Reverse Design: Chrono Trigger

1st Edition

Patrick Holleman

CRC Press
Published September 13, 2018
Reference - 90 Pages - 100 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138323735 - CAT# K392105

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Summary

The Reverse Design series looks at all of the design decisions that went into classic video games. This is the second installment in the Reverse Design series, looking at Chrono Trigger. Written in a readable format, it is broken down into four sections examining some of the most important topics to the game:

  1. Analyzes how the designers use gameplay to preserve and embellish the surprises in the plot
  2. Explains how Chrono Trigger is really two different games: the Tragedy of the Entity and the Comedy of the Sages.
  3. Highlights how the two games differ in terms of tone, linearity, player choice and in the pacing of their content.

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