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Xenogears worth it?
« on: April 02, 2011, 08:35:17 PM »
So, I just accidentaly deleted all my psp data. I was playing Xenogears at the moment and was something like 15 hours in (I was at that part in the kislev capital in the sewers). Is it worth it to play to that part all over again? Will the game get better than it was till that point? Dont get me wrong, I liked parts of the game, like the characters, the world itself and the storytelling. But the story was a bit confusing and the gameplay was kinda nonexistant. I normally finish most of the games I start (unless I really hate them alot). But I really don't feel like grinding through the first 15 hours of that game again, especially with the slow text. I also have Trails in the Sky ready to play, so what should I do?

Drop Xenogears completely and play TitS?
Play TitS now and start a new Xenogears game later?
Wait with TitS and start Xenogears again now?

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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 08:40:13 PM »
Go play with your TitS, dear.



(I have no idea, I didn't really play Xenogears much and I havn't played Trails in the Sky yet. I just wanted to say that.)


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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 08:41:24 PM »
i would say no. disc 2 is a cluster fuck.

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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 09:13:37 PM »
15 hours? How the hell did you manage that?

That said, you were about half way through disk 1 and the game does pick up after that point til about the end of disk 1 (the sewers of this game are among the more infamous examples of fucking sewers on the PSX). As mentioned above, playing through disk 2 is like watching a synopsis and you could probably just watch youtube videos of that part to achieve the same effect.

Basically, Xenogears is a love it/leave it type affair. You'd probably be better served putting it off for later unless you're one of those 'forgets everything about a game as soon as the game is shelved' because the plot covers a lot of ground.
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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 09:16:03 PM »
I'd say play Trails and either wait on Xenogears or drop it completely. You don't sound too impressed with it, and while it does build up you may as well let it fade from memory some first; you'd have to start over again either way.

By the way, if you want to avoid this in the future (and if you're using a PC) download Media Go and back up your saves regularly.

You'd probably be better served putting it off for later unless you're one of those 'forgets everything about a game as soon as the game is shelved' because the plot covers a lot of ground.

He accidentally deleted his saves, he'd actually be better served if he was that kind of guy because it'll make retreading old ground less of a slog.

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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 09:16:43 PM »
Not being a fan of Xenogears I'd say start Trails in the Sky.

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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 09:17:57 PM »
I've been playing Xenosaga episode 1 lately, so my decision will be biased.

Anyways, here's what I say: play Legend of Heroes.
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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 09:52:25 PM »
TitS  fuck yeah! XD

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2011, 09:57:21 PM »
Go play with your TitS, dear.

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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2011, 10:44:12 PM »
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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2011, 11:33:55 PM »
I'd say put it down for now. You're pretty much setting yourself up to not have any fun until after you reach that point again if you dive right back into it.

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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2011, 01:01:27 AM »
I've never understood the "drive" people have had to finish a game they didn't enjoy.
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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2011, 01:02:15 AM »
I've never understood the "drive" people have had to finish a game they didn't enjoy.

Neither have I, but I did do that to beat KH2... Hypocrisy is fun?
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Re: Xenogears worth it?
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2011, 01:03:57 AM »
I've never understood the "drive" people have had to finish a game they didn't enjoy.

Neither have I, but I did do that to beat KH2... Hypocrisy is fun?

Eugh, yeah I can see this.  I've gotten *bored* with a game then got back to it.  But there, to me, has to be *some* reason you'd go back to a game you don't like.
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