Xenogears

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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. Expand
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  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: 63 out of 70
  2. Negative: 4 out of 70
  1. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    un juego olvidado y prohibido en algunos paises por tratar temas religiosos en su historia, y que pocos conocen. es una lastima porque es elun juego olvidado y prohibido en algunos paises por tratar temas religiosos en su historia, y que pocos conocen. es una lastima porque es el mejor juego que hizo square en su época de oro, no exagero al decirlo. la mejor historia que he visto en un videojuego tanto en profundidad como en variedad, los personajes están muy bien desarrollos, cada uno es muy profundo y carismático a su forma, los villanos son increíbles y te sorprende muchas veces, hasta los personajes secundarios son geniales. no quiero hablar mas de la historia y de los personajes porque solo daría alabanzas.
    el sistema de combate esta muy bueno y pese a ser muy variado es fácil de usar, solo el de chrono trigger podría competir contra el. los gears también son entretenidos de usar y esta bien pensado su sistema de combate pero creo que me quedo con la de los personajes.
    la música es conmovedora y preciosa a la altura de cualquier final fantasy.
    los gráficos son decentes pero se nota que no le dieron tanto presupuesto, esta falta de presupuesto se nota cuando juegas al disco dos y te cuentas algunos sucesos en vez de mostrártelos, lastima porque con mas presupuesto este juego hubiera sido perfecto, o por lo menos para mi.
    mi juego favorito de toda la vida y el que mas respeto , ojala tu el que lee esto lo juegues algún día y sientas lo que yo sentí al jugarlo, te lo recomiendo con todas mis ganas. es una experiencia tan única y maravillosa que escasos juegos logran llegar a su nivel.
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  2. Joe
    May 6, 2004
    10
    Best rpg game yet compared 2 elmental gearbolt.
  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. Jan 23, 2017
    10
    Simply put this is the best game of all time IMO. The story is amazing, the music is awesome, the character development is great, the fightSimply put this is the best game of all time IMO. The story is amazing, the music is awesome, the character development is great, the fight sequences and leveling up is great. The only bad thing is that it was not funded well and rushed but overall amazing. Expand
  5. Nov 3, 2013
    10
    well actually this game is for a 9.5
    but what ever
    Xenogears is a innolvidable story with a great soundtrack,great characters and a awesome
    well actually this game is for a 9.5
    but what ever
    Xenogears is a innolvidable story
    with a great soundtrack,great characters and a awesome gameplay
    its so nostalgic. a Masterpiece of Square soft
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  6. Jan 19, 2011
    10
    This game could have been the best RPG of all time. It's a real shame the developers ran out of funding and had to rush the second part/discThis game could have been the best RPG of all time. It's a real shame the developers ran out of funding and had to rush the second part/disc of the game. Still with all of it's flaw the story is so incredible and the combat is so amazing it puts this game as the second best RPG of all time for me. Expand
  7. Jul 31, 2019
    0
    When I declared myself the biggest Xenoblade fan, some jerk called me a f***ing r*tarded @$$hole because I hadn't played this game. So I now IWhen I declared myself the biggest Xenoblade fan, some jerk called me a f***ing r*tarded @$$hole because I hadn't played this game. So I now I have played it and it was.... BOOOORING!!! Turn-based battles are always terrible and the story made no sense. What does a starship need with God? I hope whoever made me play this is as hateful as they seemed because then they'll be suffering even more than I did playing this game. Expand

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