Hey xenosaga is awesome (well not 2 so much but eh), I wasn't trying to knock it. Xenoblade just got me wanting to play all of the xeno games again. Also yeah, NOTHING in the xeno prefix games is connected outside of xenosaga and its sequels. It's well known by anyone who looks into the games directly. Xenogears isn't related to saga and neither to blade, saga just used some gears stuff for reference bits and nostalgia really. Hell, even shion and jin's last name uzuki is no relation to citan from xenogears. Sucks though, would have made more of an impact if the sword style jin used was derived from the uzuki line, developed by his ancestor citan, right?
Damn I wanna play this game. Wish april would get here faster, cuz I hate importing.