In the world of video games, the Final Fantasy series is famous for its sprawling plotlines and complex worlds. But what if you want something more than just a simple story?
Xenosaga is an excellent console RPG that takes a page out of Final Fantasy's book while providing a much meatier experience. In this article, we'll talk about all three games in the series so you can decide whether or not Xenosaga is right for you. I'll also share my thoughts on each game after playing through them myself!
Xenosaga is a single-player role-playing game. It's set in the year 20XX, and it takes place in a science fiction universe. The story is based on the Xenogears series by Tetsuya Takahashi, who also supervisied Xenosaga's production.
Xenosaga has a non-linear plot that focuses on character development; this means that you'll be spending most of your time getting to know each member of your party rather than going from one event to another without stopping to breathe. The game does this exceptionally well; each character has their own motivations and goals which drive them throughout their journey, making them feel like more than just NPCs who are along for the ride with you.
The graphics are good for PS2 standards at the time (2002), though they don't hold up very well today considering how far graphics have come since then. Still though they don't detract from gameplay or immersion too much as there are plenty of other ways in which Xenosaga excels such as its high quality audio which creates an immersive environment while playing through cutscenes together with all these characters' wonderful voice acting!
Xenosaga II is an action role-playing game set in a science fiction universe. It was developed by Monolith Soft and published by Namco. The story of Xenosaga II centers on Shion Uzuki, a young woman who is an engineer for the interstellar research organization Vector Industries. The game takes place in a fictional universe where mankind has expanded to the stars and colonized many planets; it also features several different alien races, including humans, Gnosis (a mysterious alien race bent on destroying humanity), Realians (androids created from human DNA), and Zohar (a machine discovered on Earth that gives people special powers).
Xenosaga II begins with Shion waking up from cryogenic sleep aboard an Earth Federation ship called Durandal; she soon discovers that her brother Jin is missing and sets out with their friends KOS-MOS (an android) and MOMO (Jin's creation) to search for him. Along their journey they meet Wilhelm von Tietz, who claims he can help them find Jin but only if they help him destroy his enemy U-TIC Organization first!
Xenosaga III is the final game in the series, and it's set in 2047. The story takes place in outer space on a planet called Michtam. In this game, you play as Shion Uzuki who wakes up from cryogenic sleep with her friend and android KOS-MOS to discover that she is trapped on a space ship with no memory of what happened before waking up or where she is going. She soon finds out that she has been chosen to lead an expedition back to Michtam where they intend to stop all life from being destroyed once again by Gnosis—the same creatures who took down Earth centuries ago—in order for humanity's survival and progress toward enlightenment through evolution due to their connection with them as part of Project Canaan which we learned about earlier in Xenosaga II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse (Beyond Good & Evil).
The game plays similar like its predecessors except now it features more RPG elements such as side quests that require grinding levels like most other games nowadays do; however these types of activities aren't mandatory so if you don't want any distractions while playing then turn off these options before starting your journey into outer space!
Xenosaga is a complete package in the PS2 RPG genre.
Xenosaga is a complete package in the PS2 RPG genre. It has great gameplay, graphics and sound design, and an engaging story. The game is difficult but not overly so; it's also long enough to keep you playing for hours on end.
Xenosaga has become one of my favorite RPGs of all time because it combines several elements I like into one title: sci-fi setting, deep characters and storytelling, challenging battles with large bosses, multiple endings that all change depending on your choices throughout the game (or even which character dies), mind-bending philosophical questions about fate vs. free will...it's just great stuff!
Xenosaga is a game that I am glad to have played. Its story and characters are captivating, and it has enough twists to keep you engaged from beginning to end. The battle system is simple enough for anyone to pick up, but still allows for strategy if you want it.