released on Feb 11, 1998

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released on Feb 11, 1998

Xenogears follows protagonist Fei Fong Wong and several others as they journey to uncover the truth behind mysterious, cabalistic entities operating in their world. The principles and philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung influence the plot, character design, and world of Xenogears. Additionally, the symbols, theological concepts, and devotional practices of several world religions are represented in fictionalized forms in the game. Major psychological themes are the nature of identity and human memory, particularly as these relate to the phenomenon of dissociative identity disorder. The relationship between humanity and machines is central to the game's plot, as indicated by the presence of giant robots dubbed "gears," which almost each playable character can control.

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Jugar este titulo ha sido una experiencia bastante agradable, no solo por su divertida jugabilidad, lo bien que aprovecha el concepto de los mechas y el uso de sus personajes en combate en ciertos puntos, si no que además, posee una excelente historia y personajes con los que te sera imposible no encariñarte.

Gráficamente el juego es bastante bueno, mezclando bien sprites en 2D con escenarios 3D bien logrados, y la banda sonora, ufff, de los mejores que escuchado en cualquier RPG.

En fin, queda completamente recomendado este titulo si te gustan los RPG's.

I know people hold this game and it's story very highly but it's problems were too much for me to continue.

The most flawed gem I can think of, Xenogears has nearly everything working against it.
Repetitive gameplay, a spotty localisation, erratic pacing; but the story and characters stand out so strong that they can mostly outshine the dark spots.
Also there is an odd abundance of incest so idk if thats your thing then you'll probably be into this.

It's not a game, is a visual novel. I loved it because of that.

If you haven't yet played this then stop what you're doing and start playing this beautiful game. I cannot think of a better game which represents the villains and their motives to the extent of this one. The other best part about this game would have to be how the religious, psychological and political themes are presented within the game. This game was ahead of its time and it's an actual travesty how we can't play it on modern consoles.