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Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (2002)

Xenosaga Episode I: Chikara he no ishi (original title)
The final race for the ultimate secret of the universe has unwittingly begun. A mysterious and ancient relic dating back to the very beginning of time called the Zohar may be the key. And ... See full summary »

Director:

Tetsuya Takahashi

Writers:

Soraya Saga (event scenario writer), Norihiko Yonesaka (quest scenario writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tomohisa Asô Tomohisa Asô ... Additional Voices (voice)
Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara ... Ziggurat 8 (Ziggy) (voice)
Hisao Egawa Hisao Egawa ... Commander Andrew Cherenkov (voice)
Eriko Fujimaki Eriko Fujimaki ... Captain Lapis Roman (voice)
Eriko Hara Eriko Hara ... Pellegri (voice)
Masato Hirano Masato Hirano ... Captain (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata ... Allen Ridgeley (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ... Wilhelm (voice)
Sôichirô Hoshi Sôichirô Hoshi ... Chaos (voice)
Masaru Ikeda Masaru Ikeda ... Helmer (voice)
Tetsu Inada ... Togashi (voice)
Hideo Ishikawa Hideo Ishikawa ... Kevin Winnicot (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Captain Matthews (voice)
Masumi Kageyama Masumi Kageyama ... Additional Voices (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa Hirohiko Kakegawa ... Vector Director (voice)
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Storyline

The final race for the ultimate secret of the universe has unwittingly begun. A mysterious and ancient relic dating back to the very beginning of time called the Zohar may be the key. And for some unknown reasons an aggressive and dangerous species called the Gnosis attacks humankind viciously and often. Written by Anonymous

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first part | rpg | violence | 2000s | gnosis | See All (9) »

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Thousands of years into the future, man exists only in deep space.


Certificate:

T | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

25 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Xenosaga See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monolith Soft, Namco See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The names of Jr.'s assistants Mary and Shelley are an obvious reference to Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Virgil: Who? What does it matter? Or... do you need a name to describe me? A definition by words is merely a means to deceive oneself. It's meaningless before the truth. What matters is how you perceive things. The slightest shift, then life and death no longer have any meaning.
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Alternate Versions

Citing a "desire to be sensitive to those who are concerned with violence against children", the scene in the original Japanese version, where Albedo holds young MOMO in his lap and reaches into her abdomen thrusting his arm into her body was, changed for the American release in which his hand hovers above her head. See more »

Connections

Followed by Xenoblade Chronicles (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Miracle
Written by Tetsuya Takahashi
Japanese to Latin Translation by Ukon Kurisawa
Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Metro Voices
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Best PS2 RPG to Date
30 January 2004 | by CraigOfAllTradesSee all my reviews

Let me start like this. If you like console RPGs but what something different than Final Fantasy 10/9/8/7 (etc. their all the same) then you will love this masterpiece. Admittedly it does rely heavily on cinematics. Hell, their are more than one times when a save game screen will come up twice with out you even playing in between them. Luckily though the story is original and well told with dozens of characters and a ton of twists. It'll appeal especially to sci-fi fans and Neitzsche followers(?) for obvious reasons. If you're not expecting oscar winning performances in a video game then you won't be dissapointed in the voice acting. Except for maybe hearing Sherri Lynn use her "Sasami" voice for the 800th time. Character designs, while not very creative are believable (least for an anime setting) and the men actually look like *gasp* MEN. And I should ad that it's fun to be fighting some unique enemies in a unique way rather that more slime blobs and shadow beasts with an archaic NES battle system. All and all if you're willing to put up with hours of (great) story sequences then Xenosaga is well worth your money. And not a Chocobo in sight.


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