History Videogame / XenoSaga

15th Feb '17 6:32:45 PM jtmmachine
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* [[spoiler: KillEmAll: By the time Episode III's credits roll, all but one of the antagonists are dead or otherwise out of the picture, three party members (Jin, chaos, and KOS-MOS) are either dead/gone or incapacitated, all of the series's supernatural figures have ascended to another plane for the time being, and about 90% of human life in the universe have been transformed into Gnosis.]]

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* [[spoiler: KillEmAll: By the time Episode III's credits roll, all but one of the antagonists are dead or otherwise out of the picture, three party members (Jin, chaos, and KOS-MOS) are either dead/gone or incapacitated, all of the series's supernatural figures have ascended to another plane for the time being, and about 90% of human life in the universe have has been transformed into Gnosis.]]
15th Feb '17 6:31:54 PM jtmmachine
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* [[spoiler: KillEmAll: By the time Episode III's credits roll, all but one of the antagonists are dead or otherwise out of the picture, three party members (Jin, chaos, and KOS-MOS) are either dead/gone or incapacitated, all of the series's supernatural figures have ascended to another plane for the time being, and about 90% of human life in the universe have been transformed into Gnosis.]]
2nd Feb '17 1:56:28 PM justanid
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2nd Feb '17 1:56:16 PM justanid
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''[=Xenosaga=]'' is a series of three {{Eastern RPG}}s for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, all named after books written by Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. They are, in sequential order, ''Der Wille zur Macht'' (The Will to Power), ''Jenseits von Gut und Böse'' (Beyond Good and Evil ([[VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil no, not that one]])) and ''Literature/AlsoSprachZarathustra'' (Thus Spoke Zarathustra). Other games in the series include: ''Pied Piper'', a cellphone game, ''Xenosaga Freaks'', a FanService game also for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, ''Xenosaga I&II'', a remake of ''Episode I'' and ''Episode II'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, and ''A Missing Year'', a Flash game describing the events between ''Episode II'' and ''Episode III''. Unlike the main trilogy, these games have [[NoExportForYou not been released outside of Japan]].

There's also an [[AnimatedAdaptation anime]] based off the events of ''Episode I'' titled ''Xenosaga: The Animation''. It's fairly faithful, although it takes a few creative liberties.

Known for throwing around heavy amounts of religious symbolism, literary references, and TechnoBabble. ''Xenosaga'' is a sort of spiritual successor to its UsefulNotes/PlayStation predecessor, ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' (In fact, it was originally going to be a prequel, with Xenogears itself being number five in a six-part series). There is also a SpiritualSuccessor called ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' for the Wii. It's also notable for being one of the few [[Main/RolePlayingGame [=RPGs=]]] to have a female lead.

In the distant future, mankind has colonized space, but Earth (or as it's referred to in the game, Lost Jerusalem) has disappeared from the map. The protagonist, Shion, is the head of the first R&D division of Vector Industries, and her team is developing an android superweapon called KOS-MOS.

Disaster strikes when the Gnosis, intangible (but deadly) beings from another dimension attack the ship. The rest of the story involves the Gnosis, the search for their source and the events that passed fourteen years prior on the planet Miltia - which of course has close ties to Shion's past.

Music for ''Episode I'' was composed by Creator/YasunoriMitsuda. Music for ''Episode II'' was composed by Creator/ShinjiHosoe, Creator/AyakoSaso and Creator/YukiKajiura. Music for ''Episode III'' was composed solely by Creator/YukiKajiura.

A few of the characters (mostly KOS-MOS) have made appearances in other games made by developer Monolith Soft, including ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''

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''[=Xenosaga=]'' is a series of three {{Eastern RPG}}s for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, all named after books written by Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. They are, in sequential order, ''Der Wille zur Macht'' (The Will to Power), ''Jenseits von Gut und Böse'' (Beyond Good and Evil ([[VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil no, not that one]])) and ''Literature/AlsoSprachZarathustra'' (Thus Spoke Zarathustra). Other games in the series include: ''Pied Piper'', a cellphone game, ''Xenosaga Freaks'', a FanService game also for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, ''Xenosaga I&II'', a remake of ''Episode I'' and ''Episode II'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, and ''A Missing Year'', a Flash game describing the events between ''Episode II'' and ''Episode III''. Unlike the main trilogy, these games have [[NoExportForYou not been released outside of Japan]].

There's also an [[AnimatedAdaptation anime]] based off the events of ''Episode I'' titled ''Xenosaga: The Animation''. It's fairly faithful, although it takes a few creative liberties.

Known for throwing around heavy amounts of religious symbolism, literary references, and TechnoBabble. ''Xenosaga'' is a sort of spiritual successor to its UsefulNotes/PlayStation predecessor, ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' (In fact, it was originally going to be a prequel, with Xenogears itself being number five in a six-part series). There is also a SpiritualSuccessor called ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' for the Wii. It's also notable for being one of the few [[Main/RolePlayingGame [=RPGs=]]] to have a female lead.

In the distant future, mankind has colonized space, but planet Earth (or (referred to in-game as it's referred to in the game, Lost Jerusalem) has [[EarthThatWas disappeared from the map.map]]. The protagonist, Shion, is the head of the first R&D division of Vector Industries, and her team is developing an android superweapon called KOS-MOS.

Disaster strikes when the Gnosis, intangible (but deadly) beings from another dimension attack the ship. The rest of the story involves the Gnosis, the search for their source and the events that passed fourteen years prior on the planet Miltia - -- which of course has close ties to Shion's past.

Music ''[=Xenosaga=]'' is a series of {{Eastern RPG}}s, all named after books written by Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. In chronological order:
* ''Pied Piper'' (2004) [[CellPhone Java ME]] -- A prequel set 100 years before the first game.
* ''Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht'' (2002) [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] -- "The Will to Power"
* ''Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse'' (2004) [=PS2=] -- "Beyond Good and Evil" ([[VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil no, not that one]])
* ''A Missing Year'' (2005) [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash Flash]] -- Describes events between episodes II and III.
* ''Episode III: Literature/AlsoSprachZarathustra'' (2006) [=PS2=] -- "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"

Other games in the series include: ''Xenosaga Freaks'', a 2004 FanService game also
for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2; and ''Xenosaga I & II'', a 2005 remake of ''Episode I'' was composed by Creator/YasunoriMitsuda. Music for and ''Episode II'' was composed by Creator/ShinjiHosoe, Creator/AyakoSaso and Creator/YukiKajiura. Music for ''Episode III'' was composed solely by Creator/YukiKajiura.

the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS. Unlike the main trilogy, the other games have [[NoExportForYou not been released outside of Japan]].

A few of the characters (mostly (mainly KOS-MOS) have [[TheCameo made appearances appearances]] in other games made by developer Monolith Soft, games, including ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''
''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur III]]''.

There's also a 2005 [[AnimatedAdaptation anime adaptation]] of ''Episode I'' titled ''Xenosaga: The Animation''.

Known for throwing around heavy amounts of religious symbolism, literary references, and TechnoBabble. It's also one of the few [[Main/RolePlayingGame RPGs]] to have a female lead. ''Xenosaga'' is a {{spiritual successor}} to the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation PlayStation 1]] game, ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' (it was originally going to be a prequel, with Xenogears itself being number five in a six-part series). ''Xenosaga'' also has its own spiritual successor, ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}.
17th Dec '16 9:19:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Expy}}: Numerous 'Saga cast members have 'Gears counterparts, most notably Jin. He's a bit of a subversion, though. Despite their superficial resemblance, Citan was a hyper-competent borderline CanonSue with a beautiful wife & daughter & successful practice as a town doctor. Jin is a layabout who washed out of the medical profession, had a lousy relationship with his family the only woman he ever loved wound up trying to kill him. He's still a {{Badass}}, though.

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* {{Expy}}: Numerous 'Saga cast members have 'Gears counterparts, most notably Jin. He's a bit of a subversion, though. Despite their superficial resemblance, Citan was a hyper-competent borderline CanonSue with a beautiful wife & daughter & successful practice as a town doctor. Jin is a layabout who washed out of the medical profession, had a lousy relationship with his family the only woman he ever loved wound up trying to kill him. He's still a {{Badass}}, badass, though.
2nd Nov '16 4:18:17 PM falconflicker
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** In a flashback Ziggy has early in Episode I, there's an artificial dog whose model number is [[Film/BladeRunner Nexus 6]].
10th Sep '16 11:13:20 PM WillBGood
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* LonersAreFreaks: [[AllThereInTheManual Lo' and behold!]] [[spoiler:Gnosis are souls who reject {{Instrumentality}}, and when there are too many of them, Class-Z apocalypse ensue.]]

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* LonersAreFreaks: [[AllThereInTheManual Lo' and behold!]] [[spoiler:Gnosis are souls who reject {{Instrumentality}}, the AssimilationPlot, and when there are too many of them, Class-Z apocalypse ensue.]]
22nd Aug '16 1:41:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Zohar is a giant [[TwoThousandOne monolith]]. This reference is shared with Xenogears.

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** The Zohar is a giant [[TwoThousandOne [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey monolith]]. This reference is shared with Xenogears.
20th Aug '16 8:59:44 PM ergeis
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** The characters in the Episode I prologue look super-realistic compared to the rest of the characters.


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** The third game kept database entries for nearly all the characters in the series but left out Gaignun (Junior's cat). Considering he was the inspiration for Junior's alias, you would think he would have gotten a mention.
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