, do I really want to buy it again". Oh, nostalgia gaming.

Nhex, Wednesday, 2 July 2008 18:04 (thirteen years ago) link

Terranigma dammit

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 2 July 2008 18:54 (thirteen years ago) link

I miss having Darra & Gzeus to kick around

kingfish, Thursday, 3 July 2008 04:20 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah it's all fun in retrospect until one of them actually comes back.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 3 July 2008 04:40 (thirteen years ago) link

El Tomboto otm. Never again.

hyggeligt, Thursday, 3 July 2008 09:11 (thirteen years ago) link

did they get proper banned or something?

man i don't even remember why darra was such an issue... i think i maybe got here after that, when everyone was saying BAN HIM before he even opened his mouf.

Will M., Thursday, 3 July 2008 14:17 (thirteen years ago) link

I deliberately embued tombot with mod powers during ILG v1 for the express purpose of fucking with those two, and lo, lolz were had.

kingfish, Friday, 4 July 2008 04:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Darra filtered over to ILE and fell under flailing fists and cries of "THAT'S RACIST!" And lo, lolz were had.

g-kit, Friday, 4 July 2008 08:04 (thirteen years ago) link

In fact, I also fucked with GZeus enough to make him take it to ModReq. Unfortunately, due to the fact that I was modding ILG at the time, his protests fell on deaf ears (and lo, etc).

Is there an ILG Compendium of Darra vs GZeus thread, or did I dream that?

g-kit, Friday, 4 July 2008 08:09 (thirteen years ago) link

Is this that game that's like Virtua Cop except you get a pedal to hide behind a box as well as a gun?

S-, Friday, 4 July 2008 08:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Yer thinking of "Time Crisis."

kingfish, Friday, 4 July 2008 08:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Good to see g-kit again.

I never understood why Darra was such an issue, I must have missed the ILE thing.

hyggeligt, Friday, 4 July 2008 09:44 (thirteen years ago) link

"Please just ban me from even being able to read this website. I just can't take the smug neckbeard community any more."

Dunno, sounds like he had just the right amount of contempt for the boards and self-loathing for posting on them to make up your average ILE poster.

Was disappointed that Search yielded no fruitful results for "Best of Darra & GZeus".

g-kit, Friday, 4 July 2008 12:18 (thirteen years ago) link

I just found the full on I KILL YOU FOR NOT AGREEING WITH ME THING a bit mental tbh.

hyggeligt, Friday, 4 July 2008 13:36 (thirteen years ago) link

link?

g-kit, Friday, 4 July 2008 14:13 (thirteen years ago) link

best of the gzeus

hyggeligt, Friday, 4 July 2008 14:19 (thirteen years ago) link

omg <3

g-kit, Friday, 4 July 2008 14:20 (thirteen years ago) link

okay lol

"Excuse me, sir, but I've been sitting here for the past 10 minutes trying to figure out how to tell you how you've been ruining my food in this fine establishment, but then I realised you have to live with yourself, so I'm gonna leave."

Ste, Friday, 4 July 2008 14:22 (thirteen years ago) link

okay lol that whole thread

Ste, Friday, 4 July 2008 14:29 (thirteen years ago) link

Thsi whole incident has left ne nauseous. I'm gonn take a tums.

g-kit, Friday, 4 July 2008 14:29 (thirteen years ago) link

haa i thought it said 'I'm gonna take a turns'

Ste, Friday, 4 July 2008 14:31 (thirteen years ago) link

all the evidence is on that other thread, though. GZeus was Chris Crocker.

g-kit, Friday, 4 July 2008 14:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Sadly OTM. Poor guy just wasn't well :(

hyggeligt, Friday, 4 July 2008 14:46 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/19795
I'm going to admit that I never played this and am very much looking forward to it.

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 6 July 2008 23:38 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

yeah a lot of my life consists of challops

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with my brother this morning: "you know i think life would be better if there were no video games"

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omar little, Thursday, 7 August 2008 20:31 (twelve years ago) link

lie bomb

webinar, Thursday, 7 August 2008 20:40 (twelve years ago) link

fuck is challops? ilx is like hit #2 on google for challops

Will M., Friday, 8 August 2008 15:57 (twelve years ago) link

"challenging opinions"

forksclovetofu, Friday, 8 August 2008 16:14 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

best game ever anyone who disagrees can eatadiccup

imo

cankles, Monday, 22 September 2008 12:31 (twelve years ago) link

didnt realize D&G had been banned btw - their presence kept me from posting here for a long time (possibly an incentive to unban them depending on ur pov~)

anyway, chrono trigger - revisiting a lot of older games, or just shit in general, that i loved when i was 10, 11 years old - this is almost uniformly v.v.v.v. unrewarding. except for chrono trigger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's p. unique among squaresoft bullshits in that regard too. ff7 is atrocious to me today, but i could prob sit down and HELLA dig on some chrono trigger rn. everything about it is perfect *lone, manful tear trickles down face, is absorbed by neckbeard*

cankles, Monday, 22 September 2008 12:39 (twelve years ago) link

I played the U.S. version of this on PC. The only turn-based RPG I've ever finished. So great. Not Secret of Mana great, but great.

Re: the original post, I had a moment like that when I watched The Ring (Japanese version) with Italian subtitles in a hotel room in Pisa. I watched the whole thing, despite speaking not a word of either language. Good times.

caek, Monday, 22 September 2008 12:47 (twelve years ago) link

(on ZSNES on PC)

caek, Monday, 22 September 2008 12:47 (twelve years ago) link

cankles OTM

Put big bows (or small) In you hair. (Curt1s Stephens), Monday, 22 September 2008 13:32 (twelve years ago) link

except RPG-wise I still like to play Earthbound and FF6 (the latter has fallen off more in my eyes)

Put big bows (or small) In you hair. (Curt1s Stephens), Monday, 22 September 2008 13:34 (twelve years ago) link

play ys origin if you want a falcom game that would be more to your taste then

ciderpress, Friday, 5 July 2019 01:34 (two years ago) link

I'll probably get back to Trails in the Sky to be honest; it's just the whole steam sale thing where I have like seven new games and I can't play them all at once. Honestly I feel like this whole binging model is why I had 100 sale/bundle games that I never actually played and it's why I didn't buy basically any Steam games at all for the past three years and just played Civ V.

Anyway Chrono Trigger is a fun game even if Earthbound is more my jam.

Un Poco Loco Moco (rushomancy), Friday, 5 July 2019 14:46 (two years ago) link

you'll probably like heartbeat then, its more earthbound/pokemon than squaresoft

ciderpress, Friday, 5 July 2019 15:01 (two years ago) link

plus it's apparently one of those games where everybody is queer which i am all about

Un Poco Loco Moco (rushomancy), Friday, 5 July 2019 18:28 (two years ago) link

spinal function

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 6 July 2019 15:59 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

plus it's apparently one of those games where everybody is queer which i am all about

― Un Poco Loco Moco (rushomancy), Friday, July 5, 2019 2:28 PM (two months ago) bookmarkflaglink

welp despite all this, this game's devs have been exposed as massive TERFs and are currently doubling down on it in gross ways, so i retract all my previous recommendations and C&P votes for the game

ciderpress, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 13:13 (one year ago) link

I miss Chrono Trigger.

I'm trying to beat the game again but witht the Frog ending and I just can't seem to beat Lagos - probably because I don't have some of the characters. You can go back from the end caves and grind up without messing up the ending right?

frame casual (dog latin), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 13:22 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

i was online shopping late last night and ordered a super famicom. sooooo excited. it comes with 5 games: art of fighting, super river fishing 2, mario rpg, yoshis island, and... chrono trigger!

lumen (esby), Friday, 8 May 2020 19:48 (one year ago) link

coincidentally i just hacked my SNES Classic to add a bunch of sadly overlooked games, including CT. haven't let myself start replaying it yet though, what's the rush?

Doctor Casino, Friday, 8 May 2020 20:05 (one year ago) link

It so happens I am nearing completion of this game for the first time ever. I know I'm 25 years late to the party, but...it's pretty great! I don't usually have the patience for JRPGs, but this one is special.

may the force leave us alone (zchyrs), Friday, 8 May 2020 20:31 (one year ago) link

I'm so excited for you both to be starting this excellent game. not really ready to play it again, but please report and let me live vicariously

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Friday, 8 May 2020 21:07 (one year ago) link

yes!

Nhex, Friday, 8 May 2020 21:12 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

I just finished replaying this for the first time since high school, and like, WOW.. I was worried I was too over-leveled by the time I got to the final battle with Lavos, since making it through the Black Omen and the Queen Zeal fight was a breeze. But nope, it was just as brutal, challenging and climactic as I hoped it would be. The whole game hypes up this massive showdown with Lavos and it completely lives up to the hype. What an absolute masterpiece of a game.

Except for the extra Lost Sanctum dungeons in the DS version. They really suck.

josh az (2011nostalgia), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 08:15 (eleven months ago) link

Lavos is really fuckin tough. also, lol at the OP

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 17:46 (eleven months ago) link

my own GZeus-styoe claim is that Wind Scene was my most played Spotify track for two years running, and probably will be again

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 17:47 (eleven months ago) link

style

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 17:48 (eleven months ago) link

The GZeus really made an excellent contribution to this website with that opening post, didn't he

josh az (2011nostalgia), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 01:59 (eleven months ago) link

this is a jam

https://ostilmusic.bandcamp.com/track/chrono-trigger-epic-piano-medley

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 03:34 (eleven months ago) link

I’d love to have my kid try this out and like it one day. Terranigma too, but Chrono Trigger seems more likely.

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 03:54 (eleven months ago) link

a memory card failure and other mishaps have prevented me from ever having finished this game. does anyone know if the PC version is acceptable now? or is an emulator the best way to play if i don't have a console its been ported to?

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 5 August 2020 14:32 (eleven months ago) link

SPINAL FUNCTION

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 14:35 (eleven months ago) link

xpost ROM loaded onto hacked SNES Classic Mini

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 15:09 (eleven months ago) link

bump this thread whenever you play a game for over an hour

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 15:13 (eleven months ago) link

yeah i played on the SNES Mini and it worked great. Couldn't get Terranigma to work sadly.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 15:17 (eleven months ago) link

i have an 8bitdo snes style controller so i think i can just use that with the rom on my PC

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 5 August 2020 15:43 (eleven months ago) link

for terranigma you'll need to do some additional hacking, iirc --- installing another emulator 'core' or something like that. as i delved into this i realized i could also make my Mini act as a Genesis emulator, or any other system for which that controller is enough, and i got distracted.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 15:56 (eleven months ago) link

Update: I started a New Game+ and beat Lavos just with Crono and Marle at the start of the game to get the development room ending.. weirdly enough it was much easier than when I played it with three characters? I guess by then I knew the strategies for beating it so that made it easier

josh az (2011nostalgia), Thursday, 6 August 2020 02:42 (eleven months ago) link

I never got too far into Terranigma. I have beaten Soul Blazer though!

trapped out the barndo (crüt), Thursday, 6 August 2020 02:48 (eleven months ago) link

Update: I started a New Game+ and beat Lavos just with Crono and Marle at the start of the game to get the development room ending THE GAME 3 times

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 6 August 2020 14:11 (eleven months ago) link

i remember thinking Terranigma was super charming watching a buddy play it on a computer in high school. started it once on emu myself and got up to a fight with a big... bird? on top of a mesa? (might be mixing this up with Seiken Densetsu 3) and lost track of it.

Soul Blazer i tried out recently on the aforementioned hacked SNES Mini. i liked the feel of the combat, but the linearity of the quests became truly oppressive --- go into the dungeon, beat some monsters, this releases someone back in town, go back to town, they give you something you need to get a little further in the dungeon... repeat. and then the difficulty of the bosses was off the charts disproportionate to everything else... just not my bag.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 6 August 2020 14:13 (eleven months ago) link

Wow, how have I never even heard of Terranigma before now? Looks good!

Dan I., Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:39 (eleven months ago) link

it was never released in the US is probably why, only japan and europe

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:51 (eleven months ago) link

unless you're from europe and then i dont know

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:51 (eleven months ago) link

I've now finished the (surprisingly underwhelming?) Dream Devourer ending. I've done it. I BEAT THE GAME 3 times

josh az (2011nostalgia), Saturday, 8 August 2020 04:19 (eleven months ago) link

i could never get v far in terranigma

clouds, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 17:19 (eleven months ago) link

i like its music and Ideas more than the actual gameplay

ciderpress, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 17:20 (eleven months ago) link

same for actraiser

orson around (clouds), Sunday, 16 August 2020 06:35 (eleven months ago) link

four months pass...

Just got through Magus’s shitty-ass castle. Man that was a SLOG. You finish a battle, walk up three steps, and start another goddamn battle. Repeat the process a zillion times.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:39 (six months ago) link

this genre might not be for you

, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 01:08 (six months ago) link

ehh 90s ones had way higher forced encounter rates than the genre ended up settling on in the ps2 to present era

ciderpress, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 01:50 (six months ago) link

The high random encounter rate was always something you put up with, unfortunately, thanks for Dragon Quest setting the standard for so long. CT at least gave you the option to avoid many of the fights

Nhex, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 02:48 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

what's the closest thing to CT in the modern era? preferably something i can play on PS4...
I tried Nino Ku Ni and enjoyed it for a few hours, but it felt a bit samey after a while and the battle system was extremely laboured and confusing.

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Monday, 1 March 2021 12:57 (four months ago) link

I Am Setsuna uses a Chrono Trigger-esque battle system but I find it hard to get invested in the game/story

eisimpleir (crüt), Monday, 1 March 2021 14:09 (four months ago) link

Dragon Quest XI is the most "modern jrpg for people who like 90s jrpgs" game available i think. plus shares the toriyama character designs and vibe with CT of course.

unless you want actual retro stuff like uhh Cosmic Star Heroine is an alright one, indie games that are mimicking 90s games

ciderpress, Monday, 1 March 2021 15:10 (four months ago) link

ah cool. yeah i'm not fussy about it being topdown/old-style, just looking for a similar vibe. i really miss CT but i'm not quite ready to dust down the SNES and play it again yet.

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Monday, 1 March 2021 15:13 (four months ago) link

Dragon Quest XI on switch has an interesting feature which I've never tried myself: the default is a 3D world, but you can switch the graphics/level layouts over to topdown/old-style, with all the same characters, enemies, items, stats, etc.

I can't remember if you have a switch, DL, but if you do it might be a good option!

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 1 March 2021 17:15 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAzOLsMoojQ

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 1 March 2021 17:15 (four months ago) link

sadly don't have a Switch, although might be worth me looking out for a s/h one at some point. I love my PS4 but there's something about those Nintendo games, it's a different vibe. From what I can see, most modern JRPGs are just a bit too... I dunno, there's something a bit dorky and hollow about a lot of them

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Monday, 1 March 2021 17:24 (four months ago) link

i hear you

i have trouble getting through them. i also don't absolutely love playing a silent 10 year old boy who walks around with other precocious children before realizing a)he must become the chosen one, b) he has to defeat the chosen one, c) but he's not sure if he's really the chosen one. that sure is the plot to every single game of all time, yikes

persona 5 was legitimately good.

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 1 March 2021 17:27 (four months ago) link

the ones without silent protags are the best ones imo (yes this excludes dragon quest. and persona. and chrono trigger.)

ciderpress, Monday, 1 March 2021 19:48 (four months ago) link


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