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GamerDad Review: Chrono Trigger

One of the best 16-bit Japanese RPGs is now available on the Nintendo DS. Can the RPG of the Ages stand the test of time? Read on to find out:

Chrono Trigger's bare bones description doesn't do this masterpiece of a game the justice it deserves. At its heart, Chrono Trigger is a JRPG with turn based battles, towns to gather clues and items in, and dungeon mazes to crawl through. But in reality, Chrono Trigger is more than that. The battles are a nice mix of simplicity and strategy, with skills and magic spells you can combine for cooler and stronger attacks, and challenging bosses and fun dungeons to tromp around in. The time-travelling story and likable characters are also what makes the game well-renowned. Things you do in the past can affect the future, which opens up lots of possibilities for fun side quests. Replay value is high, also, with the New Game+ option that lets you start a new game after finishing up the main quest with all your levels and items intact. Not to mention more than a dozen different endings.

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