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Xenosaga: Episode III -- Also Sprach Zarathustra (PS2)

Xenosaga: Episode III -- Also Sprach Zarathustra (PS2)
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Jul, 2014

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Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra (PlayStation 2)

 

Monolith Soft's Xenosaga series is noted not only for its wordy German subtitles and lengthy cutscene exposition, but for its hugely complex storyline that's influenced by equal parts science fiction, religion, and myth. The series' first two chapters...

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Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra on Playstation 2

 

So Sad About Us

Xenosaga III is an all-around solid RPG, and will deliver for most fans of the series. However, the hardships that Monolith Soft has been facing lately are quite noticeable within the game. Gamers who have played the prior two games should probably...

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Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

 

It has been a very long and bumpy road for the die-hard Xeno series fans these past couple of years. The dismal performance of

It's hard to say why Episode III is an improvement over Episode II; it's kind of like trying to explain why a roast beef sandwich is better than a sucker-punch to the crotch. The story has a strong sense of cohesion and gives an excellent feeling of...

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Xenosaga: Episode III -- Also Sprach Zarathustra

 

Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra is a triumph. I say this not because it?s actually a fantastic RPG, which it is, but because this game had everything imaginable going against it in the development process. After lackluster sales of the...

In closing, I think I?ve made it pretty obvious that I am more than satisfied with the Xenosaga series? swan song. It took them three games, but the wait was worth it; outside of some early-game pacing issues, Episode III has ended up not only finally...

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Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

 

Warning:Being a direct sequel, this review contains unavoidable spoilers of Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht and Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose

If I could transform this game into a woman, I'd become polygamous and marry her. Seriously. This is my favorite game of the year. I doubt that even Final Fantasy XII will dethrone this game. If you're not big on intellectual topics, if you're not...

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Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

 

When Namco first announced they'd snagged the Square development team responsible for the PSone classic, Xenogears, and commissioned them to do a full epic series that would be, legally speaking, different enough from Xenogears yet continuing in the...

Greater emotional-involvement in the characters pays off with a storyline that finally delivers on all the promises of the first two chapters ; Wonderful soundtrack is a return to full-orchestral, classy-classical scores of old ; The game looks, and...

Edited-out blood makes some scenes a bit silly. Darn sensors! (And they're after me, too! I didn't originally type “darn!”) ; Some of the voice actors – but only 2-3 – make their characters annoying through underwhelming performances

If you hated XenoSaga before – the long story segments, the sparse gameplay in the first 10 hours or so – then XenoSaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra, won't necessarily convert you, but for most who at least liked it, or loved it, Episode III is...

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Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra

 

On the first year, God said let there be Xenosaga Episode 1.On the second year, God said let there be Xenosaga Episode 2.On the third year, God said let there be Xenosaga Episode 3. And it was good.

The only other problem would be that the series is now over. It's like an amazing book series, that once you've read it all, you finally understand that it's over. There is no more, which leaves you with a sense of sadness. The long periods of time...

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Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra - ps2

 

I feel the same way about the Xenosaga trilogy as I do about the more recent Star Wars movie trilogy. I had such great memories of Xenogears that when I heard a trilogy of pseudo-prequels was being created, I had high hopes. Episode I was all right,...

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Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

 

The first time KOS-MOS speaks, you'll smile. Why? Because instead of the lifeless, too human sounding voice from Xenosaga II, the original actress has returned to reprise the role of the conflicted female android. Along with the return of Shion's...

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Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

 

The saga ends on a high note. A VERY high note.

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