Chrono Trigger — considered by many to be the grandfather of modern role playing games — is one of those rare games that merits buying an old console to play. The product of Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy), Yuji Horii (Dragon Quest), and Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball), this title established the standards that would define the RPG genre for years to come.
Fans expected great things from the Chrono Trigger franchise. Critics and players praised the original entry's gameplay, graphics, humor, and story, and it topped sales charts in both Japan and North America. It received several accolades, and has been lauded as one of the greatest video games of all time by multiple outlets.
Though the 1999 followup, Chrono Cross, was generally well-received, the series lost much of its steam over the following decades. What happened and how did this affect the possibility of a Chrono Trigger 3? Here's what you need to know.