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Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

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9.2

Xenosaga Episode 1: Der Wille Zur Macht

Playstation Illustrated
28 November 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'.
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Overall 4
4.0

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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.
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Great Escape, The

The Armchair Empire
22 October 2004
  • Excerpt: Usually when a developer announces that they’re going to make a title based on a moving gamers cringe as they think of what flavor of the moment flick riding high on the hype machine will get pumped out, playing like a half-assed waste of time. Take 2 has other plans here, actually making a game based on a truly classic film, The Great Escape, a film of a group of Allied POWs that escape from Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp in Europe and carefully inch their way to...
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Overall 9
9.0

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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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Xenosaga: Episode I

Thunderbolt Games
4 July 2003
  • Excerpt: There is a mother load of role-playing games available for the Playstation 2. But a few in particular have stood out from the crowd as leaders: Final Fantasy X, Suikoden III, Dark Cloud are all examples. Xenosaga was expected to join this group. It shouldn’t. Not by a long shot. While there is a good deal to like about this game, its flaws are clear and severely damaging. First, you must shed your misconceptions about this title.
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Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 10
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Sound 9
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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.
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Overall 9
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Gameplay 10
9.9
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Sound 9
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Control 8
7.8
Addiction 9
9.2

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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.
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Overall 9
9.2

Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

Game Over Online
25 February 2003
  • 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.
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Overall 9
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Features 9
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Gameplay 9
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Graphics 9
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Sound 9
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Lifespan 8
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Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

Gaming Target
24 February 2003
  • Summary: The only bad thing Xenosaga left with me was a deep desire to live in the future. Problem is, I can't do anything about it! And KOS-MOS is really hot...
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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
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