Summary: As a HUGE, RPG fan. I adore this game. I love interesting in depth stories and this game offers just that with tons of cutscenes and of great length. Which is what I adore about this game. This is an RPG, a game that focuses on story. For someone to complain about how well told the story is, or to complain about how in depth the story goes, is ridiculous. RPGs are all about the story. And IMO, there is no better story than this game. It could easily be a full on movie.
Summary: I love this game! I rented it for 7 days before, and got halfway through it, and then rented it again. Well, let's just say, the scenes are long, but, unlike, Final Fantasy X, you can actually cut through them. I love the storyline. And as for Namco saying that there's 80 hours of gameplay, you can cut that time in half.
Summary: If you're a RPG fan, Xenosaga chapter one, "The Way to Power," is very much a score IF you have patience. The animation is anime-esque, and you will experience the love-or-hate cutscenes. Cutscenes are frequently 15+ mins, and the timeframe between save points is about 1.5 hours. Get comfortable. The characters are very well done. You will meet diverse beings ranging from scientists to cyborgs to Realians (nice Terminators) to angels. The main characters, KOS-MOS and Jr.
Summary: If you're a RPG fan, Xenosaga chapter one, "The Way to Power," is very much a score IF you have patience. The animation is anime-esque, and you will experience the love-or-hate cutscenes. Cutscenes are frequently 15+ mins, and the timeframe between save points is about 1.5 hours. Get comfortable. The characters are very well done. You will meet diverse beings ranging from scientists to cyborgs to Realians (nice Terminators) to angels.
Summary: Being part of a 6 episode series, Der Wille zur Macht is an excellent opening to the world of Xenosaga. In this episode, you play as Shion Usuki, along with 5 other companions, who are caught in the middle of a galaxy-wide scandal. After Shion's ship is attacked by Gnosis, which are aliens from the imaginary dimension, the battle android she is working on mysteriously wakes itself up to save the ship. Enough of the plot, now for the actual game itself.
Summary: This game was far too linear. I've enjoyed many games with linear stories but this was so restrictive I felt like it could have happily played itself without me... from now on it will have to.
Here comes another "Get the God-Send" type of review...
10 May 2004
Summary: Here you are; my review. "Indeed, I would have greatly prefered background music during the Quest Mode, and a boss theme outside of the final battle (as good as it was), but "Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht" is easily, a game (nay, story) that has the most complicated, deep, and questionable in a good way, plot that I have ever stumbled upon, seeing as how I bought it on a whim. Extraordinarily recommended by myself and a few others.
Summary: Yes, this is the best game I ever played. The battles are a little too long and hard, but that's not problem I think. :) My favorite character is chaos (yes, small c). He has so nice voice and he's so good (and he's an angel?). And I don't think it has too many movie inside. It's just perfect.
Summary: Two words: space opera. I'm willing to put up with a lot from a game for quasi-original space opera (ie - not star wars). Xenosaga was pure ambrosia. The storyline was pleasently complex without being convoluted for the sake of confusion and nothing else. And, wonderfully, the driving force behind this game was not the next shiny doo-dad you could get upon levelling up, but instead the ::shock:: story.
Summary: I MEAN IF YOU LIKE TO WATCH MOVIE INSTEAD OF PLAYING GAME YOU WILL LOVE THIS GAME. BECAUSE THIS GAME SHOWS MOSTLY THE MOVIE OF THIS GAME! YOU CANT BARELY PLAY! AND PLUS YOU GET SICK OF THIS SO BORING MONSTERS! AHHH! NOT USED TO THIS KIND OF RPG GAME!