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Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse (2004)

4,000 years into the future, the discovery of the human race depends on the discovery of Zohar, a artifact that can destroy your enemies. Rejoin your friends Shion and KOS-MOS as they try to find Zohar in a series of expensive experiments.

Director:

Kou Arai

Writers:

Soraya Saga (assistant author), Tetsuya Takahashi (original author) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Hack ... Shion Uzuki (voice)
Colleen O'Shaughnessey ... KOS-MOS (voice) (as Colleen O'Shaughnessy)
Joshua Seth ... Chaos / Hermann (voice) (as Josh Seth)
Cristina Pucelli ... MOMO Mizrahi (voice)
Richard Epcar ... Ziggurat 8 (Ziggy) (voice)
Brianne Brozey ... Jr. / Rubedo (voice)
Michael Gough ... Jin Uzuki / Vector Staff (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Allen Ridgeley / Testament (Virgil) / U-TIC Soldier (voice)
Heather Hogan ... Miyuki Itsumi (voice)
Keith Szarabajka ... Boss / Dmitri Yuriev / Captain Vanderkam / Erde Kaiser Sigma (voice)
Christopher Corey Smith ... Kevin Winnicot / Vector Staff (voice) (as Chris Smith)
Jason Spisak ... Wilhelm / Hammer / Richard (voice)
Kirk Thornton ... Captain Matthews (voice)
Henry Dittman ... Tony (voice)
Ali Hillis ... Mary Godwin / Shelley Godwin (voice)
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4,000 years into the future, the discovery of the human race depends on the discovery of Zohar, a artifact that can destroy your enemies. Rejoin your friends Shion and KOS-MOS as they try to find Zohar in a series of expensive experiments.

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To save the future, you must uncover the past.


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T | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

15 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monolith Soft, Namco See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (cutscenes)| Dolby (gameplay scenes)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This is the first and only Xenosaga video game series that does not feature the use to purchase any items with currencies earned from the battle nor does currencies earned from battle or anytime. The items can only be found in treasure chests and defeating enemies. See more »

Quotes

Sakura Mizrahi: What's wrong, Rubedo?
Jr.: I... I can't hear it... My right chest... I can't hear my other heartbeat anymore...
Sakura Mizrahi: Is that why you're crying?
Jr.: Leave me alone! I just tore away half of my body with my own hands... The me that's here... i-isn't me anymore!
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Connections

Follows Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Song
Performed by Margaret Dorn
Music by Yuki Kajiura
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One small step for man... one small step for Xenosaga.
8 July 2004 | by DruffSee all my reviews

Somewhere along the line during Monolithsoft's PR junkets and interviews and whatnot, Xenosaga fans came to believe that Episode 2 would wrap up the current plot line involving the characters introduced in Episode 1, and that Episode 3 would jump ahead a few thousand years in the timeline and introduce new characters. Apparently, this is not the case. Episode 2 does resolve some conflicts and bring closure to a few issues, but none that are very major or have much to do with the grand scheme of things. It seems that most of the cast will be returning for Episode 3.

While there are still many fans who stubbornly cling to the hope that Xenosaga will follow a course of events that will eventually lead into a retelling or even a remake of 1998's Xenogears, Episode 2 doesn't do much to bring us any closer to that. Notice that I didn't say that it doesn't do ANYTHING to bring us closer to that. However, I remain firm in my belief that if Xenosaga does have any relation to Xenogears, it will tell the untold stories that took place in episodes 1 and 6 in the Xenogears epic, as these are the only two episodes that weren't completely outlined and fleshed out in either Xenogears the game or the book Xenogears Perfect Works. In other words, these are the two remaining parts of the 15,000+ year story in which the authors still have the opportunity to be as creative as possible without contradicting the events told of Xenogears.

In any case, Xenosaga Episode 2 continues to follow the same path as Episode 1 did: This is a relatively small, sensibly sized RPG. It isn't the grotesquely bloated epic that Xenogears was, and fans who were hoping it would be are bound to be disappointed.


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