Chu-Chu Died for Your Sins: Symbols and Themes in the Xeno Games
Hosted by Jed Blue
Xenogears and Xenosaga: Two cult-classic RPGs notorious for their philosophical complexity, thematic depth, dense, conspiracy-laden plotting, and use of Western religious symbols. But are they just tossing around cool-sounding words and images, or does all this actually add up to something? We will analyze the symbols and themes employed in the games, particularly the use of Gnostic and Qabalistic symbols and Nietszchean and humanistic themes, with the goal of demonstrating that by and large these symbols are meaningful, and understanding their original context can greatly enrich the experience of the game.
Sat, 04/23/2011 at 5:00 PM in Hynes - Panel 206