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Final Fantasy Chronicles PS1

Compilation of two Japanese RPGs released in the 1990s on Super Nintendo. The Chronicles Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger versions have been supplemented with several additions.

RPG | fantasy | package | reeditions/remasters/remakes | jRPG

Sony PlayStation 1
Final Fantasy Chronicles cover

developer: TOSE

publisher: Square Soft

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2

English language game language: English

game release date for PS1:

29June2001

A compilation of two legendary jRPGs by Squaresoftu, Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy IV, prepared by Japanese studio Tose. Versions included in Chronicles contain several additions to the originals published years ago on Super Nintendo.

Story

Chrono Trigger tells the story of a boy named Crono, who meets the beautiful Marle during the Millennium Festival of the year 1000. When a new acquaintance disappears while testing a teleportation machine, the protagonist decides to abandon his previously peaceful life and set off on a quest. As he travels through space-time, he visits different epochs, with prehistory, the Middle Ages and the future at the forefront, where he meets new companions, tries to prevent time paradoxes and confronts cunning enemies.

Final Fantasy IV tells the story of Cecil Harvey, the Dark Knight serving in the Baron army. One day he is sent on a mission to steal a mysterious Crystal, which is in the possession of magicians from one of the villages. When he starts questioning the ruler's orders, he loses his rank and all privileges. Soon he is entangled in the very centre of the intrigue, which threatens the existence not only of the inhabitants of the Earth, but also of the dwarves and two nations living on the Moon.

Mechanics

Chrono Trigger is recognized as one of the best jRPGs in history. Originally published in 1995, the title contains all the elements characteristic of the species. Players explore new lands and epochs, engage in dialogues with many characters and fight battles with new opponents. Compared to many competing titles, including the Final Fantasy series, enemies in CT are still visible, and after contacting them, the fight takes place immediately - the singular pages are not transferred to the special arena. The creators used a modified turn-based Active Time Battle system, in which the characters perform their actions after charging a special bar.

Final Fantasy IV is also a classic jRPG, in which players explore the world and take part in dozens of battles with their opponents, which are also fought in the Active Time Battle system mentioned above.

Technical issues

Final Fantasy Chronicles contains slightly improved versions of two classic jRPGs from Super Nintendo. Final Fantasy IV has been supplemented with an FMV insert that opens the production, improved and closer to the original location scenario and small add-ons that affect the fun, such as a two-player mode or a function that speeds up the fun a bit. In Chrono Trigger there are anime inserts and an extras module prepared by Akira Toriyama and Toei Animation, where console owners can see a gallery of characters or get acquainted with the bestiary.

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Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

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