Showing 1 to 20 of 26
1. Posted: Fri 17th Jul 2009 22:09 BST
Two legendary games on a legendary console, but which one is superior? I honestly can't decide, as both games are simply amazing in every possible way.
Currently playing:Wii + GC - House of the dead: overkill, Guitar hero world tour, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy, Eternal darkness: sanitys requiemDS - Final fantasy 4, Rhythm paradise, Pokemon platinum, GTA:CTW.VC + WiiWare - Icarian, Lostwinds, Zelda: Maj..
2. Posted: Fri 17th Jul 2009 22:20 BST
Chrono Trigger's battle and leveling system is superior and more balanced. Earthbound's story is more compelling, and far more humorous.
I made Kid Tripp! PocketGamer gave it a 9 out of 10! You should totally buy it now!
[16:39] BadKitty: you trying to steal stuff from me? u_u
[16:41] kribs: don't worry Emmy, even if poix tried to steal something from you, he wouldn't finish stealing it
Nintendo Network ID: pixelpowa | Twitter: thatpixelguy
3. Posted: Fri 17th Jul 2009 22:28 BST
For some reason, I can never motivate myself to get past the opening area of Chrono Trigger. The Mother series and Secret of Evermore are the only RPGs I've ever played where I actually enjoyed going to towns due to the constantly clever dialog and townsfolk full of character.
So when CT starts me off in this generic town with all the usual people saying the usual things, I just don't feel like playing. I need to let someone else get me to the part where you actually start playing so that I can get into this game because I'm sure it's great if not for my laziness holding me back.
Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.
4. Posted: Fri 17th Jul 2009 22:34 BST
I'd have to go with Chrono Trigger on this one but I must admit my playtime with both games is only about the half way point. Earthbound is definately the wittier of the two but Chrono Trigger beats it hands down in the game play department, imo.
Future Wii purchases:Super Mario Galaxy 2Metroid: Other MZelda WiiNew Super Mario Bros. WiiSin and Punishment 2
5. Posted: Sat 18th Jul 2009 17:27 BST
WOW, both are good RPGs, I feel chrono trigger is more indeepth but I feel earthbound is a little better.I like them both but Earthbound is my choice.
Edited on Sat 18th July, 2009 @ 17:27 by HawkeyeMartin
fblink.com/MartinR (I always like new facebook friends so come over and add me!)Backloggery.com/HawkeyeMartin (UPDATED BACKLOGGERY, come visit!)Wii console: 5431-3663-9818-4085Flipnote Hatena Command: right,down,B,right,A,R,up,left.Any Online game with a player named HawkeyeMartin, Thats me!
6. Posted: Sat 18th Jul 2009 17:42 BST
Earthbound was a funny, unique and surreal experience, but Chrono Trigger is a much more refined example of the genre. It didn't have random encounters (neither did Earthbound, thank goodness), excessive grinding (like Earthbound) or bland dungeons that seem to draaaaaaaaaaaaaaag on (like Earthbound). That's why Chrono Trigger is my favorite RPG ever. It seemed to be completely devoid of any of those annoying niggles you see in other such RPGs.
7. Posted: Sat 18th Jul 2009 18:09 BST
Earthbound had excessive grinding? You must be talking about some other Earthbound. Or maybe I am misreading "like Earthbound." It's a bit ambiguous in context since I'm not sure if there is an implied "does" as in "like Earthbound does" in each phrase. Hmm.
Its few "dungeons" always seemed short to me, too. The Mole cave might be long if you keep going in circles, but other than that most of them go by in a few minutes. I really need to play Chrono more if its dungeons are even smaller. I don't like it when games drag either, and RPGs are the worst offenders.
Edited on Sat 18th July, 2009 @ 18:10 by Adam
8. Posted: Sat 18th Jul 2009 20:45 BST
On this topic, I'm a bit like Adam, it would seem.
I've tried starting Chrono Trigger several times in the past on various emulators (before it was available on the DS), and I never got very far before forgetting about it. Maybe I'll eventually think about picking up the DS game and trying again; for whatever reason, though, the game didn't grab me from the outset. That festival and the all the first occurrences following it just sort of bored me, and that's putting it kindly.
Earthbound, on the other hand, I started playing for the first time recently, and I was hooked on it immediately. Just within the opening section with the meteor I was already thoroughly entranced by the music (which I find not only to be written remarkably well, but also to stand out from all other game soundtracks in the sheer inventiveness and variety), the clever and amusing dialog, and just the tight presentation all around. To be honest, I don't even care about the traditional RPG / leveling / battle elements of the game... I'd enjoy it about the same if it were pretty much just a cartoon that I have to control with no real challenges. The writing is entertaining all on its own, and the "game" parts are primarily an obligatory but useful addition for me, merely to give it a stronger sense that you're involved and that you need to actually engage the situations.
Twitter is a good place to throw your nonsense.Wii FC: 8378 9716 1696 8633 || "How can mushrooms give you extra life? Get the green ones." -Lakitu 64Join us in the epic Nintendo Life Wii Music Thread
9. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 08:33 BST
My personal number 1 RPG
is EarthBound and Chrono Trigger AND Terranigma !!
Seriously I can't decide ...it's like chosing between a sweet cake and a juicy steak!
It depends on what you want, but both are tasty! AND DONT FORGET TERRANIGMA! It's a barrel of wine!
10. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 08:37 BST
I haven't gotten far into either game so I say neither. They just haven't been able to hold my attention as of yet... I think I would like Earthbound more if I could play it on a handheld, but Chrono Trigger DS just didn't bring me in for some reason.
Scared of the future, but bored with the past.
11. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 08:41 BST
Since I hate Earthbound and Chrono Trigger is my favorite RPG of all time, I'm gonna go with Chrono Trigger.
Retro Editor, Nintendo Life
Vita Editor, Push Square
12. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 09:15 BST
Funny thing, as warioswoods, I started with Chrono Trigger (the PS1 remake), but the opposite happened to me, It grabbed me, and I end up finishing it, and, after that, I played it to get 3 other endings, I just love that game.
I also played Earthbound for the first time recently (emulation), but I didn't found it special at all, the music was good and the dialogue funny, but I found everything else dull, I played it for a few hours and then leave it for good. Still, the hole concept of the Mother series is good and it seems ahead of it's time, I really hope we get to see a new sequel, for Wii or Dsi, over here, but lets just say I'm not an Earthbound fan.
"And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, Shall be lifted nevermore!"
"I'll just have to STOP. TIME!" - Twilight Sparkle
Our little MLP fanfic on EQD:The Perfect Night Sky
More pony stuff on my FimFiction.net userpage.
My Luna toy's ask tumblr!
My incomplete Backloggery!
Nintendo Network ID: Twilight_Crow
13. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 09:34 BST
@CorbieYou say that you hate EarthBound in every topic about it. It's getting worse than the 7s
TOPIC: I love EarthBound but I didn't still had the chance to play to play chrono (care to give me a copy? XD).So i will just say that they are both equall in quality for different reasons.
14. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 09:42 BST
I hate Earthbound. There I said it twice. Mixed it up a bit, didn't I?
15. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 09:51 BST
I can't agree more with Corbie. Earthbound just doesn't feel special or great to me in anyway.I don't see either of these games appearing on the VC for quite some time.
Wii #: 4934-6061-8573-6060The Conduit: 0130-9569-7634 MKWii: 4082-2727-0570 SSBB: 1934-0318-3430 Tetris Party: 4253-6602-9859 Dr.MRx: 2478-5256-1804
16. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 09:52 BST
Chrono Trigger The Story is so deep well i actually cried.. cause its so great a title never cried about any other story but that one.
Check out Wii-kly Review's on http://www.videogameheat.com PSN ID: TailsPrower86 3DS FC: 3695 0027 1349 Tails XBL GamerTag: BioReaver86
17. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 10:26 BST
Earthbound was the first game I ever emulated to completion, and that was this year. I've never played Chrono Trigger, but if it drops to $30 or something on DS I'll comment, k? Although soon I'll be able to voice my opinions on Chrono Cross, because I'll have a memory stick that will actually fit the eboot on it. Although Crisis Core and Patapon are in the mail too, so maybe I'll voice my opinions in August.
EDIT: Mother 3 sucks balls, though.
Edited on Sun 19th July, 2009 @ 10:29 by Kim_Jong-Il
18. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 14:13 BST
I found earthbound too easy and boring and it took so long to do things. That is why Chrono Trigger is a far more superior game
PSN ID: castlehominid99
Nintendo Network ID: theironmango
19. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 14:19 BST
@Adam and WariosWoods-Of course, the beginning is a little boring. But, it doesn't take long for the game to be fun, trust me. You guys should at least play a couple of hours and let the game grow on you. I need to do the same thing for Earthbound.
firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter Wii FC: 4579-0293-6760-7162 [10:25] DarkwingLz: D**mit Knux, tell Sony to release Vita TV here >:[
Nintendo Network ID: Knux1990 | Twitter: Knux1990
20. Posted: Sun 19th Jul 2009 16:16 BST
I've been told that for so many games, Sonic, but really who is going to waste two hours of boredom in order to see something fun? I have so many games that I can turn on and immediately be enjoying myself. I know it's difficult for RPGs, but I am not going to stick with games that take too long to get interesting. That's pointless.
Earthbound grabbed me right away. The eerie, mysterious mood of the short opening scene was just too intriguing not to investigate. Unlike Chrono Trigger's opening. Again, I'm sure it's great after, but I just have an unusual hatred of generic RPG towns.
I will say that if it ever comes to VC I'll definitely download it. I enjoy playing RPGs more with a friend so if it's boring at a certain time we can at least talk about how boring it is and make fun of it until it's actually fun.
@ Kim Jong IlI think that's the first time I've ever heard of someone liking Earthbound but not Mother 3. It's so often the other way around. Out of curiosity, what didn't you like about it? I love both, and it's a tough call, but I think I'd take Mother 3 over Earthbound myself.
Edited on Sun 19th July, 2009 @ 16:21 by Adam