History VideoGame / ChronoCross

21st Mar '18 8:01:47 AM theknack101
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** It's also lighter and softer than ''VideoGame/RadicalDreamers'', which it is based off of/an expansion of. In Radical Dreamers, there is an AfterTheEnd feeling to Viper Manor, a run down mansion filled with monsters and death traps. Within, we learn that the Dragoons were betrayed and murdered by Lynx, leaving Riddle stuck in captivity and a man who looks suspiciously like Radius trapped in the dungeon, with the man clearly having gone insane with guilt. In Chrono Cross, the manor is just an active military outpost for the Dragoons, who are perfectly alive and well. The mission to get inside is less horror filled and more adventurous; and the traps you do have to deal with are less lethal and horrifying.
26th Feb '18 4:57:15 PM nombretomado
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* InterdimensionalTravelDevice: The Astral Amulet that Kid gives you early in the game, but it can only be used on Opassa Beach. Serge uses Kid's Astral Amulet to travel between his world and the other world which was created 10 years ago due to a universal split where Serge is alive in one universe and dead in the other. See SchrodingersCat.

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* InterdimensionalTravelDevice: The Astral Amulet that Kid gives you early in the game, but it can only be used on Opassa Beach. Serge uses Kid's Astral Amulet to travel between his world and the other world which was created 10 years ago due to a universal split where Serge is alive in one universe and dead in the other. See SchrodingersCat.UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat.
19th Feb '18 3:56:13 PM DecisiveShark
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* LavaIsBoilingKoolAid: A rather dangerous use of the trope in Mt. Pyre, where walking over lava without first using the "Ice Breath" causes the party's HP to silently drop to 1. Thing is, the game simply places a water layer over a brightly-lit path on the map. Due to the game's sometimes extensive use of bloom effects on its environments, new players may easily mistake what the game explicitly refers to as lava for actual, ordinary water.
17th Jan '18 3:59:44 PM BrendanRizzo
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** Nikki, [[spoiler:Fargo]] is your father. And [[spoiler:Marcy]] is your sister, as well. Such varied career paths in one family!

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** Nikki, [[spoiler:Fargo]] is your father. And [[spoiler:Marcy]] is your sister, as well. And [[spoiler:Irenes]] is your aunt. Such varied career paths in one family!
22nd Dec '17 8:24:52 PM nombretomado
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22nd Dec '17 8:04:24 PM nombretomado
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Repeatedly. Serge ''[[TropeNamer named the item]]'' on TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Repeatedly. Serge ''[[TropeNamer named the item]]'' on TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches.Website/TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches.
14th Dec '17 7:19:54 PM MagBas
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* ChangingOfTheGuard: ''Chrono Cross'' leaves the main characters from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' mostly out of the picture in favor of focusing on an entirely new cast not directly related to anything that happened in ''Chrono Trigger''. This bothered a lot of ''Trigger'' fans not only for [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks the obvious reasons]], but because ''Cross''[='s=] backstory involves events that would presumably involve ''Trigger''[='s=] characters, but neglects to mention their ultimate fate -- leaving many fans to conclude that the ''Trigger'' cast was ''[[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome killed]]''.

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* ChangingOfTheGuard: ''Chrono Cross'' leaves the main characters from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' mostly out of the picture in favor of focusing on an entirely new cast not directly related to anything that happened in ''Chrono Trigger''. This bothered a lot of ''Trigger'' fans not only for [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks the obvious reasons]], but because ''Cross''[='s=] backstory involves events that would presumably involve ''Trigger''[='s=] characters, but neglects to mention their ultimate fate -- leaving many fans to conclude that the ''Trigger'' cast was ''[[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome killed]]''.



* CultSoundtrack: The game itself is divisive, but the soundtrack is regarded by almost all who hear it as one of the best in the history of video games.

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* CultSoundtrack: The game itself is divisive, but the soundtrack is regarded by almost all who hear it as one of the best in the history of video games.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' this game has a lot more unpleasantness regarding time travel and FantasticRacism (though ''VisualNovel/RadicalDreamers'' started the trend). This is a large part of the reason why fans are generally split in their opinion of the game.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' this game has a lot more unpleasantness regarding time travel and FantasticRacism (though ''VisualNovel/RadicalDreamers'' started the trend). This is a large part of the reason why fans are generally split in their opinion of the game.



* HeroicFireRescue: There's an optional scene with Kid that involves doing this. Bonus points for it being a burning ''orphanage''. For ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' fans, though, it's a bit of a PlayerPunch, given that [[spoiler:said orphanage is ''Lucca's house'']].

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* HeroicFireRescue: There's an optional scene with Kid that involves doing this. Bonus points for it being a burning ''orphanage''. For ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' fans, though, it's a bit of a PlayerPunch, given that [[spoiler:said orphanage is ''Lucca's house'']].



* PeopleJars: There's a scene where [[spoiler:Serge switches bodies with Lynx. This leads to a sequence where Serge-as-Lynx has to clone himself and take over that body. We see that body grow in a jar until, at Serge's exact age, the jar shatters.]] This scene was [[{{Fanservice}} popular with the female fans]].

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* PeopleJars: There's a scene where [[spoiler:Serge switches bodies with Lynx. This leads to a sequence where Serge-as-Lynx has to clone himself and take over that body. We see that body grow in a jar until, at Serge's exact age, the jar shatters.]] This scene was [[{{Fanservice}} popular with the female fans]]. ]]



** Many fans believe that [[spoiler:Crono, Marle, and Lucca]] are all dead, due to [[spoiler:Porre's invasion of Guardia and Lynx's attack on Lucca's orphanage]]. They also appear as "ghosts", but see the LivingMemory entry above. [[spoiler:Robo]], who became the [[spoiler:Prometheus Lock keeping the FATE supercomputer in check]], is "killed" near the end of the game, unless it was [[spoiler:a copy of his programming rather than his actual "self"]]. Magus, however, is implied to be alive, though that's a whole 'nother FanWank.

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** Many fans believe that [[spoiler:Crono, Marle, and Lucca]] are all dead, due to [[spoiler:Porre's invasion of Guardia and Lynx's attack on Lucca's orphanage]]. They also appear as "ghosts", but see the LivingMemory entry above. [[spoiler:Robo]], **[[spoiler:Robo]], who became the [[spoiler:Prometheus Lock keeping the FATE supercomputer in check]], is "killed" near the end of the game, unless it was [[spoiler:a copy of his programming rather than his actual "self"]]. Magus, however, is implied to be alive, though that's a whole 'nother FanWank.
14th Dec '17 2:14:02 PM Anddrix
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* CultSoundtrack: The game itself is [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]], but the soundtrack is regarded by almost all who hear it as one of the best in the history of video games.

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* CultSoundtrack: The game itself is [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]], divisive, but the soundtrack is regarded by almost all who hear it as one of the best in the history of video games.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' this game has a lot more unpleasantness regarding time travel and FantasticRacism (though ''VisualNovel/RadicalDreamers'' started the trend). This is a large part of the reason why [[LoveItOrHateIt fans are generally split]] in their opinion of the game.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' this game has a lot more unpleasantness regarding time travel and FantasticRacism (though ''VisualNovel/RadicalDreamers'' started the trend). This is a large part of the reason why [[LoveItOrHateIt fans are generally split]] split in their opinion of the game.
6th Dec '17 5:10:50 PM nombretomado
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* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Poshul, a hideous pink dog that acts like [[TheDarkId an autistic Scooby-Doo mixed with a racist 1940s Japanese stereotype]].

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* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Poshul, a hideous pink dog that acts like [[TheDarkId [[LetsPlay/TheDarkId an autistic Scooby-Doo mixed with a racist 1940s Japanese stereotype]].
28th Nov '17 11:20:57 AM neoXsaga
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* HelloInsertNameHere: The game plays it somewhat weirdly: The names you give the characters are explicitly ''nicknames'', which explains why there are several cases of characters who ''already have names'' getting naming screens. You can call anyone anything you want... with the exception that the game will not let you give Serge the nickname [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Crono]].

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* HelloInsertNameHere: The game plays it somewhat weirdly: The names you give the characters are explicitly ''nicknames'', which explains why there are several cases of characters who ''already have names'' getting naming screens. You can call anyone anything you want... with the exception that the game will not let you give Serge the nickname [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Crono]].Crono or Chrono]]. You can, however, name him [[NoIndoorVoice CHRONO]].
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