gamers (100%) found this review helpful
After the abysmal Xenosaga 2, its no great surprise that the series is ending at 3. However, they manage to improve on most of the glaring problems. The combat is a much faster pace, its visually interesting and impressive, the musical score has a lot of great selections, and 95% of the loose ends are tied up. What is good too is despite the lofty storyline, if you did not play the first 2, the database is a good way to catch up those new to the series, and the database is very extensive describing an incredibly fleshed out vision of the future.
It isn't quite perfect though. The initial pace can be hard to get into the game, the first 3 or so hours are filled with so much dialogue you might start to wonder at what point is the game actually a game and at what point the pace picks up, which it thankfully does. Combat, while a lot faster, is also a lot easier and you can get by just through auto attacking in a lot of cases if you want. This for me is a mixed bag, as while I grew to hate the complexity of the second games' battle system, this might be a bit too simple at times. Also despite having an incredibly fleshed out universe, you don't go many places.
I felt this about the entire series as the games just take place in a small pocket of the universe and only small places of planets. What makes it even more unfortunate is there are no plans to continue the series so odds are, the Xenosaga universe will remain as it is. None the less its a great game. Not for absolutely everyone, but if it was, this wouldn't be the last in the series.
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
Everything about this game I loved.
The combat system is really well done and easy to use.
The cut scenes are very nice looking.
But I have one tiny annoyance with the game: It is that in the cut scenes that aren't actual cut scenes where you have to press the circle or x button after every little sentence a person says, it can get pretty annoying having to do that every 3 or 4 seconds because they are quite long. And there is no option for the game to automatically do it for you.
Other than that I would definitely recommend renting or buying this game.
posted by luxenterna (HATTIESBURG, MS) Mar 24, 2007
Member since Dec 2006
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Good game overall. If you love long, beautifully-detailed storyline, then this game is for you! I felt the ending was lacking, but that is just my opinion. As a HUGE RPG buff, I found the system as unique and rewarding with plenty of chances (If you are smart enough to see and take advantage of them) to level up and gain MaD power. Enjoy.