Chrono Cross (PS1)
Chrono Cross is role-playing game released by Squaresoft for the PlayStation in 1999. It is a successor to Chrono Trigger, and a retelling of the Satellaview visual novel Radical Dreamers. The game is much like other traditional JRPGs and its predecessor in many ways, but does a few things differently. For example, rather than the action-based combat system in Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross uses a stamina- and turn-based battle system, heavily accenting to use of certain "elements" that accompany every character and attacks. Because of the departure from many of Chrono Trigger's aspects, many fans feel disdain towards Cross as a game, but the soundtrack still retains universal acclaim.
After Yasunori Mitsuda received universal praise for his work on Chrono Trigger, it's no wonder he was brought back for its sequel. Like his previous works in Xenogears, Mitsuda centers the soundtrack around Celtic and Mediterranean music, among other old world cultural influences. The result is a stunningly beautiful score that supplements the beauty of the in-game world, while retaining its charm out-of-context as well.
Two songs are missing from the recording, those being Track 25 "Grief" and Track 26 "The Beginning of the Dream". The former plays in an FMV cutscene, while the latter song is only in the demo of Chrono Cross released alongside the Japanese version of Legend of Mana, and both will be uploaded soon once they are ripped.
- Ripper: yaz0r
- Recorder: banshiryuu
- Game Credits:
Ripping PS1 sequenced music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.