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.
Why does one have to be better than the other?
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.
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.
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.
Your point is moot: neither were directly made by Nintendo, yet both were made under their umbrella during the SNES days.
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.
Earthbound is a Nintendo trademark. Chrono Trigger is a Square one.
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. ^^;
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.
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.
I think CT is undisputably better but I have no urge to replay it. I always want to replay EB
That's gonna be a no from me
@ Articlewriter Are you okay?
Earthbound is great but Chrono Trigger is better.
never played either one
Unless old style RPGs make you break out, maybe even then, suggest you try one or both.
for some reason, I have never liked turn-based RPG's since I was a kid. Only one ive had fun with and finished to this day are south park stick of truth
Seek some help
Earthbound was definitely the more quality package from what I can remember.. i incurred $47.38 in late rental fees I remember that part and the whole get a job speech from my dad... miss those days and my dad. Good times.
I love them both so much but I have never been able to beat Earthbound and I have gotten almost ever ending to chrono trigger. Even that one that asks if you want a sequel like the devs could get that info from you. Now just because of this article must beat earthbound this year! I love them both. There is not best JRPG but they can certainly tug at your heart strings. At least the good ones do. The newer dating sims ones not so much.
For me I totally disagree. Earthbound's art style was cute but the gameplay was boring. Chronotrigger gameplay surpasses Earthbound, Earthbound's battle system was lame.
At least this was labeled an opinion piece rather than fact.
Not a fan of Earthbound at all. Chrono Trigger on the other hand is still one of my favorite RPG's of all time.
they're both great games, but couldn't be any different from one another. crono trigger is more fast paced earthbound is not. both have great storylines to tell
Honestly I didn't really like Mother 1 or 2 but 3 is one the most emotional and impactful games I've ever played though in terms of pure gameplay I still prefer Chrono Trigger.
Personal taste? I mean, I agree; I'll take Earthbound over Chrono Trigger, though I like them both. They're both viewed as classics, so is Earthbound objectively better? Or are they just very dissimilar games in the same genre?
As someone who loves Earthbound, no I wouldn't consider it better than Chrono Trigger. Mother 3 is better than both though.
why does your opinion matter?
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