Chrono Trigger Discussion Podcast #8

With all other matters taken of, Dayani goes to challenge the Black Omen and Lavos. We discuss the closing fights of the game, the ending, and step back for some thoughts on Chrono Trigger as a whole.

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Queen Zeal reveals her true form.

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Chrono Trigger Discussion Podcast #7

In a long episode, we discuss all 6 of the side quests presented by Gaspar at the Fated Hour: The Sun Stone, the ghost of Cyrus, the Rainbow Shell, the origin of machines, Ozzie’s Fort, and saving the forest. The quests provide a lot of opportunity to discuss the game’s story as a whole, including significant story closure for various party members, musing on the meaning of the adventure as a whole, and catharsis for lingering feelings about the Trial.

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Frog's absolution

Frog’s absolution

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Chrono Trigger Discussion Podcast #6

Major story revelations unfold in a segment that includes the Blackbird escape, the confrontation with Magus at North Cape, and the quest to take the Chrono Trigger to Death Peak to undo what had been done at Ocean Palace.

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Lucca's midair leap onto Epoch.

Lucca’s midair leap onto Epoch.

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Chrono Trigger Discussion Podcast #5

As expected, the initial arrival at Zeal, even though it’s mostly a few minutes of talking to NPCs and looking around, has a huge amount to unpack. We carry on through being exiled from Zeal, going to Keeper’s Done in 2300 AD to find a way back to the past, and end with the dramatic scene that takes place at Ocean Palace.

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Corridors of Time (Enhasa and Kajar)

The Ocean Palace

Schala’s Theme

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Janus's foreboding

Janus’s foreboding

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Chrono Trigger Discussion Podcast #4

Even though this segment has only Magus’s castle and Tyrano Lair, there is a lot to discuss. We revisit the personalities of Frog and Ayla, learn about the overall structure of the game, and witness the arrival of Lavos. I can’t resist building up the upcoming segment a bit.

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Magus’s castle music.

Theme from the fight with Magus.

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Magus's Castle

Magus’s Castle

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Chrono Trigger Discussion Podcast #3

A segment covering a lot of material including the arrival at Medina Village, Heckran Cave, the war in 600 AD, reuniting with Frog, and a visit to 65,000,000 BC. Along the way we discuss the combat mechanics, and what we’ve learned about the personalities of Frog and Ayla.

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Frog's understanding of heroism

Frog’s understanding of heroism

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Chrono Trigger Discussion Podcast #2

Dayani and I return to discuss another segment of Chrono Trigger. This time we cover the prison escape, the Future, and the End of Time. In particular, we stop for a while on her reactions to powerful moments in Arris Dome, when the reality of what the future holds is revealed, and in the Factory, on witnessing the persecution of Robo.

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Bangor Dome, 2300 AD

Bangor Dome, 2300 AD

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Chrono Trigger Discussion Podcast #1

Dayani and I missed talking to you all too much to let it go.  While we’re not podcasting about WoW healing anymore, we were having another discussion recently that seemed perfect to record and share.  As you probably know from her twitter, she has recently started playing an old classic, Chrono Trigger, for the first time.  And since it’s always been a top favorite of mine, we thought it would be fun to share a discussion about a popular nostalgic game from two different perspectives.

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The Ocarina of Time Notes, a similar project I did once, mentioned near the start.

The Cathedral

The Cathedral

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