Chrono Trigger, considered as one of the best RPGs of all time, was surprisingly released on Steam by Square Enix, bringing the classic SNES game to the PC.
The version of Chrono Trigger that arrives to the PC, however, is not a direct port of the SNES title. There are some changes from the original version, though some adjustments are not considered as upgrades by the game's fans.
What's New With 'Chrono Trigger' On Steam
Chrono Trigger, after its initial release for the SNES in 1995, has since been also released on the original PlayStation, the Nintendo DS, and mobile operating system iOS and Android. The retro RPG now also arrives to the PC through Steam for $15.
PC players who purchase Chrono Trigger on or before April 2 will acquire a special limited edition of the game. The Chrono Trigger Limited Edition for the PC includes a specially edited five-song medley of Chrono Trigger songs, the digital liner notes of composer Yasunori Mitsuda, and a six-pack of PC wallpapers.
The Chrono Trigger PC version includes an autosave feature, an updated control scheme for keyboards and gamepads, a re-recorded soundtrack, and the Dimensional Vortex and Lost Sanctum dungeons that were first released in the Nintendo DS version. The PC version also includes the cutscenes that were originally released for the PlayStation version.
It may appear at first that the version of Chrono Trigger available on Steam combines all the good things about the previous editions. However, it also brings with it some of the less desirable aspects, as the PC version is apparently based on the mobile version that was released in 2011. Some complaints against the game include poor sound, no graphics options, and weird fonts.
'Chrono Trigger': The Classic RPG
Chrono Trigger features amazing pixel art, memorable music, and colorful characters, including the red-hair Crono, the metal-made Robo, and the green-skinned Frog. In Chrono Trigger, players travel through time in a mission to save the world from being destroyed by a creature named Lavos.
The people behind Chrono Trigger were considered to be a "dream team" of designers, including Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, and Dragon Ball artist Akira Toriyama.
Chrono Trigger is still a critically acclaimed favorite, which is probably why fans have expressed disappointment and outrage with the PC version that arrived on Steam. While the SNES classic may be played on a variety of emulators, it would have been so much better if Square Enix released a definitive PC version of Chrono Trigger instead of re-releasing the mobile port with a few adjustments.