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Old 01-05-2012, 09:00 AM   #136
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Xenosaga is a game of incredible mediocrity, marred with an antiquated soundtrack; an unrelentingly boring storyline that follows the conventions of the genre to such a T that should one describe the story of the game in moderately vague terms it could be mistaken for basically any RPG/anime ever created; entirely forgettable characters- so much so that I can't remember what any of them look like or their names (and I was only playing it yesterday); atrocious dreamcast/ps2 graphics; an English voice acting cast that are describable only as abominable; and finally, of course, a game of incredibly squandered potential.
I haven't played Xenoblade but really loved Xenosaga and Xenogears. I assume you mean Xenoblade but just in defense of Xenosaga the stories are mostly an amalgamation of sub-plots that explore various philosophical themes espescially through engaging character development. Espescially Fei, Elly and Krelian of Xenogears and Albedo, Ziggurat and Margulis of Xenosaga are some of the most interesting and fleshed out characters in RPG history who all had genuine psychological drives to explain their development. Saying these games lack interesting characters or storyline is just ridiculous and without merit.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:10 AM   #137
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xenogears >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the xenosaga stuff
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:19 AM   #138
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Xenogears/Xenosaga both had good stories but the gameplay really lets the games down the battles in Xenosaga were such a chore.

Xenoblade isn't really related at all they just tacted on the Xeno part.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:21 AM   #139
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yeah i didnt think it was suposed to be anything to do with them tbh
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:30 AM   #140
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Xenogears/Xenosaga both had good stories but the gameplay really lets the games down the battles in Xenosaga were such a chore.
Only Xenosaga ep3 had a good and fun battle system. Xenosaga 2's battle system was atrocious. Xenosaga 1 was a grindfest with zero emphasis on the mechs(or AGWS as they were called) during battle and Xenogears was somewhere in-between grindfest and fairly good.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #141
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I of course did mean Xenoblade. A real shame I fucked that up there, what with my little quip at the end and all, 'cause ya know, it was a nice little post otherwise. But humorous retorts all, well done.

To the poster who defended Xenosaga: I agree, they're very good games. Xenogears is better though.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:04 PM   #142
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I of course did mean Xenoblade.
So you're trashing it?

It does not deserve the scorn you heaped on it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:13 PM   #143
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whats going on .. 2012 scares me .. this is the 3rd time already we agree on something this year and its only Jan ...
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:23 PM   #144
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whats going on .. 2012 scares me .. this is the 3rd time already we agree on something this year and its only Jan ...
I know!
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:51 PM   #145
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To be fair I did list only the negatives and there is a fair few positives, but in the end, for me, they merely balanced it out as an okay game. An okay game I would have ignored had there actually been a few other real RPGs this generation.

To be completely honest, there's not a lot of games I've really enjoyed this generation. El Shaddai is quite enjoyable so far though, even with it's long list of flaws.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #146
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To be completely honest, there's not a lot of games I've really enjoyed this generation. El Shaddai is quite enjoyable so far though, even with it's long list of flaws.
So is your username and avatar a reference to Ernst/Stocke of Radiant Historia? Just curious :p
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:18 PM   #147
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Ha, no. My username and avatar are the same as i use on the only other forum I use- a particular game forum. The avatar and name are from that game. Anybody know which game?
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:06 PM   #148
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From your answer I can only assume we've got our wires crossed. I was talking about the disappointment they face when they realise Xenosaga is a game of incredible mediocrity, marred with an antiquated soundtrack; an unrelentingly boring storyline that follows the conventions of the genre to such a T that should one describe the story of the game in moderately vague terms it could be mistaken for basically any RPG/anime ever created; entirely forgettable characters- so much so that I can't remember what any of them look like or their names (and I was only playing it yesterday); atrocious dreamcast/ps2 graphics; an English voice acting cast that are describable only as abominable; and finally, of course, a game of incredibly squandered potential.

What were you talking about?
you're trying too hard
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:14 PM   #149
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So I realised today that the game is being released on Good Friday.

When stores aren't open.

Well done, Nintendo!
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:09 AM   #150
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wait, you haven't got the game yet?
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