History VideoGame / Xenogears

11th Nov '17 11:40:44 AM NekoHybrid
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** In a sense with Big Joe during your fight with him in the tournament. He gets stat boosts from the fans cheering for him. They also damage you by throwing debris at you from the stands.
11th Nov '17 11:28:55 AM NekoHybrid
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* HollywoodKiss: [[spoiler: In disc 2, between Fei and Elly, though the cutscene gets obscured in light millimeters away]].
8th Nov '17 7:28:48 AM NekoHybrid
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** Id's Gear has several energy wings coming out of the spikes on its back.

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** Id's Gear has several energy wings coming out of the spikes on its back. Weltall-2 gets these once in hyper mode or when activating System Id in order to use Id's power on a conscious level.
8th Nov '17 7:19:00 AM NekoHybrid
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* BreakTheCutie: Elly, who gets to see[[spoiler: her parents get killed]], and then watch [[spoiler: as her entire civilization is destroyed]]. Not to mention immediately afterward that she learns that [[spoiler:Fei is Id]]. This leads a brief HeroicBSOD

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* BreakTheCutie: Elly, who gets to see[[spoiler: her parents get killed]], and then watch [[spoiler: as her entire civilization is destroyed]]. Not to mention immediately afterward that she learns that [[spoiler:Fei is Id]]. This leads a brief HeroicBSODHeroicBSOD.
* BridalCarry: In Kislev, Fei carries Elly in this fashion. More accurately, Fei in Weltall carries Elly in Vierge in this fashion.
22nd Oct '17 10:28:13 AM nombretomado
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* DarkerAndEdgier: In keeping with Square's "dark years" of the late [[TheNineties 90s]], following on the heels of games like ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' and ''BushidoBlade''. In fact, part of the reason ''Xenogears'' wasn't a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game itself is because the plot was determined to be too dark for a mainline ''FF'' title.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: In keeping with Square's "dark years" of the late [[TheNineties 90s]], following on the heels of games like ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' and ''BushidoBlade''.''VideoGame/BushidoBlade''. In fact, part of the reason ''Xenogears'' wasn't a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game itself is because the plot was determined to be too dark for a mainline ''FF'' title.
13th Oct '17 1:38:24 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* SekaikeiGenre: Possibly the SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample of this trope in gaming. Bonus points for having not only the current conflict, but also much of the world's history resting on the shoulders of the lead couple's [[ReincarnationRomance romance]].

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* SekaikeiGenre: Possibly the SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample of this trope in gaming. Bonus points for having not only the current conflict, but also much of the world's history resting on the shoulders of the lead couple's [[ReincarnationRomance romance]].
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.
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