quoteXenogears is a game I haven't seen mentioned much on the forums yet. I recommend it to all who need another good Sqauresoft game in their lives. The game is 2 disks long (it was supposed to be longer, but it was rushed out into the market) but is a great game with Anime-style FMVs. However, it doesn't have many FMVs so it didn't fall victim to Square Enix Syndrome. The battle system is a breath of fresh air, although it does keep the turn based combat system. The gears are a fun feature that you can fight with, and really bring two perspectives to the same game.Xenogears follows protagonist Fei Fong Wong and several others as they journey to uncover the truth behind mysterious, cabalistic entities operating in their world. The principles and philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Jacques Lacan influence the plot, character design, and world of Xenogears. Additionally, the symbols, theological concepts, and devotional practices of several world religions are represented in fictionalized forms in the game. Major psychological themes are the nature of identity and human memory, particularly as these relate to the phenomenon of dissociative identity disorder. The relationship between humanity and machines is central to the game's plot, as indicated by the presence of giant robots dubbed "gears," which almost each playable character can control.
quote miragedresI'm actually breezing through the game right now. I'm only 20 hours in but I'm finding the game to be extremely easy with a semi-challenging boss here and there. Though I do agree that this game is not for everyone. The cutscenes in this game are long and the pacing is pretty out of whack sometimes. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the story from what I know so far.Although I love this RPG I don't know that it is for everyone. Semi-complex battle system, HEAVY religious lore, and some of the toughest battles this side of the Mason-Dixon line. It is awesome and one of my favorites but when recommending it to my friends not many of them liked it.
quote BrokenKnightsI was in the same boat. I played the first 5 hours or so a couple times then left it for other things. A couple of years ago I finally decided to crank it out. Bloody hell it was amazing. It could quite easily make it up to my top 5 RPGs which is saying a lot. The story is absolutely fantastic!I tried starting up Xenogears SOOO many times back around when it was released. For whatever reason I just could NOT get through the beginning.
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