[–] BlueDrache 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is because SquareEnix did a C&D on the unauthorized, fan-sourced Chrono Trigger redux project 5 years ago.

It was looking more beautiful than this one.

[–] Plavonica 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Why don't more people simply complete it in secret and find that it just accidentally "leaked" or was "hacked" from them?

[–] Caesarkid1 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Risk vs reward,

[–] DoomMantia 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Fuck copyright. Copyright is cancer.

[–] muffalettadiver 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

How do we fight and win against copyright? What changes without it? Can we kill it?

[–] jackofdiamonds 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Honestly, they should have just kept working on it. C&Ds affect companies. People are way too afraid of them. Do what you want. Leak the results from Tor. There's no way in hell they can ever prove you made it, and even if they can, as long as you aren't profiting from it, what the hell are they going to take from you?

[–] BlueDrache 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Pain/suffering and punitive damages.

[–] Grospoliner 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

Tor is Fed honey pot.

[–] Bindlestiff 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

two. there were TWO independent teams working on their own remakes, with slightly different (but amazing) 3d graphics in the unreal 2k3 engine. fucking assholes at square killed them both and my jimmies are still rustled.

[–] TheAngryImperialist 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

Am I the only one that prefers the original graphics? The different pixel colours give the impression of shape and depth, the new version just looks like blurry yellow shit to me.

[–] Firevine 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

You are not alone. I love the old graphics, and pixel graphics in particular. Most modern games look very muddy with muted colors to me, but pixel graphics games tend to use more vivid colors from what I've seen. Cave Story, Stardew Valley, etc all look great.

[–] SCRoberts1987 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

The new version is a port from a mobile port. With that information, is it any wonder it looks like hot garbage?

[–] BlueDrache 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And the fan-made redux was being crafted with love and looked fucking amazing ... God bless corporatism, eh?

[–] Zaqwert 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The original is much better. The Steam version is the port of their MOBILE version which is severely comprised.

[–] BlueDrache 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Buy the game and then refund it after you post the downvote review stating this fact. It's that simple. Also include that the corporation had a fanbase WILLING to make a redux ... FOR FREE ... that looked a billion times better.

[–] Naught405 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

lol wat they both look incredibly blurry and blobby, like a nearly random jumble of pixels

[–] BlueDrache 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

lol wat they both look incredibly blurry and blobby, like a nearly random jumble of pixels

Hey guys ... found the 13 year old that never played SNES on a CRT television.

[–] Retron 3 points 9 points (+12|-3) ago 

SquareEnix is such trash these days.

[–] Fun_Crusher_XL 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Them and Capcom.

[–] Wahaha 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

And Konami.

[–] TheTrigger 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

No shit, eh. All the people running these Japanese gaming companies need to line themselves up for a nice seppuku ceremony.

[–] Schreiber 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

As if western gaming companies are actually better.

EA, Ubishit, etc executives need to line up to the firing squad as well.

[–] zak_the_mac 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Those graphics are actually identical. The lower, smoother one is just a filter effect applied to the top one. There is no new art in it.

[–] AnTi90d 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Yeah.. I'll just stick to my SNES emulator.. because it already has filters that make the old graphics look cleaner on new style monitors.

This also reminds me that I'm like 15 games behind. I have a pile of SNES JP game fan-translations that I patched from romhacking.net.. along with several PS1 translations.

[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

how do you get the translations? i'm eager to play games that never left japan but in english

[–] Gowdy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Does it really need 4gigs or is this just exaggeration? You can play csgo cleanly around 300fps w/ less than 4 gigs. That game is properly optimized and will run on a toaster.

[–] Alopix 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

A lot of of these "HD remasters" are actually a fucking emulator(sometimes the same open source one you might download yourself) with basically an official romhack as the only rom

Since it's virtualized it runs like shit compared to how it might otherwise run

[–] qotile 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

You can emulate SNES games on a broken toaster though

[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

More than likely that was the smallest machine they ran it on in testing so they went with it. Testing can be verified expensive if you do it right so few places do. With very few machines running under 4 GB now they probably just dropped anything less than that from testing.

[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Mummy wouldnt buy them a new puter for their game so they had to professionally review it in secret on the computers in the school library.

[–] Chiefpacman 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Probably not. Those minimum requirements are meaningless.

But hopefully anyone using a pc for gaming has atleast 4 gigs of ram.

[–] 6gorillion 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It seems like ram is rarely the bottleneck though. Whenever I get one of those system monitor doohickeys, I have one in both linux and windows 7, it never shows the ram ever using more than 3 ish gigs, even with a high end game and a web browser open. I have 16, and feel like I should have just got 8 cause you can't even use 16.

[–] speedisavirus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I mean, what's the minimum requirement for Windows. I'd be surprised if you could realistically use Windows as a desktop computer without 4GB of ram.

[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You can, but it better be something like Windows 7. 10 is kind of useable with that little RAM but you better have an SSD (or high speed USB just for swap) to help it run or it is garbage.

[–] slwsnowman40 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I've got 8GB of RAM and when not gaming it is using almost 4GB. I'm running Win10 and have as much extra crap stopped as possible.

[–] Chiefpacman 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The real difference is $120 for the cartridge or $15 on steam.

Granted there are apparently some issues with the suprise steam launch right now, so I guess hold off for now

[–] Wahaha 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

More like $0 for a ROM,..

[–] Chiefpacman 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Or you could do that. Some people hate the idea of ROMs though. The kind of people still interested in chrono trigger, probably aren’t interested in an emulation.

[–] Titus-of-Voat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

exactly. I have no idea why anyone would pay for this. Use ZSNES and have every SNES title. The complete library takes up 1.2GB. Crono Trigger, Zelda, Street Fighter, whatever, they all work.

[–] aria_taint 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Absolute sloppy programing is the problem. Back then hardware was not cheap and they really had to code very tightly to make a game work on that hardware. Now, hardware is cheap so you can be sloppy in coding and just say "well, you need 4gb video ram, 4 gb of system ram and 56 gig free disk space to run this game".

[–] J_Darnley 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

Wow. Both the SNES and the Steam version suffer from horrible jpeg artifacts.

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