Originally Posted by ShunWolfkin
Xenogears is by far one of the best games I have ever played. Great story, good character interactions, and fun gameplay. That isn't easy to beat. Utawarerumono is probably one of the few I put above it.
One of Xenogears possible drawbacks(for some) is the number of 'hidden' items. I mean really... they are all over the place. I personally liked it. None of the more difficult to find ones are needed and it is good for collectors.
I never did finish the game though. My PS died... and Xenogears always had an issue in emulation. hmm.. wonder if that ever got fixed.
I agree with your view on the number of hidden items. I had to restart after I found out I missed a few of them.
As for the emulation, I haven't encountered anything bad yet. Although, I've heard the game can crash with Deus attacks (the 2nd last boss).