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Oprainfall Origins: Xenogears

Oprainfall writes: "There have been many games that have passed through my hands over the 30 some years I have been gaming. Some stand out more than others, as is the case with everyone. I cannot easily count the number of games I have finished. When I begin to think about the games that stand out most, Xenogears is the first one that comes to mind. It came along during the great JRPG boom of the PSone era; it had a lot of competition. One would think that it would be eclipsed by the juggernaut that is Final Fantasy 7, and I am sure some people feel that way. There are, to me, several reasons why I feel this game goes above and beyond that in depth and scope."

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wishingW3L4216d ago

the problem with Xenogears is that it's just sooo easy an then it has so much more text than gameplay that it feels more like a visual novel. Yeah the story is good but it would have been better as an anime, trilogy of movies or something rather than the boring game that it is.

Temporary4216d ago

Funny, the thing I liked best about Xenogears was the reading. I liked the gameplay, but I enjoyed the story 100x more.

The game is most definitely not boring, you just dont like to read ...

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CLOUD19834216d ago (Edited 4216d ago )

Boring? o.o r u seriously referring to Xenogears with that word? that's nothing less than sacrilege! SINNER! Xenogears fans must grab u & burn u in the stake!!!

Xenogears is the most amazing, superb, fantastic, fabulous JRPG ever & words like the one your filthy mouth spout it's an insult to the million of Xenogear fans out there.

You coming here & spouting insults cant be anything else other than trolling, get lost big fat troll & meke us all the favor & never appear in any Xenogears article ever again.

Temporary4216d ago (Edited 4216d ago )

probably just kid ... just doesnt know how to read well enough and it frustrates him. Hate to be harsh but those are the only 2 reasons why i would think someone wouldnt enjoy that game.

Reading is fundamental.

Tetsujin4216d ago

Xenogears was one of the games that sold me on the PS1 back when I was in high school. I remember the Pizza Hut demo with this, the opening of Bushido Blade 2, movies of FF8, and I forgot the rest. The story alone kept me interested, and the combat was different from the typical RPG, my only complaint was how off the audio was with the scenes.

I saw they re-released this on PSN and I plan on picking it up in the future; right now I still have some games I have yet to even open.

JsonHenry4216d ago

IMO this was the BEST RPG on the PS1 that was ever made. I liked it soooo much better than the likes of FF7. Better story, better gameplay, better everything.

Tetsujin4216d ago

I'd vote it as one of the best of the PS1 era, but I wouldn't say it's #1, I'd give that to Legend of Dragoon.

Inception4216d ago

For me, it's on par with another squaresoft masterpiece which are Vagrant Story & FF Tactics.

AsimLeonheart4216d ago

Clicked immediately after recognizing the X from Xenogears! :-) It is my first RPG and my favourite game ever. The story was mind blowing and I was screaming and jumping all around my room when it was revealed that Fei is Id. I still crave that joy which I experienced playing Xenogears and Final Fantasy VIII for the first time. I have all my original PS1 collection on PS3 and treasure it.

TuxedoMoon4216d ago

Xenogears is my favorite PS1 RPG game of all time. I used to like FF7 a lot, until I played through Xenogears. Aerith dying in FF7 was sad, but Xenogears brought up more topics that poked at religion and questioned existence. Xenogears wasn't just you vs a bad guy. It was you vs existence. There are a lot of details in Xenogears than FF7, IMO, which made me like it.

Xenogears really opened my mind in story telling for a ps1 game. It's an amazing game that not a lot of people played.

Flipgeneral4216d ago

Hit the nail on the head there.

Give this man a raise!!

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Please Square Enix, Bring Back Xenogears

Square Enix's interest in reviving its classics is the long-awaited ray of hope and the ideal chance to resurrect adored gems like Xenogears.

CrimsonWing69343d ago

Seriously, I mean if anything an HD Remaster. I wish they had the balls to allow the entire story to be made, but I get the financial gamble won't all for it.

Terry_B342d ago

Is it even up to Square Enix?

ZeekQuattro342d ago

Xenogears is Square. Maybe you're thinking of Xenosaga which is Namco.

Tacoboto342d ago

Possibly Xenoblade, which is Nintendo.

... Also my phone wants to autocorrect to a "XenoVerse", is that another Xenofranchise?

InsaneChronos342d ago

Please don't. I will not survive another "Chrono Cross Remaster".

on_line_forever342d ago

Bring back vagrant story & parasite eve

mrcatastropheAF342d ago

Agree but do Parasite Eve first lol

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Square Enix Classics We’d Love to See Remastered

Square Enix suggested they might remaster more games from their storied archives—here are the classics we’d like to see get a new coat of paint.