Chrono Trigger screenshot of a boss attack from the PC version

The classic RPG Chrono Trigger finally made its way to PC and Steam this February 27th. While this should've been a joyous occasion for any RPG fan, the merriment quickly evaporated when players realized that the original's sprites and background artwork were significantly altered, while the PC version itself was initially riddled with annoying technical problems.

Thankfully, today's update has now fixed the visual problem in the best way possible - by adding an option to change the character sprites and background graphics to be more in-line with the original style of Chrono Trigger. Choosing this option does mean you'll lose a little bit of detail as the characters will become noticeably more pixelated, but the visuals will be a lot more authentic which is something a good chunk of fans were clamoring for.

If you're wondering what exactly is the difference between the two modes, allow me to give you a small example. The first image is from the current version, while the second one is from the newly added "Original" graphics mode. The difference is much larger when the characters are in motion, but this should still give you a bit of an idea of what to expect:

Standard visuals from Chrono Trigger on the PC 

Original visuals on the PC version of Chrono Trigger

The update has also changed the font to give it a more "classic" look, as well as adjusted a variety of issues with the text throughout the whole game. As for the future, you can expect to see the UI tweaked for PC play, as well as an option to seamlessly swap between a UI optimized for controllers and one optimized for a mouse & keyboard combo. I can only hope this will also bring with it a visual overhaul of the UI since the on the PC version is quite frankly ugly.

You can learn a little bit more about Chrono Trigger, and keep an eye on any future updates, by heading over to Steam.

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