I loved Chrono Cross.
Most people who have problems with the story simply didn't understand it.
This man speaks truth.
Its a very simple story of a man named Belthasar who is a dick. Why is he a dick? Because he's trying to play a Xanatos Roulette with time, space, two different civilizations, and so many coincidences all for the sake of the formation of a new element that can surgically remove his beloved princess from some fuzion-ha'd monstrosity chillin' in the wastebasket of time.
Or at least according to the five or so walls 'o' text situated within the last two hours and dungeons in the game. The rest has fuck all to do with anything not related to boring fetch quests or hamfisting environmental messages down players throats about the atrocities of the people of El Nido against nature with their fishing poles, and their bone implements, and their slacker attitudes.
That said, CC was and still is a beautiful game, both visually and audibly (save for that awful battle music and the crap playing through SS Zebess), with 2 of the more inspired locals in JRPG history, and a battle system that was almost elegant save for the fact that there were 44 playable characters available without anything really distinguishing them from each other aside from their element, their stats, a line or two, maybe a specialized tech or two, and an awful accent generation chip.
4. The green text in Dice's post freaked my cat the fuck out.
Was your cat a cat before he was transformed into a cat?