Xenogears PlayStation

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  • Summary: A mysterious organization is turning the tides of a century-long war with ancient technology - giant combat robots known as Gears. A failed attempt to steal one of these powerful weapons places it in the unwilling hands of young Fei and his dubious allies. Now he is pursued by militaryA mysterious organization is turning the tides of a century-long war with ancient technology - giant combat robots known as Gears. A failed attempt to steal one of these powerful weapons places it in the unwilling hands of young Fei and his dubious allies. Now he is pursued by military governments, royal pirates, spies, the emperor, and his own forgotten past. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Combining good action, dark drama, a splash of anime, and lots of Really Big Robots, this game is the must-buy Playstation RPG of the season... Square's greatest masterpiece since it started producing for Playstation, and I highly recommend this game to anyone who's even heard of "Final Fantasy."
  2. 98
    Xenogears is a must for any RPG lover, regardless of your views toward Squaresoft. With its depth and creativity, Xenogears is my choice for RPG of the year.
  3. 95
    With an intricate storyline, beautifully designed characters and mechs, and some of the most innovative features in an RPG, you simply can't afford to pass this game up.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    89
    An extremely popular anime-style role-playing game of epic proportions. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  5. This game is geared (ha ha) more for the RPG player, and I can say that it could have possibly converted me into one with a little more action.
  6. Playing this game is kind of like getting into a good book. The first few hours may be boring or even painful, but once you get into it, you'll be up until the wee hours of the morning flipping pages (or pressing buttons) trying to find out what happens next. And let me tell you - the story is first-rate and the plot gets thicker than a pint of Guinness straight from the tap.
  7. 60
    A relentlessly slow plot, plodding dialogue, and the unfortunate fumble of the robot interfaces's potential keeps Xenogears out of that stratosphere enjoyed by its far superior cousin, "Final Fantasy VII."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 51
  2. Negative: 3 out of 51
  1. Jan 6, 2016
    10
    My favorite Japanese role playing game ever. I had so much fun. Squaresoft was epic in that period. In my opinion the story is better than FF7My favorite Japanese role playing game ever. I had so much fun. Squaresoft was epic in that period. In my opinion the story is better than FF7 which is my second favorite JRPG ever Expand
  2. Max
    Mar 30, 2004
    10
    A sweet game, and the best part, you can jump!!!!! Take that Final Fantasy.
  3. Mar 9, 2013
    10
    I admit that after time has taken its toll on this game that it is a bit hard to go back to now with all these new great games out. However,I admit that after time has taken its toll on this game that it is a bit hard to go back to now with all these new great games out. However, Xenogears still is my favorite game of all time. I enjoyed the story greatly and once you figure out the combat system, it was one of the most fun of its time. Better than the regular turn based stuff from old rpgs. Expand
  4. Williambr
    Nov 18, 2009
    10
    This is one of the greatest games ever made, hands down.
  5. Sep 12, 2015
    10
    If you down vote this game then you grew up after the ps1 was the top console.

    this game was easily one of the best games of its time.
    If you down vote this game then you grew up after the ps1 was the top console.

    this game was easily one of the best games of its time. rarely can i replay a video game, xenogears, skys of arcadia, fallout 3 and ff7 are the only games i ever replay.
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  6. MarcC.
    Jul 5, 2007
    10
    Played it once, was very impressed. Played it a second time, and was doubly impressed because then I knew what it was talking about. Played Played it once, was very impressed. Played it a second time, and was doubly impressed because then I knew what it was talking about. Played it a third time, and there were still things I didn't catch the first two times. Don't be fooled by such silly notions such as time - Xenogears packs far too much for you to just play it. Adult Swim wanted you to recognize Star Wars as your true parent - this will blow that out of the water. Expand
  7. Jul 21, 2012
    3
    Most overrated RPG of all time. Story is boring, battle system is one of the worst Ive seen, and the characters are not interesting. I dontMost overrated RPG of all time. Story is boring, battle system is one of the worst Ive seen, and the characters are not interesting. I dont get all the hype surrounding this game. Expand

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#4 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1998
#5 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1998