Chrono Trigger Suddenly Appears On Steam

But it’s a bittersweet port

Chrono Trigger is easily one of Square Enix’s best RPG’s, developing a cult following ever since its SNES debut in 1995. It’s appeared on multiple platforms since then. The Nintendo DS, PlayStation, iOS and Android. But the title never made it’s way to the PC.

Well, that all changed today as Square Enix quietly released a port onto Steam. Currently available as “Limited Edition”, for $14.99 you can scoop up the game plus several additions. Including two extra dungeons (Dimensional Vortex and Lost Sanctum) as they appeared on the Nintendo DS. Updated graphics, sounds, and controls. 

So I figured, one of my favorite RPGs of all time. Hell yes, I’m picking this up I said to myself. Sadly, this is where the frustration sets in. You see, as myself and others have found out. This port is a freaking port of the iOS/Android version, complete with touch controls. The damned PC does not have touch controls! 

What updated sound? Updated graphics? More like a new filter, which also makes the text hard to read. No 16:9 ratio support. Oh and get this, you can rename your characters, but only if you use your keyboard. What, wait? If I’m using my controller, why would I want to use my keyboard?

This is a sloppy and lazy port. Something that I wouldn’t think that SE would do to a beloved classic. But then again, we’re talking about the company that hasn’t released a patch for NieR: Automata in nearly a year. Incidentally, I’m not the only one who thinks so either, as the game is sitting at 37 negative reviews on Steam. I’m willing to bet this number will be higher very shortly.

So much for getting an enjoyable release of my favorite SNES RPG of all time. Instead, I wasted 20 minutes on the game, when I wanted to spend 20 hours. Damn it, Square Enix, this is not how you treat a classic title! I can not recommend anyone picking this up, at all. I’m also not one to tell people what to do with their money, but for this half-assed port, I’ll make an exception.

Do.Not.Buy.This.Game! I’ve already sent Steam by refund request.

I’m so triggered right now.

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.