Xenogears is a classic with an innovative create your own combo system. The story, much like Xenosaga later on, blended philosophy with sci-fi, but only part of the overall story made it into the game. Xenogears Perfect Works filled in the gaps and had artwork for Gears that weren’t in the game.
DigiCube which produced the book went bankrupt, so the book has risen in price. The good news is after receiving almost 2,000 votes from fans, Xenogears Perfect Works will get a reprint in Japan. Fukkan will sell copies in the mid-March for 5,250 yen ($50). And if you enjoyed Xenoblade, but missed out on Xenogears you can get it from the PlayStation Store for $10.