« Last post by Aeolus on Today at 09:52:19 AM »
I'll admit that this one's a better competition than the norm here, if only because we've got two games that are anime as hell and have developmental skeletons in their closets. That said, Lunar 1 is only slightly above the average JRPG that plagued Japan in the 90s, being utterly generic while only bringing a few mechanical tweaks to the table, whereas Xenosaga went down the rabbit hole of pretension, technobabble and anime and didn't really look back. That being said, of all the games you could've picked, you went with the best of XS and the not worst of Lunar 1 (Legend says hi) and on the merits of these particular games, the fulcrum shifts towards XS3 more since it was the game that finally did the gameplay decently and even got mecha action up and running (granted it still wasn't good, but its better than the previous attempts), whereas Harmony is the fourth iteration on Lunar 1 and made long after the contributions made by The Silver Star and Silver Star Story Complete had made their impact felt in the medium.
Also, choosing between Crispin Freeman at his best and motherfucking Skelator would've made for a tight battle, but you went for the one with New Ghaleon, so its no contest.