Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (“The Will to Power”) is the first game released by Monolith Soft after the company had been founded in 1999 by former Square employee Tetsuya Takahashi. Like the Xenoblade games that came later, the Xenosaga games are cutscene-heavy, story-driven RPGs. Unlike Xenoblade, combat is turn-based in Xenosaga, though each episode features a different combat system. These videos were recorded using the PCSX2 emulator at 1080p, though a large number of Der Wille zur Macht‘s cutscenes are pre-rendered at a resolution of 512×448, so I could only upscale those.
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht – The Movie
These are basically just videos containing all of the game’s cutscenes stitched together.
YouTube subtitles are available in English and German on the version with English voices only. English YouTube subtitles are obviously redundant for viewing, because they are already baked into the video. However, the transcript can be used to easily locate specific scenes in the video.
Side-by-side comparison of censorship in “ma belle pêche” scene
The infamous “ma belle pêche” scene with Albedo and MOMO was subject to numerous edits for the overseas release. Because the original version had also been censored, it’s difficult to say which one of them is “censored” and which “uncensored”, if any.
English (dubbed) version is left, Japanese (original) version is right. Audio was taken from the English version.