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


Commander Margulis: How are you feeling, 100-Series Realian? Is the food here unsatisfactory? Even Realians require nourishment, you know. Are the Federation's 100-Series Realians so ill-mannered that they don't even reply to simple questions?
MOMO: I don't like that name.
Commander Margulis: Well, my goodness, pardon me. And what would you like to be called, Miss 100-Series Realian?
MOMO: I don't like strangers to be calling me by my name.
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The start of an epic story...
26 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Yes this is my type of role-playing game, more story less action, less fighting to level up and so forth. If that is not your kind of game, then I would suggest you skip this series, however, I thought it was great...though not as good as Xenogears, the game this may or may not be a prequel to. The only reason I say may or may not is that it ends suddenly in part three and it does not all add up to what Xenogears picks up. This game basically stars a cute gal named Shion, get to know her well as she is the focus of this series. During this part of the story you are mainly introduced to the characters and the villains. You get your intrigue and you get your Gnosis, strange creatures seemingly unbeatable at first. The fighting is turned based and fairly fun, however, the inclusion of robots in this particular games seems rather underdeveloped. For the most part they are rather pointless. Still you get your good story and the ending is good too, though almost nothing big gets done and no real surprises in the first edition. All in all though a good game where the only real flaw is the lack of variety in the music during fights and such.

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