JRPG showdown. CronoTrigger vs ff VI.

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Posted by N64DD (11671 posts) 16 days, 4 hours ago

Poll: JRPG showdown. CronoTrigger vs ff VI. (58 votes)

ChronoTrigger 64%
Final Fantasy VI 36%

What are you reasons?

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#1 Posted by SecretPolice (35093 posts) -

Lost Odyssey... Just because. lol :P

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#2 Posted by Ant_17 (12134 posts) -

Chrono for sure.

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#3 Posted by pyro1245 (4922 posts) -

Voted CT, but it was a tough decision.

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#4 Posted by Litchie (23711 posts) -

CT.

Don't really like any of them, but FF sucks extra much.

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#5 Posted by Fedor (4611 posts) -

Classic battle, 2 favorites of mine. I'll go FF6.

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#6 Posted by DaVillain- (36044 posts) -

ChronoTrigger get's my vote.

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#7 Posted by N64DD (11671 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:

Lost Odyssey... Just because. lol :P

Xbox One X has the best exclusive JPRGS.

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#8 Posted by SecretPolice (35093 posts) -

@n64dd said:
@SecretPolice said:

Lost Odyssey... Just because. lol :P

Xbox One X has the best exclusive JPRGS.

Indeed, we both know no other JRPG comes close to the X1X enhanced, Lost Odyssey. :P

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#9 Posted by N64DD (11671 posts) -

@SecretPolice said:
@n64dd said:
@SecretPolice said:

Lost Odyssey... Just because. lol :P

Xbox One X has the best exclusive JPRGS.

Indeed, we both know no other JRPG comes close to the X1X enhanced, Lost Odyssey. :P

you had me at ENHANCED

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#10 Posted by SecretPolice (35093 posts) -

@n64dd said:
@SecretPolice said:
@n64dd said:
@SecretPolice said:

Lost Odyssey... Just because. lol :P

Xbox One X has the best exclusive JPRGS.

Indeed, we both know no other JRPG comes close to the X1X enhanced, Lost Odyssey. :P

you had me at ENHANCED

Lol..

:P

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#12 Posted by Valgaav_219 (2313 posts) -

I'd go Chrono Trigger. They're both epic but I prefer the faster paced story and the freaky time travel mechanics. I also prefer Akira Toriyama's artstyle in this particular game as well as the combo attacks and party dynamics during battle. It's also pretty close imo but I'd say Chrono Trigger also has the better music as well

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#13 Posted by sovkhan (1260 posts) -

LIke both alot, but gone with CT here.

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#14 Posted by Archangel3371 (27577 posts) -

Talk about a neck and neck race. These are two of my all time favourite games but I’d give the edge to Chrono Trigger. It has a fantastic soundtrack, great cast of characters, and I totally loved the story. I’m a sucker for anything dealing with time travel. Also the New Game + feature helps sway my vote towards it as well. Being able to do various things and face the final boss at different points in time during the game which leads to a variety of endings really further solidified it greatness.

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#15 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10329 posts) -

I don't get why CT is so popular. For me it's obviously FF6

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#16 Edited by KungfuKitten (26419 posts) -

& I like that there is more timing involved with the combat of CT.

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#17 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6681 posts) -

Chrono Trigger. No competition. Why? Cause its the game that got me into the rpg genre. I used to hate rpgs before playing CT.

Btw in my top ten of all time list i placed Chrono Trigger at 2 and FF VI at 3.

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#18 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8530 posts) -

Chrono Trigger hands down. FF6 vs CT is such a classic debate.

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#19 Posted by Calvincfb (943 posts) -

Lol are you seriously copying this from resetera?

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#20 Posted by ProtossRushX (5240 posts) -

Both are great im not gonna choose

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#21 Posted by N64DD (11671 posts) -

@ProtossRushX said:

Both are great im not gonna choose

You gotta!

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#22 Posted by Raining51 (804 posts) -

FF6.. Chrono Trigger was never very good honestly... unique.... but not necessarily good.

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#23 Edited by JasonOfA36 (1211 posts) -

CT, but it just edged out FF6 a little.

CT had better replayability vs FF6 after replaying both of them recently.

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#24 Posted by jg4xchamp (61559 posts) -

Not super into either, but I'll go Chrono Trigger. Doesn't take as long to beat, moves at a snappier pace.

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#25 Posted by AJStyles (736 posts) -

Both are overrated.

CHRONO Trigger is annoying as hell to follow with all the time travel.

FF6 is annoying because you can alternate between a dozen characters.

I found playing both games to be a massive chore.

FF4 is better than both games.

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#26 Edited by WitIsWisdom (5159 posts) -

Who in the hell cares about the two most overrated RPGs of all time, and one of the most beating a dead horse into the ground questions and arguments of the last 10 years in gaming? My god I am tired of hearing about these games that most people didn't play until 10-15 years ago and act like they were such an integral part of their childhoods.. bring on the hate, I don't really care. As one of the few that actually played both of these games near release, I can say that I felt there were better options then, and there still is now. Chrono Trigger is easily the most overrated RPG of all time. I mean, it's a great game, but it sold HORRIBLY in the US and has built up a cult following over the years. It's good, but not even the best in its own franchise in my opinion. It's cute and all, but extremely short for an RPG and also very easy as well. It's a good place for someone to cut their teeth on RPG's but the amount of prestige it has garnered over the years is absolutely ridiculous. FF6 isn't even in my top 5 FF games. The two games are about equal in my book, with a slight edge going to FF.. both being very good but highly overrated. I'm not hating, because I love RPG's and I like both of these games. I just don't understand why people talk about these two when there are better options within their respected franchises. Now if this argument was FF9 vs Chrono Cross I would like it a lot more, plus it would be original and the horse might actually survive. On that note, yeah, my vote goes to FF. lol. Don't get too upset if you disagree.. everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I know that some people really love these two games. I just can't help but feel like there is a LOT of bandwagon "follow the leader" going on over recent years.. especially in regard to these two games.

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#27 Posted by mojito1988 (3534 posts) -

Xenogears..

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#28 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8530 posts) -

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Xenogears..

I will never forgive squaresoft for gimping this game, SaGa Frontier 1, and Chrono Cross in favor of FF8 and FF9. Xenogears is such a good game. Made by the Chrono team btw.

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#29 Posted by appariti0n (2750 posts) -

FF6 is one of my favorite games of all time, but I still chose chrono trigger. Probably my favorite RPG of all time, next to baldur's gate 1 and 2.

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#30 Posted by That_Old_Guy (1191 posts) -

@n64dd: no that goes to the Switch with Xenoblade 2.

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#31 Posted by Syn_Valence (1781 posts) -

Suikoden 2 is better than both.

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#32 Posted by N64DD (11671 posts) -

@that_old_guy said:

@n64dd: no that goes to the Switch with Xenoblade 2.

I'm playing the shit out of Xeno 2 right now.

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#33 Edited by pyro1245 (4922 posts) -

This thread ultimately started me on another play through of CT... It's been a while. Thank you!

I will follow it up with Chrono Cross.

So what's better? Chrono Cross or Final Fantasy 7? It's Chrono Cross for me.

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#34 Posted by That_Old_Guy (1191 posts) -

@n64dd: it’s really a great game and despite what some say looks good too.

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#35 Edited by KungfuKitten (26419 posts) -

@pyro1245 said:

This thread ultimately started me on another play through of CT... It's been a while. Thank you!

I will follow it up with Chrono Cross.

So what's better? Chrono Cross or Final Fantasy 7? It's Chrono Cross for me.

Even though I regard CT as the best JRPG I ever played, I have never played Chrono Cross for some weird reason.

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#36 Posted by mojito1988 (3534 posts) -

@n64dd said:
@that_old_guy said:

@n64dd: no that goes to the Switch with Xenoblade 2.

I'm playing the shit out of Xeno 2 right now.

I love Xeno games. So glad after SE screwed them over they did not give up. Long live Xeno!

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#37 Posted by Raining51 (804 posts) -

They're both dated and garbage now... my revolutionary opinion.

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#38 Posted by omegaMaster (1227 posts) -

Final Fantasy VI.

I played Chrono Trigger on the DS and it was great but wasn't equally as great as FFVI.

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#39 Posted by MortalDecayX (101 posts) -

FFVI is my favorite RPG of all time.

However, so is Chromo Trigger.

So... You forgot the 3rd option, "This question is unfair, so BOTH."

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#40 Posted by pyro1245 (4922 posts) -
@KungfuKitten said:
@pyro1245 said:

This thread ultimately started me on another play through of CT... It's been a while. Thank you!

I will follow it up with Chrono Cross.

So what's better? Chrono Cross or Final Fantasy 7? It's Chrono Cross for me.

Even though I regard CT as the best JRPG I ever played, I have never played Chrono Cross for some weird reason.

Chrono Cross might be the most charming game ever created.

I still remember the GameSpot review tagline: "Chrono Cross may not have the biggest budget, but it has the biggest heart"

IMO It's the perfect sequel to Chrono Trigger...

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#41 Posted by dimebag667 (1208 posts) -

FFIV... because it's better

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#42 Posted by freedom01 (3365 posts) -

Chrono Trigger

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#43 Edited by X_CAPCOM_X (8530 posts) -

@pyro1245: fyi part of that budget squeeze was due to squaresofts antics at the time. All the money for final fantasy, less for the other games. I explained my stance on that in the thread.

Chrono cross is also one of my favorites of all time.

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#44 Posted by Maroxad (15229 posts) -

Chrono Trigger is snappier, prettier and far better paced.

FF6 is still a great game. But CT is one of those RPGs that show that you dont need to be 50+ hours long to be great.

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#45 Posted by Jag85 (13353 posts) -

Breaking it down:

  • Gameplay - Chrono Trigger
  • Story - Final Fantasy VI
  • Visuals - Chrono Trigger
  • Music - Chrono Trigger

Overall - Chrono Trigger