History Videogame / Xenosaga

31st Jan '16 8:18:51 AM Lord_Cipher
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Clarifying planet Ariadne's role in the first game.
** To be fair, looking for Ariadna was just an excuse. [[spoiler: They were really meant to pick up the Zohar Emulator, due to the strings U-TIC pulled with their spies in the Federation.]] Lots of characters during the beginning of the game noticed their objective were shifting the moment they found the Zohar emulator. ** In the third game, [[spoiler: Abel's Ark]] completely annihilates over HALF of all known planets within 72 hours of its appearance. Your party treats this news as if it was the weather forecast.
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** To be fair, looking for Ariadna Ariadne was just an excuse. [[spoiler: They were really meant to pick up the Zohar Emulator, due to the strings U-TIC pulled with their spies in the Federation.]] Lots of characters during the beginning of the game noticed their objective were shifting the moment they found the Zohar emulator. ** The player party does eventually find Ariadne, when a particular [[spoiler: gigantic Gnosis known as a "Cathedral Ship"]] is found to have been [[spoiler: created from the planet Ariadne itself, thanks to a mishap during a Link Experiment with aforementioned Zohar emulator]]. *** In the third game, [[spoiler: Abel's Ark]] completely annihilates over HALF of all known planets within 72 hours of its appearance. Your party treats this news as if it was the weather forecast.
7th Jan '16 8:20:47 AM erforce
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''[=Xenosaga=]'' is a series of three {{Eastern RPG}}s for the {{Playstation 2}}, 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 {{Playstation 2}}, ''Xenosaga I&II'', a remake of ''Episode I'' and ''Episode II'' for the 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]].
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''[=Xenosaga=]'' is a series of three {{Eastern RPG}}s for the {{Playstation 2}}, 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 {{Playstation 2}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, ''Xenosaga I&II'', a remake of ''Episode I'' and ''Episode II'' for the NintendoDS, 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]].

Known for throwing around heavy amounts of religious symbolism, literary references, and TechnoBabble. ''Xenosaga'' is a sort of spiritual successor to its {{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.
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Known for throwing around heavy amounts of religious symbolism, literary references, and TechnoBabble. ''Xenosaga'' is a sort of spiritual successor to its {{Playstation}} 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.

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

* AbortedArc: Episode I, which has more than '''50%''' of the original Ep. I draft aborted.
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* AbortedArc: Episode I, ''Episode I'', which has more than '''50%''' of the original Ep. I draft aborted.
12th Dec '15 9:02:09 PM alienatedchaos
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* MarathonLevel: TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of Episode III sees Shion and company traipsing through a ruined city, a church, and a series of spacious underground facilities, all while facing a grand total of ''seven'' [[ClimaxBoss Climax Bosses]] before the FinalBoss.
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* MarathonLevel: TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of Episode III ''Episode III'' sees Shion and company traipsing through a ruined city, a church, and a series of spacious underground facilities, all while facing a grand total of ''seven'' [[ClimaxBoss Climax Bosses]] before the FinalBoss.
12th Dec '15 9:01:03 PM alienatedchaos
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* MarathonLevel: TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon sees Shion and company traipsing through a ruined city, a church, and a series of spacious underground facilities, all while facing a grand total of ''seven'' [[ClimaxBoss Climax Bosses]] before the FinalBoss.
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* MarathonLevel: TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of Episode III sees Shion and company traipsing through a ruined city, a church, and a series of spacious underground facilities, all while facing a grand total of ''seven'' [[ClimaxBoss Climax Bosses]] before the FinalBoss.
12th Dec '15 8:59:50 PM alienatedchaos
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* MarathonLevel: TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon sees Shion and company traipsing through a ruined city, a church, and a series of spacious underground facilities, all while facing a grand total of ''seven'' [[ClimaxBoss Climax Bosses]] before the FinalBoss.
25th Nov '15 7:20:11 PM shiro17
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** In the third game, [[spoiler: Abel's Ark]] completely annihilates over HALF of all known planets within 72 hours of its appearance. Your party treats this news as if it was the weather forecast.

* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: "Diving" into the "subconscious domain" of many cast members is half the plot. Notably, Shion and co. delve into both Sakura and KOS-MOS's minds (though the latter becomes a general mindscrew-slash-flashback).
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** The Miltian Conflict. You learn a whole lot about it over the course of the first two games, and it STILL takes ''over a third of the final game'' to finally piece together everything that happened. * JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: "Diving" into the "subconscious domain" of many cast members is half the plot. Notably, Shion and co. delve into both Sakura and KOS-MOS's minds (though the latter becomes a general mindscrew-slash-flashback). [[spoiler: The Miltian 'time-travel' in the third game is revealed to be a journey to the center of Shion's mind.]]

* MementoMacGuffin: [[spoiler: Kevin giving Shion the pendant his mom gave him. It is, in fact, a cause as to why most events in the series relating to Shion happens]]
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* MementoMacGuffin: [[spoiler: Kevin giving Shion the pendant his mom gave him. It is, in fact, a cause as to why most events in the series relating to Shion happens]]happens.]]

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* MementoMacGuffin: [[spoiler: Kevin giving Shion ** THE One for the pendant his mom gave him. It is, in fact, a cause as to why most events in entire series: --->[[spoiler: '''Shion''': I called... I called the series relating to Shion happens]]Gnosis?]]
5th Oct '15 8:55:30 PM Exagge
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: After [[spoiler:she awakens as Mary,]] KOS-MOS' battle quotes change for the rest of the game. This includes her E.S. battle quotes, despite the fact that you can beat the game from that point without ever getting inside an E.S. again.
13th Aug '15 7:47:22 AM matteste
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''[=Xenosaga=]'' is a series of three {{Eastern RPG}}s for the {{Playstation 2}}, 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 ''Also sprach Zarathustra'' (Thus Spoke Zarathustra). Other games in the series include: ''Pied Piper'', a cellphone game, ''Xenosaga Freaks'', a FanService game also for the {{Playstation 2}}, ''Xenosaga I&II'', a remake of ''Episode I'' and ''Episode II'' for the 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]].
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''[=Xenosaga=]'' is a series of three {{Eastern RPG}}s for the {{Playstation 2}}, 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 ''Also sprach Zarathustra'' ''Literature/AlsoSprachZarathustra'' (Thus Spoke Zarathustra). Other games in the series include: ''Pied Piper'', a cellphone game, ''Xenosaga Freaks'', a FanService game also for the {{Playstation 2}}, ''Xenosaga I&II'', a remake of ''Episode I'' and ''Episode II'' for the 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]].
4th Jun '15 5:47:09 PM RMarques
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* AllThereInTheManual: The story of ''Xenosaga'' can be much better understood after reading the [[http://translations.xenotensei.com/Xeno3/PerfectGuide.html Xenosaga Perfect Guide]].
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* AllThereInTheManual: The story of ''Xenosaga'' can be much better understood after reading the [[http://translations.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20130111073224/http://translations.xenotensei.com/Xeno3/PerfectGuide.html Xenosaga Perfect Guide]].
22nd May '15 2:03:10 PM Generality
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* FantasyKeepsake: The Encephalon is supposed to be a virtual reality taken from your mind, but you can go into it, gain levels, come back with items, and even go into places that were behind locked doors when you visited the places in reality and couldn't have been taken from your mind. This has no implications at all and is at best a version of GameplayAndStorySegregation.
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