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Topic: Chrono Trigger New Game+ ?

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Pennyux

Hello,

I just received a used copy of Chrono Trigger DS I bought off eBay. When testing the cart, I noticed that New Game+ was a start option.
I’ve never played Chrono Trigger before, nor a game with a New Game+ option unlocked.

I read online what the New Game+ option unlocks for Chrono Trigger. Does anyone recommend using a New Game + for an initial play through? Years ago I wouldn’t have considered forgoing a regular run first, but I’ve had much less time to game over the recent years, and I am more open to exploits that make games a little easier to finish.

Thanks!

Pennyux

Pally356

It would make the game much easier. But also, you have to remember that doing New Game Plus also allows for you to unlock the secret endings.

Personally, I would go through the game in a normal new game. Its up to you ultimately.

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Pennyux

Thanks. I guess the obvious answer is to start a normal run knowing I have the new game+ in my back pocket. My main questions probably had to do with the endings and grinding. If I’m only going to play once, should I go with the + for purposes of triggering a particular ending, and how slow going is the grinding?

Pennyux

devoxur

Hi in the moment where chrono offers to tests lucca's time machine, marle temporarily leaves your party and you can go to the sparkle and fight lavos like the lonely mute chrono is .

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NotAceAttorney

Hey, glad you are giving the game a try, it's one of my favourite RPGs.

I would recommend you play the game normally. I can relate to not having time to get through games, especially ones that requires grinding, but you won't have to worry about.

Chrono Trigger has no random encounters and no mandatory grinding. As long as you don't run from most encounters, you will always be at the perfect level to tackle new dungeons and bosses. I can say for sure no grinding is required. But I would recommend you explore the areas as much as you can.

As for the endings, I don't want to spoil much, but you don't have to worry too much about it on a standard playthrough. The endings matter more when doing multiple playthroughs and you want to see 100% of the game.

Edit; LOL realised this is from way long ago. Disregard this please.

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Pennyux

@NotAceAttorney

Thanks! I actually got a little side tracked on my initial normal playthrough, and am about a third of the way through from what I can tell. I plan on going back soon,

Pennyux

Nitwit13

I don't remember how much new game+ changes the game aside from letting you have your old levels and money (and equipment?)... I think if that's the only thing it changes, and you're mostly interested in the story, then I'd suggest new game+ to at least go through the story, as I think Chrono Trigger is one of the best RPGs and stories ever made.

The whole thing with endings in the games is that there are like 12 different endings, some of them are more consequential than others. The skipping straight to Lavos ending described above is one of them. Some of them are just more silly. New game+ allows you to essentially kind of quickly achieve all the endings for the most part, without having to play through the game for each one. I mean, I remember doing this on the SNES with saves. I think Nintendo Power had a section detailing how to get each ending or something, where half the endings involve just doing something a bit different towards the end. Some of the other ones are like do one thing slightly different in the first third of the game, play through like normal (or skip to Lavos), and you get a silly ending.

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