Chrono Cross: how long to beat
the stopwatch the series hasn’t seen a new entry in over 20 years, with Chrono-Cross being the second and last game released in 1999 on PlayStation; before that, Square published the trigger of a stopwatch in 1995 on the SNES. In recent years, the stopwatch The series has gained a cult following, leading to numerous ports and remasters across many platforms.
Chrono-Cross recently saw a new remastered edition released titled Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, which features improved graphics and adds many quality of life updates such as the ability to mute encounters an improved OST. Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition also includes text Radical dreamers game previously only available in Japan.
How long to beat Chrono Cross
According to How Long To Beat, a website where gamers can post their own times for many released games, to end just the main story of Chrono-Cross takes an average of 37 hours. Times submitted ranged from 28:23 to 53:28
The next category is Main + Extras, which has an average time of 44 hours. This category is quite confusing because there is also a “Completionist” category; however, one forum member describes the category by saying “This player likes to take their time, discover and complete extra tasks not required”. These times in the category range from 42:04 to 75:41.
Finally, the Completion category means that the player has done everything possible in the game, such as every quest, side quest, bonus and achievement, without neglecting anything. For this category, the average time is 67:59, with times submitted between 52:12 and 107:46.
These times show, especially for the finalists, that Chrono-Cross is another incredibly long one, much like most Square Enix RPGs. The studio has also developed many other RPGs, including the Final Fantasy series, Kingdom Heartsand the previous entry in the stopwatch series titled the trigger of a stopwatch. It should be mentioned that all games developed in 2003 and before were created by Square before the merger.
Although some of these times are incredibly long, the game can be completed much faster by running it fast. Chrono-Cross has a few different categories that speedrunners aim for, with the English version of the game primarily using the Good Ending and All Characters category.
As of this writing, the world record in the Good Ending category is just 6:36. While this seems long, it’s much faster than the average time to complete the main story, around 37 hours.
The All Characters category allows the player to unlock everything available Chrono-Cross characters before completing the game; the world record is currently 9:05.
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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