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Ramsus - Not!!!
have found site that you can get Ramsus to fight with you in
the final battle. The site is
It is part 28. I don't know if it works because I never tried
Hyuga: First off, the link
doesn't work. Just go to Gamefaqs and Xenogears should be on
the Top 10 list. And it's xenogears_secrets.txt. Second, it actually
says: Getting Ramsus (joke!!). So it really is true that Ramsus
isn't playable! I was right. "smirks"
Hyuga . . . This isn't a question, but after reading the message
you posted from "Blast Chamber," and the Lunar joke
that followed, I have a *real* answer (and it also involves Lunar!).
It is possible for anyone who owns both Lunar SSSC and Xenogears
to view the movies on both Xenogears discs. No messing around
with extracting of raw data from the CD is required! You need
only to insert the Making of Lunar CD, wait for it to begin to
play, open the cover and put in the Xenogears disc of your choice.
You will then see all of the Xenogears movies, one after another
in the order they are stored on the disc.
Hyuga: The order stored on
the disc must not be the order shown, because I don't remember
seeing the Lahan scene halfway through Disc 1. But, the trick
works. Just plop in the Making of LUNAR cd and when the video
starts, simply replace the discs. Bam! The movies are there for
your viewing pleasure. Appreciate Elly's dubbing all over again.
Just pop in the
Xenogears CD while this movie is running, and voila, instant
access to all those wonderful XG Anime and silly dubbings. Hey,
the Lunar making ain't bad either.
talk about the plot
Just have a few quick plot questions and notes to share with
everyone. Firstly why is it that in the intro we clearly see
the Eldridge explode in space yet later in the game its in one
piece and appears to be fully reconstructed? Secondly does Deus
remain onboard the eldridge up until episode 5 when Krelian moved
it to his Arc (Merkava if memory serves me correctly).
Thirdly what is Malakh? The name comes up a few times I think
it may be the race which created Deus but I'm not really sure,
Finally I've heard people say that the Abel/Fei persona is passed
down through the same bloodline. This makes no sense, Kim and
Elly only had one child, Emerelda who I doubt had children and
Lacan didnt seem to have any children either. If you ask me its
just the souls which are reincarnated and the bloodline is irrelevant.
Well that's all for now.
Hyuga: Firstly, that is a
very good question. After reviewing the video I think it's safe
to say that parts of the ship fell to the ground and were not
completely destroyed. This would explain seeing the cockpit.
Secondly, I would assume that Deus was aboard the part of the
ship that fell to the ground, and thus tried to survive until
Krelian moved it to Merkava. (Nutz note -- the actual "Deus"
onboard the fallen ship was none other but a degenerated terminal,
that one you fought that looks like a giant deformed cockrach-louse
thing that halves HP with one attack. Deus' main essence remains
Thirdly, what IS Malakh? I don't recall that name, though there
were quite a few M-names. Any takers?
Nutz: Malakh are the orders
of angels from Deus' final vessel, Merkava -- which is according
to the game. They server as Deus' army, which you can obviously
see as you fight them. In Hebrew-Christian tradition, however,
Malakh refers to the "angels", and describe them as
"messengers". Malakh refers to these pure-spirit creatures'
function, which is to be the "bearer of God's will".
These descriptions can be clearly read in Chapters in the Bible
such as Job 1:6, Ps. 89:6, Dan. 4:17, Joel 3:11, and many others.
Some of these phrases also describe Malakhs to constitute an
enormous number to be the heavenly army. Malakhs are also given
other names in the New Testament, some of which being "spirits",
"principalities", "powers", "thrones",
and "dominions". These other names might sound familiar
to XG players as names of the Elements.
Hyuga: Finally, the reincarnations
can be bloodlines or otherwise. Let's look at Fei and Elly. No
bloodlines bringing the spirits through the times. Now let's
look at Bart. He resembles his ancestor Ronny a great deal. That
would be a reincarnation via bloodlines.
Fei Fong Hong
just finished Xenogears (yeah, I'm a little behind the times
:), and I noticed something interesting about Fei. His name is
very similar to that of a Chinese Folk Hero, Wong Fei Hong, who
also happened to be a martial artist (he was played by Jet Li
in Once Upon a time in China). Is there any connection between
these two characters? Or am I just digging in a little too deep...
Hyuga: Well, I seem to recall
this in XG trivia on this site. It seems that Wong Fei Hong (note
in Japan that Fei was not Fei Fong Wong, but Wong Fei Fong) WAS
the inspiration for Fei. If not, then it's quite the coincidence.
Nutz: Yup, Wong Fei Hong
is the inspiration for our Fei. Same goes for many other characters
in the Anime and Videogame world. To mention some, I'll point
Wu Fei (Gundam Wings), and the female counterpart, Li XiangFei
(Fatal Fury). The features are eerie -- both Wu Fei and XG's
Fei sport a ponytail, are clad in loose top shirts and baggy
pants, plus the cliche armbands and chinese-style attacks. The
serrated hairlines are also prominent, and Li XiangFei looks
and moves a lot like WuFei.
WuFei from Gundam Wings
If you haven't yet, everyone go to Harcourt-Vega.
Go now. You won't regret it.
Next afterthought issue is the quote game. We had two guesses
and both were wrong. A little hint for you all. It's from Lunar
and it's not Nash. Nope. Heck, I even quizzed our own Lunar expert,
The Contact. Even he couldn't get it. If I don't get a right
answer before the next mailbag, then I will add a new quote.
It's September, so you know what that means? School's back and
we're so very close to an english release of Final Fantasy VIII
and Sega Dreamcast. I've got FFVIII pre-ordered, but I'm not
getting a DC, at least not yet. Why? No money. The thing costs
$299.99 here! I don't have the cash for that. Plus there's no
RPGs yet for the DC. And the controller is just plain weird.
Any readers going to be getting one? Put down your opinions on
Dreamcast and a question about Xenogears and send it via the
Mailbag. Thank you, come again.
-Hyuga "That pic really
is my family. It's green and one guy has my glasses" Ricdeau-
Quote: "Her name is Mia