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Tell me about it! i went into GameStop on black friday after getting some cheap dvds. asked about CTDS and he's like oh and heres a cd too!

so i got the preorder perk without the 5 bucks upfront. woot.

Yeah that happens a lot at GameStop (where I work). They almost always send us more copies of the preorder bonus than we have preorders for, so we end up with extras. Unless it's an epic release (Gears 2, WoW, etc.) we'll usually have extras, but the employee might easily forget about it. If you are buying new releases from GameStop, it never hurts to ask if they still have any preorder bonuses left.

I got a CD, for example, even though I haven't bought the game (...yet?). Let me tell you, the CD is awesome, but painfully short. It's like finding a great free sample of porn online. It's enough to get you to blow your load, but you know there's gotta be a much better and longer version of it somewhere...

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Haa haa, those wacky guys at Gamestop.

http://www.gamestop.com/ds

In case it's down by the time you read this, here's the description.

Chrono Trigger

Upon further review, we've discovered that Chrono Trigger does not have a level that allows you to travel back to 1982 to throw a football over some mountains and win the state championship. You'll spend most of the game traveling through time, fighting evil bosses and trying to save the planet's future, probably by preventing Sarah Connor from giving birth to Marty McFly.

Wow. I knew working there made you crazy, but that's just funny.

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Spoilers warning, not that it should be necessary, but apparently some people still haven't played this game. Shame on you, no more spoilers warning after this. There's a goddamn statute of limitations on this kind of thing.

Not having a quarter of the screen taken up by lots of menu stuff helps a lot. And the map screen is slightly useful if not interesting to see things you might miss first; like in Ozzie's Fortress, there's a secret tunnel. If you haven't played it before/a lot time, you might miss it and pass up a lot of very good items for Magus.

Also, if you do the first extra dungeon, you can get a lot of the higher power items earlier. Once Chrono dies, you can access the Lost Sanctum, which will give you loads of cash, lots of items, and plenty of experience. It will make the next few quests, like reviving Chrono and the side-quests, a lot easier.

As for the other new quest, you can only access it once you complete the game once, and go into New Game+. It doesn't sound too bad from what I've read.

Now, has anyone really tried the Arena yet?

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As for the other new quest, you can only access it once you complete the game once, and go into New Game+. It doesn't sound too bad from what I've read.

Actually, you don't have to go into NG+ to access the Dimensional Vortex. Instead of starting NG+ you can just continue your save, the portals will still be there, and once you beat new ending you can save and then start your NG+.

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As long as the statute of limitations on spoilers has passed, did anyone else think the Lost Sanctum was incredibly tedious? I lost track of how many times I went up and down that damn mountain. I actually started to use the FAQ towards the end because I was tired of going up thinking that was what I had to do next, only to find I missed a step. The Dimensional Vortex was very cool though and I even almost died on the first boss I fought there, which was refreshing for Chrono Trigger. :)

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Because it wouldn't match up with Chrono Cross, so then they'd have to re-release that game with a fresh new translation, and from what I remember, translating that game was hell.

Giving each character their unique accent in CC wasn't actually done with direct translation (they used an algorithim to generate accents for each character), it probably wasn't as terrible as it could have been. Still, a lot of dialogue though!

As long as the statute of limitations on spoilers has passed, did anyone else think the Lost Sanctum was incredibly tedious? I lost track of how many times I went up and down that damn mountain. I actually started to use the FAQ towards the end because I was tired of going up thinking that was what I had to do next, only to find I missed a step. The Dimensional Vortex was very cool though and I even almost died on the first boss I fought there, which was refreshing for Chrono Trigger. :)

The mountain was incredibly tedious. Other parts of the Lost Sanctum were bearable though. The Dimensional Vortex portions were very cool when they were exploring additions to the plot: I would have liked to see events from Schala's point of view -- continuing as if the camera never cut off from the Ocean Palace.

Either that or seeing the development of the El Nido Triangle would have really sealed the deal. As is, the extra parts are fun, but generate more questions than answers. I'm hoping for a re-release of CC to address some of these issues (could the DS handle it given improvements to compression etc.?)

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Either that or seeing the development of the El Nido Triangle would have really sealed the deal. As is, the extra parts are fun, but generate more questions than answers. I'm hoping for a re-release of CC to address some of these issues (could the DS handle it given improvements to compression etc.?)

Wasn't the El Nido Triangle created by Fate? Maybe I'm forgetting something, but I thought Chronopolis was built on some random island, and Fate did the rest.

As for a port to DS, the DS couldn't handle it as well as the PSX because of the size of the videos. If they cut all the FMVs, they could possibly squeeze everything onto the DS. More likely, they'd remake it for the PSP.

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