Chrono Cross Wasted Chrono Trigger’s Biggest Gift: New Game+

Chrono Trigger defined the concept of New Game+, and then its divisive sequel missed the point entirely

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5 min readNov 17, 2020

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Of all the gifts Chrono Trigger gave the Japanese RPG genre, New Game+ is probably its most endearing and enduring. This mode — which unlocks when you’ve beaten the game once — allows you to…

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Aidan Moher
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Hugo Award-winning writer ft. in WIRED, Washington Post, and Kotaku, and author of "Fight, Magic, Items." He lives on Vancouver Island with his wife and kids.