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Chrono Cross


$20.00 Released September, 2000

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Great storyline. 45 Playable characters. Great battle system - allows for nuanced and strategic gameplay.

The Cons:Endings - due to the vast number of characters, very few of their storylines are fully resolved.

Chrono Cross features a diverse cast of forty-five party members. To create characters, developers brainstormed traits and archetypes. Originally, sixty-four were planned [6]. Each character is outfitted with an innate Element affinity and three unique special abilities.

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The story of Chrono Cross begins with Serge, who must collect komodo dragon scales on the beach for his friend Leena. The setting is El Nido, a tropical archipelago inhabited by ancient natives, mainland colonists, and beings called Demi-humans who are often prejudiced against. While meeting his friend, Serge slips into an alternate dimension in which he drowned on the beach ten years prior. While searching for truth behind his supposed death, Serge meets the famous thief, Kid, a teenage girl intent on finding the mysterious Frozen Flame. Serge joins her search.

The story of Chrono Cross focuses on a teenage boy named Serge and a theme of parallel worlds. Faced with an alternate reality in which he died as a child, Serge endeavors to discover the truth of the two worlds' divergence. The flashy thief Kid and forty-three other characters assist him in his travels around the tropical archipelago El Nido. Struggling to uncover his past and find the mysterious Frozen Flame, Serge is chiefly challenged by Lynx, a shadowy antagonist working to apprehend him.

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Pros
  • 8

    Great storyline

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    45 Playable characters

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    great battle system - allows for nuanced and strategic gameplay

  • 2

    enemies always appear on screen - players can avoid unnecessary battles

  • 2

    leveling - doesn't explicitly focus on leveling up, but rather gameplay and strategy

  • 2

    storyline - well written with interesting, three-dimensional characters

  • 2

    music - on par with many major motion picture soundtracks

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    graphics - beautifully done artwork with cutting-edge FMV cutscenes

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    Multiple endings

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    value - inexpensive to purchase, and will take around 35 hours to complete

Cons
  • 2

    endings - due to the vast number of characters, very few of their storylines are fully resolved

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hotspot: #chrono_cross Chrono Cross is a very fun game, I liked how there were so many recruitable characters. I also like chrono Cross better than Chrono Trigger. May 30, 08
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