I tried to play the first one, but it was simply too tedious - the 45+ minute cutscenes and incredibly frequent-but-boring battles just proved to be too much.
Still, I really loved the CONCEPT of the game, and the original Xenogears is actually my favorite RPG of all time.
So what happens in these games? I may break down and play the third one if they’ve worked those kinks out by that point. What’s the story?