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