9. Chrono Trigger/Break
The Chrono series burned oh so brightly, but it didn’t last all that long. With Trigger in ‘95 and Cross in ‘99, Chrono put out two of the ‘90s best games. A third instalment, Chrono Break was slated for 2001, but news about the game never materialised.
By 2003, the trademark for Chrono Break was dropped and the series died a muted death. It had masses of potential and was ahead of its time in many ways, so for it to end so limply is a huge shame.
Chrono Trigger is Square Enix’s 12th biggest selling game ever, so there’s certainly a fanbase for it. Final Fantasy, another Square Enoch property, has had several of its best games remade recently, so there’s definite precedent to bring the old favourites back out.
Speaking of Final Fantasy, its creator Hironobu Sakaguchi also created the Chrono series, along with Dragon Quest developers Yuji Horii and Akira Toriyama. With a team like that, it’s easy to see why it was such a hit.
Horii and Toriyama have since collaborated on Blue Dragon, which they feel is the spiritual successor to Chrono, meaning they may not be willing to reassemble the dream team if Chrono comes knocking.