Let's Remember How Ridiculous The Xenogears Demo Was

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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 horror game Parasite Eve way back in 1998.


Though I have fond memories blasting through some of those old demos, I never actually saw the one for Xenogears until last night, when Kotaku reader Michael Eamma brought it up in a conversation on Twitter. The chat got me googling... which led me to this gem. Really, all you need is the first 40 seconds. If you've played Xenogears but have never seen the demo, you are in for a mindfuck, grammatical errors and all.

We'll have more on the FFXV demo and the upcoming Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (which is great!) next week.


You can reach the author of this post at jason@kotaku.com or on Twitter at @jasonschreier.

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I purchased Brave Fencer Musashi exclusively for the FF VIII demo contained within.

As a side note, it saddens me to this day that the music for the demo level was removed from the final game entirely, as it was one of the best tracks I ever heard at the time.