And so we reach the end of Fei’s story, and learn the true meaning of -the power-.
Despite Fei Fong Wong successfully murdering God a little while back (days? Weeks? Months? Hard to tell), by the time the party was ready to see Krelian again, he had resurrected a/the divine being. So, once again, Fei marshalled his forces to commit deicide, and squashed the revitalized Deus in the hole at the center of the planet. And this could have been the finale that everyone was pursuing, but destroying the link to another divine being, the Wave Existence, caused a bit of an issue. The Wave Existence’s escape from Fei’s dimension was going to tear his planet a new one, and, with the Zohar Modifier destroyed, the party’s giant robots were all inert. But Fei’s Xenogears was still functioning! And Elehayym was at the core of… whatever we are calling the orb containing the Wave Existence… So, for one last time, it was up to Fei and Elly to save the world.
Somehow, the fate of the world came down to an ideological debate between three people. Elly believed that she should be the one to carry all of the world’s burdens, so she attempted to sacrifice herself to steer the Wave Existence out of planetary orbit. Nobody wanted to see another Elly explode, so both of her boys disapproved of this decision. Krelian, meanwhile, claimed that he loved Elehayym, but also acknowledged that he did some pretty heinous things to prove that love. He claimed this boondoggle was a situation that he could never fully control, but, given most people would choose not to mutate the entirety of the human race in pursuit of a ridiculous crush, it is easy to judge Krelian’s actions as wholly malevolent.
And then there was Fei. Fei wanted everyone to be happy, and it is hard to argue with that. So he had to fight a giant snake lady. I guess. And because he beat that snake lady, that proved he had the most striking philosophy, and he was allowed to walk out of the god sphere with Elly. Krelian stayed behind to atone for his sins, and what was left of the planet survived thanks to the Wave Existence getting slapped with a mystical restraining order.
So, in the end, Fei and Elly were able to return to their friends. Thanks to -the power-, Fei was able to beat a physical manifestation of cylindrical suffering, and save everyone and everything he held dear. In the end, the truest example of -the power- was -the power- to defend his love and the world.
Well, the 0.0002% of the world’s population that survived everything else that happened in Xenogears, at least.
May you too remember to use -the power- to save a miniscule fraction of what is important.
Even Worse Streams presents Xenogears
Night 18 Part 1
Original Stream Night: June 22, 2021
Night of Xenogears
Random Notes on the Stream
- In case you are an absolute completionist on watching me play Xenogears, I have included the entire footage of the only time I played Xenogears without the Even Worse crew (not including the “cheat catchup” in Chapter 2). If you really want to watch me buy supplies from Big Joe and then tackle the final dungeon in its entirety (with me pausing to check a map frequently), feel free to take a look. Note that this includes exactly zero commentary, so it is a straight “longplay” style for this distinct section.
- If you are curious, this was recorded on June 9th, 2021.
- And, with all that shopping, the actual hike into Deus does not start until the 22 minute mark.
- Given the video is a little over an hour long, guess that means the dungeon only took about forty minutes. Really thought it would be longer!
- We begin this video with a condensed version of the final dungeon with Kishi, fanboymaster, Jeanie, and BEAT. I would like to note that I consider this five-minute opening as the shining achievements of this Let’s Play. Once again, this shorty at the start completely covers anything relevant from that other video above.
- Shopkeep Johnny is hanging out in the room next to God. As you do.
- Remember when JRPGs were all about including the entire party in the final battle? Final Fantasy was really into that for a while.
- Please enjoy some ridiculous orb bosses.
- The next-to-final boss is defeated! We all talk about the final boss deaths we’d like to have. There is merit to fanboymaster’s massive explosion.
- “Neither of these characters feel like a person anymore.”
- Fei has some kind of “composite frankendong.”
- It would be hard to lose the final-final fight of Xenogears. This contrasts with Final Fantasy 10, where you can find some exciting ways to commit suicide.
- We all have a moment of silence for the voice-acted, anime-as-heck ending (that doesn’t have subtitles).
- Kishi notes that this ending with its random communications guy may have confused a lot of people back in the day. Like… people that didn’t already dip out because the plot was plenty confusing already.
- Anywho, let’s all enjoy the credits that feature not-famous people like Jonathan Williams.
- And next week we have the continuation of this night. Get ready for Part 2!
Next time on Xenogears: The alpha (build) at the omega (stream).