Xenogears, widely considered one of the greatest role-playing games ever made, has long felt to fans like an unfinished product thanks to its controversial, seemingly unfinished second disc. Although western gamers have assumed that the team simply ran out of money, the real story—as revealed by director Tetsuya…
Track: Xenogears - Light from the Netherworld | Artist: Yasunori Mitsuda | Album: N/A
Next week, we'll finally be able to get our hands on the much-anticipated demo for Final Fantasy XV, which is basically the Half-Life 3 of JRPGs. This continues a long tradition of publisher Square Enix releasing demos for their big RPGs alongside other games... like the demo for Xenogears, which launched with the…
I have never played Xenogears (I know!) and so I never actually knew what the games were all about. Now, thanks to Lore, I do. A hamster on a cross, eh? Okay…
Digital artist Zachary Knoles really touched the spot when he redesigned video games and its characters as aged, dusty covers of classic paperback novels.
Both Pacific Rim games are terrible, by all accounts, which is totally unsurprising yet disappointing nonetheless. You'd think someone would be able to make a decent video game out of giant robots fighting aliens.
Besides mecha anime, video games also feature some of the most awesomely-designed armoured fighting vehicles. Japanese games—mostly shooters—tend to dominate this field (sorry MechWarrior), so narrowing down our selection to Japenese mecha was an obvious decision from the beginning.
Oh those lovely hometowns, starting villages... Their peaceful and harmonious atmosphere ensures that there's nothing to worry about; our journey is yet to begin. And then suddenly, it's all gone, leaving behind nothing but dust. And sometimes a bit of fire.
During my sixth grade year, two things happened that would change the direction of my life forever: I saw my first anime (Lodoss War) and I played my first RPG (Final Fantasy VI). Both were gateways to expansive realms filled with amazing stories. And in my adolescent mind, a dream coalesced, "What if you combined…
Game designer Tetsuya Takahashi and his team at Monolith Soft are working on a totally new title for the Wii U.
The other day on Twitter, fellow Kotaku writer Kate Cox mentioned she had just finished Xenogears, Square's classic PlayStation role-playing game. Since Xenogears is one of my favorite games, a classic up there with the best RPGs ever, I bugged her roughly 19283493849284924 times to come chat about her experiences…
Square Enix fans rejoice: the publisher has opened up a streaming radio channel that plays music from many of their games for free. There aren't a huge number of games yet, but hey, Xenogears is on here, which should make many people happy, judging by the zealous comments I regularly hear about that game's soundtrack.
Artist Jake Murray pays tribute to classic RPG series Xenogears in the best way possible: with heroic fan art of star Elly Van Houten.
Monolith Soft, known for the Xenosaga games, is working on a new title for the Wii U and currently taking applications for the game. What could it be? [Monolith Soft]
The attempt to include overt references to Judeo-Christian figures in the classic role-playing game Xenogears caused a few translators to quit — they feared a violent backlash — and prompted a change in the name of the game's final boss, according to one of the people who brought the game to America.
Four classic titles from Squaresoft (now Square Enix) have been rated by the ESRB for release on the PSP and PS3, indicating an imminent release to the North American PlayStation Store.
Since the release of the Game Boy, Nintendo has ruled portable gaming. That era is over, says Masato Kato, the writer of FFVII, Xenogears and Chrono Trigger. But why?