i used to own a in great condition copy of this till one of my f***ing previous roomates stoled the damned thing (there like 300$+ on ebay...)
But... this games is sooo good its not even funny the story was one of the best in any game ever only problem was that they had originally intended to make 8 games in the series Xenogears being number 6 ... ya i dunno why either..
now some years later we actually got xenosaga episode 1, 2, 3 needless to say there was a huge lack of interest apparently in 1....Gee, I wonder why! 2 got better but by that time they had lost a ton of interest that xenogears created.
They ended up supposedly wrapping the whole thing up with xenosaga episode 3 but i still havent gotten around to playing 3 yet...
All in all Xenogears is such a good game coming from someone who really likes to nit pick at games and can not fully enjoy them as i probably should Xenogears is one of those very limited in number games that i can ALWAYS go back and play and have fun with.
A couple of others on that list of mine are FFVII, Parasite eve 1, 2 / fallout series, mass effect series.