www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht
6.5 out of 10

Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

Showing 1-10 of 13
Overall 5
5.0

Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht review (PS2)

HonestGamers
16 March 2006
  • Excerpt: KOS-MOS is…different. Hot anime chicks are a staple in the RPG genre; it’s a given that every quest to save the world will include a scantily dressed, well endowed, fetish themed, supermodel stand-in at some point. The Tifas, the Millennias, the Lulus.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.2

Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

Game Over Online
10 May 2005
  • Excerpt: A lot of words come to mind when playing Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht; amazing, beautiful, and unbelievable being the most recurring expressions. The team who developed the excellent Xenogears on the PS1 is the same party responsible for churning out this remarkable RPG, and from boot up to conclusion, their unique style is felt all the way through.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

RewiredMind.com
26 October 2004
  • Excerpt: Metal Gear Solid has a lot to answer for. Every publisher seemingly has a stealth title on its release list, or has a game with a bizarrely placed stealth section on the shelves already. Codemasters did it with the decidedly average Prisoner of War , and now SCi are taking the plunge with a licensed stealth-’em-up based on the Steve McQueen classic The Great Escape . To be brutal, The Great Escape is a classic example of videogame licensing. You know the score.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.2

Xenosaga Episode 1: Der Wille Zur Macht

Playstation Illustrated
16 September 2004
  • Excerpt: I'll start off by saying that Monolith's first title, Xenosaga Episode 1: Der Wille Zur Macht a prequel to Squaresoft's Xenogears , lives up to the hype. This series looks like it may have the potential to compete with Final Fantasy , once they polish it up a bit. The graphics in Xenosaga are exceptional. That said, since it does take place mostly in outer space, several places suffer from what I call 'clean room syndrome'.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
28 June 2004
  • Excerpt: It is well known (among diehard RPG fans) that MonolithSoft is composed of some of the key talent that worked on SquareSoft’s Xenogears. When MonolithSoft announced they were working on a title called Xenosaga, everyone immediately thought sequel. Of course, Square owns the rights to Xenogears, so neither a true sequel or prequel to that title was possible.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 10
10
Sound 9
9.0

Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

The Next Level
13 March 2003
  • Excerpt: I'm still a bit undecided about the overall look, differentiating the technically good from the visually pleasing. On one hand, it has some of the better character models to grace the PS2, each sporting plenty of detail with some of the best-rendered hair to grace any game. This translates wonderfully to the well-animated cut scenes and even to the CG, which flows beautifully due to the use of in-game character models.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.4
Gameplay 10
9.9
Graphics 10
9.7
Sound 9
9.3
Control 8
7.8
Addiction 9
9.2

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
11 March 2003
  • Excerpt: During the past 5 years, since Final Fantasy VII made RPGs a worldwide obsession, we've seen countless games try to replicate the success of the legendary series from Square. Very few, if any, were of the same caliber as Final Fantasy, however. In fact, some were so frighteningly terrible they left scars on all of us. I'm still seeing a psychiatrist to cope with the trauma I suffered while playing Summoner.
  • Read full review

The Great Escape

Gameswelt
9 March 2015
  • Excerpt: 1963 sorgte ein Film weltweit für Aufsehen - und das lag wohl nicht nur an einem der damals besten amerikanischen Leinwandhelden. Steve McQueen spielte in 'Gesprengte Ketten' den Charakter des Hauptmanns Virgil Hilts, der im Zweiten Weltkrieg von den Deutschen gefangengenommen und in das wohl berüchtigste Gefangenenlager Stalag III gesteckt wird. Dieser 'Ausbruchsfilm' dient als Grundlage des gleichnamigen PS2-Spiels, das seit einigen Tagen die Händlerregale füllt.
  • Pros: interessante Filmklassiker-Lizenz, deutsche Synchronstimme von Steve McQueen, atmosphärisch dicht
  • Cons: schwieriges Waffenhandling, lange Ladezeiten, kaum Abwechslung in den Missionen, mäßige Grafik
  • Read full review Translate to English
Overall 9
8.8

Xenosaga Episode 1: Der Wille zur Macht

neXGam
13 September 2012
  • Summary: In den frühen Tagen der PS2 war es das von vielen am sehnlichst erwartete PS2-Rollenspiel. Doch ein PAL-Release  blieb aus. Stattdessen mussten PS2 RPG Spieler auf den US-Import von Xenosaga: Der Wille zur Macht zurückgreifen. Der „Vorgänger“ Xenogears war Squaresofts zweiter, großer Rollenspielerfolg auf Sonys betagter Playstation. Anno 1998 waren die grafische Präsentation, Akustik und Gameplay ein Novum, die Storyline ist die komplexeste und schönste überhaupt.
  • Pros: RPG mit komplexer Story, Genialer Soundtrack, Klasse Kampfsystem
  • Cons: US-Fassung geschnitten, Stark linear
  • Read full review Translate to English
Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 9
8.5
Lifespan 9
9.0

Expert Review

VGClub
6 May 2007
  • Conclusion: In alternativa: In alternativa al primo episodio, sono consigliati gli altri due episodi della saga (il secondo è stato quasi un flop, mentre il terzo è un gioiello di game design). Poiché i due titoli menzionati sono nella trama collegati fra loro, è sconsigliabile giocare un singolo episodio.
  • Pros: Ottima trama con spunti filosofici., Perfetta caratterizzazione dei personaggi., Ottima realizzazione tecnica., Buon doppiaggio in inglese., Character design magistrale.
  • Cons: A tratti ripetitivo e frustrante., Non disponibile la versione PAL., Poche battle theme., Sub quest non appaganti.
  • Read full review Translate to English
Next page >>