I do not rate Xenosaga highly. I've had more fun with other games. For me, story is not important. (Odd thing that, coming from a storyteller.) Much more, I appreciate good design, and especially good design that leads to open play.
For now, I get to avoid a bit of computer game playing and actually having a life again.
I broke down and bought a new weed wacker. Battery powered, too. The last one was about nine years old and was acting a little flakey. Has it really been nine or ten years? Wow. Time flies and some of us get older.