I have been wanting to try Chrono Trigger for a while but didn't quite have the money to buy it. So when my friend said he would loan it to me I was overjoyed.Chrono Trigger has been my second jrpg (my first being Persona 4), and going in I had the common stereotype of a jrpg ( party members, leveling up, turn-based, and a long story). I do admit I was a little hesitant to play it due to the fact that I find many turn based games repetitive and boring.However I am thoroughly glad that I did not give up on this game.
For my first hour or so I did not really think this game was anything special at all, I thought it was just like the other jrpg's i have seen. As soon as I had mastered the basics of combat and downed my first boss I could not put this game down. The combat, is alot different from what I have seen/heard about Final Fantasy combat, which I am glad of because the Final Fantasy series is the series which mostly turned me off from the genre. I have had my first fight with Magus and he was very hard but also very fun once you have a strategy down, I like how all the bosses require a strategy and you can't just attack and then heal when you have low health.
One of the most touching scenes for me which really impacted me and made me care about the character a lot more was the whole Masamune cutscene where you get to see why frog is the way he is and you get to see him unsheath the Masamune. I had strong emotions to that whole scene and felt a greater connection to frog and from there on frog was my favorite member of my party.
^^Theres the part I was talking about, the one part you don't get to see is where you see how frog actually became a frog.
What is great about that cutscene is your really get a sense of the epicness of the whole scene, the music fits in perfectly and the dialogue is perfect. You feel in the moment and you really get a good sense of who frog his and his determination for going after Magus. Its one of those scenes where Its so well done you get fuzzy inside when watching it with others.
So I am really enjoying Chrono Trigger and am extremely glad I did not pass down this game.