Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition Reviews

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
75 / 100
Jul 8, 2022

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is a decent way to play an often overlooked PS1 RPG along with its accompanying SNES text adventure, but it doesn't do a whole lot to justify a purchase if you already own the original. In fact, it actually performs worse in some cases. Still, the new options like fast forward and disabling encounters are convenient, and finally having a way to play Radical Dreamers is awesome.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

It's a classic Chrono Cross that transcends time, both in itself and in our world, and in its renewed form, it deserves you to give it an opportunity.

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Rudy Lavaux
Top Critic
7 / 10
May 10, 2022

Chrono Cross was and remains a great JRPG that has its place in the pantheon of great classics. It's well worth playing especially for fans of the Chrono series who maybe had only ever experienced Chrono Trigger before. This is perhaps not quite as cohesive an experience as its predecessor was, because it plays in a way that's more experimental and not quite as refined, and its plot is a bit harder to follow. However, because of its plot ties to the great original and how it connects to it, it is essential to play for fans of the latter, and despite minor shortcomings that hold it back from being as big a classic, it's still well worth experiencing today. With that in mind, Chrono Cross: Radical Dreamers Edition, as a new release of this classic, is not all that it could or should have been on any platforms, including Nintendo Switch, due to a poor level of performance that's just inexcusable, given that other PS1 games just as demanding as this one made the transition so much better, at least performance-wise.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 5, 2022

Chrono Cross: the radical dreamers edition is one of the most beautiful classic games with its story and characters with an easy-to-understand gameplay, but the improved version suffers a lot technically and has not made a big move in its improvements.

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Apr 30, 2022

Enjoy the timeless adventure of Chrono Cross but with only a slight amount of upgrades to the game and with an AI upscaler that makes the game play like your PlayStation is on Death's row. Great game but a sad remaster.

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3.5 / 5.0
Apr 29, 2022

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers edition brings a classic JRPG to the PAL region for the first time. The port may not be exceptional, but the game itself deserves to be experienced.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2022

I'm not sure what I thought I was going to get with Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition. I thought I would be swept away in the story and taken on an adventure I wouldn't forget. What I got was a game that feels like it is trapped in 1995. Some of that is good, solid combat, old-school CG cutscenes, excellent music. If you are new to Chrono Cross this edition is the one you want. It is beyond welcoming to new players. But there was too much holding the game back for me to make it a great game. A cast list so massive I felt bothered by it, and a story that is a bit bonkers was too much for me. Chrono Cross had to crawl so modern JRPGs could run, but it doesn't fit in with JRPGs of today.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2022

Chrono Cross: Radical Dreamers Edition is a great game to own, albeit being too late for its remaster and release, coming out seems like a quick nostalgia cash-in just to get something out of their fans. But if you’re a longtime fan that seeks to relive the nostalgia or experience Radical Dreamers for the first time, it’s a game you should pick up and will enjoy in the long run.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2022

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is a collection of two unmissable titles for fans of RPGs and good storytelling. Unfortunately, the edition has a number of technical issues, making it difficult to recommend it to general players. Even with its problems, however, it is a worthwhile experience. I hope the company corrects the current situation so that Chrono Cross can shine.

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8 / 10
Apr 25, 2022

The Radical Dreamers Edition is not the best remaster that Chrono Cross could have received, but nevertheless being able to try one of the most important JRPG titles of all time in a better form and on modern platforms is something that the fans of the genre would definitely enjoy.

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9.8 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2022

‎Chrono Cross is one of the best JRPGs of all time, and this remaster works as a perfect tribute to the Chrono Trigger saga, making it possible to finally finish in our language the story that began in 1995. With several impressive additions to technical and artistic levels, and an absence of bugs, bugs or loading times, the game turns out to be the best remaster Square-Enix has made to date of one of its games. An essential game if you are a fan of JRPGs.‎

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Unscored
Apr 19, 2022

The Radical Dreamers Edition isn't as bad as it's made out to be, but to say it's a far cry from what it should have been is an understatement.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2022

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, while far from a flawless remaster, delivers one of the most adored games to current platforms, but it is at best a monkey paw type of wish fulfillment. Even the game's poor performance cannot disguise this brilliance.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2022

While upgraded graphics and gameplay enhancements may not be enough for everyone, it's still a great game thanks to a vibrant world and cast and its take on the tired and true turn-based battle system. Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers is a worthwhile port for fans of the game and those looking to play for the first time.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2022

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition was a pending debt and has more than met expectations. Every fan of the classic JRPG must have it.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2022

The acclaimed Playstation classic is finally on PC and it also comes with classic neglect by Square Enix as a bonus. With the current subpar performance, I can only recommend it to the hardcore fans.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2022

Radical Dreamers is as good as it possibly could be, but the remastering of Chrono Cross leaves a lot to be desired. The latter especially is a 10/10 RPG, but in our Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition review, it disappoints due to the lack of care. The technical limitations were excusable on the first PlayStation, but on PlayStation 5, it is embarrassing that it runs worse.

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Wait
Apr 15, 2022

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is quite the curious case. On one hand, the game is an absolute classic that everyone needs to experience, and this release just does that. By releasing on more modern platforms, especially on the Switch (which is probably the best way to play this game), a brand new audience can come to realize the greatness of the RPGs of old wrapped in a shiny new package. On the other hand, the remaster isn't something you'd expect for a game of this stature. Maybe it would have been wrong to expect more, but I certainly expected more from it and was disappointed, mainly because of the performance issues, something that is inexcusable given the technology we have currently. Some may overlook this, but it doesn't change the fact that it exists.

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80 / 100
Apr 13, 2022

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition does an excellent job of presenting to a new audience a period in Square Enix history that many may have forgotten. It achieves this by including two fantastic games in one package. However, there is little doubt that it might have been better as a remaster.

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Wait for Sale
Apr 13, 2022

As it is now, Chrono Cross: Radical Dreamers Edition isn’t the ideal way of playing Chrono Cross, but it’s the best one we have. And with the aforementioned patch(es), it’ll be easy to recommend, even more so due it being the only official way to play Radical Dreamers, for as much of a letdown as it might end up being to fans who had yet to play it.

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