Excerpt: Statically-rendered 3D backgrounds have never looked as gorgeous as they do in Chrono Cross . They've never looked so un-static, either. The game is awash with brilliant hues, dark undertones, and everything in between.
Excerpt: Chrono Cross is the opposite of Final Fantasy: no random battles, tons of characters, very little story development surrounding the characters, and non-linear gameplay. It’s like a game that specifically focuses on elements of Final Fantasy that some fans wanted a break from.
Excerpt: A brief history lesson: the original Chrono Trigger was a collaboration of sorts between RPG giants, Enix and Square. Dragon Quest director and character designer, Yuji Horii and Akira Toriyama respectively, temporarily joined forces with Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, to form a "Dream...
Excerpt: In most ways, Chrono Cross is like its predecessor’s more mature, older sibling. Chrono Trigger was a light-hearted romp through time, tying all its loose knots together in a neat, happy bundle at the end and not worrying about the consequences.
Excerpt: Chrono Cross , the long-awaited sequel to Chrono Trigger stars Serge, a young man who finds himself in a parallel dimension in which he died ten years ago. When he's attacked, a young adventurer by the name of Kid comes to his aid.
Pros: Gorgeous design and backgrounds, Over 40 characters to recruit, Multiple endings, Battle system a great change of pace
Cons: Most characters have very little background and join on whim, Story can be described in one sentence
Excerpt: As many people know, Chrono Cross is the long awaited sequel to Chrono Trigger , a game released roughly five years ago for the Super NES that involved some memorable and original gameplay based around time travel.
Excerpt: Playing Chrono Cross can be a bewildering experience, and that's not a slight at the game's graphics, music, gameplay or even its story. It's just amazing that the same company that released some of the most forgettable RPGs this summer could also release such a worthy sequel to one of the best...