Chrono Cross was remastered because the devs feared the classic JRPG becoming "unplayable"

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition owes its existence to the fact that the devs at Square Enix were afraid that the original version of the classic Japanese RPG was about to become "unplayable."

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banger88200d ago

I don't know why they were worried. Emulation has ensured the game (and every other PS1 game for that matter) will live on forever. Maybe they're so out of touch they aren't even aware emulators are a thing.

phoenixwing199d ago

I think they want to be in mainstream not just emulation niche

CantThinkOfAUsername199d ago

Emulation will always be worse than a native port.

sadraiden198d ago

PS1 emulation is essentially perfect. Maybe not frame perfect in the same way that hardware emulation can deliver, but you can't tell the difference. You can run epsxe or duckstation on a potato PC.

Pedrof199d ago

So many games are way more "unplayable" than Chrono Cross, which at least had a rerelease as a PS1 Classic on PS3.

FallenAngel1984199d ago

Why wasn’t Chrono Trigger included in this?

This should’ve been a celebration of the entire Chrono series

DivineHand125199d ago

Based on Square's logic, Chrono Trigger had no risk of being lost to time because you can currently get that game on Android, iOS and PC while the only version of Chrono Cross that existed was on the original PS1 and playstation classics for PS3, PSP and PS Vita. Those consoles are discontinued.

I would love to see them give Chrono Trigger the ff7 remake treatment minus it being episodic.

FallenAngel1984198d ago (Edited 198d ago )

Square Enix has no problem rereleasing their Final Fantasy titles as often as they do. Should apply that logic to CT as well

If Chrono Trigger did get a remake it’d be on the scale of Trials of Mana, Live a Live or DQIII rather than FFVII

shinoff2183198d ago

I'd be fine with that. Stay truer to the original. Combat , everything. Although I enjoyed ff7r the combat nearly put me off the game. I didn't mind the changes to the story.

Chard198d ago

The Steam port of Chrono Trigger, since all of the updates it received, is quite close to being flawless, I wish they’d go the final mile and make the remaining fixes, which should be easy for them to do

Ronmaest198d ago

The most epic game Square has made.

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Square Enix TGS 2023 Switch eShop sale - lowest prices ever for Chrono Cross, Romancing SaGa 3, more

Square Enix Switch sale for 2023 Tokyo Game Show includes lowest prices ever for Chrono Cross, Romancing SaGa 3, and more.

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Why Are So Many Remasters Sub-Par At Launch?

Remasters are fantastic, but they're also a little bit weird. They give us the chance to revisit some of our favourite games from our childhood, give new players the opportunity to share in our experiences, and sometimes they represent the first time a game is getting an international release. But why are they so inconsistent.

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blackblades192d ago (Edited 192d ago )

Lazyness money grabbing sums it up. Definetly when the game gets remastered for the 2nd time like symphonia. SR3 remaster they went in and touched it up more then a supposedly remaster would. Lately there been remakes insteadve remasters and Namco shouldve remade symphonia after tales of arise success insteadve a 2nd remaster. I'll be damn of they released a 3rd insteadve a remake. With the lasted they should had done a touch up like SR3 did and fix the issues amongst others problems or a remake like RE


Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition - Patch Notes March 2023

Square Enix: "We have released a patch that adjusts the game's balance and improves its performance. We hope this allows you to have an even better time playing Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition."

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Brazz193d ago

They fixed pip!! lol' better late than never!