Xenosaga Episode 2's got a lot to offer, if you can forgive and be patient about it.

User Rating: 8 | Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose PS2
What shines on the game is the fact that there are numerous bonus bosses for you to slay, and sidequests to gain valuable items for you characters. Although the story may be confusing for some, its pretty much worth one's while if they can give the time and effort to understand the whole complex and somewhat confusing storyline that involves some religious references. The gameplay and loading time's can be frustrating for those who are not willing to be patient at it. But it's very much worth it to see everything the game has to offer. Aside from the continuation of the story from episode one, it continues again with a somewhat cliffhanger at the ending. The cutscenes and CGI are done well, and the voiceover's pretty much mediocre at best with the lypsynching. All in all, the intriguing storyline should keep one hooked on to it until the end-(if they can stand the loading times), and do some of the sidequests until episode 3 comes out.