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An Existentialist Reading of Chrono Trigger

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http://chronocompendium.com/Term/Chrono_Trigger_-_An_Existentialist_Reading.html

I briefly remember reading some of this before, but it's still a good read. It's reaching at times (like the idea of why the pendulum stops at the start of the game), may miss out on some symbolism (frogs seem equal parts change and ugliness, but the author seems to focus more on Frog's appearance than his symbol of change), and picks and chooses when to use the original Japanese text (i.e. commenting on how Magus hid his power as a child in the Japanese version, while talking about the "perfection" of the English name "Magus"), but it is still an insightful read, especially when looking at the idea of identity and names.
Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger (SNES)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/Third-Person 2D Action RPG
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