Throwback Bit Thursday: Xenogears

Xenogears, much has been written about the game on this site, and on our FB page. Twenty-three years later, it remains a fan favorite. Some would even argue that it was the greatest JRPG on the original PlayStation. Are these fans, right? Well, even if they are not, they are certainly onto something.   Xenogears… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Xenogears

Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy VII Could Have Been Xenogears

Xenogears is a classic PS1 JRPG

Those of us who loved Chrono Trigger, and its – not so direct – sequel Chrono Cross, might never get to see a third game in Square’s most critically acclaimed series. However, Xenogears in some ways felt like a spiritual cousin of the legendary SNES title. Made by a team composed of many of the… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy VII Could Have Been Xenogears

Xenosaga: Episode 1 (PS2) Review

Reviewing Xenosaga: Episode 1 is a lot like reviewing the latest Final Fantasy on the market. Simply put the production values of Xenosaga are only rivaled by those of the FF series. The Xeno series might also be the only series capable of giving the Final Fantasies a run for their money. When Xenogears debuted… Continue reading Xenosaga: Episode 1 (PS2) Review

Xenogears (PS1) Review: The Most Ambitious JRPG Story Ever Written

Xenogears is a classic PS1 JRPG

Six years later, and we are still waiting for a true FF7 killer. A lot of RPGs have come and gone since then, some were good, some were bad and a few of them had dared to reach greatness only to fall short of it. In my eyes, the greatest attempt at surpassing the great… Continue reading Xenogears (PS1) Review: The Most Ambitious JRPG Story Ever Written

Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) Review

Xenoblade Chronicles is a Wii game considered by many to be the finest JRPG since Final Fantasy X, which is high praise but also a reminder that the genre has truly deteriorated since the late 1990’s. Xenoblade is Monolith’s latest child, and these are the same people who brought us the truly magnificent but flawed… Continue reading Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) Review