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JDM-EJ1
04-22-2014, 12:46 PM
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Xenogears came out in 1998 for Playstation One. I have never played a game with such a massive, intense and compelling story than Xenogears. They released a whole book for Christ sake after the fact that further talked about the story in great detail that wasn't mentioned in the game.

The whole book has been scanned and translated here if you're interested in reading it:

www.flickr.com/photos/29956195@N08/sets/72157616593453778/

Anyone play this gem? What were your thoughts? If you have PSN, you can get it for $10, it's something I HIGHLY recommend if you like RPGs with great stories.

JDM-EJ1
04-22-2014, 12:47 PM
Continuation from above:


Xenogears centers around the protagonist Fei Fong Wong, a young man in the village of Lahan. Fei was brought by a mysterious "masked man" three years ago, gravely wounded, and adopted by the village chief, Chief Lee.[13] The events surrounding Fei's wounding before his arrival at the village cause him to have retrograde amnesia. At the start of the game, Fei and his friends in Lahan are preparing for a wedding. Fei goes up a mountain to meet Citan, the village doctor and Fei's close friend since his arrival at Lahan. When Fei comes back there is a battle raging between Gebler (a mysterious military organization assisting the country of Aveh) and Kislev (a country at war with Aveh and Gebler) forces. During the battle taking place in Lahan, Fei pilots an empty gear named Weltall in an attempt to defend the village against both groups of gears. Witnessing the death of his friend Timothy during this battle causes a dormant personality within him to awaken, under whose influence Fei then destroys the entire village. Fei later awakens with no recollection of what happened and is told that he had lost consciousness and that the gear had gone berserk. As a result, Fei and Citan decide to leave Lahan with the abandoned gear to get it away from the surviving villagers, who blame Fei for the incident.[14] After leaving Lahan, Fei meets Elly, a marooned Gebler officer, and Grahf, a cryptic and maniacal masked man who claims to know about Fei's past. Eventually, Fei and Citan find themselves captured by Aveh forces in the open desert of Aveh. Bartholomew (or Bart), a desert pirate, sees the gear Weltall on the Aveh transport ship and decides to attack the ship in order to steal the gear. Bart succeeds, and then instigates a fight with a reluctant Fei, who he believes is part of the Aveh military. Fei and Bart fall into a subterranean cavern where they meet Old Man Balthasar. Balthasar tells them how to escape the cave and offers to repair their gears, but returns and wants them gone, saying that Weltall is the "host for the spirit of the slayer of God." Fei and Bart leave and resurface near the capital of Aveh. Fei goes to Bart's base to find out Bart is not only a desert pirate but also the exiled heir to the throne of Aveh. Fei and Citan hear of Bart's plight and decide to assist his group in rescuing Marguerite (or Margie), Bart's cousin and the Holy Mother of the Nisan religious sect. Margie was captured and held in Bledavik, the capitol of Aveh. Fei enters a fighting tournament to cause a distraction while Bart uses an underground waterway to sneak into the castle in Bledavik to find Margie. During the tournament, Fei meets a mysterious fighter named Wiseman, who seems to know Fei in some way. Bart encounters Kahran Ramsus, the commander of the Gebler forces and his subordinate, a mysterious woman named Miang, while leaving with Margie. Ramsus explains that they are attempting to use Margie to pry the location of the Fatima Jasper, a treasure said to be the key to great power. Ramsus engages Bart in combat, and Bart manages to hold out against Ramsus. Citan, Fei, and Bart escape with Margie. The group takes Margie back to Nisan and use the town as a base of operations. While in the Nisan cathedral, Fei sees a portrait of Sophia, a Holy Mother of Nisan from over five hundred years ago, and feels a strange familiarity towards the portrait. Bart and his crew come up with a strategy to overtake Bledavik. The group splits up, and Fei leads a diversionary force in the North. Fei once again meets Elly, who attacks Fei due to her being influenced by a drug which Gebler forces its soldiers to use. Fei proceeds to his objective and attacks an Aveh fleet led by Vanderkaum. While fighting Vanderkaum, Grahf appears and gives Vanderkaum powers to use against Fei. Subsequently, Fei again loses control of himself inside his gear, annihilating Vanderkaum, while elsewhere Bart and Citan are attacked by an unknown and extremely powerful red gear, and the Yggdrasil, Bart's ship, sinks.

Fei regains consciousness in the prison district in Nortune, the capitol of Kislev. Rico, a mutant humanoid and the champion of the Nortune prison gear battling organization, forces Fei to fight other prisoners hand-to-hand as part of a "baptismal ceremony" to determine the level of his power. Citan comes to Nortune to assist Fei under the guise of a doctor. Fei realizes that the only way for him to escape the Nortune prison is to participate in the battling championships and become the champion so he will be granted a pardon and allowed to leave. Fei meets Hammer, a mutant man who assists him in his attempt to escape. Rico comes to Fei looking for help in finding the cause of the murders of his subordinates in the prison block sewers. Fei assists him because other people believe Fei is responsible. Fei, Citan, and Rico find a monster in the sewers, which was presumably responsible, and destroy it. Fei once again encounters Wiseman, who reveals that he learned martial arts with Fei's father and that they both were from the floating nation of Shevat.[15] Fei is able to beat Rico in the battling arena and is allowed access to other areas of Nortune. The Kaiser of Kislev, Sigmund, wishes to meet Fei. While they are in the Kaiser's palace, a dispossessed Rico breaks in with unclear motives. Rico is condemned to death. Fei feels obligated to save Rico, and he and Citan break into the gear hangar to recover Weltall, proceeding to help Rico. Fei and friends then proceed to steal an airship from the Kislev military base. Citan flies the airship, but the airship is intentionally shot down by Bartholomew ( He did not know who was in the airship). Fei and Elly are separated from the rest of the party .[16]

Fei and Elly are rescued by the Thames, a huge ship the size of a city. After learning Elly's whereabouts, Gebler attacks Thames to kidnap Elly. Miang, a Gebler officer and Ramsus' right-hand woman, successfully brainwashes Elly. Elly is then released back on the Themes where she goes and disables Bartholomew's engines in his submarine. Ramsus, who holds a vendetta against Fei, attacks Thames, searching for him.[17] Afterward, Billy, an Ethos worker on board Thames, allows the party to use the Ethos' advanced medical technology in the mainland of Ethos to better treat a comatose Fei. Bishop Stone, Ethos' leader, reveals to the party Ethos's true purpose of controlling the land dwellers, or "Lambs", for Solaris.[18] The group follows Stone to Zeboim, an excavation site. They discover a young girl composed of nanomachines, which is what Krelian, a Solarian leader, seeks. Stone takes the girl while the group fights Id, the mysterious red gear's pilot, who wants the girl, but is stopped by Wiseman.[19] The group returns and finds Fei awake and standing at his gear with a case of retrograde amnesia.[20] Fei and his friends decide to ally themselves with the floating city of Shevat, the only remaining city capable of resisting Solaris. When entering Solaris, they encounter Emeralda, the nanomachine colony. She attacks at first, but recognizes Fei, referring to him as "Kim", much to Fei's confusion.[21] In Solaris, Fei learns that Citan has been working for Emperor Cain and that Solaris has been producing food and medicine out of recycled humans in the Soylent System facility.[22] The party also learns that the Gazel Ministry seeks to revive Deus and achieve eternal life, while Krelian seeks to possess Elly. Back at Shevat, Citan informs his friends that Id is actually Fei's split personality.[23]

JDM-EJ1
04-22-2014, 12:48 PM
Continuation from above:


The Gazel Ministry uses the Gaetia Key, an artifact that manipulates the DNA of massive amounts of humans around the world, turning them into mutants called Wels in order to collect flesh to reconstruct a god called Deus that crash-landed on the planet ten thousand years ago.[24] During this time, Elly and Fei become romantically involved with each other.[25] They learn that they are the reincarnations of Sophia and Lacan. Lacan was a painter while Sophia was the Holy Mother of Nisan around the time of the war between Shevat and Solaris five-hundred years earlier. Lacan blamed himself for Sophia's death during the war and, with the help of Miang, became Grahf and sought to destroy the world. Although defeated, he and Miang have transmigrated their minds into other humans since. Krelian and Miang dispose of the Emperor and the Gazel Ministry because they are no longer necessary and kidnap Elly, the Mother, who must be sacrificed in order to revive Deus. Miang is killed by an enraged Ramsus as he realizes he has been used, and Elly turns into Miang, becoming absorbed by Deus. Fei, as Id, attempts to make contact with the Zohar. Wiseman, who reveals himself to be Fei's father, stops him, giving peace to Fei's other personalities. Fei's gear transforms into a more powerful form named Xenogears, and Grahf appears, revealing that he had been inside the body of Fei's father.[26] At this time, Fei makes contact with the Wave Existence—an extra-dimensional being who is trapped inside Deus and is the source of power for all gears—and learns that he must destroy Deus to free humanity. Grahf, who tries to merge with Fei, is defeated.

Fei discovers that he is a descendant of Abel, a young boy who was a passenger on board the Eldridge, a spaceship that was being used to transport Deus, the core of an interplanetary invasion system created by a federation of space-faring humans, one that was deemed far too dangerous for use and was therefore dismantled and moved.[12] Deus, however, had become self-aware and took over the Eldridge. Amidst the confusion, Abel was separated from his mother and accidentally made contact with the Wave Existence through the Zohar, Deus' power source. It gave him the power to one day destroy Deus and the Zohar in order to free itself. The Wave Existence also sensed Abel's longing for his mother and used the biological computer Kadomony to create a woman for a companion.[27] When Deus gained full control over the Eldridge, the captain decided to initiate the self-destruct sequence in an attempt to destroy it. Both Deus and the Zohar survived the explosion and landed on a nearby planet along with Abel, under the protection of the Wave Existence. He was the sole survivor, but was soon united with the woman that the Wave Existence had created for him as a companion, Elly. Abel and Elly, at first, led a happy life, but Deus had also created Miang, Cain, and the Gazel Ministry to begin a human civilization on the planet, one which would be under their control to one day be turned into Wels and be absorbed into Deus to recover its strength. When the now-adult Abel and Elly discovered this, they openly challenged Cain and the Gazel Ministry, but lost. However, through the power of the Wave Existence, they are able to be reincarnated in later eras to combat Deus.[12] One of these incarnations lived during an ancient technologically advanced era in Zeboim, where Abel's incarnation went by the name Kim and created Emeralda.

Fei sets out to destroy Deus and free the Wave Existence and Elly. In Merkaba, the party defeats Deus, but they realize that the energy released from the Wave Existence's shift will destroy the planet.[28] Elly, inside Deus, tries to move it away from the planet and Fei, in his Xenogears, follows to save her, but both disappear in the rift. Krelian confronts them, telling Fei he only sought to end the pain and suffering that comes with human existence by reverting everything back to when it all began, when all was one, to ascend to the realm of God. Fei rejects Krelian's ideology with his love for Elly, but Krelian challenges Fei, telling him to prove this love that could make him independent of God, and calls forth Urobolus, a gigantic serpent-like incarnation of Miang. Xenogears appears and Fei uses it to defeat Urobolus. Krelian releases Elly and reveals to Fei that he had planned to become one with God along with Elly. During her time with Krelian, Elly had seen inside his heart and realized it was full of sadness and despair for all the atrocities he had committed. Despite everything, Elly says that Krelian truly loved people more than anyone else.[29] Because no one will forgive his sins, he declines Fei's offer to return and ascends to a higher plane of existence along with the Wave Existence, telling Fei and Elly that he envies them because they can find love and purpose from each other instead of a higher being. Fei and Elly then return to their planet along with Xenogears and reunite with the rest of the party.[30]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenogears

DatCrohns
04-22-2014, 01:15 PM
TFW you get to the second disk and are like the phuck happened to all of the gameplay

jhm123
04-22-2014, 01:24 PM
cmon son.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/Planescape-torment-box.jpg

leafs43
04-22-2014, 01:55 PM
I approve OP's post.

Xenogears is GOAT for story.

FeralBeast
04-22-2014, 01:58 PM
Barring the last ten minutes of the trilogy, Mass Effect has the GOAT story.

JDM-EJ1
04-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Barring the last ten minutes of the trilogy, Mass Effect has the GOAT story.

Not even once.


TFW you get to the second disk and are like the phuck happened to all of the gameplay

Ha. That two hour long dialogue.

Otaman
04-22-2014, 02:01 PM
OP do I get a college credit for reading all that shiit?

erfayard
04-22-2014, 02:02 PM
http://download.gameblog.fr/images/blogs/17576/8459.jpg

Xenogears came out in 1998 for Playstation One. I have never played a game with such a massive, intense and compelling story than Xenogears. They released a whole book for Christ sake after the fact that further talked about the story in great detail that wasn't mentioned in the game.

The whole book has been scanned and translated here if you're interested in reading it:

www.flickr.com/photos/29956195@N08/sets/72157616593453778/

Anyone play this gem? What were your thoughts? If you have PSN, you can get it for $10, it's something I HIGHLY recommend if you like RPGs with great stories.



This game was amazing......


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JDM-EJ1
04-22-2014, 02:11 PM
OP do I get a college credit for reading all that shiit?

It's actually an auditory class; no credits given. :P

InstantLoser
04-22-2014, 03:17 PM
cmon son.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/Planescape-torment-box.jpg

I still have a physical copy of this game. Packaging and all.

Swizzard
04-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Xenogears blew my ****ing mind.I was 13 when I played it and I replayed the game at least 6 different times. the story, the character development, the feels. Dude, hands down one of my favorite RPG's ever. easily top 3