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…I need to play this game.
I can’t tell if I think you’ll like it or not. People who have played it tend to be split down the middle. I usually describe it as a heavily flawed masterpiece. It kind of reminds me of Chrono Cross in that the first disc is amazing and the second disc starts to suffer from an overly convoluted plot that the developers had trouble conveying. In Xenogears’s case it’s a little more understandable, since Square pulled bunch of resources and manpower in the middle of production so they could work on Final Fantasy VIII, and what was intended to be the fifth part in a six part series that would have the background story filled in with prequels quickly turned into “you guys are going to have to do the whole story in one game because we’re probably not going to let you make more.” As a result, the second disc is extremely linear and has a lot of extremely ham-handed exposition because they needed to tell six games worth of story in one game that had been cut from 80 hours to 60 hours.
The story itself, however, is totally insane and beautiful and probably one of the most epic things I’ve ever experienced.