On The Spot Pianist Takes On Final Fantasy, Chrono Cross And Skyrim

Last month master pianist/composer Sonya Belousova charmed us with on the spot arrangements of classic Nintendo themes, many of which she had only just heard for the first time. I was hesitant to post her follow-up, but then I heard her version of "The Scars of Time" from Chrono Cross. » 1/05/15 2:00pm 1/05/15 2:00pm

One Lousy Chrono Trigger Song Coming To Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

This weekend Square Enix announced downloadable songs from non-Final Fantasy games coming to the latest iteration of FF's rhythm game. That's four songs from Bravely Default, three from the SaGa series and one each from Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger. That's not right. » 12/22/14 1:00pm 12/22/14 1:00pm

Video Games With The Most Memorable Pre-Rendered Backgrounds

Pre-rendered graphics weren't only used in complex cinematic cutscenes back in the day when a game's own 3D engine couldn't do the job. Developers also used them as in-game backgrounds to bypass graphical limitations. And some of the games had really well-made, atmospheric pre-rendered backgrounds. » 5/10/13 6:30pm 5/10/13 6:30pm

The Dorkly Weekly: Chrono Trigger's Robo Gets the 'Girl'

What would you do if a powerful magician could make exact doll duplicates of everyone you know? Yeah, that's what I thought, so don't go looking down your nose at Robo for this little indiscretion.


Man, someone at Dorkly loves role-playing games, don't they? Between last week's Earthbound video and this week's … » 8/27/12 4:30pm 8/27/12 4:30pm

Five Other Games From 2000 That Need Sequels In 2012

It's almost hard to believe that Diablo III is actually out. Blizzard's action-roleplaying game has been delayed so many times over the past decade, it came awfully close to challenging Duke Nukem Forever for the title of Vaporware King. » 5/15/12 10:00am 5/15/12 10:00am

Figure-Skater Uses Chrono Trigger Music, Sadly Does Not Win

Canadian figure skater Kevin Reynolds competed at the Four Continents Championships in Colorado early last month. He only finished eighth, but in our eyes, he was the real winner for his choice of music. » 4/02/12 2:30am 4/02/12 2:30am

The Beautifully Melancholy Chrono Cross Was Unfairly Overlooked

Japanese RPGs used to be a lot more controversial. Or maybe it was just because I was a teenager during the genre's heyday – you know, when Final Fantasy games flew off shelves, when hours of CG cutscenes featuring teary-eyed androgynes were considered breathtaking rather than tiresome — and teenagers like to argue… » 2/29/12 9:00pm 2/29/12 9:00pm

Why the Chrono Cross Soundtrack is My Favorite

I think I know part of the reason Chrono Cross » 2/16/12 9:00pm 2/16/12 9:00pm is less acknowledged than its predecessor, . It's because it's a sequel in spirit only, keeping some conceptual commonalities and a sparse few plot ones.

Chrono Cross Comes to PS3, PSP Today

Certain games constantly get name checked when people are assembling the highlights of video game creativity. Originally released during the last days of the PS1, Chrono Cross is one of those games and Square Enix has announced that, starting today, it'll be available on the PlayStation Network in the U.S. You'll be… » 11/08/11 12:40pm 11/08/11 12:40pm

Someone Tell This Guy How Good Chrono Cross Is

In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter SecretMoblin openly admits to never having played the PlayStation classic Chrono Cross, and wonders if it's even worth playing. It's education time! » 5/10/11 11:20am 5/10/11 11:20am