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Why is Earthbound so Much Better than Chrono Trigger?

Our new writer Walter is one-hundred percent positive that a face off between Earthbound vs. Chrono Trigger would end with Earthbound ripping and tearing and coming out the undeniable victor.

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Godmars290459d ago

Why does one have to be better than the other?

TheOptimist459d ago

Nothing wrong in comparing two pieces of art. Comparing is an invariable cause of competition and we all know competition inspires growth.

Yes these are old games, but the argument that one piece of art cannot/should not be compared to another is simply regressive in nature.

Godmars290459d ago

Because these games are old, there's no point whatsoever to compare them in an effort to "inspire growth". The only thing its going to do is rally the hardcore fanbase of each title to argue.

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locomorales458d ago

Because one is from Nintendo and the other is not. There is a certain need to rewrite the past in a way that appeals to a particular fan base.

Godmars290458d ago

Your point is moot: neither were directly made by Nintendo, yet both were made under their umbrella during the SNES days.

rainslacker458d ago

They're both great games of their era, and I can see why one would be considered better than the other without any kind of appropriation placed on it in the interest of bias to support one's agenda.

locomorales458d ago

Earthbound is a Nintendo trademark. Chrono Trigger is a Square one.

knifefight458d ago

Yeah. Godmars290: you're a little bit off though.
Earthbound was indeed made directly by Nintendo. Satoru Iwata himself stepped in and did some critical programming for it. Chrono Trigger appeared on the Super Nintendo in its first release, but was developed wholly by Squaresoft (now Square Enix) and even went on to get re-releases on PlayStation platforms. ^^;

Neonridr459d ago

I mean at the end of the day it doesn't really matter. Earthbound, Chrono Trigger and even Final Fantasy 3 (VI) are 3 utterly fantastic RPG's on the SNES. You could make an argument for any of those three to be one of the best RPGs out there.

Tross459d ago

You're playing with fire, friend. That said, both are excellent games and are still very much worth playing if you have the means to.

SegaSaturn669459d ago

I think CT is undisputably better but I have no urge to replay it. I always want to replay EB

Poopmist459d ago

That's gonna be a no from me

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