Chrono Trigger is one of the best examples of what the Japanese RPG experience can offer. Its gameplay feels more unique and inviting to those who aren't enamored with selecting boring attack commands for their static sprites to follow. Its sprite-based characters are charming in a way that modern character designs rarely allow.
While the new DS-specific features don't manage to make the game seem modern in any way, that doesn't seem to be the intent. Instead, the classic time-spanning storyline has been presented in its original form, with a tweak here and there, out to prove that it's still incredibly entertaining to this day.