Xenosaga Episode I - Der Wille zur Macht
|Xenosaga Episode I - Der Wille zur Macht|
North American box art
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 2|
|Release date|| 2002-02-28|
Xenosaga Episode I - Der Wille zur Macht (ゼノサーガエピソードI
- Main article: Plot summary of Xenosaga Episode I
In the year 20XX A.D., a team of researchers lead by Dr. Masuda uncovers the Zohar at Lake Turkana, Kenya.
In the distant future of 4767 T.C. (over 4000 years later), Shion Uzuki, Chief Engineer of the team responsible for developing the battle android KOS-MOS (KOS-MOS Obey Strategic Multiple Operation System) at Vector Industries, commences another startup test in the Encephalon.
- See also:Xenosaga#Gameplay
The gameplay is turn-based. Similar to Xenogears, standard attacks are executed in combinations of up to three button presses.
The gameplay of Episode I is one of the more linear games in the series. There are very few side quests and NPCs to talk to. Some of the things to do outside of the main story include finding Segment Addresses hidden all over the world and helping the Professor and his assistant Scott to complete Erde Kaiser.
- Main article: Xeno Card
Xeno Card is a virtual trading card game with characters and events from Episode I.
- Main article: Casino
Poker is playable at the casino. Gold must be exchanged for coins that can in return be exchanged for special prizes, such as character artwork.
- Main article: Xenosaga Episode I Reloaded
The game received a Japan-exclusive rerelease called Xenosaga I Reloaded with some extra features.
The subtitle, Der Wille zur Macht, is German and can be translated into The Will to Power. Like the other games, it was named after the work of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.
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