The lights are on
And Square Enix should let them...unless the game design is similar to Alpha Protocol's. If that's the case, the Chrono series doesn't need to be revisited. All jokes (and bad games) aside, Obsidian is a talented studio, and it would be interesting to see how a Western developer would handle one of gaming's most beloved JRPGs.
In an interview with website Siliconera, Obsidian's CEO Feargus Urquhart said that other than Dungeon Siege III (Obsidian's newest project) the one Square Enix project he would like to work on is Chrono Trigger. "I think it would be fun to take the setting of a Japanese RPG, which is a weird mix of fantasy and sci-fi mashed together and make a Western RPG out of that," Urquhart said. "I think that would be cool. I mean it's kind of Star Wars, that's kind of what Star Wars is a fantasy in space. I think that would be interesting."
When asked what direction the sequel would go in, Obsidian's lead designer Nathan Chapman said, "[Chrono Trigger] has elements of a Western RPG. It's more open, it's still mostly linear, but there are parts you can explore more. There are lots of differences, like you can beat Lavos at different parts of the game and you get different endings based on that. There are obvious answers like dialogue trees and all of that good stuff. The seeds are there for that kind of development."
Email the author Andrew Reiner, or follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Game Informer.
Honestly I wouldn't be comfortable at all with obsidian making a new chrono trigger.
My eyes lit up when I saw this. Chrono Trigger is one of my all-time faves, and I'd be happy to see it reborn... assuming Obsidian got some help with the tech.
Hmmmmm..... Yeah, go for it. Go do that voodoo that you do so well, Obsidian.
While I would be up for a sequel by Obsidian as long as it stayed true to the orginal, I would rather Square do it themselves. (like they should have done long ago)
Please don't let Obsidian anywhere near this treasure. Just let it be.
lets see it happen
I would do anything to see another Chrono installment, regardless of who's developing it. The fact that it's Obsidian who wants in only boosts its credibility if you ask me. I'm replaying the original Chrono Trigger on my recently dusted off SNES and it still stands up as a great experience.
when i read the title i nearly died from happiness, but after reading that their could be change of devs (and more importantly it reminds them of star wars??) i'm jumpy about this. I dont mind change, as long as it is GOOD change. I'd hate to say I'd rather wait a few years instead of a couple for another chrono, but if it meant that the game met the previous standards then I would.
This is of course all substantial, as Obsidian has yet to obtain the rights, and as how they do have a good track record I doubt the game would be a failure. I would only hope that if it is a sequel than no matter who ends up making it, it turns out better than its predecessor.
No offense to Obsidian, but I would rather have them stay away from Chrono Trigger. Both games are some of my all time favorites, and I just don't think they'd be able to do the series justice.
Chrono Cross was a mess, I'm fine with no more coming out.
chrono Trigger is a fine gaem, but it definitly doesnt need to be revisited
Eh I dunno, this could end really bad. Chrono Trigger is fine the way it is. Just give us a new entry in the series! Seriously! It's about time, Square has been putting it off for to long. They haven't been releasing a lot of quality games since the merger with Enix. The last great game by them I played was Dragon Quest VIII, and they weren't even the developers, Level- 5 was. Come on Square! Get your *** together!
Chrono Trigger in my opinion is one of the top 5 maybe even top 3 games of all time. Then Chrono Cross just did not live up at all. Cross would have been okay as a stand alone title with no ties into Chrono Trigger, but since it did and the bar was set way to high.
I would love to see another attempt at Chrono Trigger but I am not sure I trust Obsidain with it. There are only 2 companies I would 100% trust with this series; Bioware and Blizzard.
I can't wait! But get the original team if you have the oppurtunity. But I have an idea for the story. Since Lavos was an alien life-form, they should travel to the homeplanet and take out the species once and for all. Then the final batlle can have you face off against thousands of Lavos's, then having a face off against The king of the Lavos homeplanet.
after the mess that was Alpha Protocol, FORGET IT! but i hear Obi makes some quality games sometimes so i'll change my statement to a maybe.
I would love to see chrono trigger on ps3 . cuz i lov that game and plz.....DO NOT MESS IT UP......PLZ if they do remake it.
No thanks. I'd like a new Chrono Trigger to not be a buggy, half-completed disappointment. Seriously I wouldn't mind Obsidian if they'd just polish the games and fix stuff. I enjoyed NWN2 and KOTOR2 but the bugs made them nearly impossible to finish. They could go from C- to A games if they would just spend a little more time...
Eh. As a huge Chrono Trigger fan, I'm really not sure if it needs to be revisited. The ending resolves itself well enough (what with all of its individual resolutions, it basically ties the perfect "And they adventured across time ever after" bow on an already stellar experience), and I'm not sure how well a design like Chrono Trigger would sell in this day and age (or at least, how a modern marketing department would react to it).
Not to mention the fact that Obsidian wants to make a Western RPG out of it, no doubt making the gameplay more akin to Mass Effect or the Elder Scrolls series, fine games in their own right, but definitely not Chrono Trigger. Maybe it Mistwalker decided to take a crack at it (from what I understand, a few key members of the CT team work there now), I might be less skeptical, but I'm not entirely convinced that Obsidian (a reasonably competent studio) would be able to deliver the exact distillation of JRPG goodness while pruning away any gameplay elements that would hamstring the experience.
I would love to be proven wrong about this, but right now, I feel like they would REALLY need to convince me that this could be awesome. I remember getting really hyped for Chrono Cross, then becoming subsequently more and more confused as I played on. I'll give them a chance if it looks like they deserve it, though. And for the love of Pete, keep the Tech system! Why no one has wholesale copied this mechanic in JRPGs boggles my mind to this day...
I think Obsidian is forever doomed to be intensely hated and mocked by gamers now just because of *one* bad game, so I'm feeling like this won't be well received.