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26 February 2006 @ 05:14 pm
Xenosaga 1 Just Owned Me, Hard.  
Apparently, the nearest Sam Goody is also going out of business. While there wasn't much left when I visited, I did pick up a copy of Xenosaga for a mere fourteen bucks. I never finished the original Xenogears and so have been wary of playing the prequels ever since their release, but for such a cheap price, why not give it a shot? It was either that or torturing myself by playing FFX-2 for the 4th time, doing nothing but mastering the ugliest of the dress spheres.

I'm not even a full two hours into the game. Shit has happened plotwise, of course, but this is the spoiler-free version of the post. I just got completely wiped out by a Gnosis thingiemabobber. This wouldn't be so bad, except it was a game-over sort of ownage, and I didn't get a chance to save after the long cinema scene. I'm somewhat irritated that I died. I did get caught by the monster, which I wasn't supposed to do, but I had two aces up my sleeve - or so I thought. Shion learned the "Good-bye" skill, and I had also recently purchased an Escape pack! But could I use either? Noooooooo.

My little level 4 Shion has 160 HP. That big fat Gnosis thingie hit her for 9999 damage. You do the math!

I'm also amazed by how short Shion's skirt is. That's an official uniform!?
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Lokiateeq on February 26th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
Wenwren, I think I just crashed your site. >.< Gomen ;_;
One Who Wanders: dweebabiona on February 27th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
It works for me. o_O
Tehrintehrin on February 26th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
I love that game. ^_^ It's my current obsession. Bwaaha!

Yeah, in the beginning, it's really hard to do anything. I just spent a lot of time running around and leveling up in the beginning with all the easier enemies. Just amke sure Shion and KOS-MOS learn medica really early. Oh... and guarding helps!

And yes, her skirt is sooo short! What's worse is, there's a character who looks like a 12 year old girl, and her skirt is about that short too. You constantly get panty shots of her. o_O;;;
One Who Wanders: gamerabiona on February 27th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
I'm being forced to level right now, because I can't find my way to the escape pods off the damn ship. XD I wouldn't mind, except for two things: 1.) Vergil, who I think is a bastard, is in my party. I don't wanna level that man! And 2.) The "OMG EMERGENCY" music is getting just a wee bit repetitive!

Being able to shoot things on the map is nice though. Gets rid of some frustration. XD BOOM!
Tehrintehrin on February 27th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
Oh, you have to go to the room where the Zohar is (the big glowy gold thingie) and then you have to go fight a boss. After that they pretty much tell you where to go, I think. I just replayed it awhile ago, I can't believe I forgot what to do.

Virgil is a bastard. Heh. I would take Allen anyday. :P
One Who Wanders: go figureabiona on February 27th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
That's the problem ... I can't remember where the Zohar is! x_X And I seem to keep on running around in the same circles. I have no sense of direction. XD

Allen should be in my party, not Mr. Meanypants Virgil.
Tehrin: zomg allentehrin on February 27th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
I think it's back where the Vector room is. >_< I think you have to run around through the cargo area, and then keep going downwards. I believe it's that way. I totally suck because I got lost when I played it last.

There's a lot of times in the game where I wish Allen was in the party. Namely later on when he comes along with you, but you can only play with two characters in battle. RAWR. An extra person would help A LOT. Then he finally becomes playable in the 3rd game. Go figure. *sigh*
One Who Wanders: battyabiona on February 27th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
They finally listened to us! Now just to make it to the third game ... ::dies::
Tehrin: momo jrtehrin on February 27th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
The second game is a pain in the rear. I really like the first one a lot more. Hopefully the third game will be as enjoyable as the first one is. I hated all the stupid puzzles and the amount of time it took to fight battles in the 2nd. >_>;;
One Who Wanders: intriguedabiona on February 28th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
Whee! I got off the ship!

Now can somebody explain to me the bizarre Daisy Dukes that "chaos" (oh dare we not capitalize it!?) wears?
Tehrin: ohsnaptehrin on February 28th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
Yay congrats!

LMAO! Beware of the Bulge! DX
One Who Wanders: dweebabiona on February 28th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure which is worse, the white hotpants (maybe chaos' name is symbolic of his wardrobe), or Margulis. I mean, the dude wears his sword/sheath at his CROTCH! >.>

It was a tough battle. But I won. I proved to 'im that I am awesome (despite doing like, 9 damage on a regular basis).
Katenyxdae on February 27th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
Hm the Decatur Sam Goody is going out of business too...I wonder if the company is okay. I still haven't played Xenogeras :(
One Who Wanders: displeasedabiona on February 27th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
From what I have heard via the rumor mill, the company's in-mall stores were outperforming their stand alone units ... and so it made sense to close the latter. The Suncoast in the mall is still alive, right?
Kain aka That Evil Guy: el ass de elephantenanikore on February 27th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'd rather just watch the anime
One Who Wanders: contemplativeabiona on February 27th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
Less effort, right?
Kain aka That Evil Guynanikore on February 28th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
1. I don't really like RPG... I'm much more of an FPS person.

2. I'd rather get the story in one go, like watching a movie.

3. I'm lazy.
Soontir Felcaptsoontirfel on February 28th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
seems all Sam Goody's are going out of business, the ones by me are too... But all the rest of its spin-off stores are still going strong. wonder why they are closing? oh well...