Out of the Xeno-metaseries I still think Xenosaga is the coolest but of course it didn’t get the treatment that Tetsuya Takahashi wanted and spiraled downhill fast and I’ll probably never finish the series. It had the coolest gameplay, coolest monsters, and the coolest mechs, and also some of the scariest creatures from my childhood:
These freaky bio-engineered alien-human hybrid things that just kind of show up and run real fast and eat each other and kill humans and then fuse with each other to form bigger even weirder monsters and oh yeah they brutally murdered the protagonist’s mother as she lay comatose on a hospital bed WITH THE PROTAGONIST LYING RIGHT UNDERNEATH HER like that is the ultimate form of fear right there.
And all anyone knows about now is Xenoblade, the much more dumbed-down version of the same fucked up game. Enjoy playing as Shulk in Smash, knowing that he just barely escaped being ripped to shreds by the aforementioned fucked up creature.
Xenosaga Episode 3: That one is a lot better than two and they got their shit together. Episode 2 is 90% cut-scenes buuut.