Conversation Between Kayges and thedestinedblade
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  1. Kayges
    February 22nd, 2016 7:40 PM
    I am sorry this response is so belated. I ended up moving back home and the process has been a bit involved. Either way, I'm so glad you were enjoying the game! Perhaps you've finished it by now or not, but I couldn't agree with you more. I love how the game makes it feel like there isn't really a "main character." Every character has their own interesting backstory and gets a good amount of screen time.
  2. thedestinedblade
    January 1st, 2016 7:07 PM
    Still here? Finally got around to play some. I really do love the beginning of the game with the gnosis attack and all the included tension. This time around I'm making sure to talk to every NPC and really get the full grip of the Xenosaga world. I'm right where Ziggy first makes his entrance and kinda forgot all about his backstory and that he committed suicide.
  3. Kayges
    December 19th, 2015 6:45 PM
    Hey, no worries. It's cool that you're putting it aside until you can really focus on it and enjoy it for what it is. :) I recently bought Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon and it should have come in today, so I'm hoping that will be fun to play. Work has been so slow and there are only so many interesting youtube videos to watch, haha.
  4. thedestinedblade
    December 19th, 2015 4:00 PM
    Yo! Unfortunately I still haven't found time to play it yet, but I'll definitely play it over the holidays this upcoming week. It's the type of game that requires some serious devoted time, lol.
  5. Kayges
    December 10th, 2015 4:00 PM
    Great! I'm excited for you. xD Keep me up to date, of course. I'll be trying to hook up my television and dust off my PS2. I'm not sure if it will work because I haven't used it in years. I wish they would release classic PS2 games for the Vita or something. I'd definitely buy the Vita then.
  6. thedestinedblade
    December 9th, 2015 4:20 AM
    Finally got my copy in the mail. Now I just need to find time to play it, lol.
  7. Kayges
    December 2nd, 2015 1:03 PM
    Ah, of course. Shipping wait times, how could I forget? I'm currently waiting for a shipment for a special Legend of Korra sweatshirt. I've been waiting about a month so far, but it will be worth it. Christmas will be upon us soon, so I'll have to worry about getting my gifts for others on time as well. xD
  8. thedestinedblade
    December 2nd, 2015 11:29 AM
    Well, I don't have it yet since I ordered it online. I think I should have it by the end of the week, and I'll be sure the keep you updated on my progress.
  9. Kayges
    December 1st, 2015 12:56 PM
    The general consensus for anyone who has played the whole series is that Episode II is the weakest because of the drastic change in both battle system and art direction + voice acting. It was just way too different from Episode I and people did not expect it. Episode III was a breath of fresh air because the art style seemed to be very concrete and agreeable while the battle system was fine-tuned and easier to handle. One thing that is agreed upon, as far as I know, is that the music for all three games is consistently amazing.

    I had a hard time with Episode II, honestly. I don't even remember if I finished it, but I'm pretty sure I almost did. I really have to go back and play it all. Have you made any progress in Episode I?
  10. thedestinedblade
    November 29th, 2015 5:18 PM
    Honestly, I have no idea why they decided to go for the realistic style. The story and themes are of a serious tone so I guess it's fits, visually anyways. Maybe they wanted to attract more of the Western audience? Not only did they change the visuals, but I remember a lot of the English voice actors being different from that of the first game.

    Episode II is the weakest of the trilogy, no?
  11. Kayges
    November 28th, 2015 1:37 PM
    Congratulations, I think it will definitely be worth it. :) Keep me posted on anything you think is interesting and want to talk about.

    I would just be guessing to answer your question, but I suppose it could be a number of reasons. It could represent the characters growing older, if not physically (MOMO, Jr, KOS-MOS, Ziggy) then mentally maturing as well. It may also be the directors wanted to shift the art direction, maybe to just test the waters or experiment. I've heard Xenosaga was just supposed to be a template for Xenogears, but I've never looked into that to see if it's true. I like to think of Xenosaga as its own series. Xenosaga II's art style was a bit less appealing to most people, but I can still appreciate it. It's like watching a pet or a child grow up. They start out cute and fun and then they go through an awkward phase, perhaps, and then they've fully matured into something great. I think that best represents Xenosaga I, II, and III. What do you think?
  12. thedestinedblade
    November 28th, 2015 11:35 AM
    Well, I went ahead and bought the first game for about 10 bucks total.

    Also, why do you think they decided to get rid of the anime-esque art style, of the first game, in favor of a more realistic one?
  13. Kayges
    November 26th, 2015 5:47 AM
    The OST definitely put me on a nostalgia trip, so I can relate. I can't imagine it being too expensive these days - keep me updated! I hope you're enjoying Yo-kai Watch as well. :)
  14. thedestinedblade
    November 26th, 2015 1:06 AM
    Just listened to the OST from the first game, and it was some good stuff. (That final battle theme!) Might snag a copy of the game off Ebay since hearing the music definitely made we want to play it again.
  15. Kayges
    November 23rd, 2015 10:56 AM
    I wouldn't feel bad about it. Some people dislike the games for being slow-paced and monotonous, but you get to play as a pokemon and friendship is a heartwarming lesson in the series. I would try one out some day if you get the chance, or if you don't plan on it perhaps you could watch a Let's Play of one.