Xeno: Prefix from the ancient Greek "xenos" meaning "strange, alien, guest"
If you've ever played one of the games we'll be showing this Friday at GAMBIT's Friday Games -- Xenogears, Xenosaga, and Xenoblade Chronicles -- then you know that prefix is used particularly well in defining this series. Starting with the PlayStation RPG that started it all, we'll look through the various incarnations and additions to the Xeno- mythos. Since only 3 of the 5 games are literal sequels, what is the connection between a XenoGEAR, a XenoSAGA, and a XenoBLADE? Is there one at all? Are giant robots, Gnostic mysticism, and incomprehensible dialogue enough to bind a series together?
Drop by GAMBIT this Friday to see some of the most highly acclaimed -- and a little weird -- role-playing games to ever grace a console in action. As always, refreshments provided!