Going to be playing Chrono Trigger for the first time. Advise?

#1 Edited by mpdebo (83 posts) -

So I have just bought Chrono Trigger for the DS for Amazon, it will be arriving in a few days. This will be my first time ever playing this game and I am looking for advice on how to best enjoy it (such as tips or warnings of cheap parts).  
 
Please no story spoilers (I already know Aerith dies)

#2 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Robo is the best party member, his dual tech with Chrono completely wrecks shit and has unlimited range.
 
Also just don't make any stupid choices and you'll get the best ending easily.

#3 Posted by BeachThunder (12268 posts) -
@LordXavierBritish said:
Robo is the best party member, his dual tech with Chrono completely wrecks shit and has unlimited range.  Also just don't make any stupid choices and you'll get the best ending easily.
Aren't endings just based on when you beat the final boss? Or am I mistaken?
 
Also, I can't think of much advice, really; just play it. Setting it to DS mode is probably a good idea though, that way, the interface uses the DS's touch screen capabilities.
#4 Posted by dungbootle (2458 posts) -

Dude just play it

#5 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
@LordXavierBritish said:
Robo is the best party member, his dual tech with Chrono completely wrecks shit and has unlimited range.  Also just don't make any stupid choices and you'll get the best ending easily.
Aren't endings just based on when you beat the final boss? Or am I mistaken?  Also, I can't think of much advice, really; just play it. Setting it to DS mode is probably a good idea though, that way, the interface uses the DS's touch screen capabilities.

#6 Posted by Demon_Sandwich (113 posts) -

I agree the play the damn game. go with what you know and percieve. dont read a guide. play like its the 90s

#7 Posted by mpdebo (83 posts) -
@dungbootle: Don't worry, I will be playing it as soon as it comes in. I am just really excited and looking for ways to possibly make my experience better. 
#8 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2390 posts) -

If you ever get a choice to moving on with the story and fighting the final boss keep going until the final boss is the last thing you can do.

#9 Posted by Sourceguru (17 posts) -
@Oscar__Explosion said:

If you ever get a choice to moving on with the story and fighting the final boss keep going until the final boss is the last thing you can do.

I second this. 
#10 Edited by StarvingGamer (8456 posts) -

Any time you see a special looking treasure chest (I think they're black?) don't open it unless it's had the time to mature.

Oh and Slurp+Kiss is brokenly good.

#11 Posted by DonChipotle (2802 posts) -

There will come a moment where you get to have a duel with someone. Do not duel them.

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#12 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2477 posts) -

Listen closely and try to keep track of who and what is where in each timeline, the game will eventually stop guiding you where you need to be.

#13 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

@VelvetLore04 said:

There will come a moment where you get to have a duel with someone. Do not duel them.

F-that. First time I played through the game, I dueled that sonofabitch and it was damn satisfying.

#14 Posted by DonChipotle (2802 posts) -

@Mesoian said:

@VelvetLore04 said:

There will come a moment where you get to have a duel with someone. Do not duel them.

F-that. First time I played through the game, I dueled that sonofabitch and it was damn satisfying.

Dude is super useful and when you use the Rubble exploit on the Mountain of Woe dude becomes god damn amazing

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#15 Posted by EvilAshe (49 posts) -

Always keep Lucca in your party. Not because she's the most powerful character or anything, but just because she's freakin' awesome.

Also my memorys a bit iffy on this, but most triple-techs are worthless.

#16 Posted by believer258 (12070 posts) -

A bit of an accident on my part. There's one part early on, right when you (very literally) go into the castle that the princess is in (read: hidden underground castle) that I got stuck on. I wound up wandering around, killing and killing and killing enemies. I literally leveled up two or three times and got tons and tons of currency and other junk, and thus far I'm a little bit ahead of almost everything I've fought in terms of experience and I've managed my money and supplies well enough to have over 50 health potions and stuff. It's been a while, I need to pick it back up, and I forgot what those health potions are called.

What I'm suggesting is a good bit of grinding early on so that the rest of the game will go smoothly. I did and I'm having a blast. It definitely isn't necessary, though.

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