The boss battles are challenging but fair and random encounters aren’t so numerous that the game becomes tedious. Chrono Trigger is just about a perfect RPG.
Its one thing for combat to be difficult but if you beat one monster and fight the same kind of monster and its a chore, something’s wrong there.
While its expected that you’ll need strategy in battle, this adds another degree of difficulty and forces players to make well-rounded teams and clans.
Personally, I feel that Nintendo should give Quest 64 another shot and reboot it. Today’s developers could definitely do a good job with the title. As it stands though, this isn’t a game that is recommended playing if you could find it.
Paladin’s Quest got some love in Japan but overseas was a different story. If you love or even like RPGs, you might find it a worth your time for difficulty’s sake.