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2-7-12: "Hey Serge..." by Robaato 2-7-12: "Hey Serge..." by Robaato
Day 7: SatelliteSoda February Draw-A-Day. CHRONO CROSS.

Okay, I'm not crazy about Cross. A lot of people gonna hate me for this, but...

First off, in my opinion, it didn't hold a candle to it's predecessor, Chrono Trigger in a lot of ways. TOO many characters! There was hardly any character development in the game for you to grow an association with the characters other than the main ones.

Another reason I personally feel is that though the battle system was unique, it still wasn't as exciting as Trigger's Dual/Triple tech system. 1 character usually owned 1 or two techs each. Some of them doubled, making it kinda stale. I was much more content with 6-7 party members with their own arsenal of duals and triples.

Lastly, for them to even keep the same prefix on the title, it broke a LOT of canonical ties with Trigger. Not gonna spoil it for anyone who have never played it, but yeah... Lots of plot holes when linking to Trigger. I also thought that only having one alternate dimension isn't really "time-traveling" when Trigger had multiple eras and periods and all affected each other. Trigger is still definitely the "Time-traveling RPG" to this day to me.

Other than that, Mitsuda's bossin' soundtrack and the overall game was actually good. Just not a good "Chrono" title in my honest opinion.

TOOLS: SketchbookPro2011/PhotoshopCS4/Cintiq21UX
MUSIC: Chrono Cross OST - Yasunori Mitsuda
TIME: 1 Hr. 40 Mins.
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:iconfinalknight0x3:
These are some great RPG scenes
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:iconsir-chelo:
merecía llevarse al ANIME.
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:iconemiyaforjadehierro:
I agree with you. Chrono Cross had too many changes from its predecessor and does not feel like a sequel. And the last 10 minutes really ruined the game, I mean the part on the beach where you can talk with Chrono, Lucca and Marle. Where reveal like seven plot twists including the oldest cliche of all, the antagonist turns out to be your father.
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:iconcragnous:
Chrono Cross was more about crossing to another dimension rather than time travelling, hence the Cross. However I completely agree with you, Chrono Cross is a very poor sequel but it's actually a great game. About half way into the game I was hating this game so such for what is was doing to CT's canon but then I said to myself: "This game is like a FF game, it's not a sequel to CT" and bam!! I started enjoying the game like crazy.

Plan this game like if it was it's own game and not a sequel. This a great game with some little easter eggs from CT. Heck kinda like the new JJ Abrams Star Trek, it spits the Strar Trek lore and technology but it's a great space movie.
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:iconzzzzxx:
Why her nose looks like a tomato
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UmbrellaSpecter Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
YAY! Chrono Cross! The most confusing story/plot I have ever played in a game EVER! Or maybe it was because I was young when I played it...I should attempt it again to see if it will actually make sense to me.

Trigger wasn't nearly as confusing if I recall....
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:icondatrain:
or maybe you all just like trigger better because it came out first :( oh well doesnt matter i like both and im happy with my purchase!!
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Robaato Mar 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, not really, I just felt Cross didn't hold up to being a "Chrono" game. If it was titled differently, it would've been regarded highly by Trigger fans as well, but I personally feel it didn't up itself beyond Trigger's level. It's still a very good RPG though!
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Imass21 Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
looks alot better than my failed attempt. Im gonna try to make a fake screen cap again real soon.
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:iconherpderp12345:
is that a fan anime?
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