Thursday 21 February, 2008
CMPS20 - Whitehead
-| CHRONO TRIGGER |-
(Gameplay Session 1)
Chrono Trigger is an RPG with a story revolving around time travel through a fantasy world. With a unique turn-based battle system and engaging characters and story, Chrono Trigger really leaves the mark in classic RPG history.
When I first started playing this game, I was slightly surprised by the lack of introduction and tutorial. Most recently-made RPG's have some form of tutorial mode to explain the battle system. This game just starts of and lets you immediately control Chrono, the main character, which I found quite fun since it allowed me to explore on my own accord without having to wait through a lot of intro cutscenes or tutorial modes.
Another aspect of the game that caught my attention was the character design. Immediately upon seeing Chrono and his spiky red hair, I felt more attached to the character because he looked like someone I could trust playing as throughout the game. This goes to show that strong character design is a key aspect to game development.