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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 »



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Credited cast:
Tomohisa Asô ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Masashi Ebara ...
Ziggurat 8 (Ziggy) (voice)
Hisao Egawa ...
Commander Andrew Cherenkov (voice)
Eriko Fujimaki ...
Captain Lapis Roman (voice)
Eriko Hara ...
Pellegri (voice)
Masato Hirano ...
Captain (voice)
Allen Ridgeley (voice)
Wilhelm (voice)
Sôichirô Hoshi ...
Chaos (voice)
Masaru Ikeda ...
Helmer (voice)
Tetsu Inada ...
Togashi (voice)
Hideo Ishikawa ...
Kevin Winnicot (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Captain Matthews (voice)
Masumi Kageyama ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa ...
Vector Director (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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Thousands of years into the future, man exists only in deep space.


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25 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Xenosaga  »

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One of the minor characters in the U.S version of the game is called Professor Hakase. "Hakase" is a Japanese term meaning "holder of a doctoral degree". See more »


Shion Uzuki: ...What do you think your doing? You left us, and then tried to go to Second Miltia by yourself. Maybe your OS is malfunctioning or something.
KOS-MOS: Yes. That is possible.
Shion Uzuki: [pauses for about 10 seconds] By the way. What were the orders from HQ?
KOS-MOS: Captain Matthews, May I use the Maintenance Lab next to the Hangar?
Shion Uzuki: Just a second KOS-MOS.
Captain Matthews: Yeah, sure. What for?
Shion Uzuki: KOS-MOS?
KOS-MOS: Due to the limitations of the test tube prevential, my energy reserves are almost depleted. I wish to receive a co-generator bypass in order...
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Referenced in Purojekuto kurosuzôn (2012) See more »


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 See 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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