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Xenogears = Best Game Evah!
« on: May 31, 2005, 03:44:14 pm »
Anyone else played this? Best game i´ve ever played, finished it like 30 times now and i play it almost every day. The story is amazing!
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Re: Xenogears = Best Game Evah!
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2005, 09:03:08 pm »
nope, heard good things about it though - what platforms is it available on?

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2005, 11:22:49 pm »
It's on PSX. It's an RPG with mixed with mechs, and it's damn good too. It's up there with the classical final fantasy games. Too bad i got stuck somewhere and couldn't finish it.

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Re: Xenogears = Best Game Evah!
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005, 12:13:53 am »
On an unrelated note, V-man, I like your avatar.. Versus is a very special movie..

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Re: Xenogears = Best Game Evah!
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2005, 12:31:54 am »
Yes, Versus rocks.

Yes, Xenogears rocks. I wouldn't go so far as to say Best Game Evah, or even to compare it with Final Fantasy (it's much much better than any FF), because imo it suffers from the same caveat as Torment: Great story/writing, subpar and uninspired gameplay.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2005, 06:12:56 am »
Great game.  I love the story.  Too bad I got stuck at one point too :-\
I'm in the sewers, right before that green guy joins you.  I died without saving for a few hours and just can't bring myself to do it over again.  The grinding is just too damn boring.

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2005, 06:12:03 pm »
Well now I can play import PS1 games, should I get Xenogears, Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy Tactics? I really can't decide, I want a good PS1 rpg to eat my spare time.

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Re: Xenogears = Best Game Evah!
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2005, 07:12:21 pm »
Chrono Trigger sucks on PS1.  The load times ruin it.  Better to play it on SNES or just get an emulator.
Tactics is good in small doses, has a pretty long story, and is good on replay value.
Xenogears has some pretty hefty cutscenes and I've heard it's not much fun the second time through, but it's a damn cool story the first time.

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2005, 10:17:01 pm »
Xenogears, definitely.
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Re: Xenogears = Best Game Evah!
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2005, 03:09:34 am »
My disc 1 of xenogears is screwed so I never got past the first disc...but I'm close to the end of it

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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2005, 05:08:27 am »
Somehow, Xenogears is a game that comes off as being very good despite having so many flaws.

The pacing, is bizarre... There are some very very slow moments when nothing seems to happen... like the Sewers for instance.

Dungeons come off as a painful task. Maybe it's because the story is so sweet any pause in it feels bitter. But the Sewers, and the dungeons you go through with Maria... Pain, pain, pain.

The battle system is bland. Gear battles are just a matter of optimizing damage/gas. And normal battles have nice ideas at first... but somehow end up flat. I just could never explain it.

But the characters are so compelling, and the story is so good, it's just a shame so much was cut out for the game (Rico's story, and pretty much all of CD 2)
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Re: Xenogears = Best Game Evah!
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2005, 09:49:51 pm »
NEVER heard of the game ... link ?  :P

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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2005, 11:18:17 pm »
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2005, 11:19:28 pm »
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