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Posted: 18th December 2017 16:58

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Would it be considered essential to play CC before CT?

Never hear much about CC on this site thought I would get your guys' thoughts!
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Posted: 18th December 2017 17:30

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As someone who has never played Chrono Cross, and likely won't ever get around to it, I would say it's not at all essential to play CC before CT. biggrin.gif

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Posted: 18th December 2017 21:40

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Chrono Cross is meant to be a (none-too-direct) sequel to Chrono Trigger. Why would one wish to play CC before CT?

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Posted: 19th December 2017 13:43

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Chrono Cross is meant to be a (none-too-direct) sequel to Chrono Trigger. Why would one wish to play CC before CT?

My mistake I thought it was the other way around!

Good to hear though now I don't have to worry about it smile.gif
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Posted: 20th December 2017 04:14

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Chrono Cross is meant to be a (none-too-direct) sequel to Chrono Trigger.  Why would one wish to play CC before CT?

My mistake I thought it was the other way around!

Good to hear though now I don't have to worry about it smile.gif

I was confused too. I thought it was made after, but was made to be a prequel. I guess I was wrong.

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Posted: 21st December 2017 06:52

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Quote (ShaneT12 @ 18th December 2017 16:58)
Would it be considered essential to play CC before CT?

Never hear much about CC on this site thought I would get your guys' thoughts!

It's isn't essential because you didn't know about it. It's known as plausible deniability. Though if you learn about both of them and want to know which to play first it depends.

I didn't know Chrono Chross is suppose to be a prequel to Chrono Trigger. That's what I'm hearing. I played both and preferred Chrono Trigger more. I'd play that one first because it was published in real time first.

It's not essential to play one over the other unless you don't have experience in combat systems. In fact I played Final Fantasy VI before Final Fantasy I.

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Posted: 21st December 2017 16:12

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I didn't know Chrono Chross is suppose to be a prequel to Chrono Trigger. That's what I'm hearing. I played both and preferred Chrono Trigger more. I'd play that one first because it was published in real time first.

It's not essential to play one over the other unless you don't have experience in combat systems. In fact I played Final Fantasy VI before Final Fantasy I.


That's probably a bit different, because other than some major themes and concepts that carry over, the stories of FFI and FFVI are completely separate. I say "probably" because I don't know how closely-related Cross is to Trigger, since I've only played Chrono Trigger. But I think you're right. Because Chrono Trigger was released several years before, you clearly don't need to play Cross before you play it.

Also, as I was trying to find out whether it's a sequel or prequel on Wikipedia, trying to avoid spoilers, I saw that it has 45 characters.

45 characters!? Wow.

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Posted: 21st December 2017 16:16

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I didn't know Chrono Chross is suppose to be a prequel to Chrono Trigger. That's what I'm hearing. I played both and preferred Chrono Trigger more. I'd play that one first because it was published in real time first.

It's not essential to play one over the other unless you don't have experience in combat systems. In fact I played Final Fantasy VI before Final Fantasy I.

That makes sense!

Think I will stick with CT first since it was made first - despite CC being the "prequel"!

Hell I played FFVII - then FFX - then waited 15 years to play FFVI!
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Posted: 21st December 2017 23:16

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I'm fairly sure Chrono Cross is a sequel. For one:

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Kid (who was born around 1004 AD) was adopted by Lucca which never happened during the course of the game and, of course, the present in Chrono Trigger is 1000 AD.


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Posted: 22nd December 2017 00:10

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Yeah, I was going to ask...where did this talk about Cross being a prequel come from? How does that even make sense, based on what I understand to be the plot?

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Posted: 22nd December 2017 03:39

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Yeah, I was going to ask...where did this talk about Cross being a prequel come from? How does that even make sense, based on what I understand to be the plot?

I haven't played the game, so I wouldn't know. But the Wikipedia page is vague about the game. It calls it a "successor" to Chrono Trigger. It says nothing about the story coming before or after.

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Posted: 22nd December 2017 20:16

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I thought it was that
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after the events of CT, Chronopolis was founded as a result
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Lucca dies in CC
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All related to the point I'm making. Like almost everything you must struggle with it. No matter the setting it is designed challenging enough and fun enough to play. At least to the standards of games at the time. It has struggles. cool.gif

This might have to do with being a male but I figure out the combat system first and who my enemies are. I can always figure out the story later/at the same time. eh.gif

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