Being British this is the only Xenosaga game I got to play. It's a great game, I still don't really understand why it is two disks since the first one is over in less than 8 hours and there aren't many FMV cutscenes of note. The inclusion of the 5 hour long recap disk of Xenosaga I was good but it still left out alot from the first game and it was pretty poor quality. The main gripe with this game is how long it takes for the battles to load, you can be waiting up to 10 seconds for even the music to load. Otherwise the game looks good, the cutscenes are nice and action packed, the voice acting is great, the story is interesting, there are plenty of sidequests, the music can be sometimes questionable though.
Don't listen to this review! The battle system in this game is nowhere near as good as Xenosaga 1's battle system!