I remember picking up Xenosaga 1. I really, really wanted to like it. I was very intrigued by the premise of the story and I wanted to see how epic it would get with all the planned games in the series. But I just couldn't get past the slow battles, slow paced story, and cutscenes every ten minutes. I know a lot of people here on the boards liked the series, but I couldn't get into it. By the time Xeno 2 was out, I had lost interest.