Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes leaked, near-complete version

If you've never heard of Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes, it is a fan sequel to Chrono Trigger; meant to fit in-between the events of Trigger and Cross. It's a hack of the original Chrono Trigger on the SNES. There's brand new areas to explore, new dialogue, new enemies, character portraits, and more. The game was almost finished until Square-Enix sent a cease & desist letter to the team, threatening legal action if they didn't scrap the hack. Shortly after, a 98%-complete beta version of the game was leaked online.

 Recently, some guy on Reddit leaked a newer version that he claims is newer than the 98%-complete beta version. This one is basically the finished game. I have yet to get very far on it, but let me give you the scoop.

-Crono talks (he's a douche)
-Frog no longer has the medieval accent and is more true to the original Japanese Frog before U.S translation
-The new character portraits kind of suck
-There is no main character this time; everyone gets equal focus
-The writing is pretty amateur unfortunately
-Combat is pretty much the same

Generally it's a good game, but unless you're a hardcore Chrono fan you likely won't get much out of Crimson Echoes. The best part is seeing all the new areas and following the story.

So here you'll find the fully-patched rom, which you should probably play in zsnes:

fully-explorable new future hhhhhnnnggggghhh

This hack is every Chrono fanboy's dream come true, mine included. Seriously. Fuck Square-Enix for being dicks and shutting this down, like they did with Chrono Trigger Resurrection. They're a pretty shitty company these days and have yet to release a decent game PERIOD in several years. Nothing but rehashes and ports. And if they don't plan on doing anything else with the Chrono series, why the fuck should they keep down the fans just trying to keep the series alive? FUCK YOU SQUARE


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