Yet another classic RPG title has been ported to the PC, as a PC version of Chrono Trigger has appeared on Valve’s game client. Chrono Trigger, with art by Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball fame, is seen as one of the classic RPG games and one of the best games of all time.
Chrono Trigger was released alongside other classic RPGs like Secret of Mana (itself having been re-released earlier this month), Final Fantasy 6, and Super Mario RPG, and was one of the last great RPGs released on the SNES by Square Enix.
Chrono Trigger tells the story of Chrono, a young boy from the land of Guardia that must travel to various eras in time to prevent the world from being destroyed by Lavos, a parasitic organism that will awaken in 1999 and utterly destroy the world.
Chrono, along with his friends Lucca, Marle, Robo, Frog, and Ayla (along with another possible party member) must travel everywhere, from preshistoric times to the far, postapocalyptic future, in order to gather the strength needed to defeat Lavos.
The game offered a number of different twists and turns that made its narrative notable, though it also had a highly contested sequel in the form of Chrono Cross that many fans refuse to take as canon for its numerous narrative hiccups.
Chrono Trigger was also re-released on the DS with animated cutscenes, though it also took a few narrative changes in regards to its epilogue, which set up Chrono Cross.
While it’s unlikely that anything really changed in regards to the PC version of Chrono Trigger, players can still buy it and experience an old classic if they haven’t already played it somewhere else. Whether you want to try out Chrono Cross after it and see if it’s as bad as people say is up to you.
The PC version of Chrono Cross is available for $14.99.