How do people think this is the greatest game of all time?

How do people think this is the greatest game of all time? I really don't get it, nothing about this game is fun and the story isn't even that great. Horribly paced but laced with some cool moments. Would have been better as an anime than a game tbh

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Best part of the game for me was the ost.

    I like the combat but getting new ones was such a pain in the ass, should've just been more expirmental rather than just mashing to get it.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      To add to this, thank God this game uses 2D sprites.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yep, honestly shevat was the highlight of the game

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I played it and I had a damn good time with it OP what's your issue?

    Also the mechs. godamn do the mechs look nice.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Encounter rate, braindead combat and text walls really did it for me. Graphics look nice and music is amazing, but everything else falls short. I guess I just got my expectations too high

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Also forgot to mention massive load times. Even pausing has this really weird delay. Platforming isn't fun either, especially when you can get encounters while jumping

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You have to understand turn based tards are literally retarded and pretend games like chrono trigger and FF7 are still good.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Chrono Trigger doesn't have random battles or walls of text. That's why the game is so popular.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because he's just like me

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's the Evangelion of JRPGS, but unironically.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a fun, epic adventure on the surface and pretty thought provoking and deep under it, the best of both worlds. Even without the philosophical stuff you could totally just enjoy this as a cool fantasy sci-fi flick
    The visuals and the music rock even if they're a bit stretched thin

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The first disc was very nice. Combat system was fresh as a kid and I don't even know other games with similar combos that you needed to input for different specials in jrpg. Mechs were also great additions and when you got upgrades it felt really powerful (aside from that stupid fluffy that just became giant).
    The second disc is horrible, long ass cutscenes without any exploration and then they waste a lot of time on their past incarnations. Deus was also a terrible boss.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Too bad the combo system loses its luster like 10 hours in.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Zoomer here, I hate turn based RPGs but that combo system was fucking great. keeps you engaged into doing random shit like a fighting game.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I don't even know other games with similar combos that you needed to input for different specials in jrpg
      Legend of Lagaia, another really good PS1 jrpg. I need to replay that one and actually finish it some day.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How do people think this is the greatest game of all time
    who said it was this games unfinished

    really wish we got remakes for games like xenogears that actually need them instead of shit like xenoblade chronicles and last of us

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Would have been better as an anime than a game tbh
    There was this one famous namefag who liked this game so much it because it was the 'best' of anime in game form. He loved it so much that he thinks it should have been FF7 (with Nomura designs [spoiler]and writing)[/spoiler] but we don't see him that often anymore.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anime people have absolutely no standards and are incapable of thinking critically. They also don't watch/read any other real media, so they have no frame of reference about how proper writing is done.
    Just take a look at the highest rated shit on MAL. Same shit applies to video games with anime artwork.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Incredibly ambitious and innovative for its time. I remember it fondly. But ultimately its an incomplete game. And I wouldn't call it the greatest jrpg on playstation let alone greatest game of all time.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomer here. I played it in 2020, and it’s my favourite game of all time. The story is exceptional, the atmosphere is great and it’s basically the pinnacle of Takahashi. It’s both Evangelion and 2001 in a single game.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of interesting ideas and ambitious story, but yeah, the rough development clearly shows. I still enjoy it for what it is and am at least glad we were able to get the game at all.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Personally I romanticize the shit out of unfinished/flawed masterpieces. There is a mystique around imagining what could have been had it had the time and money to see its vision all the way through. Also, sometimes a game is much more than the sum of its strengths and weaknesses. I would venture to guess that most people don't choose their favorite games based on which ones had the least objective flaws, rather there is something about them that allows them to overlook the flaws. Xenogears has a lot of unique aspects that could hook someone and make them look at it with rose tinted glasses.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >story isn't even that great
    Three examples of games where the story is that great. Help me fix my shit taste.

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