The original PlayStation was host to dozens if not hundreds of memorable titles, some of which were so captivating that they became catalysts for hobbies. Among this prestige few stood Xenogears, a game made by Square during its peak in 1998 which released to incredibly warm reception due to its intriguing battle system, brilliant soundtrack, and mountains of varied content. If you’re one of the few that has no idea what made the game so great, then its release on the PlayStation 3 this Tuesday should lend a hand.
Sony will be releasing the original PlayStation classic Xenogears on the PlayStation Store this Tuesday. Below is a detailed description of the game:
Xenogears is a turn-based RPG with a combat system that unifies the Square’s Active Time Gauge feature as well as a newly created combo system. The game chronicles the adventures of a young reluctant warrior named Fei, who, after three years of residing in a small, remote farming village begins a long, tortuous quest to uncover his mysterious past. With no memory of his life before being placed in the village leader’s care three years earlier, Fei makes a violent and tragic break with his peaceful life and sets out upon a journey. Along the way, not only will his own past be discovered, but he’ll also unravel the mystery of the planet’s past and humanity’s role in relation to it.
As mentioned in December, this won’t be the only memorable classic coming to the PlayStation Store in 2011. By the end of the year a large majority of the best titles on the PlayStation should be available via the store.