Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (2002)
"Xenosaga Episode I: Chikara he no ishi" (original title)

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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 »



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Credited cast:
Masashi Ebara ...
Eriko Hara ...
Pellegri (voice)
Eriko Kawasaki ...
Jr. (voice)
Mariko Kouda ...
Febronia (voice)
Rie Kugimiya ...
Mary Godwin (voice)
Ai Maeda ...
Shion Uzuki (voice)
Naomi Shindô ...
Juli Mizrahi (voice)
Rumi Shishido ...
MOMO (voice)
Mariko Suzuki ...
KOS-MOS (voice)
Yumi Takada ...
Shelley Godwin (voice)
Yumi Tôma ...
Nephilim (voice) (as Yumi Touma)
Emi Uwagawa ...
Miyuki Itsumi (voice)


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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25 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Xenosaga  »

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At one point, Albedo refers to MOMO as "my little pêche". "Pêche" is French for "peach", and "momo" is Japanese for "peach" as well. See more »


Woglinde Employee: Look out!
[Shion came to her sense and a circling obstacle is about to approach Shion and she evaded the obstacle and lands on the floor]
Lieutenant Commander Vanderkam: Watch it, you slacker! Only authorized personnel are allowed up here! I've had three people vanish on me already.
[Shion gets up]
Lieutenant Commander Vanderkam: Get the hell out of here! My men'll start slacking off if they see bimbos like you around.
Shion Uzuki: I'm so sorry.
[Shion walks away]
Lieutenant Commander Vanderkam: Who's the idiot that let civilians on this ship?
[Vanderkam saw one of his employees staring at Shion]
Lieutenant Commander Vanderkam: What the...
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Referenced in Project X Zone (2012) See more »


Music by Yasunori Mitsuda
Written by Tetsuya Takahashi
Japanese to English Translation by Takeshi Mogi & Matthew Zuckerman
Performed by Joanne Hogg
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A huge disappointment.
13 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The biggest problem with this RPG is the fact that it plays more like a movie than a game. One second you are watching a conversation between Allen and Shion, and then the "cinimatic" stops. Than you need to move into the next room, and lo and behold! Another "cinimatic!" Though some parts of the story tend to be quite interesting, it just does not live up to the majesty of Square Softs, Xenogears (Xenosaga is the prequel who's rights were sold to Namco.) Though you don't need to play Xenogears to enjoy Xenosaga, it is still recommended to delve into this classic Playstation RPG. The battle system is decent, and the boost system does make it very interesting, but it's biggest flaw happens to not be with the game-play, but rather the soundtrack. Boss battle or not, the music is always the same (excluding Albedo, who is just to cool to have generic music). Trust me, it will drive you crazy. You may enjoy the game, you may not. This is just my opinion.

Personally, I think the RPG realm has been in a great decline ever since Squre and Enix combined, considering they used to be big competitors, it gave them a reason to make games, but considering that there isn't a real challenge anymore, they can do whatever they want.

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