History VideoGame / Xenogears

13th Aug '17 5:48:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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* WifeHusbandry: According to [[AllThereInTheManual Perfect Works]],[[spoiler: Abel was 7 years old when he crashed on the Xenogears planet and met the first Elly. As shown in an in-game video, this Elly is an adult when they first meet (though technically she is probably less than a month old). Since Abel and Elly are StarCrossedLovers... yeah.]] Hey, it's either this or implied {{Shotacon}}.

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* WifeHusbandry: According to [[AllThereInTheManual Perfect Works]],[[spoiler: Abel was 7 years old when he crashed on the Xenogears planet and met the first Elly. As shown in an in-game video, this Elly is an adult when they first meet (though technically she is probably less than a month old). Since Abel and Elly are StarCrossedLovers... yeah.]] Hey, it's either this or implied {{Shotacon}}.LoliconAndShotacon.
19th Jul '17 7:20:29 PM crashkey
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Fei Fong Wong's incredible voyage from his defunct native village to the perilous headquarters of an evil empire he'll eventually knock off its pedestal could encompass its own game. But then Fei starts to peel back the mystery of who he is, the forgotten history of the planet, and its true underlying struggles that go back thousands of years. This is about the point where things get [[MindScrew really weird]], as Disc One is replaced with Disc Two. Most of the rest of the story is actually narrated by the main characters sitting in wooden chairs over [[TakeOurWordForIt still images of cool stuff happening]]. In other words, it's a [[SignatureStyle bog standard]] Square JRPG for the first half, and a series of narrations interspersed with boss fights for the second half, which a lot of gamers dig and others simply don't.

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Fei Fong Wong's incredible voyage from his defunct native village to the perilous headquarters of an evil empire he'll eventually knock off its pedestal could encompass its own game. But then Fei starts to peel back the mystery of who he is, the forgotten history of the planet, and its true underlying struggles that go back thousands of years. This is about the point where things get [[MindScrew really weird]], as Disc One is replaced with Disc Two. Most of the rest of the story is actually narrated by the main characters sitting in wooden chairs over [[TakeOurWordForIt still images of cool stuff happening]]. In other words, it's a [[SignatureStyle bog standard]] standard Square JRPG JRPG]] for the first half, and a series of narrations interspersed with boss fights for the second half, which a lot of gamers dig and others simply don't.
16th Jun '17 2:17:57 AM Sleep_is_God
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It has been suggested that the primary reason for sudden change in tone is due to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', which was released on the same day. Squaresoft yanked staff and resources away from the ''Xenogears'' team in order to get FFVIII out the door on schedule (which they did....barely), leaving the game only half-finished. However, later interviews revealed that the game was to be released in two years, forcing them to either end the game at Disk One or cram the rest of the narrative into Disk Two. Fans consider it a flawed masterpiece; while it has [[ShownTheirWork a good deal of research]] put into it, an intricate plot, and a [[Creator/YasunoriMitsuda Mitsuda]] soundtrack (one of his best), it didn't "Stand Tall and Shake the Gaming Industry" as intended, thanks largely to the second disc.

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It has been suggested that the primary reason for sudden change in tone is due to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', which was released on the same day. Squaresoft yanked staff and resources away from the ''Xenogears'' team in order to get FFVIII out the door on schedule (which they did....barely), leaving the game only half-finished. However, later interviews revealed that the game Square's policy back then was that projects had to be released completed in two years, forcing them to either end the game at Disk One or cram the rest of the narrative into Disk Two. Fans consider it a flawed masterpiece; while it has [[ShownTheirWork a good deal of research]] put into it, an intricate plot, and a [[Creator/YasunoriMitsuda Mitsuda]] soundtrack (one of his best), it didn't "Stand Tall and Shake the Gaming Industry" as intended, thanks largely to the second disc.
16th Jun '17 2:15:10 AM Sleep_is_God
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It has been suggested that the primary reason for sudden change in tone is due to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', which was released on the same day. Squaresoft yanked staff and resources away from the ''Xenogears'' team in order to get FFVIII out the door on schedule (which they did....barely), leaving the game only half-finished. Fans consider it a flawed masterpiece; while it has [[ShownTheirWork a good deal of research]] put into it, an intricate plot, and a [[Creator/YasunoriMitsuda Mitsuda]] soundtrack (one of his best), it didn't "Stand Tall and Shake the Gaming Industry" as intended, thanks largely to the second disc.

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It has been suggested that the primary reason for sudden change in tone is due to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', which was released on the same day. Squaresoft yanked staff and resources away from the ''Xenogears'' team in order to get FFVIII out the door on schedule (which they did....barely), leaving the game only half-finished. However, later interviews revealed that the game was to be released in two years, forcing them to either end the game at Disk One or cram the rest of the narrative into Disk Two. Fans consider it a flawed masterpiece; while it has [[ShownTheirWork a good deal of research]] put into it, an intricate plot, and a [[Creator/YasunoriMitsuda Mitsuda]] soundtrack (one of his best), it didn't "Stand Tall and Shake the Gaming Industry" as intended, thanks largely to the second disc.
10th Jun '17 2:06:01 PM nombretomado
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In 2010, it spawned yet another franchise, ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' (''Xenoblade Chronicles'' [[MarketBasedTitle outside Japan]]) for Wii. Also developed by Tetsuya Takahashi and Monolith Soft, but this time produced and published by Nintendo, although this one was more faithful to the spirit of the original ''Xenogears''. There are more [[{{Expy}} expies]] of characters from ''Xenogears'' there too, along with other minor similarities but in a vastly different setting. This game later received a ({{thematic|Series}}) sequel for the WiiU called ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX''. This game reunites Tetsuya Takahashi with original ''Xeno'' character designer KunihikoTanaka (who had been absent since ''Xenosaga Episode I''), brings back fuel-based mechs, and featured a logo early in development which, unlike previous games, was strikingly reminiscent of that of ''Xenogears'' before that was changed as it got further into development, it was released 2014 in Japan and 2015 internationally. A third game, ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' is scheduled for the end of 2017 and is a more direct sequel to the first ''Xenoblade''.

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In 2010, it spawned yet another franchise, ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' (''Xenoblade Chronicles'' [[MarketBasedTitle outside Japan]]) for Wii. Also developed by Tetsuya Takahashi and Monolith Soft, but this time produced and published by Nintendo, although this one was more faithful to the spirit of the original ''Xenogears''. There are more [[{{Expy}} expies]] of characters from ''Xenogears'' there too, along with other minor similarities but in a vastly different setting. This game later received a ({{thematic|Series}}) sequel for the WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU called ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX''. This game reunites Tetsuya Takahashi with original ''Xeno'' character designer KunihikoTanaka (who had been absent since ''Xenosaga Episode I''), brings back fuel-based mechs, and featured a logo early in development which, unlike previous games, was strikingly reminiscent of that of ''Xenogears'' before that was changed as it got further into development, it was released 2014 in Japan and 2015 internationally. A third game, ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' is scheduled for the end of 2017 and is a more direct sequel to the first ''Xenoblade''.
3rd Jun '17 6:20:47 PM Windrays
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* HopeSpot -> DarkestHour: Midway through the second half, [[spoiler:Taura's nanomachines are working to cure those who've been turned into Wels by Krelian and Miang... and then the Gaetia Key is activated, and damn near ''everyone'' turns, losing their free will to Deus to boot.]]
29th May '17 9:07:41 PM SaltyWaffles
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Fei Fong Wong's incredible voyage from his defunct native village to the perilous headquarters of an evil empire he'll eventually knock of its pedestal could encompass its own game. But then Fei starts to peel back the mystery of who he is, the forgotten history of the planet, and its true underlying struggles that go back thousands of years. This is about the point where things get [[MindScrew really weird]], as Disc One is replaced with Disc Two. Most of the rest of the story is actually narrated by the main characters sitting in wooden chairs over [[TakeOurWordForIt still images of cool stuff happening]]. In other words, it's a [[SignatureStyle bog standard]] Square JRPG for the first half, and a series of narrations interspersed with boss fights for the second half, which a lot of gamers dig and others simply don't.

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Fei Fong Wong's incredible voyage from his defunct native village to the perilous headquarters of an evil empire he'll eventually knock of off its pedestal could encompass its own game. But then Fei starts to peel back the mystery of who he is, the forgotten history of the planet, and its true underlying struggles that go back thousands of years. This is about the point where things get [[MindScrew really weird]], as Disc One is replaced with Disc Two. Most of the rest of the story is actually narrated by the main characters sitting in wooden chairs over [[TakeOurWordForIt still images of cool stuff happening]]. In other words, it's a [[SignatureStyle bog standard]] Square JRPG for the first half, and a series of narrations interspersed with boss fights for the second half, which a lot of gamers dig and others simply don't.
11th May '17 11:34:48 PM Windrays
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** This is actually explained by Miang in an easily missed line: the ones who didn't turn into Wels are the descendants of the Gazel Ministry from back when they were flesh and blood, thus rendering them immune to the Gaetia Key.
18th Mar '17 4:12:56 AM NOYB
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** Zeboim was a civilization with technology analogous to our world TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. [[spoiler:Miang and Cain]] engineered its destruction because of lifespan shortening genetic damage of its population. Nearly all the Gears excavated from the ruins of the world originated in the Zeboim era.

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** Zeboim was a civilization with technology analogous to our world TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. [[spoiler:Miang and Cain]] engineered its destruction because of lifespan shortening the lifespan-shortening genetic damage of its population. Nearly all the Gears excavated from the ruins of the world originated in the Zeboim era.
18th Mar '17 4:10:40 AM NOYB
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Four years and one console generation later, the dev team took another crack at the property: ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', a splinter franchise released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. ''Xenosaga'' was developed by Monolight Soft, an indie company founded by ''Xenogears'' staff members who left Square following the completion of the first game. However, the reboot was also produced and published by Namco. [[ContestedSequel Many believe didn't it live up to the original game, although many others believe it surpassed it.]]

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Four years and one console generation later, the dev team took another crack at the property: ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', a splinter franchise released for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. ''Xenosaga'' was developed by Monolight Soft, an indie company founded by ''Xenogears'' staff members who left Square following the completion of the first game. However, the reboot was also produced and published by Namco. [[ContestedSequel Many believe it didn't it live up to the original game, although many others believe it surpassed it.]]
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