☆Xenosaga☆ (25)

1 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-03-28 17:50 ID:5DKzVqfl

Though is popular in Europe and America, is Japan for some reason; a little "xenosaga" of a bad reputation.
We'll make it a topic in this thread !
(Machine translation)

sorry for wrong translate and unskillfuly English.

2 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-03-30 15:04 ID:Qg01dWJU

That English is still better than my Japanese.


Xenosaga Episode 1 was highly anticipated, because of Xenogears' good reputation. However, the storytelling of Xenosaga was bland and problematic. Also, the "creepy doll eyes" of the character designs discouraged a lot of fans. I haven't played Episode 2, but apparently even though the characters' faces were made more human and the storyline became more interesting, the gameplay--combat especially--was supposed to be frustrating.

3 Name: Lightning Mk-2!SYMHjcLzXU : 2006-03-30 17:48 ID:5DKzVqfl

(name changed)

Episode 2(=Ep.2) is hated by Japaneez because ODD gfx.
But I like some chars(FE. KOS-MOS,Shion...).


Xenosaga I and II (Nintendo DS) is released in Japan at 2006/03/30...

4 Name: Lightning Mk-2!SYMHjcLzXU : 2006-03-30 17:53 ID:5DKzVqfl

↑PLZ check this(Japanese only)


5 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-03-30 17:57 ID:T5f1PnA4

Xenosaga I was never released in Europe, it was during a period where Namco Europe (such a thing actually exists, even if they license distribution to external companies like EA and Sony) didn't care much to release anything outside of Tekken and Ridge Racer. So games like Katamari Damacy, Xenosaga I, Taiko Drum Master, Nightmare of Druaga, Klonoa 2 GBA etc were never released, (although We ♥ Katamari and Xenosaga II came out).

..maybe a bit of a tangent there. I've heard mixed things about Xenosaga II and how it compares to the first, but I'm thinking of picking it up.

6 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-03-30 19:13 ID:sK2Ta2C1

I didn't think I wanted to live in a world without KATAMARI DAMACY...but WE ♥ KATAMARI will do just fine.

7 Name: LeDQN!LeDqnM1Jj2 : 2006-03-31 08:37 ID:o1X9F9lA

I like Xenosaga's tone and setting, but it's a mediocre game. Gameplay is meh, music is repetitive, graphics are questionable (especially in the second one; the first was kinda cute), and extremely little of the story is explained. I mean, it's cool to set up foreshadowing and keep a little mystery for later, but not when every character has a cubic mile of secret backstory that is only hinted at. For example, Chaos' ability to attack Gnosis directly as shown in XS1. I haven't played through 2 yet (and likely won't find the motivation to), but I'm about 2/3 of the way through it and that was never referenced or brought up again. WTF?

8 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-04-01 03:29 ID:Heaven

It is an awesome game:

  • Difficult to understand, so you can debate it on the INTERNET.
  • References to culture, including philosophers.
  • Shion x Kos-Mos potential.

9 Name: Lightning Mk-2!SYMHjcLzXU : 2006-04-01 17:28 ID:5DKzVqfl

Oh,I see.

The Japanese doesn't try to understand it, and, therefore, a too good
evaluation is not obtained.

The Japanese majority are saying "crap"

10 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-04-03 21:54 ID:Heaven

It's awsome because of MOK-KOS.

11 Name: Lightning Mk-2!SYMHjcLzXU : 2006-04-04 13:59 ID:5DKzVqfl

fuckin' ODD...
I've ever look'd it

Memo:KOS-MOS a.k.a. "MOK-KOS"

12 Name: Lightning Mk-2!SYMHjcLzXU : 2006-04-12 06:28 ID:5DKzVqfl

Xenosaga ep.3 is develop'd in Japan...

13 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-05-05 16:21 ID:xOy1G1yc

Kos-Mos is hawt. Enough of a good reason to play the game. :)

14 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-05-16 14:15 ID:qj62t2Mb

so what was the 3rd one called?
xenosaga ep.3: also sprach zarathustra.
thats a mouthful, looking forward to the climax of the series tho!

15 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-05-16 15:38 ID:Heaven

xs2 and 3 fail due not having momo-panties, the only good thing about xs1.

xenosaga episode 3: der über-otaku

16 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-05-16 22:05 ID:qj62t2Mb

^ now that you mention it i do miss that ^

17 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-05-17 21:55 ID:W30LbBAY

Xenosaga is great, but other RPgs like the Final Fantasy series are way better!

18 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-05-18 01:42 ID:Heaven


19 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-07-04 15:37 ID:5DKzVqfl


20 Name: unknown : 2006-07-26 06:04 ID:z3oHRzQM

>>17 i agree with u.
for overal ff win.
but for story only.. is Xenosaga..

I was one of old timer gamer who like story better than graph..

I hope i can read japanesse.. sigh

>>19 who age u mean?

21 Name: holdincourt : 2006-08-03 04:03 ID:tGwd28rg

Xenosaga website is down now...

22 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-08-08 23:32 ID:LsB+QoWL

He meant sage, he just couldn't come up with any kind of comprehensible argument so he put that down instead.
And was so lazy he couldn't put in one extra letter.
Humans eh?

23 Name: Wisteria : 2006-08-21 23:30 ID:/pebXGXW

Personally i find that episode 2 had better gameplay than episode 1. both the battle system and overall graphics were upped (unless my memory is off). In general both series had pretty long playtimes compared to other games out there :)

However to criticize episode 2:
-if you plan to take on all the quest, be prepared to do ALOT of walking around. just walking.
-there really isnt a noteworthy bonus to having save data from episode 1 (unless you just love swimsuits)

im still interested enough to dish out for episode 3 though :p

24 Name: Troubadour : 2006-08-24 17:25 ID:JJPkgOrB

He means "age" as in "up". He's bumping up the thread.

25 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-08-25 15:58 ID:Heaven


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