Overview: reviews are in for Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers

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Apart from LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagaanother big release this week is Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition.

In case you didn’t already know, this is a remaster of the PlayStation JRPG from 1999. More and more reviews of the game are now starting to appear online, so we’ve rounded up a bunch.

Of course be sure to check out our own review, we said it was a “fair port” giving it six stars out of ten.

Siliconera praised the game, awarding it 10/10:

“CHRONO CROSS is an RPG that transcends time and space, set in two interconnected parallel worlds. With over 40 party members to encounter, people and dimensions will intertwine in this epic drama on the planet itself. Chrono Cross has always been an essential JRPG, and this remaster of The Radical Dreamers Edition makes it even more important.”

Destructoid said it was “OK” giving it a six out of 10:

“And really, that’s all you need to know: it’s a PlayStation-era Square RPG. Can you still play Final Fantasy IX and parasitic eve? Then Chrono-Cross worth your time, and here’s a great way to play it. Is this era too old for you? So this remaster has no chance of changing your mind. No matter what you think of the game or the genre, it’s not a very affectionate or respectful port, and Chrono-Cross deserves better.”

The RPG site gave it 7/10:

“Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is a wonderful remaster marred by an unoptimized Switch port. experience that they wanted to be presented with old or new graphics, it’s nice that one of my favorite JRPGs from the PS1 era is getting so much love. I love both games in this collection of the bottom of my heart, and I’m glad they’re more accessible than I hope the Switch version can be an easier recommendation in the future, especially since the only way to physically own it seems to be on that platform -form.

Our friends at Push Square rated the PlayStation 4 version out of 10:

“Some parts of Chrono Cross really haven’t aged well, but it’s still a charming and characterful JRPG that evokes feelings from the genre’s golden age on PS1. It’s a game that deserves better than The Radical Dreamers Edition, which, at least at launch, is an awfully poor remaster. Crippled by frame rate issues, it’s hard to believe a 1999 title could perform so poorly on modern hardware. unless you’re desperate for nostalgia, we highly recommend waiting to see if Square Enix releases a patch to improve the package on PS4 and PS5 before purchasing.”

Wccftech gave it 4.5/10:

Crippled frame rates, which constantly fluctuate between 15 and 20 FPS in battles, are only exacerbated by giving players the ability to slow down and speed up the game without having to complete the game first. In another time, in another place, maybe Chrono Cross The Radical Dreamers Edition would be more revered by reviewers this second time around, but I can’t find any reason to recommend this particular bundle over the PlayStation 1-based version. only on the base game.

And Nintendo gave it 8.5/10:

“Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is the perfect way to enjoy a classic game loved by the JRPG community. Navigating its fun story and mechanics is as engaging and entertaining as it was back then. , he looks really good thanks to this remaster.”

Will you be trying out this game on the Nintendo Switch when it arrives later this week? Tell us in the comments.

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