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GlitterBerri

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Posted on 02-06-11 09:15:11 PM (last edited by GlitterBerri at 02-06-11 09:16 PM) Link | Quote
We know for sure that Xenogears was once Final Fantasy 7, but there's another rumor going around saying it was Chrono Cross 2.

From the Japanese Chrono Cross entry on Wikipedia:

"Chrono Trigger 2" and "Xenogears"

Xenogears originally began its planning and development as Chrono Trigger 2; after Xenogears was done being created the team regathered to make a sequel to Chrono Trigger, and the Chrono Cross team had a lot of the same staff as Xenogears. As a result, the game has many similarities, and the style of battle system is a sort of evolution of that in Xenogears.

Also, in the demo movie of Xenogears this line is used:

"So let love's blood flow! Like the seas of hell, it runs red and deep...!"*

This line does not appear in Xenogears' script, but was later used in Chrono Cross' script.

Furthermore, Lucca, a character from a previous game, appears in Xenogears as a guest, whose last bonus line makes a reference to the Silbird** and such.


*Translated as "Now, let love bleed! Darker and deeper than the seas of hell!" and uttered by Lynx in Chrono Cross.

**Epoch


The above translation was done by Andrew Vestal, who co-wrote this article a good 12 years ago.

Now, after much searching and with the help of Mako from Xenogears-Fansite a page full of demo videos, including the one in question, has been found. The line appears about 1/3rd of the way through this video, when the red Transformer-like face appears on the screen.

Does anyone have other proof of this theory?
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Posted on 02-06-11 10:01:31 PM (last edited by Aeonic Butterfly at 02-07-11 07:57 PM) Link | Quote
This was something I was speculating with my sister about for sometime; all I got is theoretical reasons for it being CT 2, nothing hard and firm.

Things like
Spoiler:
the sages appearances, or similarities of some plots or music to the original CT (the... realms... forget names... remind me of Zeal.

I'm tired XP )
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Posted on 02-07-11 02:35:58 PM Link | Quote
We do have a spoiler tag.

It's [.spoiler] [./spoiler], just remove the periods at the beginning of the tags.
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Posted on 02-07-11 07:57:31 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rick
We do have a spoiler tag.

It's [.spoiler] [./spoiler], just remove the periods at the beginning of the tags.


Thanks, edited ^^;
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