#1 Edited by Chris2KLee (2336 posts) -

Man, they have totally given up on original IP's huh?
 
 http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/06/obsidian-would-like-to-work-on-chrono-trigger/
 
What's your say? To be honest 5 years ago I would have been very interested, but the last few releases from the company have not exactly set my confidence high in them. The ideas are there, but the technology seem to always be the stumbling point for them.

#2 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -

They would be better off porting the original one to iphone or something.

#3 Edited by Crono11 (1650 posts) -

I don't even know if I want a sequel for it anymore....That's a lie, I do want one.  
 
But not from them.
#4 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

...they mean Chrono Cross?

#5 Posted by Yummylee (21672 posts) -

I imagine the reaction to Alpha Protocol didn't fill them with much confidence.

#6 Posted by Jimbo (9815 posts) -

Maybe they should try and concentrate on Fallout Vegas.  I have a feeling that game could make or break them - actually, it's more like 'break or not break them'.

#7 Posted by FireSketch (827 posts) -
@Jimbo: I'm sure Vegas will be fine. They seem to have no problem with the writing, they stumble on... everything else. Fortunately Bethesda has done that for them. d:
#8 Posted by Chris2KLee (2336 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" ...they mean Chrono Cross? "
Chrono Cross was great, a really overlooked game. I'd love a third game in the series, but I'm not really sure this is the best fit. If they said "Chrono Trigger Sequel coming from Bioware" I'd be high fiving everyone I see on the street all day.
#9 Posted by Clinkz (1118 posts) -

Don't touch the best jrpg series out there Obsidian. You'll only disappoint me.

#10 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

You can tell those guys to fuck right off.  I might trust the development of a new Chrono Trigger if you were willing to get Nintendo, Naughty Dog, the entirety of Square Enix, Bethesda and Rockstar and managed by God...
 
It's great that they love the game, but it's hard to think of a worse developer to consider making a sequel.

#11 Posted by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

Makes sense. They can make an original game themselves that's any good, so why start now?
#12 Posted by Nasar7 (2687 posts) -

Kindly stay the fuck away from my Chrono Trigger/Cross, Obsidian.

#13 Edited by ZmillA (2271 posts) -

obsidian doing an iteration of any existing JRPG franchinse LOL

#14 Posted by C2C (855 posts) -

Do I want a sequel? yes. From Obsidian? No. From Square-Enix? No. 

#15 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -
#16 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4973 posts) -

Aw heeeeeeell naaaawwwww.

#17 Posted by RaceKickfist (218 posts) -

I say they can have at it. I dont think theres anyway them making a sequel is going to make the original less awesome or something. If Square's not going to do it, why not let someone else roll the dice and see what happens?  
 
I loved cross by the way. In fact, re-making THAT one with more western rpg elements might work better. Plus for the fanboys it leaves the untouchable on its pedestal.

#18 Posted by Gnubberen (770 posts) -

The first thing I though was "What?"
The next thing was "......What?"

#19 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

I liked Chrono Cross too, although I felt that it was only loosely tied with Chrono Trigger.

#20 Posted by Chris2KLee (2336 posts) -
@RaceKickfist said:
" I say they can have at it. I dont think theres anyway them making a sequel is going to make the original less awesome or something. If Square's not going to do it, why not let someone else roll the dice and see what happens?   I loved cross by the way. In fact, re-making THAT one with more western rpg elements might work better. Plus for the fanboys it leaves the untouchable on its pedestal. "
I doubt it would be a remake, Obsidian isn't lacking in ideas just technical know how (or something). Maybe a 3DS title? It would probably lower costs a bit, and minimize risks. I'm a pretty diehard Chrono fan and would love a new game. But if Obsidian is digging up the past, where's my Planescape sequel? They should be on the phone with Wizards of the Coast.
#21 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1667 posts) -

Please god no

#22 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

I do wonder how they would fuck that up sadly :/

#23 Posted by Deathpooky (1403 posts) -

I'll be honest, an open-world RPG with different time periods that you traveled between where events affected could change the future sounds really cool.  Think Ocarina of Time meets Oblivion.
 
But get the fuck away from Chrono Trigger and just make that game on your own.  Call it Fallout 4D.  But don't call it Chrono _____.

#24 Posted by RaceKickfist (218 posts) -
@Chris2KLee said:
" @RaceKickfist said:
" I say they can have at it. I dont think theres anyway them making a sequel is going to make the original less awesome or something. If Square's not going to do it, why not let someone else roll the dice and see what happens?   I loved cross by the way. In fact, re-making THAT one with more western rpg elements might work better. Plus for the fanboys it leaves the untouchable on its pedestal. "
I doubt it would be a remake, Obsidian isn't lacking in ideas just technical know how (or something). Maybe a 3DS title? It would probably lower costs a bit, and minimize risks. I'm a pretty diehard Chrono fan and would love a new game. But if Obsidian is digging up the past, where's my Planescape sequel? They should be on the phone with Wizards of the Coast. "
oh wow, no kidding! a return to planescape is far overdue. and way less controversial for them.  
 
also, didn't mean 're-make' in my original reply. i meant sequel. mah brain went *pfrt*
#25 Posted by Chris2KLee (2336 posts) -
@Venatio said:

" I do wonder how they would fuck that up sadly :/ "

Given their history? Unfinished story elements, characters and locations. Buggy gameplay would probably be on the list to I guess. I'm sure a certain Mr.Rorie would know a little better about where the breakdown happens at Obsidian, but I doubt he will be chiming in :)
#26 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

NEVER.
 
 
If there's going to be a new Chrono game, it's going be made by Square Soft.
Soft, not ENIX.

#27 Posted by General_D23 (1201 posts) -

 
Can't we just leave some franchises in the past where they belong? No?

#28 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -
@Chris2KLee said:
" @RaceKickfist said:
" I say they can have at it. I dont think theres anyway them making a sequel is going to make the original less awesome or something. If Square's not going to do it, why not let someone else roll the dice and see what happens?   I loved cross by the way. In fact, re-making THAT one with more western rpg elements might work better. Plus for the fanboys it leaves the untouchable on its pedestal. "
I doubt it would be a remake, Obsidian isn't lacking in ideas just technical know how (or something). Maybe a 3DS title? It would probably lower costs a bit, and minimize risks. I'm a pretty diehard Chrono fan and would love a new game. But if Obsidian is digging up the past, where's my Planescape sequel? They should be on the phone with Wizards of the Coast. "
Obsidian is lacking in the ability to finish a game, unfortunately.
#29 Posted by Chris2KLee (2336 posts) -
@Xtrememuffinman said:
" NEVER.   If there's going to be a new Chrono game, it's going be made by Square Soft. Soft, not ENIX. "
The sad part is, it's been the Enix franchises that have been doing better in my opinion. The last few Dragon Quests on DS have been fun as hell, and done gangbusters (at least in Japan). From what I played of DQ9, that is gonna be a hell of a title.
 
I say just have Obsidian make Dungeon Siege more of a JRPG to see how that goes. I never got much personality out of the series, maybe some overly angsty and quaffed heroes will make it more interesting.
#30 Posted by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -
@Xtrememuffinman:
Yes! We need to find a black hole to the past, and travel through time in order to convince them to make a sequel sometime before merging with Enix, so sometime in the ps1 era... wait a second...
#31 Posted by auspiciousqueue (1298 posts) -

Why God Why?!

#32 Posted by Chaser324 (6556 posts) -

I'm not sure if I would be cool with Obsidian making a Chrono sequel, but I would love to see someone like Level 5 work on one.

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#33 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Wait, why does a WRPG company want to do a sequel to a JRPG already with a sequel? None of this makes sense!

#34 Posted by Chris2KLee (2336 posts) -
@Chaser324 said:
" I'm not sure if I would be cool with Obsidian making a Chrono sequel, but I would love to see someone like Level 5 work on one. "
Now there's an idea. The two companies already have a good history.
#35 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

Uh, I want this more than anything, but not by the makers of Alpha Protocol. No. NO.

#36 Posted by Marz (5653 posts) -

I'd rather see a cartoon anime series of the game from Akira Toriyama that's not just an OVA.

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#37 Posted by Rockdalf (1290 posts) -

Where would they even begin?  Chrono Trigger isn't really set up well for a sequel imo, and anything loosely based on the franchise could be summed up by a unique ip.
 
So, I'd rather not.

#38 Edited by endaround (2146 posts) -

People need to calm down.  It was a joke question about which franchise they would like to do if they had complete choice over any SE property.  Its a spur of the moment answer.  Its not some company statement nor is it in the works.

#39 Posted by Chris2KLee (2336 posts) -
@endaround said:
" People need to calm down.  It was a joke question about which franchise they would like to do if they had complete choice.  Its a spur of the moment answer.  Its not some company statement nor is it in the works. "
Oh I doubt it's going to happen. It's just an interesting statement by company that has a rough history of making sequels for other companies. Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana are two of my favorite Square series that i doubt we'll ever see a proper follow up to, at least anytime soon.