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- Product InformationAfter losing his memory, Fei Fong Wong found himself in the small town of Lahan. Because he couldn't remember who he really was or where he came from, he decided to stay there and teach martial arts and paint -- one of his personal hobbies. After his arrival, he became friends with the various townsfolk, who in return treated him like one of their own. Still, who he was and what happened to him in his past bothered him; he was afraid it would come back to haunt him one of these days.
And it did. One day, an organization in control of large Gears, mechanized robots built for war purposes, came into the small town of Lahan. Fei was at the center of attention and with no hesitation jumped into a nearby Gear and started fighting back. The villagers were scared to death as he began to destroy the threatening enemies; he also aided in the destruction of the town. Enraged at the way he had handled himself, the townsfolk exiled Fei from the village with his only friend being an inventor named Citan.
Little did he know, Fei's adventure was just beginning. As the protagonist, you will scour the globe looking for friends and allies to join your cause, find out who is behind the organization who destroyed Lahan and discover what they have to do with you and your past.
Square Soft's role-playing game Xenogears documents all this as well as the struggle between man, machine and the destruction of a god. Because of its religious overtones, the game was met with a barrage of controversy from domestic importers and translators. It was finally given the go ahead for American translation and wound up being praised as one of the best role-playing games of 1998.
Certain characters will join your party while others stay with you throughout the game; you have no more than three people at one time (much like Final Fantasy VII). Each character has their own reason for helping you out combined with a whole past history as to why they want to overthrow the empire. That history is documented in individual character development.
Unlike most role-playing games from this company, there are two different battle systems. The first system is called the character battle, which plays just like it sounds. Your characters have their own unique combinations and attack abilities. In order to use these, you will have to pay attention to individual character points. Depending on which button you press determines how many action points will be used that round -- the higher the points are, the more damaging the attack will be. As your characters become more skilled and raise levels, they will be given more powerful abilities.
The other system plays a bit like the character battles with a twist. At certain times, you will have to engage in battle with your Gears. Each Gear has a specific amount of fuel that can be used in a battle (items can be purchased to replenish the amount) and works like action points. Certain moves take a specific amount of fuel to execute and character combinations work with the Gears, though their power is amplified tremendously.
In towns, you can buy various supplies, such as health items, stronger swords and weapons, and heavier armor for protection. Additionally, certain towns are Gear friendly and have stations in which they can upgrade. Though the process is sometimes very expensive, you can tune up a Gear's motor, replace the engine, up the fuel amount, buy newer, advanced weaponry, and replace the armor for more protection.
Xenogears takes place on two CDs and features over twenty minutes of original Japanese animation to help progress the storyline in key moments. Each town is rendered in 3D and features a camera system allowing you to rotate and zoom around your character for the best view possible.
- PublisherSquare EA
- PlatformSony PlayStation 1
- ESRB RatingT - Teen
- ESRB DescriptorAnimated Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1
- Release Year1998
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- dark-3nergyDec 09, 2015by
Best JRPG from 1998
From the 'Silver' RPG Era of Squaresoft[Currently known as: SquareEnix] comes a -literal- passion project: "Xenogears". This is very first in the installment of the "Xeno" series. Though "Xenoblade" is currently being developed by MonolithSoft Studios in Kyoto, Japan. Xenogears, was developed at Square just after the successful launch of Final Fantasy 7.
The story is as original and as -meaty- as they come. With well over 60 hours of game play inside of 2-discs, this is a MUST play for the RPG fan. This game has Full Motion Video [FMV] done in an anime style, then some cut scenes are done in engine with different higher production models. Which is something pretty unique coming from one of Sqaures earlier RPGs which use only high production valued FMVs and no anime cut scenes[the latter which were produced by Production I.G.].
It features Active Time Battle[ATB], and a Mecha ATB battle system. Yes, you fight enemies inside of giant robots in certain portions of the game. The game has a very complex combo section for both the Mecha fights and NPC fights.
The music is one of a kind, and carries the story's atmosphere pretty perfectly. Since dialog and long cut scenes will keep the player reading for more then 20 minutes at a time.
Stay away from this game if you need to be given a sense of direction. This game offers little to no hand holding when it comes to instructions on where to proceed to next. That ability is left up to you. There is only a compass and no map showing you where your next objective is. So paying attention to dialog is a must. Be warned that due to the age of the game some 3D dungeons building structures look very much the same as the next hallway. So getting through some of the late game puzzles will prove very challenging without the use of the internet.
9.5/10 Game, would recommend to anyone who has the time on their hands to sit through and play through this masterpiece!Read full review
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- champloo725Aug 03, 2015by
Another great entry to the RPG genre!
It's a great game, good story, and interesting combat system. For those collectors out there and passionate gamers, don't miss this gem, its really worth it.
- zeikjtApr 24, 2013by
If you have not tried it and love gripping narrative, play Xenogears now!
The characters, the environments, the twists and turns, everything this game manages to pack into it is incredibly detailed and painstakingly, while lovably, crafted. While disc 2 is nowhere near as complete as disc 1, it is a fitting end to the story, though it might leave some wanting more.
There is no reason that the age of this game should hold anyone back from playing it. The relevance of this game has not changed in the fifteen years since its release. You will feel all the emotions this game has to offer if you give it a play.
If you do end up playing the game and get sucked right in you might want to consider also getting the Perfect Works at some point. Even though the physical book is only available in Japanese, there are English translations available around the web. It is an attempt to fully chronicle the expansive universe that Square created for this game. It is as in-depth as you could dream it being: characters, technology, historical notes, power relations, and much more!
Xenogears is a game that will give you a new-found expectation of good RPGs. It set the bar really high for 1998 and I've yet to see another game best it in all the areas that matter.Read full review
- jonbuysnerdstuf...Jul 30, 2013by
One of the best, now and forever
As always, Squaresoft delivers in this title that leaves you immersed in a totally unique and memorable environment. Even today, Xenogears matches the modern games in terms of interaction and replay value and blows them out of the water when it comes to story. Like all Squaresoft games of the PS era, Xenogears will go down in history as one of the most dramatic, touching and overall unforgettable stories of all video games past, present and future.
- esper6476Oct 10, 2011by
Awesome game, amazing story, truly a must have for any RPG fan!
Xenogears is an RPG made by Squaresoft back in 1998 for the original Sony Playstation. This game has many hours of gameplay split between 2 discs, and has an amazing story throughout the whole game.
This is one of my all time favorite RPGs from the playstation era, and it deserves it.
The combat system is very different compared to most RPGs. It is a turn based system, but instead of just having a basic attack you have inputs such as light, medium, and heavy attacks. As you go through the game you learn different inputs to create special attacks, for example light and heavy create everyones' first special attack that they learn very early. What you can also do is build up Action Points to do combos, and use multiple special attacks in one turn. This is while on foot. There is also a Gear, man-made giant machines, combat which is identical yet different. You have the same inputs, but the more powerful the attack the more fuel it consumes. You can also build up attack levels in your gear, to launch a powerful attack in one turn.
The story is based around Fei, the main character who has amnesia and has no idea how he got to the village where you begin. Suddenly soldiers piloting gears make an emergency landing in the village, which breaks out into a battle and begins Fei's long journey throughout the world in order to find out who he really is.
The only downside I have found to this game is the fact the ending seems rushed. Also there are times where its hard to navigate through the game such as jumps around cliffs, finding your way around small corridors, and generally times when you will be completely lost and have no idea where to go.
Despite this, the game is amazing and the story will last with you a life time, and maybe even have you coming back to play it again just to relive the story.
If you have played any of the Xenosaga series, or are a general fan of RPGs, I would recommend picking this game up.Read full review