Did I get spoiled from a big plot point? (SPOILERS)

#1 Edited by Tonyyj (141 posts) -

I've never had a chance to play through Chrono Trigger during my childhood and I regret it. I've decided I want to purchase it from PSN and possibly play through this holiday but I'm afraid I may have been spoiled (I'm a stickler for spoilers).

Since it is such an old game, I've seen mention of it in countless places including one plot detail which is that you spend the majority of the game believing Magus (Magnus?) to be the final boss but it is actually revealed to be Lavos.

Is this supposed to be the big twist in the story? If so, would it still be worth it to play through the game taking into consideration my hate for spoilers?

***PLEASE DON'T POST OTHER SPOILERS***

#2 Edited by MasturbatingestBear (1188 posts) -

This is not actually the case. You do not spend that much in game time fighting Magus. While the plot point is true, the party realizes the threat that Lavos poses as early as this most recent episode of the Endurance Run. While Magus is portrayed as being able to really mess shit up, not on a scale of what the party has seen from Lavos (destroying the world).

So, while the villain thing is true, that is not much of a spoiler and will be revealed for you soon enough.

Also, keep playing through the game. That is not even close to how insane the story gets. Also you would do well to avoid the Chrono Trigger wiki page here, and the character specific pages too. There are of key plot points written on those.

#3 Posted by dudeglove (7688 posts) -

There are a lot of antagonists in the game in each time period, Magus just happens to be one of them.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36062 posts) -

Rosebud was his sled.

Sephiroth kills Aeris.

Snape kills Dumbledore.

#5 Posted by TechHits (1370 posts) -

spoilers Frog was the bad guy all along.

#6 Posted by crusader8463 (14414 posts) -

The joy of that game to me was discovering all the characters along the way and the journey. As far as the ending goes, you can see the writing on the wall a long ways off so keep at it.

#7 Posted by Zzzleepy (162 posts) -

@TechHits said:

spoilers Frog was the bad guy all along.

Who is this Frog you speak of? Related to Brog, perhaps?

#8 Posted by mosespippy (4044 posts) -

I played the game for maybe 6 or 7 hours a couple years back before getting bored and even I played enough to know Lavos was the main dude.

#9 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1188 posts) -

Yeah, if you are at the point in the game where Ryan and Patrick are, you're pretty close to fighting Magus soon anyways. Not minutes close, but hours.

#10 Posted by Tonyyj (141 posts) -

@MasturbatingestBear: Alright thanks, I'll keep to it. I haven't been watching the endurance run, don't plan to until I either finish or give up :P

#11 Posted by CornBREDX (4836 posts) -

Nah. There's other stuff. This game is kind of all over the place haha

#12 Posted by Sinkwater (513 posts) -

I would also avoid reading any more posts in this thread because it's totally troll bait.

#13 Posted by TechHits (1370 posts) -

@Zzzleepy said:

@TechHits said:

spoilers Frog was the bad guy all along.

Who is this Frog you speak of? Related to Brog, perhaps?

Spoilers Brog is Frog, and the bad dude all along.

#14 Posted by Vashyron (198 posts) -

@MasturbatingestBear said:

Yeah, if you are at the point in the game where Ryan and Patrick are, you're pretty close to fighting Magus soon anyways. Not minutes close, but hours.

Well, maybe several hours. Especially if you are like Ryan and Patrick where you don't read stuff or remember what people said and end up going to 65 Million BC cause there are dinosaurs.

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