IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE FROM THE TWO
Which of the two would you consider best SNES Jrpg? Since FF6 seemed to be people choice for best rpg in another thread regarding it, and Chrono Trigger is all over top lists, I thought I would ask.
In my opinion, I would have to give it to Chrono Trigger. It had a slow start, but then kept steady with some drops, but it kept throwing things at you to keep you glued, you might think it was good, maybe great, but then you stop thinking once you get to the dark ages. right before it and every point affter, I doubt think you can't deny best jrpg on the snes. To bad we could never go to that island below the black bird before dark omen killed the floating islands. Chrono trigger also has a lot more choice based quests, and removing random battle really did it for me. I am even replaying it now. I really like that fake court system thing as well after the first chunk of the game.
I think both games have great soundtracks, but chrono triggers got better and better, and once you got to the dark ages, forget about it, no comparison, chrono trigger wins. I also remember more of the game, I forgot large chunkcs of FF6 during and after the game, it seemed less memorable, not only that, but Chrono Trigger held my interest longer.
One more point I would like to mention is that the battle systems cannot be compared. Chrono Trigger has a much more fluid battle system, with a lot more options, although you can't actually run from battle, you have a large variety of skills and double and triple attacks. Which even enemies use at times.