Video Game Chrono Cross Discussion

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04:16:17 PM Aug 13th 2013
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I don't know, as pointed out on the main page, I didn't really get the vibe that 'Humans Are the Real Monsters' being one of the main points in this game. Like, it's outright stated by some characters, and understandably so in some cases due to their experiences with humans, but considering that some of the characters saying it are just as bad, if not worse, in their actions (the most obvious being the Dwarves, but the reptile people of old being another good example), it comes across like the game is saying that sentient beings in general need to learn to stop letting hatred, prejudice, and/or just plain lack of empathy for other peoples lead to destruction, pain, and death.
08:03:49 AM May 13th 2012
What were the developers trying to accomplish with the game's Green Aesop? It keeps telling us humans are Humans Are Bastards that destroy the Earth but shows very little to back it up, and the fact that it acknowledges that humans stopped Lavos and that you, as humans save all reality pretty much makes it into a Broken Aesop, and to top it all off, your characters aren't affected by the message the game keeps trying to shove down their throats. And why exactly did somebody think that a sequel to Chrono Trigger needed a Green Aesop anyways, that doesn't fit with anything in the original game.
10:04:19 AM Nov 14th 2012
Japan in general loves to preach a Green Aesop and many movie/anime/game/music makers will try to shoehorn it in somewhere.

There's a reason that the green standard held by most countries is called the Kyoto Protocol.
10:40:16 AM Feb 9th 2012
Trying to figure out where this would fit in:

Since the hero is a silent protagonist, you are often given menu options "yes/no/etc." for dialogue spoken to your team mates by NP Cs. At one point, Korcha asks Kid to marry him, and this sort of option appears about how to respond. No matter which you select, Kid elbows Serge in the stomach and says "Serge, this is none of yer business. It's me own problem!"
10:27:25 PM Mar 2nd 2012
That's technically under But Thou Must - you're offered a choice in the game, but any choice is deemed irrelevant as the story continues the same way no matter which you choose.