Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
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A seemingly novel time-travel mechanic shows depth in this engrossing 3DS enhanced port of a Nintendo DS RPG.
With Chronology, Atlus has finally made good on the promise inherent in the original Historia. Then, the company threw in several hours of new material for good measure. The fact that Chronology's bonus additions divide out into one about story and one about combat reinforces the remake team's understanding of the game's underlying duality.
With the new timeline and improvements, this is the best way to experience this unforgettable game. It will have you laughing, crying, and thinking about it long after you complete Stocke's journey. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology isn't just the true successor to Chrono Trigger; it's one of the greatest JRPG's ever made.
I'm happy Altus is doing what it can to get more people to try out Radiant Historia because the game absolutely holds up and remains a pinnacle of original JRPG storytelling. Perfect Chronology is easy to recommend if you didn't play the original but it doesn't do nearly enough to make the argument for a return trip to Vainqueur.
The ultimate version of one of the most unique JRPGs in recent memory, finally edited in Europe. If language is not a barrier, and you like (or feel attracted to) the genre, then Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is a must have. A true gem.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is a great package for people who never played the original and are looking for a great RPG but it doesn't offer enough good new content for people who played the original on the DS.
To those unfamiliar with this hidden gem, Perfect Chronology represents a new chapter in your very own White Chronicle where you can return to the past with all your new experiences and finally learn that Radiant Historia is one the best JRPGs you've never played.
_________________________ “Truly, the developers took inspiration from the finest, and somehow didn't just deliver a carbon copy of the originals, but something that transcends them in many ways.
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is a great porting, respectful of the original production. A game that any J-RPG lover should not miss for any reasons.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Radiant Historia': Perfect Chronology isn't as perfect as we expected, but is still an excellent opportunity to test a game which was never officialy released in Europe in a enhanced version. We would have enjoyed a more significant technical progress, and a french translation for this title who has a very developped story. These few minors flaws should not prevent the 3DS owners from playing a gold standard in japanese role-playing game.
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