We've finished watching Xenosaga: The Animation
. My first episode review of it is here
The main character of the series is Shion, a researcher for the Vector Corporation. Vector is pretty big in weapons development, and Shion is the head of the KOS-MOS project -- after the prototype killed the previous department head who turned out to be Shion's boyfriend. Shion and KOS-MOS are stationed on a battleship of the Galaxy Federation, the Woglinde.
The Woglinde is transporting a mysterious object known as a Zohar, when the fleet is attacked by a swarm of Gnosis -- life-forms which can render themselves immaterial. Only Observational Type Realians (a type of android) can render them material. In the ensuing chaos/carnage, KOS-MOS activates and starts to carry out the mission that was programmed into her by the Vector Corporation.( Collapse )
In the end, there is no resolution -- it is just a fragment of the game in the form of animation, not a full story. And while the character designs are pretty nice, the animation is often quite horrible. The only thing that's really slick are the CGI stuff, which blends pretty well with the cell animation.
- Nice character designs;
- Interesting premise.
- Not enough explanation of what is really happening (or what has happened in the past to make it turn out this way);
- Animation is sub-standard;
- No resolution.
All in all, a 6.5. Perhaps you'll enjoy it better if you've played the game.