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Xenogears – My Favorite JRPG

Anything Xenogears related is worth the reblog.

Updated: August 22, 2016

This is not a review. This is simply me pouring my passion into a largely unorganized post. I’ve long wanted to write something like this for archival purposes.

To begin with, I think it’s necessary to establish some context. I began playing JRPGs in the mid/late-90s as a kid and one of the earliest titles to capture me was Squaresoft’s Chrono Trigger, a game still beloved to this day by many. I’ll leave fanboying over Chrono Trigger for another time, but it does serve as an important preface to this discussion; it introduced me to legendary music composer Yasunori Mitsuda and scriptwriter Masato Kato, both who were also involved in Xenogears. So when I played Xenogears in the early 2000s I was already intrinsically attracted to it due to hearsay — the fact that some of Chrono Trigger‘s development team was involved…

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