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Thread: Which Soundtrack Was Better: Chrono Cross vs. Chrono Trigger

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    Default Which Soundtrack Was Better: Chrono Cross vs. Chrono Trigger

    After seeing the thread about great soundtracks in video games. It was decided that we should have a poll to determine which soundtrack was better:

    Chrono Trigger? or its sequel Chrono Cross? You are more than welcome to leave your reasons below!

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    Chrono Trigger

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    Chrono Cross has so many memorable songs. Radical Dreamers, Dream of the Shore Near Another World, Scars of Time (just to name a few). Most epic video game soundtrack.

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    Frog's Theme, Battle with Magus, and To Far Away Times were three of the best tracks I've ever heard. For its time it was the best soundtrack in a game and to me the best 16-bit soundtrack of all time.

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    Chrono Cross for sure. It was like everything trigger had, with better quality instruments.
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    Chrono Trigger, but both are awesome. Chrono Trigger has my favorite soundtrack period, and I'm a huge game music aficionado. I'd probably say that Scars of Time is the single best song in any video game, though.

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    Chrono Trigger, then again I am a bit biased since I hated Chrono Cross with a passion.

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    Just because I think this thread is fun...you should all search Chrono Cross on Amazon right now. $10.00. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darko View Post
    Just because I think this thread is fun...you should all search Chrono Cross on Amazon right now. $10.00. Seriously.
    Okay. I searched for Chrono Cross on Amazon. Now what?

    All jokes aside, I think Chrono Trigger has a better soundtrack. Just about every battle theme, world map themes, town themes, etc, is great. Chrono Trigger is up there as one of my favorite video game soundtracks. While it's behind almost everything from Hitoshi Sakimoto and Michiko Naruke, some of the Castlevania music(unknown artists on the CV, CV3, and SCV4, or Michiru Yamane on SotN) as well as a few more games, it's definitely high on the list.

    I've actually played through Chrono Cross more than Chrono Trigger, but Chrono Cross has nothing memorable in my opinion. I had to search Chrono Cross music on Youtube to remember any of it. The music on Chrono Cross was decent enough, but not much of it really stood out as good music. I think the best music on Chrono Cross was Dream of a Shore Near Another World.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exit View Post
    Chrono Trigger, then again I am a bit biased since I hated Chrono Cross with a passion.
    I dislike Cross too, but I wouldn't let that affect the fact it has some good music.

    On the whole Trigger has a far more enjoyable and listenable soundtrack. I wouldn't say games click with me due to music but in Trigger's case it certainly helped the allure. It's a memorable soundtrack too, where I can easily recall the likes of a dozen good songs from different areas without much effort.

    Cross does a really appealing song for me, Voyage Another World. Gale (normal battle) is ok, but it really pales in comparison to the original from Radical Dreamers. That game also seems to have some decent tunes.
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    The thing about CC that I like is the abundance of classical guitar stuff. I even have the music book from the game!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darko View Post
    Just because I think this thread is fun...you should all search Chrono Cross on Amazon right now. $10.00. Seriously.
    Have em both already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darko View Post
    Just because I think this thread is fun...you should all search Chrono Cross on Amazon right now. $10.00. Seriously.
    Oh, went I went to search on Amazon, I saw that Cross's soundtrack goes for $50 and Trigger's goes for $30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonMarco View Post
    Oh, went I went to search on Amazon, I saw that Cross's soundtrack goes for $50 and Trigger's goes for $30.
    Well there you go. Chrono Cross's soundtrack is officially better. In all seriousness though, the classical guitar in that game is great. Completely agree with Arkhan. My friend that plats guitar rocks at Radical Dreamers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonMarco View Post
    Oh, went I went to search on Amazon, I saw that Cross's soundtrack goes for $50 and Trigger's goes for $30.
    Yeah. I bought CC (the game, not the soundtrack) for 10.00. Just thought I'd throw that in there in case someone didn't have a copy. I always go to Amazon when I get on Ebay and there are 20 BRAND NEW!!!!!!! adds for a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
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    I hope you guys that don't care much for the Chrono Cross soundtrack aren't holding the game against it. I can relate because I didn't like the game much and for years I didn't give the soundtrack a chance. It wasn't until the unpleasant memories of playing the game had faded that I began to truly appreciate its music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    James Banana = Kinuyo Yamashita (that's a woman, by the way; she was also called "Charley Sada" in Stinger)

    I hope you guys that don't care much for the Chrono Cross soundtrack aren't holding the game against it. I can relate because I didn't like the game much and for years I didn't give the soundtrack a chance. It wasn't until the unpleasant memories of playing the game had faded that I began to truly appreciate its music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malon_Forever View Post
    Why does everyone hate this game?
    It's not a great game, but it's also not a bad game either. I think the main reason would be that it's not as good as Chrono Trigger so automatically people think the game sucks.

    Other than that there are quite a few problems with the game. Way too many useless characters, most of which are unlikable, not too great a storyline that's tries way too hard to tie itself to Chrono Trigger. Just a few examples.
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    Cross' soundtrack problems are similar to its game's problems. Too much why aimed for a lot of it feels missing. There are SO many tracks and probably 1/3 are amazing.

    Compared to Trigger, which the game and the soundtrack were so neatly wrapped that there are very few loose strings to pull at.

    In summary, Cross is good, Trigger is everything it wanted to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    It's not a great game, but it's also not a bad game either. I think the main reason would be that it's not as good as Chrono Trigger so automatically people think the game sucks.

    Other than that there are quite a few problems with the game. Way too many useless characters, most of which are unlikable, not too great a storyline that's tries way too hard to tie itself to Chrono Trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Einzelherz View Post
    Cross' soundtrack problems are similar to its game's problems. Too much why aimed for a lot of it feels missing. There are SO many tracks and probably 1/3 are amazing.

    Compared to Trigger, which the game and the soundtrack were so neatly wrapped that there are very few loose strings to pull at.

    In summary, Cross is good, Trigger is everything it wanted to be.
    I guess I just have a completely different opinion then anyone else about this game. I thought the music in Trigger was blown out of the water by Cross's. To each their own I guess.

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